Archive for the ‘credit cards’ Category

What is BTA and an AOR?

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

A zero percent introductory rate on a credit card is a good deal, but not necessarily a great deal. In the mid-2000's and even into 2008, 0% balance transfer cards were all over the internet and in your mailbox. Every credit card company was offering introductory rates of 0% interest. Eventually, ...

What’s in my wallet?

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

A frequent personal finance blogger gimmick is to reveal the contents of their wallets or purses. I am mildly interested in such posts and I thought some of you might be as well. So here goes: Work ID card. I rarely use a work ID, but sometimes businesses in the area ...

A new gas card rewards strategy

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Most regular readers of Rocket Finance know that we use the Chase Freedom Card almost exclusively. We have earned over $500 cash back (including the sign-up bonus) during the past fourteen months. TheĀ  Chase FreedomSM cash back rewards are 3% on your top three spending categories. All other purchase categories ...

Gas prices are up

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Just a quick post from the hotel - We are on a trip this weekend that will require us to drive close to 3,000 miles. Our mini-van averages approximately 20 miles per gallon. I don't want to think about this any more. You can figure out the rest at home ...

American Express: good products, great service

Monday, May 19th, 2008

If you are contemplating a leap into the world of credit cards, I recommend American Express. My experiences with their customer service representatives have been nothing but positive. They train their people well. Furthermore, my highest credit limits (although I always pay off my balance) have come from American Express. ...