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PNC Bank Virtual Wallet, $75 New Account Bonus

PNC Bank has a new online banking product called Virtual Wallet which combines multiple bank accounts and online money management tools into one site. Virtual Wallet is comprised of 3 accounts working together: • Your SPEND account is a … [Read the rest]

Mortgage Rate Reset Timeline: Another Wave Coming

One of the things I like to read when I get the itch for some stock market opinion (which isn't very often) is John Hussman's weekly market commentary. Not that he's always right, and I don't own any of his mutual funds, but I like to hear his … [Read the rest]

Microplace Review: Investments, Application, Funding Methods, Bonus

I finally got around to looking closer at Microplace, a site owned by eBay that tries to alleviate global poverty by offering investments that enable loans to hardworking poor people. I wrote about them previously in Earn a 5% Return and Help Fight … [Read the rest]

New PineCone Research Sign-up Link (Paid Surveys)

PineCone Research remains one of the better paying and reliable survey companies, with a payout of $3 for each 15-20 minute online survey. The hardest part is getting accepted, as they only accept applications intermittently. Here is an updated … [Read the rest]

How To Be Happy With Your Work

Bud Caddell shows us how to be happy in business with a clever Venn diagram. Very insightful and concise! Which is harder? Saying no to work that pays well, getting better at something you're not, or learning to monetize? It was … [Read the rest]

WT Direct Savings: $75 Bonus For Direct Deposit

WT Direct is running a new "Stay Financially Fit!" promotion for their savings account. Ostensibly it's to help you build your emergency fund with regular savings deposits, but of course you have to do it with WT Direct. ;) To participate, you must … [Read the rest]

Buffett: Wealth, Estate Taxes, and the Ovarian Lottery

I've finished reading The Snowball, and one of the things that struck me was how Buffett thought about individual destiny, meritocracy, and wealth. For one thing, he is a wealthy person who supports an estate tax for those with very large estates … [Read the rest]

Why I Don’t Use LendingMatch To Invest With Lending Club

Peer-to-peer lending site LendingClub has a feature called LendingMatch that allows you build a portfolio of multiple notes simply by choosing a desired risk profile. Even though I've funded over 30 loans, I never touch the thing. Now, I think in … [Read the rest]

FDIC and NCUA Insurance Limits $250,000 Until 2013

The standard maximum insurance limits for both FDIC and NCUA-insured accounts will remain $250,000 for at least until December 31st, 2013. Previously, it was temporarily increased from $100,000 to $250,000 only until December 31st, 2009. The … [Read the rest]

Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut on June 5th

Get a free yeasty donut from Krispy Kreme on Friday, June 5th. Apparently it's National Doughnut Day... who knew? I love how my friends always know where the nearest KK is, even if its an hour or more away. No purchase is necessary to receive … [Read the rest]

Monthly Financial Status / Net Worth Update (June 2009)

Credit Card Debt In the past, I have taken money from credit cards at 0% APR and placed it into online savings accounts or similar safe investments that earn 4-5% interest or more, and keeping the difference as profit. I even put together a series … [Read the rest]

FDIC Will Cap Interest Rates For Weakest Banks In 2010

On May 29th, the FDIC issued a ruling [PDF] that would limit future interest rates offered by FDIC-insured banks which were deemed "less than well-capitalized". This was viewed by some as a response to a complaint filed earlier with the FDIC by the … [Read the rest]

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