Promo Codes and Coupon Codes: New Feature on Fishing4Deals

promo codesFrom time to time, I receive discount codes from certain vendors, that I can offer to my readers.

Most often, these codes are limited time offers.  They may expire in 24 hours, or they may be good for several months.

In the past, I occasionally posted articles about these promo codes, but they do not always warrant a full blown story.

Promo Codes and Coupon Codes

Going forward, I will post promo codes and coupon codes under the Resources tab at the top of the page (drill down to the Promo Codes tab).

The vendors that sometimes offer promo codes include Priceline, Hotwire, Groupon, Living Social, Goldstar, CityPass, Fandango, and Amazon, among others.  These companies provide promo codes to affiliate marketers like Fishing4Deals when special sales are in effect.

Before you make a purchase, feel free to check the Promo Codes tab at the top of the Fishing4Deals website to see if there are any current deals available.  Five or ten percent off a Priceline reservation or an already discounted Groupon deal can come in handy!

This post contains affiliate links.  Thanks if you choose to use them!

Credit Cards: A Cautionary Tale

Confessions of a Credit JunkieMichelle Singletary, who writes the nationally syndicated column, “The Color of  Money,” is my favorite personal finance writer.  She dispenses down-to-earth advice for the average person, and it is usually spot on.  So in December, when she featured a new book on credit cards in her column, I took note.

The book, Confessions of a Credit Junkie:  Everything You Need to Know to Avoid the Mistakes I Made, by Beverly Harzog is a cautionary tale by someone who got themselves into serious credit card debt, and managed to dig her way out.  What was shocking to me, was that Ms. Harzog was a Certified Public Accountant when she found herself drowning in debt.  Speaking from her personal experience as well as her professional expertise, Ms. Harzog’s book discusses:

  • The seven ways to use a credit card to rebuild credit
  • How to get out of debt using a balance transfer credit card–and pay zero interest while doing it
  • Credit card strategies to save on groceries, gas, and travel

As someone who tries to keep to a budget and never charges anything I don’t have the money to cover, I could not really identify with Ms. Harzog’s story of extravagant spending on designer clothing, which she relates in the early chapters of the book.

Where the book really shines, however, is in the plain English discussion of the laws governing credit card issuers, and in particular, the different regime covering personal and business credit cards.

Harzog details consumers’ rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).  

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It’s Not the Journey, It’s the Destination

Web LinksI have an embarrassing confession to make. has been serving up video advertisements on my website and I didn’t realize it until just now.

You see, the ads do not display when I am logged in to the weblog on my computer.  The other day, I happened to log in from an unfamiliar computer and the video ads were there plain as day.  The ads on odd topics were inserted smack in the middle of articles.  My apologies.

I took the necessary steps to remove the offending ads.  All I had to do was to pay a $30 fee to the WordPress host.  Which brings up another somewhat touchy topic:  affiliate links.

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