About Michael Pruser

Michael Pruser is the man. After spending a ton of money to go to the private University of Miami, Michael now enjoys spending time at home, writing personal finance articles for the world to read. His journey out of debt continues 500 words at a time.

TradeKing $200 Cash Bonus for New Accounts

TradeKing, one of our favorite online discount brokers has launched a spring promotion where new customers earn a $200 cash bonus!  In order to receive the bonus, there are a few stipulations that must be met. The account must be opened before December 31st, 2015 $3,000 or more needs to be deposited A minimum of $3,000 […]

Capital One 360 Fall Bonus – Up to $500 for New Savings Accounts!

(This offer now EXTENDED through November). Remember when interest rates on savings accounts were comfortably sitting at 5%?  Well those days are long gone and if you’re putting money into an online savings account, you have to find creative ways to maximize your return.  Lucky for everyone, Capital One 360 is making that task a […]

Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card 75,000 Points Limited Time Offer

This offer is now EXPIRED.  If you’ve ever stayed at a Hilton hotel, you know that in terms of ambiance and overall experience, it’s a touch above the rest.  I’ve had the pleasure of staying in a few different Hilton hotels over the years (always at someone else’s expense!) and I’m always disappointed that I […]

Citi ThankYou Premier Card Review – 50,000 ThankYou Points BONUS

There was a time not too long ago where a bonus like the one from our partner Citi would be accompanied by similar ones from other issuers. However in the last few months; credit card bonuses have become few and far between, thus making the 50,000 bonus ThankYou points the Citi ThankYou Premier Card is offering […]

Citi Simplicty Card NEW 21 Month Balance Transfer Offer

Now that I have a high enough credit score to take advantage of certain deals, I’ve been hard at work piling up the rewards.  My wife and I have had a lot of expenses in the last few months (between a sick puppy and an October due baby girl) and while I’ve been able to […]

Progressive Auto Insurance Claims Review

Insurance.  It’s a staple within the realms of responsible personal finance, but one I absolutely despise. I hate the idea of insurance, the process of claiming insurance and generally speaking the companies which offer insurance. Every month I write a $600 check for my families health insurance, I grind my teeth on the way to and […]

Citi Prestige Card Review – AA Admirals Club Access

Widespread respect and admiration felt for someone or something on the basis of a perception of their achievements or quality.   The Citi Prestige Card is one of the few cards that adequately defines itself just by name, but does so at a pretty big expense to it’s cardholder. Citi Prestige Card Review In March […]

$50 TradeKing Account Opening BLACK FRIDAY BONUS!

This offer is no longer available. TradeKing is giving a $50 bonus to new account holders who open their accounts before December 2nd, 2014. TradeKing, one of the best online discount brokers is offering up their yearly promotion of a free $50 when you open a new TradeKing account.  This year’s bonus is slightly more difficult […]

Capital One 360 Black Friday Savings Spree – $100 Promotion

Capital One 360 is at it again, bringing their annual Black Friday sale to potential new customers. From the second Black Friday starts until December 1st at 11:59pm ET (Monday), anyone who does not currently have one of the accounts below can sign up and receive a very impressive bonus offer (existing customers are eligible, just no duplicate […]

New and Improved Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard 50,000 Bonus Miles REVIEW

It’s been some time since a bank has improved the offer on one of it’s frequent flyer credit cards but our partner Citi recently launched an update to their American Airlines frequent flyer credit card.  The Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard has increased a few important perks while keeping a low annual fee (waived for the […]

Citi Double Cash Card Review – Double Cash Back has ARRIVED!

Many years ago, the idea of a double cash back credit card was fairly common. With bank interest rates above 4% and the economy on the rise, credit card companies were doing whatever they could to bring in new business. Then, in the blink of an eye, big bonus offers and high cash back percentages […]

Pet Insurance Could Have Saved me a Small Fortune – The Shadow Experience (Quick Update)

SHADOW UPDATE – I wrote this post one year ago; at a time when Shadow had gone through quite a bit of injury.  Well, I’m back to give another expensive update.  Today, we learned that Shadow now has a torn ACL.   So tack on another $2,600 surgery and $400 worth of lab work, MRI’s […]