Wells Fargo Way2Save: Gimmick or Gold Mine?

When it comes to saving money, I’m a big believer in doing whatever it takes. If having too much tax taken out of your check each week so you get a big refund helps you save, do it. While you’ll lose interest on your money while Uncle Sam is holding on to it, that’s better […]


A Beginner’s Guide to Making Money Online

I recently published an article describing how my wife and I paid off more than $200,000 in debt in five years. The post covered what you’d expect from an article on debt, including the importance of an emergency fund and avoiding credit card debt. But the secret weapon that really propelled us out of debt […]


Prosper Raises Interest Rates by 2.5 Percent

As an investor in both Lending Club and Prosper loans, I keep an eye on the interest rates that both p2p lenders charge. Interest rates for p2p lending present a bit of catch-22 for the industry. High rates attract investors, but turn away borrowers. Low rates do the opposite. So I was a bit surprised […]


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 […]


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

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. […]


Which Netflix Plan is the Best Netflix Plan?

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 […]