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A Quick To Do

I know it is only mid-October, but the holidays are coming quickly.  If you have credit card rewards or other types of bonuses (like MyPoints…


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Three Carnivals

Due to Easter, my visiting in-laws, and a surprise visit from my husband, I didn't enter many blog carnivals last week.  Two articles were picked…


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Our Reading is Recommended!

Check out the great places you'll find The Paycheck Chronicles this week: The Carnival of Pecuniary Delights, hosted by WiseBread, selected 8 Ways to Save…


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Optimize Your Credit Cards

There are all sorts of arguments in favor of credit cards and against credit cards.  No one can tell you exactly what the right choice…


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Reviewing the Financial Roadshow

Yesterday, I attended part of the Financial Roadshow at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.  Due to family commitments and lousy weather, I wasn't able…


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Carnival of Personal Finance

Do you know what a blog carnival is?  It is sort of like a best-of from the internet.  Stories are submitted and the best are…


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Round-up!

There's so much good stuff to read on the internet!  Here's what I've particularly enjoyed this week: Frugal Dad talks about how Frugal People Focus…


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How A Credit Card Payment Is Processed

Here's a simple and visual way to understand how credit card payments are processed.  After years in money related employment, I thought I knew the…


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Ten Tips to Safeguard your Card

Last week, the bank called to say that they believed that my husband’s credit card information had been compromised.  They were wrong, thankfully, but it…


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Elsewhere on Military.com

Military.com is full of great resources.  In the Banking and Savings section, there is a good article about the various tricks that some credit card…


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Gas Savings Really Add Up

I’ve always had a "two credit card" plan, but this summer I found an offer so good that I thought it was worth adding another…


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The Case for Separate Credit Cards

Today, I’m going to tell you why I think that you and your spouse should have separate credit card accounts.  I know that there are…


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Less Mail? Sometimes, It's a Good Thing

Is your mailbox a minefield of alluring credit card offers and enticing catalogs?  Even when you have a lot of self control, those offers can…