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25 Excuses For Not Saving For Retirement

Not saving for retirement? Need a good excuse why? Not to worry - here are some 25 ideas for you, all for free! 1. I'm young, I need to enjoy life. 2. I'm too old, it's too late for me. 3. I'm scared of money. It's too complicated. 4. It's … [Read the rest]

Carnavals D’argent

Carnival of Personal Finance #33 Carnival of Investing #7 Carnival of the Capitalists #121 Festival of Frugality #8 … [Read the rest]

HSBC Direct Now Paying… 4.80% APY Interest!

HSBC Direct is now paying 4.80% APY on their OnlineSavings accounts. It's not updated on their front page, but it is shown on their Rates page. For those with accounts, check out my Rate Chaser Calculator if you are at a lower rate right now and … [Read the rest]

Cashback Credit Cards – Hot or Not?

Cash back credit cards are all the rave now, especially the 5% ones. Citibank has had their Dividend card giving 5% cash back for groceries, gas, and drugstores for years now. Chase then copied Citi with their own version. American Express and … [Read the rest]

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I've been getting a lot of the same questions regarding this site and my finances, so hopefully this helps clear up the confusion: Why do you have so much cash? We are saving up for a large house downpayment. While other investments like stocks … [Read the rest]

Amerivest Feature Review and Comparison

As mentioned in my last post, Amerivest is Ameritrade's new attempt to bringing a flat annual fee to discount investment planning, instead of commissions for each trade. First, they have some software ask you a few questions on your risk tolerance … [Read the rest]

I’m Done Saving For Retirement… According to Amerivest

Amerivest is Ameritrade's new financial-advisor-in-a-box, which I'll blog more about later. But first, I tried out their Simulator. I put in basically the same information that I used for my retirement nest-egg calculations - We want the equivalent … [Read the rest]

About This Site And Myself – Updated

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Emigrant Direct Raises Rate to 4.25% APY

The rate wars continue! EmigrantDirect announced today that they raised their interest rates to 4.25% APY, matching HSBC Direct. For those with accounts, check out my Rate Chaser Calculator if you are at a lower rate right now and are thinking of … [Read the rest]

Dream Dinners – Make Your Own Take-Out?

I was surfing Food Network last night and caught a show spotlighting a place called Dream Dinners. They provide you a kitchen, recipes, and pre-measured and chopped ingredients to prepare your own meals, which you then pack up, take home, and put in … [Read the rest]

Where To Invest My Free Money? Suggestions Please

So, I have my Free Money Account all set up and ready to go. Now I just have to figure out what to invest in. At $1 a trade, I can dollar-cost-average into a new ETF every month for the price of a Wendy's Frosty. Now, I want to be aggressive but … [Read the rest]

Free Money Brokerage Account Opened With $2,000

I recently opened a MB Trading brokerage account. While it took almost 3 weeks since I had to mail in the paperwork and check for deposit, their customer service seemed pretty good and kept me updated. I wasn't in a hurry, so no big deal. They do … [Read the rest]

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