7 Apps To Make Free Phone Calls Online

When Skype emerged several years ago, it was all the rage.  The possibility of making free high quality phone calls excited our ultra-connected world.  Faster internet connections meant you could clearly and instantly transmit your voice from one computer to another.  Along with Skype, programs like iChat, Google Talk, and various other Messenger services emerged […]

15 Auto Insurance Discounts You May Be Missing

Next to a root canal, paying for car insurance is about as painful as it gets. And the bill always seems to be an unpleasant surprise. Just when you think you’ve got the monthly budget under control, along comes a hefty 6-month premium. So I did some research into the common discounts that most car […]

Survey: Highest Rated Credit Cards by Customer Satisfaction

J.D. Power has released its 2012 Credit Card Satisfaction Study. Now in its sixth year, the survey examines six key factors: customer interaction, credit card terms, billing and payment process, rewards, benefits and services and problem resolution. As in past years, American Express credit cards came out on top, although Discover cards was a close […]

How to Find “Safe” Dividend Paying Stocks

Over the past two years I’ve been investing in dividend paying stocks. Given the low rates on savings accounts, I turned to “riskier” dividend stocks to get a better return on my money. Today I want to share a bit about my results and a resource I found to help identify dividend paying stocks that […]

3 Ways to Avoid Paying Private Mortgage Insurance?

When my wife and I bought our first home, the most we could put down on the home was five percent. As a result, we had to pay private mortgage insurance (PMI) to qualify for the loan. Each month our mortgage payment included the premium for PMI, and I absolutely hated paying it. If your […]

Reader Question: Can You Pay a Credit Card with Another Credit Card?

In a recent Daily Dough newsletter (subscribe for free here), I asked if people consider cash bonuses in picking credit cards, bank accounts, and brokerage accounts. You can see the responses to this question here. One reader responded with an interesting question of her own: Nowadays with my credit card paying all my bills, I […]