2011 American Silver Eagle Coins Just Released

Silver American Eagle Proof

The U.S. Mint just released for limited distribution the 2011 American Silver Eagle. Having purchased twenty 2010 Silver Eagle coins last year (pictured right), I had to snap up another 20 of the 2011 coins. They are simply stunning. You can purchase these coins either in proof or uncirculated. I’ve always gone with the uncirculated […]

Published or Updated: September 22, 2011

Free Year of the Wall Street Journal Online from OptionsHouse

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OptionsHouse, a leader amongst the online discount broker community is now offering all new account holders a one year subscription to the Wall Street Journal Online for FREE.  The requirements to obtain this promotion are simple and twofold.  First, you must open up an OptionsHouse trading account before March 31st, 2011 (when this promotion is […]

Published or Updated: March 6, 2013

Save Time and Money By Preparing Your Car for Winter

Winter Car

Each and every year of my brief 26 year life, I spend the holidays in New Jersey.  My entire family lives just a stones throw from each other and before you go thinking its just a few people, you should know that my Uncle Joe is working on his 9th kid this fall.  All in […]

Published or Updated: January 19, 2011

How To Loan an eBook With Your Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle

You read that correctly. When you purchase certain eBooks for Kindle you can loan the book to a friend for them to read. Here’s a quick guide to the ins and outs of loaning a Kindle eBook. First things first: not all eBooks can be loaned out. It’s up to the publisher or rights holder […]

Published or Updated: April 4, 2013

Show of Hands, Whose Heard of Covestor.com?

Investor Performance Charts from Covestor

Ask any stock broker or financial professional and they’ll tell you that investing money in the stock market can be risky.  Unless you stick with extremely safe and extremely boring blue chip stocks (of which there are few), your money has the potential to disappear in the matter of months, weeks or even days.  Rather […]

Published or Updated: May 29, 2011

What is IRS Tax Form 3903?

Moving Expenses

So, let’s say you get a new job. Great pay, great benefits, and it’s in a great new city miles away from where you are now. While moving expenses can quickly add up, the good news is that you can deduct some of those expenses if your move is related to beginning employment at a […]

Published or Updated: April 4, 2013

Do You Suffer From Financial Phobia?

Financial Phobia

Yes, you heard right: financial-phobia. Do you experience a quickening heart rate at the thought of managing your finances? Do you ever feel frozen or immobilized? Ever feel sick to the stomach? Dizzy? You are not alone. According to a 2003 study in the United Kingdom, about one in five suffer from a serious fear […]

Published or Updated: April 4, 2013

The Interesting Process of a Real Estate Auction

Housing

Many people are familiar with the concept of a foreclosure auction. In most people’s minds, such an auction works like so: A property that has been seized by a bank due to delinquent payments is offered up for sale and sold to the highest bidder. While that can be part of the process in some cases, […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2013

157 Banks Taken Over by the FDIC in 2010

Takeover

In 2010, 157 banks were closed/taken over by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). This surpassed 2009, in which a total of 140 bank failed. In fact, 2010 saw the highest number of bank failures since 1992. In 2008, the FDIC reported 25 bank failures, and there were 3 in 2007. In the five years prior […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2013