AMEX National Money Talk Night $100 Giveaway!

AMEX National Money Talk Night

As we mentioned in our last giveaway, we’re hosting giveaways around family finances in celebration of the National Money Night Talk! For those of you who don’t know, American Express teamed up with personal finance expert Jean Chatzky to launch the “National Money Night Talk” program, encouraging parents around the country to have “the talk” […]

Published or Updated: December 17, 2011

SmartyPig to Lower Interest Rate by 40 Points to 1.75%

SmartyPig has announced that today, their interest rate will be dropping from 2.15% to a much lower 1.75% for account balances less than $50,000.  Account balances of more than $50,000 will still be receiving the same interest rate of 0.50%.  The reason that SmartyPig gives for this, fairly large drop in APY is the following: […]

Published or Updated: March 22, 2012

Food Prices Are Soaring Everywhere!

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Photo: arbyreed Over the last several years, food prices have begun to soar. Not only at high end grocery stores such as Whole Foods (aka Whole Paycheck) but even at chains such as Safeway, Sam’s Club and Costco. Fueled by trends in the global demand for food and the costs involved in supplying it, finding […]

Published or Updated: April 4, 2013

PerkStreet Launches a 5% Cash Back Debit Card!

Perkstreet Cash Back

Ladies and Gentleman, I come to you today with something that I’ve never seen before.  PerkStreet, a somewhat unknown online checking account and debit card provider has just decided to offer 5% cash back on their debit card for select purchases and a flat 2% cash back for everything else.  All non-PIN transactions of course. […]

Published or Updated: September 10, 2012

Lending Club Offers $300 Investing Bonus!

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Lending Club, the largest peer-to-peer lender in the world today, has announced a very generous bonus available for a limited time only.  Investors new or old, can earn up to $300 in cash depending on the amount of new money they load into their Lending Club accounts and invest before July 31st 2010.  First, let’s […]

Published or Updated: June 7, 2011

Prepaid Credit Cards + Online Savings Account = Incredible Interest Rate

Update: The Mango MasterCard is no longer available. As an alternative, check out the Walmart MoneyCard Prepaid MasterCard. We recently learned of a prepaid credit card that will soon offer a high interest rate savings account to its customers. Believe it or not, the savings account will pay 5.1% interest, which is more than triple […]

Published or Updated: February 16, 2013

OptionsHouse Launches Two New Free Trial Services

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When it comes to online discount brokers, offering free-trials is not commonplace.  Most discount brokers simply don’t have services that charge monthly fees but OptionsHouse does.  To prove that their services are worth the money they cost, OptionsHouse is offering their coaching service, as well as a subscription to two Morningstar newsletters, free for 90 […]

Published or Updated: March 14, 2013

Zap Trade Launched By Zecco

Zap Trade

Update: Since this article was published, Zecco has been acquired by TradeKing. For the last ten years, making trades online has been the same old story.  You set up two browsers, one for your online discount broker and the other to check news on the stocks you’re researching.  After finishing up your reading on one […]

Published or Updated: June 6, 2013

Mortgage Rates Fall Again–Is it Time to Buy or Refinance?

Just when you think mortgage rates can’t get any lower, they continue falling. As the Wall Street Journal reported today, mortgage rates have hit their lowest level in years. Here are the details: The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.84% for the week ended Thursday, down slightly from last week’s 4.93% average but up a hair […]

Published or Updated: May 21, 2010