53 Christmas Gift Ideas Under $10

C Gifts

Think your slim Christmas budget limits you to shoddy gifts for everyone on your Christmas list? Think again! This list of 53 gift ideas under $10 runs the gamut from hilarious gag gifts to best-selling books to toys for girls and boys. Check out the list to get great ideas for anyone and everyone on […]

Published or Updated: November 19, 2013

List of Free Online Checking Accounts

Aurora Bank Logo

With the revolt against bank fees in the news, I thought it was a good time to highlight some no fee online checking account options. The great thing about online banks is that not only are their checking accounts free, but many of them even pay interest. For those that pay interest, online banks can […]

Published or Updated: February 8, 2015

How 6-Pack Abs Can Make You A Multi-Millionaire

As somebody who runs an Internet business, I’m always interested in learning how others make money online. What really excites me is to hear how one person, with a lot of hard work and determination, builds an online business that generates a full time income. And that brings me to an eBook called The Truth […]

Published or Updated: November 8, 2011

Citi Diamond Preferred Card Review

Citi Diamond Preferred Card

The is THE card for those looking for a no interest introductory APR. The card’s terms are about as simple as you get. The card offers a 0% intro APR on both purchases and balance transfers for months. There’s no annual fee. A 0% intro APR on both purchases and balance transfers is the longest […]

Published or Updated: May 14, 2014

Don’t Be a ‘Bank Transfer Day’ Lemming

Bank Transfer Day

Saturday was ‘Bank Transfer Day.’ Spurred by the $5 debit card fee Bank of American planned to charge customers, a movement was born to get banking customers to switch from big banks to credit unions. Why they planned it on a Saturday when most credit unions are closed is anybody’s guess. Today in the Washington […]

Published or Updated: July 12, 2012

How to Buy Gift Cards Online at a Big Discount

Plastic Jungle

With the holidays fast approaching, it seemed like a good time to talk about how to buy gift cards online at a discount. Rather than paying full price for a Home Depot, Amazon, Kohl’s or any other gift card, there is an easy way to save as much as 30%. You can buy store gift […]

Published or Updated: June 9, 2013

No Fee Balance Transfer Credit Cards are Back!

When my wife and I were digging ourselves out of credit card debt, we had a secret weapon–a no fee balance transfer credit card. At the time it was offered by Citi, and it allowed us to transfer debt to a 0% card for free. We not only saved money, but we got out of […]

Published or Updated: June 25, 2013

How an Unpaid Traffic Ticket Can Wreck Your Credit Score

Credit Score and Mortgage Rates

So you have an unpaid traffic ticket. That’s not the crime of the century. But based on an article I read this week in the Washington Post, it could have significant ramifications for your credit score. And yes, it could cost you $65,738 or more in extra interest payments. Here’s the deal. Ashley Halsey III […]

Published or Updated: November 2, 2011

How to Evaluate a Mutual Fund in 60 Seconds Flat


There are more than 15,000 mutual funds to choose from! Knowing how to wade through this sea of choices can cause the best of us to throw up our hands in despair. The reality is, however, that evaluating a mutual fund is really quite simple. So if you have 60 seconds to spare, here’s how […]

Published or Updated: March 30, 2012