Fraudulent charges from a restaurant in Sao Paulo

Fraudulent charges in Sao Paulo, Brazil

I sure wish I were in a restaurant in Sao Paulo, Brazil right now. I guess I’ll just have to take comfort in the fact that it is apparently where my credit card is hanging out. Or, at least the number. Chase caught the fraudulent charges right away, sent me an email, blocked the account, then… told me they would …

Switching Banks

It all started when my mortgage got sold by my little bank to a much larger one. Ever since then they’ve been sending me “pre-approval” letters for a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC). A HELOC is good to have, even if you use it just as a form of insurance. It can let you avoid pulling money out of …