Credit Cards

TIP: Make a list of where all your credit cards are listed!

April 13, 2016
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What up, what up money lovers! If you have a credit card you’ll want to read through this post today. If you don’t, you’ll have to go back to 1997 and whip out your check book! Haha… I keed, I keed… 1987! :) Seriously though, this is one of the best things I’ve done with my card lately and wanted to remind y’all of it […]

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Why I’m Crushing on Credit Karma (And My Challenge To You)

February 24, 2016
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What up finance nerds! Who’s ready to get into some credit score action today? Who wants to try and dethrone me off the highest score I’ve ever received in my life? :) I hope it’s you. I won’t get into the 101 reasons why it’s important to know your score and what goes into it all, but please believe me when I say it’s an […]

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This Just In: Credit Card Debt is the Most Embarrassing Kind of Debt There Is

February 5, 2016
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I know what you’re thinking right now, “Credit card debt??? I had no idea! I thought medical debt – or at least student loans – would be the most embarrassing? I mean, who likes telling people they went to college??” I’m sorry to say though, friends, it’s true… A whole poll was commissioned on it and everything, and we now know for certain that people […]

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What If You Could See *DEBT* Like You Could Snow?

January 22, 2016
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Well, it’s the day of the Snowpocalypse here on the East Coast, and if estimates are correct it’ll be one of the biggest storms to hit us since the 1920’s. And unfortunately you can’t have a conversation with anyone without them bringing it up! But do you know what people AREN’T freaking out about left and right? Their debt problems. And it boggles my mind […]

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The World Record For Most Credit Cards Owned: 1,497!

January 18, 2016
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This is the craziest story you’ll read all week: Man Has 1,497 Credit Cards via ABC News 1,497! Can you imagine? With a credit line totaling $1.7 MILLION too. Just insane. And he keeps adding to it… In fact, he literally holds the Guinness World Record for owning the most (valid) cards out of anyone! A bet that started over four decades ago that never […]

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How To Get Rich, According to Mark Cuban

January 13, 2016
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In 2008, billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban wrote a post on how to get rich. In 2011, this same billionaire re-posted it again as the economy continued to go south. That same year Business Insider syndicated it, a handful of other major media ran with it, and then the highly regarded financial outlet, Budgets Are Sexy, smartly covered it too ;) As I sit here in […]

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11 Credit Myths (and Some Tricks I’ve Used to Increase My Score)

September 23, 2015
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Good morning friends! If you think credit is sexy, you’re gonna love today’s post. And if you don’t, well, you’re going to be convinced by the end of it ;) And hopefully learn how to increase your credit score too since the better it gets, the less you pay over time! Which can literally save you thousands! We’ll start with a handful of myths that […]

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LaBeouf, Reality Shows, and The First Ever Credit Card

June 12, 2015
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“If you want to be broke, do broke people stuff. If you want to be rich, do rich people stuff.” – Chris Peach Gooooooood morning my fiscally conscious friends! How’s your money saving, investing, clearing away debts this week? Anyone kill any credit cards or student loans? We had a major weight lifted off our shoulders this week when we found out our tenants are […]

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4 Memories That Impacted My Finances the Most

March 30, 2015
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One of the beauties of running Rockstar Finance is that I get to see a ton of cool ways to talk about money that doesn’t sound like the same thing over and over again, even though it is ;) Unfortunately that also means I have to sift through hundreds of articles every day that DO actually sound the same (the point of Rockstar is to […]

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When was the last time you checked your Credit Score?

March 9, 2015
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Up until today, it was 1 year and 10 months for me. But then I logged into USAA as I usually do most mornings (a habit any true $$ nerd would enjoy), and I was met out of the blue with this: Woah!!! A free credit score just for me???  Is mine really 821?? Who? What? Where? When? (If you’re wondering – yes, we do […]

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Sober and Ready to Talk Money :)

September 24, 2014
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I’m back! Did you miss me? Do you want some more of Matt Becker? Did you even know I was gone? I didn’t know where I was half the time myself over the weekend so no hard feelings either way :) But what I do know is that I’m back in action and sober now, and ready to get down to business… The business of […]

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Debt Paying Tip: #67: Round Up to The $100th!

June 4, 2014
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[Don’t bother looking for debt paying tips #’s 1-66, I make things up like a weirdo] If there’s one thing I hate more than debt, it’s owing someone something. So any chance I have to speed up the process to be utterly, and completely, free of that dirty D – mortgages included! – I’m all for it ;) From crazy schemes of paying off $2,000 […]

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How to Tell if You’re Financially Sexy

April 7, 2014
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It’s no secret that everyone here knows budgeting and proper money management is sexy. As I stated in the creation of this blog over 6 awesome years ago, the calculation doesn’t lie: Budgeting = Confidence = Sexy While proven to be correct, however, it’s been brought to my attention that there’s more to being “financially sexy” than just your management skills. According to my dear […]

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It’s 5 am – Do You Know Where Your Credit Card Info Is?

March 19, 2014
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For the second dang time in the same dang month, I’ll have to update my freakin’ dang credit card info across all the sites it’s freakin’ attached to. If you ever want to annoy the piss out of yourself, throw your card out the window right now and then request a new one :) We’ll commiserate together! But, luckily all this bitching comes with a […]

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