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Discover 5% Cashback Calendar (online retailers: Apple & Amazon!

Discover 5% cashback at online retailers, as well as brick & mortar department stores

Discover has a very nice 5% cashback category this quarter: online retailers and department stores! It is nice to see they are trying to fight back against Chase Freedom and other newer cards. Coupon codes are great for the holdiays, but a blanket 5% cashback may be even better Just login to your discover card account to signup! POPULAR ONLINE RETAILERS Amazon.com Apple.com BarnesandNoble.com Netflix.com Overstock.com PayPal.com Target.com Teleflora.com Walmart.com Zappos.com POPULAR DEPARTMENT STORES Bloomingdale’s Carson’s Dillard’s JC Penney Kohl’s

Find Chase check routing number online at Chase.com

Account center screen showing the find routing number option

I recently had an issue with an incorrect routing number while setting up an online EBT for a Chase checking account. Apparently it was due to some checks having the incorrect routing number, so I needed to find a definitively good routing number for one of my checking accounts.  Here is the pertinent info: Complete account numbers for checking and savings accounts can be found in three places: Your statements Your checks Your deposit slips   Statements Your account number is typically shown

Chase 5% Credit Card Cash Back Calendar 2012

The official category listing from the Chase website

Here’ s hoping your 2012 is off to a great start and to help you save some money this year, make sure to signup for your cashback via this link: https://creditcards.chase.com/freedom/Activate.aspx To help you remember where and when to save, here are ALL the Chase Freedom credit card 5% cashback reward categories for 2012: January – February – March Gas stations Amazon.com Activation starting: December 15, 2011 April – May – June Grocery stores Movie theaters Activation starting: March 15, 2012 July – August

Lump sum payout versus annuity payments

While visiting John in STL recently, his girlfriend regaled with me a tale of a man (we’ll call Fred) who received a large settlement from his wife when they divorced. Fred then proceeded to move to Thailand (a lifelong dream of his) where he started a resort and began construction on a mini-mansion. Unfortunately he ran out of money shortly afterwards and is apparently now destitute These types of stories, with variations, are surprisingly common: someone wins the lottery and

Chase QuickDeposit Review and Updates

If you routinely use the Chase QuickDeposit program, for example via the Chase mobile banking Android app, then these update notifications may be useful to you. The big change is that as of October 2nd the daily deposit limit has been increased to $2K and the monthly limit is increased to $5K. This makes the service much more useful IMHO as the previous $1K/$3K max was a bit limiting… [full review to be posted later] Here are the update messages from Chase:

Chase 5% Cash back rewards calendar (October-November-December 2011)

chase-5-percent-cashback photo

October-November-December 2011: 5% cash back categories for Chase Freedom credit cards Dining Department stores Movie theaters Charitable organizations Plus an extra 5% cash back on up to $1,500 spent at Kohl’s! So make sure to signup to activate your 5% cashback and save! PS you can find the 5% bonus signup link via your Chase.com account or you can go directly to: https://www.chasebonus.com/ More details for this earnings period: Earning: 5% cash back on up to $1,500 spent Period: October

Learning about Bitcoin mining

Bitcoin Coins / Logos / Gold Colored

You’ve probably read some sensational news stories about Bitcoin mining, I know I have . However, I had lunch with a buddy last month in Tulsa and it really altered my view on Bitcoin mining. I already had an abstract idea about random people out there using CPU/GPU computing power to generate blocks to continue the growth of Bitcoins, what I didn’t realize was that my buddy knew a guy that was sinking big bucks into a personal Bitcoin farm…

TOP 10 eBay selling tips updated for 2013

Cameraphone photo of eBay logo

2013.05.16 UPDATED! If you are like me, you have some stuff that you never use and that it would be nice to get rid of. If so, then eBay can be a great place to sell your unused stuff so you get some extra cash and someone else gets some productive use out of the item(s)! So, without further ado, here are my top eBay selling tips: #1 Make sure the item is worth selling Not just worth it money wise, but

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