Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard: Limited-Time Offer


Limited-time offer. The Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard®, from our partner Citi, is their premium American Airlines co-branded card and the sign-up bonus has been bumped up for a limited-time. The high … [Read the rest]

Best Frugal Non-Stick Fry Pan / Saute Pan


I think it was Alton Brown's food show that first told me that all non-stick pans were pretty much disposable and simply weren't meant to last very long. Therefore, you should just buy the standard fry pan found at your local restaurant supply … [Read the rest]

Ally Bank Savings Account Review


Updated. I've done a significant amount of my banking with Ally for years (checking, savings, and multiple CDs), but the "gateway drug" for me and probably most people will be their Ally Online Savings Account. This is a review specific to using the … [Read the rest]

Ally Bank Interest Checking Account Review

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Updated. If you are looking for a flexible alternative to a megabank account with tiny interest but convenient ATM network, here is my review of the Ally Interest Checking Account which I use in conjunction with the Ally Online Savings Account and … [Read the rest]

Amazon Prime Day 7/15 : One-Day Sale for Prime Members

Expired: Sale is over! Amazon is holding something called "Amazon Prime Day" for their Prime members on July 15, 2015. Non-Prime members can sign up for a free 30-day trial to be eligible to participate. Here are the deals that caught my … [Read the rest]

RingPlus: Basic, Free Cellular Phone Service – No Credit Card Needed


RingPlus is a Sprint MVNO that offers cheap cellular phone plans, starting at... $0. You can bring over an off-contract Sprint phone (check eligibility) or you can buy one from them (old iPhone 4 costs $105). They make money partially from ads - … [Read the rest]

Weight Management vs. Money Management: Taking the Long-Term View


I'm currently reading Smart People Don't Diet by Charlotte Markey. The book offers a "science-based approach" to weight management backed by academic research from scientists, doctors, nutritionists, and psychologists. Sounded good to me. The … [Read the rest]

AirHelp, Refund.Me, AirTaxBack: Get Money Back For Cancelled, Delayed, or Missed Flights


Have you been on a delayed, cancelled, or overbooked flight to/from Europe within the last within the last three years? Ever just missed a flight? You could be entitled up to $800 from the airline, or a refund of your taxes and fees. AirHelp … [Read the rest]

Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card – 75,000 Bonus Points Promo


Limited-time offer. The sign-up bonus for this card has also been bumped-up for a limited time. The Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card, from our partner Citi, is their no-annual fee co-branded card and comes with the following perks … [Read the rest]

Obihai Obi200: Free Monthly Home Phone Service + $29.99 Upfront Cost


Updated with new deal at bottom. Depending on the survey, somewhere between 40% and 65% of people now live in households with no landline (cell phone only). If you still have landline phone service and are looking for a cheaper alternative, Obihai … [Read the rest]

Portion Distortion: Change Your Perspective, Eat Better, Spend Less


I've got one month left on my $600 in weight-loss bets, and an important tool that has helped me success is portion control. This way, I can still enjoy most of my favorite foods while still losing 1-2 pounds a week. Even naughty things like … [Read the rest]

Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card: 80,000 Bonus Points Limited Time Promo


Limited-time offer. Most travel cards offer an ongoing sign-up bonus, but it's even better when you snag them during a limited-time bump-up - this time it is the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card from Chase. The last time I wrote about their … [Read the rest]