Writing Bad Checks Will Cost You More Than Just Money

Bad Checks

A few days before my college graduation, I faced some very real fears.  Having no apartment, no job and no life outside of school, I stayed awake at night terrified thinking that I went to school for nothing.  Sure, I know a little more about probability and statistics but spending five years in school only […]

Published or Updated: August 8, 2011

What is the Average Credit Score?

Average Credit Score

The desire to know what your credit score is in comparison to the national average may be fueled by an innate interest to understand where you fall in comparison to others or it may be motivated to understand what it takes to qualify for a loan. As we’ve written before, all credit scores range from […]

Published or Updated: August 3, 2011

TradeKing Doubles $50 Cash Bonus For New Accounts to $100!

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TradeKing, one of the best online discount brokers has launched a $100 cash bonus for customers that sign-up for a new TradeKing account.  If you recognize this promotion, it’s because TradeKing does this sort of thing often (this time DOUBLING the cash bonus) but unfortunately, it’s restricted to new accounts only. In order to qualify […]

Published or Updated: January 18, 2012

Ally Bank Just Raised (Then Dropped) Their Savings and MMA Interest Rate

For the past few years, the state of deposit interest rates has been nothing short of depressing.  Month after month, I’ve been forced to update our best online savings account page by reducing interest rates for every single bank and in some cases, interest rates have declined by more than 80%.  However, for the first […]

Published or Updated: August 22, 2013

ShareBuilder $50 New Account Bonus

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Even though our economy has yet to really get the ball rolling, Wall Street has seen a lot of recent success and investing has slowly but steadily picked up in 2011.  When trading stocks, it’s important to find an online discount broker with great tools and a low cost and that’s exactly what ShareBuilder provides.  […]

Published or Updated: January 18, 2012

Overcoming the Fear of Vacation

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I’ve met a good amount of people in my lifetime and no matter their race, religion, job, family, size or shape, every single one of them was afraid of something.  Statistics will show that most Americans fear public speaking and death the most however for me, it’s always been vacations.  You might be wondering if […]

Published or Updated: July 29, 2011

How To Find Low Cost Discount Dental Insurance

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As a child, I had what you might call a strange aspiration.  I wanted to become a dentist. Most kids hate going to the dentist because of  all the needles and drills, but twice a year I had a wide smile on my face because I knew that it was dental visit day. I would […]

Published or Updated: March 5, 2013

Should College Athletes Be Paid?

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It seems every week, I hear of a new scandal involving a college athlete and the reason is always the same … money.  For the past few months, the NCAA has been digging their claws into USC and Ohio State, two of the most storied athletic institutions there are in college sports.   The consequences […]

Published or Updated: July 20, 2011

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