I currently run our utility and gas purchases through our credit card to simplify the monthly bill-paying process, and to earn some cash back rewards for things we’d have to pay anyway. Of course, we pay off the credit card balance each month.
I’ve heard commercials for Perkstreet Financial and their cash rewards debit card, and I’m hoping readers may have some personal experience to share regarding the product.
If I decide to sign up I’ll be sure to provide my own review in a future post.
The Frugal Roundup
30 Years, 30 Things I’ve Learned About Money. David shares some important reflections from his first 30 years.
How to Get Free eBooks for your Kindle. I got a Kindle last year and have enjoyed reading the free classics as much as I have new releases. While I do enjoy some of the features of the Kindle, I admittedly miss the feel (and smell) of a real book.
The Tiger Mother and You: Are We Preparing Our Kids for a Better Financial Future? The comparisons between Chinese and American moms got a lot of coverage over the past week because of a popular WSJ article. This post looks at the financial education comparisons.
By The Numbers: 16 Temporary Tax Season Jobs. One of these opportunities could serve as a pretty good side hustle during tax season.
Seven Monthly Bills Most People Have, and Seven Ways to Reduce Each Bill. Excellent ideas for reducing seven of the largest monthly bills in most household’ budgets.
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- 57 Avoidable Tax Mistakes
- How Much House Can I Afford?
- Best Gym Membership Deals
- Is a 401k Enough For Retirement?
- Tips For Self-Preparing And Filing Your Income Taxes
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- Revisiting Lending Club
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