I once I wrote about how I was on the verge of the Costanza Wallet. I have learned more about keeping my wallet de-cluttered and small in the time since, and got it down to a list of my top five tips for an organized wallet.
About four years ago I made the transition from being a casual earner of frequent flier miles to becoming a serious mileage junkie. How serious am I? I attend conferences devoted to the subject and make a nice living writing about loyalty travel programs and credit cards. But having earned millions of points and miles through some ingenious methods, I reached an inescapable conclusion that will sound very familiar to personal finance enthusiasts: Spending points and miles wisely is at least as important as finding ways to earn them.
Last weekend, I went to a local computer specialty store to research a few items that I need to buy. I was surprised by how helpful my phone was in researching not only price, but other factors that went into my purchase decisions as well.
Slice is a new and useful website that can be used to track your online shopping habits. Like Mint or Adaptu, Slice brings everything you need to know to one place from multiple websites. Like TripIt, Slice can grab your information from your Gmail or Yahoo inbox automatically so you don’t have to remember to update your account.
The battle of the financial aggregators continues here at Narrow Bridge. In the past, we did an in depth comparison of Mint.com and Thrive. Today, we look at another alternative to these services, PageOnce, and compare it with current leader Mint.
I always wished that Mint.com would add something to track my frequent flyer mile accounts, hotel point accounts, and so on. Fortunately, someone came up with a way to do it.