Category Archives: money tips

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

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)

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

Two ways to save at Lowe’s and Home Depot

If you are starting a big remodeling project on your home or office here are a couple great ways to save money at Lowe’s and Home Depot! #1 Lowe’s 10% off “project starter” coupons I rarely go to Lowe’s without one of these coupons. It just does not make sense to buy without them! Save 10% on your entire purchase, up to $500 in savings per coupon (so you can use the coupon for up to $5,000 of stuff per

Why Chase 5% cashback can save you way more than Discover

I try to stay abreast of the best credit cards for getting the most cashback and the least fees/problems. For many years Discover card was my primary card, but recently the Chase Freedom cards have begun to offer WAY more perks and benefits than Discover. Here are a couple prime examples of why Chase Freedom can save you more than Discover: Get 5% back on MORE purchases with Chase Freedom… The Chase Freedom card gives you 5% back on up

How do I cancel Boost auto-boost?! [solved]

Question. How do I cancel my Boost mobile “Auto-boost”, I want to go back to just manually re-boosting (recharging, topping up, etc.) my phone! So far, all I can find is this: To cancel out of Auto Re-BoostSM you must actively unsubscribe by calling Boostℱ Customer Care at 1-866-402-7366 and they will help you out and get you unenrolled. In this day and age, isn’t there a way to do this online?! Answer.Yes, you likely can cancel auto re-boost online

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