Credit Cards Stack Up Well Against Interest Rates

For most of the 20th century interest rates in the USA moved in a range that would swing like a monetary pendulum with a center of gravity around 10 percent. Many people born during the baby boomer generation, for example, lived through decades when financial planners advised that borrowing money for anything in the single […]


My Credit Karma Credit Score is Over 600!

Two years ago, around the time when I had left my full time office job to work online, my credit score was in the tank.  I wasn’t making enough money to support myself and my massive debt load and as a result,  I was late on almost every payment I made.  And if that wasn’t […]


The Online Poker World Has Been Shutdown in the United States

I’ve been playing poker for a long time.  When I was in college, I used to house a weekly poker night which became quite popular.  We started by just having a handful of players each week but as word got out, more people kept wanting to pay.  The buy in was just $20 but toward […]


Will You Be Attending the 2011 Financial Bloggers Conference?

I’ve traveled the United States over the last few years, primarily because I worked for an affiliate network and attended all of the Affiliate Summit and Ad Tech conferences each and every year.  From New York to San Francisco and everywhere in-between (Las Vegas most notably) these conferences where a nice way to meet and […]


Does an Online School Provide a Valuable Degree?

There’s a saying in law that an oral contract is not worth the paper it’s printed on. In the same vein, I’ve been wondering just how valuable an online degree is. The question came up because my brother is currently taking classes with Liberty University’s online program. He’s very happy with the classes and technology, […]


How Active Duty Members can get Their FICO Credit Score for Free

Having lived in the Washington, D.C. area for 20 years, I’ve seen firsthand the sacrifices military personnel and their families make each and every day. The late night visits to my home when a Marine needs help with his will before heading overseas is a solemn reminder of what’s at stake for these families. So […]