The Credit Card Vault

Hey guys! If you’re looking for all my sexy posts on credit cards from over the years, you can find them all below. If you’re in the search for awesome credit cards to pick up, then I can also help you out ;) Check out my list of the best credit card offers out there! I’ve hand-selected some of the greatest cash-back, rewards, balance transfer, and even some pretty dope college student credit cards from around town. Should be able to find a nice gem in there for ya…

(And if you happen to be a more *visual* person, then check out those same offers (plus more) on my credit card montage page! Haha… whatever works…)

Then be sure to come back and read my post on budgeting with credit cards So you don’t get in trouble!! If you don’t play nicely with them, you can end up in a much bigger world of hurt :( So STAY AWAY completely if you don’t trust yourself well enough yet – that’s just fine. Maybe after reading some posts over the weeks you’ll be in a lot better mindset ;)

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

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

[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

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

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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What’s Your PF Score?

February 17, 2014

You know how we’re always so concerned about our Credit Score? The dreaded Mr. Fico who goes up and down and all around, playing with our emotions quicker than an episode of The Bachelor? Well, not to worry anymore… There’s a new score in town, folks. It’s called the “PF” Score, and here’s more from the founder: The new score that I’m proposing is called […]

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How I Travel the World for Pennies

January 9, 2014
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[The following is an AWESOME post by my new friend, Geoff Whitmore, over at Noob Traveler. We met at last year’s FINCON and him and his team are doing big things over there. Namely, teaching others how to game the travel system :) Enjoy!] I’m just an ordinary guy, but I need to GO  When I tell people I’ve traveled to Thailand, Singapore, Ireland, France, […]

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13 Ways to Scare off Your Money [in Gifs]

December 13, 2013

Happy Friday the 13th, gents! In honor of this magically spooky day, I thought I’d share with you what’s REALLY scary in this world today! It ain’t no black cats or weirdos with chainsaws either… I present to you: 13 Scary Things People Are Doing With Their Money! #1) They spend more than they make. #2) They put the rest on credit cards. #3) They […]

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The Device That Could Replace ALL Your Credit Cards?

November 25, 2013

There’s been an interesting little gadget floating around the interwebs these days – called Coin – and at first I was pretty blown away by it too: It’s an all-in-one credit card holder for all your debit cards, credit cards, gift cards, loyalty cards and membership cards. As Coin’s website puts it: Instead of carrying several cards, you carry one Coin. It’s sleek, it’s *new*, […]

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Wallet Crashing #3: Mr. Money Mustache

November 22, 2013

Welcome to another rousing game of Wallet Crashing! Where we snag as-close-as-celebrities as my nerdy clout allows, and then showcase the contents of their sexy little wallets ;) And this time we actually *have* a wallet to show too! Woohoo! No more money clips or tote bags for a hot minute. And today we hear (see?) from none other than the extreme retirement/blogger extraordinaire himself, […]

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“So, I’m hiding something from my husband….”

November 18, 2013

Okay, so my wife has been reading all these baby message boards lately, and usually nothing exciting is ever going on in there. At least to me – a guy – who hasn’t a clue about the female body and all its twists and turns it goes through to produce such amazing little angels in the end. (Now I’m a *master* of the body BEFORE […]

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Proof That Getting Out of Debt is VERY Possible

November 12, 2013

I’m not going to pretend I know anything about debt since I’ve been fortunate enough to avoid it for most of my life (outside of mortgages, ugh…), BUT, I’m 100% convinced that anyone who truly wants to get out of debt can do it. It may not be tomorrow, or the next year, but it’s VERY much possible to do if you prioritize and hustle […]

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9 Tips to Simplify Your Finances

November 4, 2013

As many of you know, I’m all about simplifying, simplifying, simplifying. We’ve done it with 99% of our bank accounts/retirement accounts – having everything under one roof – and I continue to work on mastering it across other ares of our lives too. Even when it backfires on me like it does every now and then (dang you wardrobe!). So when I was reading one […]

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Wallet Crashing #2: Personal Finance Expert, Author, and Today Show Personality – Jean Chatzky!

November 1, 2013

Welcome to our 2nd round of Wallet Crashing! Last time you got a sneak peak of none other than Mr. J. Money‘s wallet money clip, and this time I’m proud to show off the contents of personal finance expert and author, Jean Chatzky‘s bag! Apparently none of us use old fashioned wallets any more :) For those not familiar with Jean, let me help pimp […]

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