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Old and busted: 5% credit card rewards. New hotness: 100% credit card rewards.

TWO FREEBIES VIA MAXIMIZINGMONEY.COM: Get a $10 Amazon gift card with any purchase from Dominos for new users of (Plink is reputable and has paid out for me), plus you could get $10 cash for trying out the Ibotta coupon app.  … Continue reading

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How to park for free at the airport! And why an 850 FICO is a bad idea

HOW TO PARK FOR FREE AT THE AIRPORT: You may recall a discussion of renting your stuff out for fun and profit a while back. In a similar vein, Frugal Travel Guy tells you how to get free parking at … Continue reading

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A $100,000 bank bonus, and the Citi 5% card returns! Plus some free movies.

A  $100,000 BANK SIGN-UP BONUS: It’s about time somebody dangled a six-figure account opening bonus before the public! Courtesy of Maximizing Money, here’s an intriguing offer from Houston Federal Credit Union: Earn a 1% bonus when you invest with HFCU … Continue reading

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Supreme Court rules for textbook arbitrageurs! Also: the worst graduate school in the world

THE WORST GRADUATE SCHOOL IN THE WORLD:Congratulations, Columbia Journalism School! You’re the winner of the Personal Finance Digest Worst Graduate School in the World Award. The cost of the school’s one-year degree is $84,000, which includes a whopping $58,000 in … Continue reading

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