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How Does your Credit & Credit Score Compare to the Averages? And How to Improve your Standing
Wed, 12/4/13 | 15 Comments
How Does your Credit & Credit Score Compare to the Averages? And How to Improve your Standing

A week after my ‘Gen X and Gen Y state of retirement‘ post, one of the major credit bureaus (Experian) launched an infographic on the ‘state of credit‘ of each generation.
Your credit worthiness and credit …

How I Got $435 Cash Back Last Year Just for Buying my Regular Groceries
Wed, 02/27/13 | 14 Comments
How I Got $435 Cash Back Last Year Just for Buying my Regular Groceries

2012 concluded my first full year using the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express as my primary card of choice for groceries (by far, the biggest expense category I charge by credit card).
So I …

What is Prime Rate? & How Does it Impact me?
Mon, 08/20/12 | 2 Comments
What is Prime Rate? & How Does it Impact me?

If you’ve ever taken out a short-term loan, adjustable mortgage, private student loans, or owed money on a credit card, you’ve been impacted by the “prime rate”.
If you don’t know what the prime rate is, …

What’s in My Wallet
Tue, 08/7/12 | 29 Comments
What’s in My Wallet

I thought it might be kind of cool, as a personal finance blogger, to answer the annoyingly effective (or effectively annoying?) ad slogan question, “what’s in your wallet?”. And no, you won’t find a Capital …

Does Opening or Cancelling a Credit Card Impact your Credit Score? & How Much?
Mon, 07/9/12 | 10 Comments
Does Opening or Cancelling a Credit Card Impact your Credit Score? & How Much?

One of the biggest… I won’t say “myths”, but rather “over-exaggerated” credit score claims, is the impact of cancelling a card on your credit score. The same goes for the impact of opening a new …

The Best Grocery Rewards Card: Blue Cash Preferred® from American Express
Tue, 12/6/11 | 53 Comments
The Best Grocery Rewards Card: Blue Cash Preferred® from American Express

I’m starting to think a lot more categorically about how I use my credit cards in order to max out on cash back rewards for every type of purchase I make.
After looking at my year-to-date …


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