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Credit Card Rewards

Hopefully you aren’t like me and asleep at the wheel when it comes to Credit Card rewards. I have several cards dating back over the years. One of the newer ones keeps hyping "what’s in your wallet" and it got me to thinking about  rewards.

Rewards are somtimes referred to as miles or points. The revelation came when I realized that all my other older cards had no rewards. When I really felt dumb was after calling all my card companies and shifting to rewards based accounts. Sometimes they issue a new card, but on one they let me keep the old number.

They each have several plans so take the time to get the one right for you. In talking to friends and relatives about rewards it’s obvious that a lot of others have been asleep at the wheel also.



Dumping Norton AntiVirus for Avast

A while back I became totally against Norton Internet Security and refused to work on anybody’s PC that was infected by it. That’s another story as I remained loyal to Norton AntiVirus, but not any more. I’m not alone as you can see buy doing a G search for “goodbye norton antivirus“. Continue Here…


Google Web History

It’s really hard to keep up with what Google is doing these days. For those that use the Google Toolbar you now have the option of using their Web History.

Using the Toolbar with Page Rank on gives Google the information to track your searches and the web pages you view. They feed this back to Continue Here…


Pop-ups – Stop The Madness

Most everybody is aware of the pop-ups that you can get when you visit a web site. Internet Explorer 7.0 and Firefox 2.0 do a pretty good job of blocking most of those. To test your browser you can go to PopupTest. I did and found IE let 3 slip through, and Firefox failed to Continue Here…


DIRECTV Fine Print

This is one of those buyer beware posts. On 03/07/2007 I was shopping for satellite TV and looked over the deals on the internet, and wound up on the DIRECTV web site. Here is a screen shot of part of what caught my eye. Now take a good look at the light grey text at the bottom. That’s the part I failed to see, and so did others that I showed it to.  screen shot with fine grey print  Here is where the ad is now, but it was up toward the front of the site when I first saw it.

Now I am thinking that the deal me and the sales lady are discussing was for a $39.99 package. She tells me at the end that I’ll get a $10.00 discount for 12 months and I’m thinking my bill would be $29.99. Continue Here…


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