Author: Will

Goals for 2011

The New Year is here, and like everyone else, I want to start it out by listing a few goals. I’m a big proponent of SMART goals. In case you aren’t familiar with the SMART acronym, it stands for Specific, Measurable,...

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Sallie Mae Knocked Out

Okay, I did it! As Ninja would say, I just punched Sallie Mae in the face. I sold some of my investments and paid off the nearly $10k I personally owed to Sallie Mae. Now she’s officially out of my life. Now, while I may...

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Welcome


I’m Will, the creator of HackingTheBank. No, this site isn’t about actually hacking banks. This blog is all about maximizing personal finance decisions so that we win instead of the banks.

I started this blog in 2010 when I graduated college with $43k of student loans and a negative net worth. Since then I’ve achieved milestones like getting married, buying a house, and tripling my income. During this time my wife and I managed to earn over 12,000,000 miles and points and used those points to travel to over 50 countries. And all of these points came from banks; neither of us travel for work.