Defining the Terms of the Stock Market

PE Ratio

Over the next few months, we are going to be diving into the stock market.  Today, we’re going to talk about the terms spoken everyday on the trading floor.  As the weeks progress, the topic will become more and more advanced.  Hopefully, you’ll have completed a crash course in understanding the stock market, which will […]

Published or Updated: December 8, 2011

25 Factors That Affect Auto Insurance Premiums

There are a lot of factors that affect how much you pay for auto insurance. Some of these factors are in your control, some are not. Auto insurance companies use a process called underwriting to take your information, assess the risk they believe you present, and then quote a premium. While insurance companies do not […]

Published or Updated: March 14, 2013

The Ins and Outs of Becoming a Bartender

Bargaineering

If you’ve ever been to a bar and thought the bartender didn’t seem like the bartending type, you won’t be surprised to learn that many bartenders have day jobs.  Some are software designers, others are teachers and the rest have the same jobs you and I work on Monday-Friday.  For many, free time means extra […]

Published or Updated: May 27, 2010

Zap Trade Launched By Zecco

Zap Trade

Update: Since this article was published, Zecco has been acquired by TradeKing. For the last ten years, making trades online has been the same old story.  You set up two browsers, one for your online discount broker and the other to check news on the stocks you’re researching.  After finishing up your reading on one […]

Published or Updated: June 6, 2013

Yodlee Review – Online Budget Tool

Yodlee Review

A lesson I learned early in life was not to judge a book by it’s cover.  Yodlee is an excellent online budget tool that is certainly more serious than it sounds. In fact, you might already have used it because in addition to Yodlee MoneyCenter being a free online budgeting tool, Yodlee was the software […]

Published or Updated: March 14, 2013

Why You Shouldn’t Lie on Your Resume

lying on your resume

I’m sure at one point or another in your life, you’ve lied on your resume to increase your chances of nailing the job you’re after.  Some of you make little white lies, which give you snazzy titles or increase your former job responsibilities a little here and little there.  Then there are others who are […]

Published or Updated: October 28, 2012

50 Unbelievable Things You Can Buy For $5

Five dollars doesn’t go as far as it use to. Or in the words of Yogi Berra, “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.” But it turns out that you can buy (and sell if you are so inclined), some unbelievable stuff for just $5. The following list of 50 items for sale for $5 […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

Mortgage Rates Fall Again–Is it Time to Buy or Refinance?

Just when you think mortgage rates can’t get any lower, they continue falling. As the Wall Street Journal reported today, mortgage rates have hit their lowest level in years. Here are the details: The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.84% for the week ended Thursday, down slightly from last week’s 4.93% average but up a hair […]

Published or Updated: April 16, 2014

WTDirect Offering a $500 Bonus For New Accounts!

WT-Direct

Update: WTDirect has discontinued this promotion, effective Monday, May 24th 2010 at 8:45 am ET. There is currently NO sign-up bonus for new accounts. WTDirect has made a serious play to become the best online bank with a one time bonus of up to $500 for new accounts.  While other online banks out there are […]

Published or Updated: March 29, 2011