Nearly all of us fight the battle against clutter, and allowing clutter to reign can cost you financial in a number of ways. The most common one that comes to mind is paying bills late and being slapped with fees because the bill got buried underneath some pile on your desk.
Here is an unusual [...]
Frequent readers of my blog know that I am an accountant (note: I don’t offer accounting or investing advice; please consult your own accountant and/or financial advisor). In the corporate accounting world, one of the hot topics is discussion of counterparty risk, which is basically the risk that the people you do business with will [...]
Here’s news that should come to no surprise: Circuit City announced it will be liquidating the remainder of its US stores after failing to find a buyer or refinancing. You can read the news story here.
The warning I gave in October to spend your gift cards is even more urgent now. If you still [...]
It may be time to use up any Circuit City gift cards you may still have. As detailed in this post at The Consumerist, between the stock’s collapse, the firing of its CEO, the loss of a takeover bid, and a huge quarterly loss, things aren’t looking too good for the chain. And now comes [...]
I just wanted to share the highlights of my weekend to illustrate (a) just how cheap of a bastard I am, and (b) how the cheap bastard mode of thinking can help enrich your life.
Friday night, we loaded up the kids and took a trip to Sears. We had read on SlickDeals that Sears was having [...]
A posted several months back about raping Trilegiant for free money and gift cards. Trilegiant is a marketing company that runs several paid membership programs under names like Autovantage, Buyers Advantage, and Great Fun. These programs are promoted with offers for free gift cards and other freebies for signing up for a trial membership. The [...]
Here’s a pretty sweet deal posted on SlickDeals. Right now if you purchase five AMEX gift cards directly from AMEX you can get a free $25 AMEX Gadget Lover’s Card by mail-in rebate. The Gadget Lover’s Card is an AMEX gift card that is good at participating retailers, including Best Buy, Circuit City, and Staples [...]
I had posted before about the stacks of gift cards I have, and that I had two Blockbuster gift cards that I was having particular trouble finding a good use for. I use the online service, however you can’t use gift cards online – they are only good in the store. Well, I finally found [...]
Over the last couple of years, I have amassed quite the collection of gift cards. Our country seems to be in love with this stupid things, but they drive me up the wall. Right now I have gift cards for Walgreens (2), Office Depot, Starbucks (7), Blockbuster (2), among others, so many that I don’t [...]