I read it a while ago, but I figured it’s about time I posted my review of Allan Roth’s How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street. The premise of the book is that investing is so simple that a second grader can...Read More
I first wrote about Warby Parker in my article about how to save money on designer glasses. I recently received an email asking for an updated opinion on my glasses and how they’ve held up over time. I replied to the...Read More
In May 2009, GMAC Bank changed its name to Ally Bank. GMAC was once part of General Motors, which is where it got its original name as General Motors Acceptance Corporation. It provided automotive financing for General Motors...Read More
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...Read More
Nearly all of us have important documents we don’t want to lose under any circumstance. Your previous options were to burn these to a DVD or store them on some type of external storage like a thumbdrive or a hard drive....Read More
I posted about Plastic Jungle a few weeks ago after I sold them a bunch of my gift cards. I received payment (in Amazon.com gift cards) approximately a week after I dropped them in the mail. After selling my gift cards with...Read More
Recently I wrote a quick introduction to Dave Ramsey. Now, I thought it would be appropriate for me to review his most popular book, The Total Money Makeover. This isn’t a book on how to invest your money, or how to get a...Read More
I originally started using Mint back in 2007 as a casual user. I checked it out and thought it was useful, but I really didn’t spend too much time with it. At this point, I was in college and not watching my money too...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.