40 Jobs for Animal Lovers

Wildlife advocates Jim and Jamie Dutcher lived with a wolf pack in a 25-acre enclosure for six years. Their home, a large tent near the Sawtooth Wilderness in Idaho, had no electricity or running water. While living with and studying the wolves, the Dutchers made documentaries and wrote books about them. Interesting work if you can get it. Maybe you…
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Maximize Cash Back and Points on Your Credit Cards

Think you've done well with credit card points and cashback offers? A man who calls himself Joe Taxpayer bought $50,000 worth of debit gift cards, in order to take advantage of a temporary 10-percent cash-back promotion on his MasterCard. After paying the purchase fees ($ for each $500 card), he netted $4,500. I made over $2,700 profit from credit cards…
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Have More Debit Card Transactions Without Spending More

Why would you need more debit card transactions? There are two reasons. The first is to qualify for a bank account opening bonus. After collecting $1,600 of these bonuses in 2015, I wrote about how to meet bank bonus requirements. Having a certain number of debit card purchases is a common qualifier. For example, one of the bonuses I'm working…
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This Guy Has 1,497! — How Many Credit Cards Do You Need?

ABC News reports that Walter Cavanagh has 1,497 credit cards, with a total credit line of $ million. Sometime in the late 1960s he and a friend bet a dinner on who could get the most cards by year's end. Cavanagh won with 143, and then he continued with his new hobby (obsession?). By 1971, and every year since, he's…
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How to Meet the Requirements for Bank Bonuses

You've probably seen a few bank account bonus offers. Chase, for example, regularly gives money to new customers who open checking or savings accounts. I snagged $125 for a Chase checking account last year and $175 for a Chase savings account this year. And that's the low end. At the moment the big news in the world of bonus-chasers is…
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