Author: Will

Personal Balance Sheet – November 2012

This month we were able to knock out another goal. I contributed the final $3k to my Roth IRA to complete our 2012 contributions. So now that all of our other goals for the year are completed, we can focus on saving for a house!...

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The Best Ultrabooks Under $800

There’s no easy way to put it. A $800 Ultrabook is going to come with compromises. The best Ultrabooks show up at prices above $1,000, but you can still get a decent Ultrabook for under $800. I’ve done my best to...

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Personal Balance Sheet – October 2012

I’ve been slacking on updating the website recently. Between wedding planning and increased work on my side gigs (and the return of some great Fall TV) I just haven’t been posting as much as I’d like. I want to...

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How to Spend $10,000 Infographic

I’m a big fan of infographics. I don’t make any myself, but I love finding cool infographics online and sharing them. This is one I found on Mint.com, which was created by Jennifer Openshaw. Click on the image below...

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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.