From the category archives:

hacks

Stop Co-Workers From Stealing Food

September 15, 2008

Photo Credit: Lifehacker Co-workers stealing your food? Fight back with food camouflage! Spots on the outside of the bag make the contents look moldy, so thieves skip your food. The only thing you have to worry about is someone chunking it thinking that its old. (via Lifehacker, via skforlee)

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Credit Card Hack: Write "SEE ID" On The Back

April 17, 2008

Here is a great little tip for those worried about Identity theft.  Leave a little room after your signature and write "See ID", on the white strip on the back of your credit/debit card.  If the person taking your card does their job correctly, this little extra step may stop a thief from illegally using […]

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Keep a Backup Wallet

March 21, 2008

I got this great tip from a portion of a post that Tim Ferris (author of The Four Hour Work Week) did titled: How to Fly Without ID and Skip Lines. I recommend reading the entire post, as it contains some great information, but I want to focus on something he mentioned toward the end […]

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Managing Gift Cards

February 4, 2008

I hate gift cards.   Stores love them because they get income up front without having to immediately produce a good or service, they receive interest income on that income until the card is redeemed, and they know that a sizable portion will never be redeemed.  Additionally, after a period of time, the stores will begin […]

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Beware of Companies Offering to Raise Your Credit Score

January 31, 2008

I just read a fascinating article in the New York Times titled: "What’s Behind Those Offers to Raise Credit Scores". It details some of the tactics that companies are using to artificially inflate individuals credit scores, including piggy-backing on stranger’s loans.  This practice, using "seasoned primary accounts", attaches an individual with poor credit to a […]

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