Mango MasterCard Prepaid Card Review

Update: The Mango MasterCard is currently unavailable. Our recommended alternatives is the Serve from American Express. Earlier, we published a review of RushCard, a prepaid credit card. To our surprise it sparked a bit of controversy. The question that got so much attention was whether the fees RushCard charges are too high. As part of […]


How to Make Full-time Money as a Part-time Writer

Recently I’ve received a number of e-mail and comments from people really struggling financially. In some cases it’s due to divorce, in other cases it’s a job loss. Whatever the situation, a lot of people could use some extra cash. In the past, I’ve written about ways to earn extra money. Today, we are going […]


CreditReport.com vs. FreeCreditScore.com

Update: CreditReport.com is no longer available. However, you can now get your credit score for free from Credit Sesame. Maintaining a high credit score has become more important than ever. From getting the best rates on mortgages, car loans, and credit cards, to qualifying for the best car insurance rates, your credit score has a […]


Warning: Your Mutual Fund May Be a Ticking Tax Time Bomb

One of the investing lessons I learned the hard way involves taxes. When I first started investing outside of retirement accounts, I didn’t consider how tax efficient the funds were that I had selected. For starters, I was only investing about $100 a month. And because I had no intention of selling the funds, taxes […]


Choice Trade Review: $5 Trades, $0.99 Options

Looking at the website design of ChoiceTrade.com, you may be wondering if it can compete with more prevalent online discount brokers like TradeKing and Scottrade.  Never judging a book by its cover, if you decide to dig down beneath the surface, you’ll find that ChoiceTrade.com has built a very impressive trading platform and can offer […]


Review of RushCard Prepaid Cards

With credit card companies charging more and more fees, the number of transactions with debit and prepaid cards has increase significantly. The result has been a rush of new prepaid cards hitting the market, including prepaid cards with no fees or low fees. This means good news for consumers as banks and prepaid card issuers […]