Category: Consumer

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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Removing Cash Account on

If you’re an avid user then you probably noticed the recent addition of the Cash Account. If you haven’t noticed, then you’re not tracking your finances very closely! Either way…the new account...

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Saving a Water Damaged Cell Phone

Yesterday I accidentally washed my Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the washing machine. The phone is about 7 months old, and the mistake made me sick to my stomach…literally. Three days later, my phone is finally back to 100%...

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Costs of Raising a Child “Soaring”?

I recently saw on from CNBC article on Yahoo that was interesting for a variety of reasons. The article was written because the Department of Agriculture recently revealed that a middle-income family raising a child born in 2010...

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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.