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...Read More
Chances are, you’ve been inundated with ads for Ultrabooks. The Ultrabook movement was a push by Intel to get computer manufacturers to aim for thinner, more-portable laptops for consumers. Essentially this was in response...Read More
All the negative talk about the American economy has me wondering about the average credit score of Americans. As you may be aware, the U.S. government has faced its own credit downgrade. Did we deserve to be downgraded? Well,...Read More
I’m getting married next summer. As an accountant and someone who actively follows my personal finances, this means that I had to look up how saying ‘I do’ will impact my financial situation. Most specifically,...Read More
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%...Read More
If you have expensive jewelry and you don’t have specific jewelry insurance, you may be incorrectly assuming that your homeowners insurance has you covered. Often times, normal homeowners insurance will cover some small...Read More
When economic times are good, statistics like the average household credit card debt aren’t as interesting. People are employed and they’re able to get loans for just about anything they want. When the economy goes...Read More
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...Read More
I usually don’t use my blog to post daily deals or anything because, frankly, there are plenty of sites that do that and they do it better. If you want daily deals, I highly recommend Slickdeals or Fatwallet. However,...Read More
A friend of mine recently asked me the difference between whole life insurance and term life insurance. At that point I realized that I’ve largely neglected discussing insurance on Hacking The Bank, so I figured I might as...Read More
It’s clear that the depressed housing marketing is going to continue to place a drag on the economic recovery. Recognizing this, President Obama recently proposed a new mortgage refinancing program that would provide...Read More
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.