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The Best Value For The Money In London

Whew! London is fun... and very expensive. Everything basically costs twice as much here. Burger King Whopper? On sale for ?1.99, or $3.80. No, I didn't eat one. ;) I just watched A Comedy of Errors at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. It was … [Read the rest]

Two $100 Business Credit Card Bonuses

As a follow-up to my post on Earning More Bonuses Using Business Credit Cards, here are two additional non-airlines cards with nice bonuses: CitiBusiness Card with ThankYou Network - 10,000 ThankYou Points after first purchase, redeemable for … [Read the rest]

Earning More Free Money Using Business Credit Cards

Many people aren't aware of the fact that anyone can apply for business credit cards, even if they are not part of a corporation or LLC. Just use your own name as the business name, and your Social Security Number as the Tax ID. Why? Because any … [Read the rest]

The Best Time To Buy Everything

Here are two different viewpoints on 'The best time to buy everything', one from SmartMoney and the other from CNN Money. Some excerpts are below, see the articles for more. Airline tickets SmartMoney and CNN agree: Buy on a Wednesday, about 21 … [Read the rest]

Free MLB Jersey + iPod Nano with Bank of America Credit Card

Bank of America (merged with MBNA) is offering a free baseball jersey as well as an iPod Nano with their MLB Extra Bases card. Looks like you need to spend $2,000 on the card with 90 days of account opening to get the iPod. Pertinent fine print … [Read the rest]

Sleeping In Airports To Save Money

So while in London, I'm going to visit a friend in Southern England, and I'm going to get back into London late that night for an early flight back to the States. So basically I was looking at paying $100 for a hotel so I could sleep for 6 hours … [Read the rest]

Priceline Tricks – 4 Star London Hotel For 50 Pounds A Night

Everyone's heard of Priceline.com and Hotwire.com. In exchange for a great deal on airfare or travel, you give up some flexibility and information. That is, you don't get to find out which airline or hotel you're using until you've committed your … [Read the rest]

Sold All My Individual Stocks Today

A few years ago, I commited a few thousand dollars to "play money" with which I was supposed to use to learn to become a stock market wizard. I later increased it to $5,000. I learned some basics like the different types of trades, bid/ask spreads, … [Read the rest]

Frugal Travel Tips to London and Paris?

Time to cross another ocean! I'm going to London for a conference next week. My flight and most of my hotel stay is all paid for, but I'm going to try and tack on a few days for personal leisure. (That's my cheap travel tip - take advantage of … [Read the rest]

ANII.OB now listed as BTCP.OB

Despite some last-minute scares, for those keeping track of the Advanced Nutraceuticals reverse split that I am participating in, it looks like there has been some progress. From their most recent SEC filings and more specifically this press … [Read the rest]

Citibank May Start Charging Balance Transfer Fees

I just received some bad news - it looks like Citibank may very soon start to charge balance transfer fees on several of their credit card products. So if you have been on the fence about taking advantage of one of their offers, now may be a good … [Read the rest]

Using Desire and Greed For Motivation

On the path to financial freedom, it's easy to get bored and unmotivated. The thing about goals like an early retirement is that they can feel just too distant. I mean, there are always those articles about how you can still retire even though … [Read the rest]