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.

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

(This offer now EXTENDED through February 29, 2016). 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 […]

The True Cost to Attend a Super Bowl and Pro Tips Get You There Next Year

I’ve never had the pleasure of attending a Super Bowl, partly because the New York Jets have never been good enough to get there (in my lifetime) and primarily because it can be crazy expensive.   By the time you’ve saved for Super Bowl tickets, you realize the cost of transportation and boarding can blow your budget up. […]

Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express $150 Cash Back Bonus

Roughly eight years ago, I started writing about finance on a regular basis.  Included in my writing about finance is a lot of credit card work and for years, I haven’t seen an offer as good as the one recently launched by American Express.  The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express is a consumer credit […]

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 […]

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 – 40,000 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 40,000 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 of […]

$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 […]