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Should You Use Walmart Bill Pay for Manufactured Spending?

Walmart Money Order

This past weekend I held three webinars where I addressed people’s manufactured spending questions. It was fun and something I hope to repeat on a monthly basis (once I find a better meeting platform). Anyway, a topic that came up… Continue Reading

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My Month in Manufactured Spending: Hall of Shame Edition

My embarrassing week in manufactured spending

The promised Ann Arbor Re-DO is scheduled for this Saturday (sign up now if you haven’t done so already) and I thought I’d share a post on my manufactured spending activities in anticipation. Why? Mostly to lower expectations, because I’ve… Continue Reading

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5 Best Category Bonuses for Manufactured Spending

Gas station Credit Card Rewards

Earning miles via manufactured spending can be tedious. Most of the time you’re earning 1 mile per $1 spent and even if you’re buying Visa gift cards in large volumes, the fees eventually stack up. It can be tedious work,… Continue Reading

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10 Best Credit Cards for Non-Bonus Category Manufactured Spending

Discover It Miles Credit Card 3% Cash Back Bonus First Year

Last Year I wrote about the 10 best credit cards for manufactured spending. My rankings were based on a combination of both rewards currency value and bonus categories offered by these cards. It was a good, comprehensive list at the… Continue Reading

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Points and Miles Regrets: 5 Things I Wish I’d Done As a Newbie

Ron Swanson I Regret Everything

Most people have things they regret doing (or not doing) in life. I don’t have any regrets about life decision, but I do have plenty when it comes to this hobby. I’ve been doing this for almost six years and… Continue Reading

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“Is Manufactured Spending Legal?”

Cash register manufactured spending

When I explain manufactured spending to people, one of the most common responses I get is “isn’t that money laundering?” or “that sounds illegal.” It took me aback the first few times I heard it, but it’s understandable that people… Continue Reading