SmartyPig Lowers Interest Rate 25 Points to 1.10% APY

When SmartyPig was first launched a few years ago, everyone, including myself thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread.  Not sure why people use sliced bread in the cliche but so be it.  Anyway, over the last 12 months, SmartyPig has made some extremely questionable decisions and after an interest rate drop of […]

Published or Updated: March 22, 2012

How To Roll Over a 401(k) Into an IRA

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Last week we looked at whether you should roll over your 401k to an IRA when you leave a job. Having left my job a month ago, I’ve decided to go forward with a 401k rollover and transfer the retirement account to an IRA. The good news is that rollovers are really easy to do. […]

Published or Updated: July 30, 2014

Which Netflix Plan is the Best Netflix Plan?

Netflix

Netflix currently runs the online DVD rental business with more than 23 million active subscribers.  With Blockbuster struggling to keep it’s doors open after bankruptcy, Netflix continues to develop new streaming technology that allows the company to produce higher than expected earnings each and every quarter.  However, Netflix has recently decided to increase the cost […]

Published or Updated: August 20, 2013

How to Build a Website for Your Business

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A good friend of mine is an author, speaker and radio talk show host. Her story is amazing. Just to give you an idea, the tagline on her website is “From the Crack House to the State House.” And the other day we were discussing how to market a business on the internet. The first […]

Published or Updated: September 5, 2011

Financial Fitness Comes From Physical Fitness

Financial Fitness

When I was a wee lad growing up in the countryside of northern New Jersey, life was good.  I had a loving family, a small house with a good amount of land to run around and good friends.  But if there was one thing I could change about my life back then, it was the […]

Published or Updated: July 8, 2011

American Express Prepaid Credit Card Review

American Express Prepaid Card

There’s only one fear greater than being a parent of a teenager who has just passed his driver’s exam. Being the parent of TWO teenagers who have just passed their driver’s exam. I’ve never worried as much as I do when they are five minutes late getting home. And if concern for their safety weren’t […]

Published or Updated: June 4, 2012

Should You Roll Over a 401(k) to an IRA

I quit my job last month. After more than six years investigating the financial audits of public companies, I’ve decided to go back to the private practice of law. So after a summer sabbatical, I’ll be returning to my old firm in August. And that raises one important question—should I roll over my 401k to […]

Published or Updated: July 7, 2011

Capital One VentureOne Rewards Credit Card Review

No brand of credit card does a better job of advertising than Capital One and its Venture line of products.  I can’t seem to escape a day without seeing Visigoths raid a prop house or Caesars Casino asking everyone what’s in their wallets.  Be that as it may, in my opinion one of the best […]

Published or Updated: February 28, 2014

FNBO Direct Offering 1.35% APY Bonus Rate Through March 2012

FNBO Direct

For the past two years, I’ve been doing everything I can to pay down debt.  With interest rates as low as they are (and continuing to free fall), it makes more sense to me to save on costly interest payments than to save money.  However, I do understand the importance of having an emergency fund […]

Published or Updated: March 5, 2013