The Online Poker World Has Been Shutdown in the United States

I’ve been playing poker for a long time.  When I was in college, I used to house a weekly poker night which became quite popular.  We started by just having a handful of players each week but as word got out, more people kept wanting to pay.  The buy in was just $20 but toward […]


Will You Be Attending the 2011 Financial Bloggers Conference?

I’ve traveled the United States over the last few years, primarily because I worked for an affiliate network and attended all of the Affiliate Summit and Ad Tech conferences each and every year.  From New York to San Francisco and everywhere in-between (Las Vegas most notably) these conferences where a nice way to meet and […]


Does an Online School Provide a Valuable Degree?

There’s a saying in law that an oral contract is not worth the paper it’s printed on. In the same vein, I’ve been wondering just how valuable an online degree is. The question came up because my brother is currently taking classes with Liberty University’s online program. He’s very happy with the classes and technology, […]


How Active Duty Members can get Their FICO Credit Score for Free

Having lived in the Washington, D.C. area for 20 years, I’ve seen firsthand the sacrifices military personnel and their families make each and every day. The late night visits to my home when a Marine needs help with his will before heading overseas is a solemn reminder of what’s at stake for these families. So […]


ING Electric Orange Checking Account $50 Bonus

Update: Capital One 360 has purchased ING Direct. ING Direct has always been a fan favorite of consumers, and it’s easy to see why.  ING Direct interest rates are always in the top 5% nationwide, and from time to time, this bank is willing to attract new business by offering a cash bonus.  Earlier this […]


20 Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under $50

On Sunday, May 8th, we will celebrate the 100th official Mother’s Day.  Once a year, mothers across the country are recognized as the most important people on the planet and even though any mother will say it’s the thought that counts, you and I both know that’s not how it really works. Buying something for […]