If you don’t know anything about investing – bonds, stocks, bills, things like that – then you’d do yourself a service by learning a thing or two. You don’t have to dive into investing immediately, but it’s always a good idea to have a little bit of knowledge. Putting your money to work for you is never a bad idea.
You might also be able to figure out something like what this guy did: use a no-interest card to buy bills, pay off the card, and pocket the interest. We assume the reason for this is the I-bonds have a higher interest rate, so you buy a ton of it on a card, don’t have to worry about paying the interest, and make out like a totally legal and investing-savvy bandit once the term is up.
Seems Like an Important Piece
How many people get through their lives without using the internet at all? We can’t really come up with many people, especially in a first-world country like America. We’re sure there are some people out there who get by, but the vast majority of people need the interne
Even back in the dial-up days, it was becoming more and more important thanks to email, message boards, and the infancy of social media. It was nowhere near as fast as it is now, but unlimited dial-up for ten bucks (a month? It’s a little hard to tell) is a really hard deal to beat, especially since the speed is the same no matter which plan you pick. If we found out we could get that NOW it would almost be worth it.
A Very Roundabout Airline Ticket Method
We don’t know why the government was so excited about getting the Sacajawea dollar coin into circulation, but it sure worked out well for people who wanted to earn some frequent flier miles using a credit card. We’re told that the limit might have been more than a thousand dollars, too – maybe up to five thousand.
We’re not sure how many miles that amount will get you, but does it matter? You order the coins on your card, and then use the coins to pay off the purchase for the coins themselves. It’s foolproof, and you end up with a whole lot of airline miles that you can use to take the entire family on vacation. First class, all without spending a penny.
Beating the Tax Man
Sure, it might have taken a little bit of convincing to get the entire family in on the deal, but once you tell them that you’d be getting around having to pay all those taxes, there are a lot of people who will become more interested.
The fair market value of a car is usually how people are taxed these days, which means that this smart family probably got around a pretty big bundle that would have gone to the government (and you KNOW that they would have used that money properly, wink wink). It probably took a healthy amount of paperwork, but they also got around having to pay who knows how much just to keep a car in the family.
Keeping Your Record Clean
A moving violation like a speeding ticket isn’t a huge black mark on your record, but if you’re a lead foot then they can start to stack up quickly. That will mean heftier fines, and could even lead to things like jail time for certain activities.
We have no idea how people in New York were able to find this error, but some sussed out a way to keep any points from landing on their record, even if they do disappear after a year. Just keep from cashing a five-dollar check, and you’ll never have to worry about accumulating points that you don’t want. Five dollars isn’t a lot, so even if you’ve been pulled over a couple of times you don’t really have to worry about the points accumulating.