15 Cool Ways to Save on Electricity

Last year, the average household spent about $2,150 on energy bills.  While that’s a lot of money, just a few small steps can save you 5-10% annually on your energy bills. Ten percent of $2,150 is not a life-changer, but it is a life-enhancer and it’s very easy money.  We have a number of  ideas […]


I’m Stuck Between a Rock and Comcast

It’s no secret that I don’t like Comcast.  Just over a year ago, I wrote a post on just how frustrating it was to get anyone from Comcast to stick to an appointment and vowed never to pay them another dime for service.  The problem, however, was that no other cable or internet company offers […]


Citi Platinum Select Visa Card Review

Update: The Citi® Platinum Select® Visa® is no longer available. You can find the best 0% introductory cards on our balance transfer offers page. A few years ago when I was struggling to make ends meet, I dreamed of the day when I would qualify for a balance transfer offer.  I had so much credit […]


I Need a Cheap Car Rental!

Later today, I’m going to be taking in my automobile to have the transmission looked at.  While I don’t expect this to be a big problem, I am prepared if it is.  After I drop my car off to have it carefully diagnosed, I’ve decided to rent a car so that if the repairs do […]


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What is the Range of Credit Scores?

When I went to law school, the grading scale was bizarre. Unlike the normal 0 to 100 range, where say 90 to 100 was an A, the highest mark you could get was a 92. An ‘A’ ranged from an 86 to 92. A ‘B’ was an 80 to an 85. And this reminds me […]