Finance Hack – Cash Advance Balance Transfer

In the before times (before Covid-19), many balance transfer credit cards allowed people to deposit cash directly to their checking accounts. Most banks seem to have stopped that practice and now require sending payments to credit card balances only. Here’s a work-around. This finance hack requires two things: A...

Investing Full-Time

Over the Thanksgiving holiday during the pandemic of 2020, I decided I’d have a go at investing full time. I started with a self-directed 401(k) in 1998 using a “Dogs of the Dow” strategy. Back then I’d review my portfolio once a quarter and make changes, and I did...

Building an ecommerce site – an Amazon Affiliate adventure

Project #1, Week #1 – TekWheels.com I decided it’s time to leverage my advanced digital marketing skills for my own benefit. I’m going to take advantage of an Amazon Associates account I created I created 15 years ago for my first affiliate site – hitsoftheweek.com. The first step was...

Being John Morgan in Florida

There’s a law firm here in Florida called Morgan & Morgan. They practice mostly personal injury – you know, ambulance-chasers – and advertise like crazy. They’re on TV, buses, billboards, radio, newspaper…everywhere. Well, the main attorney, and guy who started the company, is also named John Morgan, and he...

“Hello, World!”

<body> <font face=”Times New Roman” size=”36pt”> “Hello, World!” </body> Building a web site is a heck of a lot easier than it was when I started (using Notepad) in 1998. Back then it was all hand-coded HTML. I relied on “Index dot HTML” for reference when I couldn’t remember...