Category: Reviews

Plastic Jungle Review

I first wrote about selling gift cards to Plastic Jungle last year. I said that I would update you on my experience, so I figure it’s time I published my Plastic Jungle review. In 2011, I sent away a few of the gift cards...

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My Credit Karma Review – 2011

We all know that we should get our free credit reports each year, but those annual credit reports only give you the report, not your credit score. While the report is good for verifying the accuracy of your information being...

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Exchange Your Gift Cards for Cash

I posted about Plastic Jungle a few weeks ago after I sold them a bunch of my gift cards. I received payment (in gift cards) approximately a week after I dropped them in the mail. After selling my gift cards with...

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Ally Bank Review 2011

In its review of the best online banks, Kiplinger declared that Ally was tied with ING in the category of “no fees, no strings” banks. Ally Bank is an online bank that’s part of Ally Financial, which was...

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Early Retirement Extreme Review

Since starting my job in September I haven’t found as much time to read as I would like. I used to knock out at least a book a week, but with the job and my efforts to increase my side income (so that I don’t need...

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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.