Triple Credit Report and Score from Privacy Guard for $1

Free credit reports are nothing new. But as we’ve have written before, while you can get your free report at AnnualCreditReport.com, it won’t come with your credit score.  A company called Privacy Guard, however, just launched a 30-day trial for $1 that allows users to check their triple credit report and score. So I decided […]


How To Pick Your First Mutual Fund

Picking your first mutual fund is kind of like a first date–scary at first, but later you wonder what all the fuss was about. This past weekend, a close relative spent some time with my family and me. We’ll call her Susie (not her real name). Susie is 31, has one daughter (cute as can […]


EverBank Checking Account $60 Cash Bonus with Reimbursed ATM Fees!

Update: This offer is no longer available. You can check out current checking account deals here. Bank of America has taken it on the chin the past few weeks after announcing it would charge a $5 monthly fee to all customers using a debit card. The sad reality is that Bank of America is not […]


Social Security Increase (COLA) for 2012–3.6%

The Social Security Administration announced that monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will increase 3.6 percent in 2012. Called a Cost-of-Living Adjustment, or COLA for short, the 3.6% increase is the first raise in benfits since 2009. About 55 million Social Security beneficiaries will see the increase beginning in January 2012. Another […]


How to Find a Great Credit Union

With bank fees on the rise, many are looking to take their business to smaller financial institutions. One popular option are credit unions. A credit union is a cooperative financial institution owned by its members. As a result, these smaller institutions often offer banking services at lower costs and with better rates. In the Daily […]


CitiBusiness World Card $100 Limited Time Promo

Do you know the difference between a credit card and a charge card?  Simply put, a credit card has a defined credit limit that allows you to carry a balance from month to month. In contrast, a charge card has no pre-set spending limit, but must be paid in full every month.  Up until today, […]