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Here’s another dirty trick good ol’ Dad taught me.

Ever wanted to wait 60 days to pay for something you purchase today?  Maybe you have a commission check, periodic bonus, or other anticipated revenue event – And you would like to purchase something today without bouncing checks or taking out a ’90 days same as cash’ consumer loan? Continue reading


I admit it, I’m the most tenacious hound for cheap airfares there is.

I made some travel plans this past year to visit a relative in Maui over the Holidays. I started tracking the airfares as soon as they were published, early in the calendar year.

In the past I’ve used Travelocity FareWatcher and the (now defunct) MyYahoo widget.   Travelocity’s fare watch tool is only effective for tracking bargain fares between  a City Pair- But it does not let you choose your schedule in advance.  I’ve been unimpressed with either of them (Travelocity, Yahoo, + others), so decided to try out the new Yapta, which appeared to have some very solid tracking features and built-in alerts. Continue reading