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 […]


Five Bank Fees To Avoid at All Costs!

We’ve all had our jaw drop at one time or another regarding a fee imposed for a seemingly routine service at a bank we’ve been doing business with for years.  When my bank charged me $20 to print a copy of a check I’d written to a landlord proving that I paid a security deposit, […]


ING Direct Review – Orange Savings, Electric Orange Checking and Orange CD’s

Update: ING Direct is now Capital One 360. Check out our review here. When you think high interest savings account and colors, a few come to mind.  Ally Bank is extremely purple, HSBC Advance is all about being red, and ING Direct is best known for being orange.  In fact, ING Direct is the only […]


How Long Can You Live Off of Your Credit Card Rewards?

Have you ever wondered how much money you can actually make from your credit card rewards program if you saved and saved and saved the points, miles or cash back until you cashed them out all at once?  Most credit card rewards programs offer a flat 1% rewards program, meaning for every $100 you spend, […]


Lending Club Now Offers Five-Year Notes!

With the retraction of brick and mortar banking loans, P2P lending has become increasingly popular amongst both lenders and borrowers. LendingClub, the leader in P2P lending, announced today that they are introducing five-year Notes.  Previously, the longest Note available was three years and neither Lending Club nor Prosper had ever ventured out just this far. So […]


Pay-Per-Mile Auto Insurance–A Great Idea Ahead of its Time

At first glance, it seems like a great idea. Pay by the mile auto insurance. Drive a lot, pay more. Drive less, and save. But what seems like a great idea has had difficulty gaining traction. For a variety of reasons, including technology, regulations, and marketing, pay as you go auto insurance has stalled in […]