When it comes to finding an online brokerage there is no shortage of options. One that we haven’t done a proper review of yet is actually one that has gotten quite a bit of buzz as one of the top brokerages out there, optionsXpress. When looking at a brokerage there are a lot of things […]
Credit Sesame is a debt and credit monitoring site that will allow you to check your credit score for free, with no obligation. Here’s my review.
This week ING Direct announced that they would be renamed from ING Sharebuilder to ING Direct Investing. They also launched a cleaner, simpler site.
One budgeting software that I’ve heard quite a bit of positive feedback about is You Need A Budget, a desktop budgeting software. Here’s my full review.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act was legislation that put in place consumer friendly credit practices, including allowing consumers to obtain one free copy of their credit report each year from each of the three major reporting agencies. The three agencies include TransUnion, Equifax and Experian. While you get your credit report for free, getting your […]
Over the past few years TradeKing has become one of the most awarded discount online brokerages because of their great customer service and low fees. Details here.
David Bach’s latest book Debt Free For Life: The Finish Rich Plan for Financial Freedom, is full of solid financial advice. Here’s a review.
CapWest Mortgage is a subsidiary of Farmers Bank & Trust, founded in 1907 as a small local bank in a central Kansas town. Are they a solid Mortgage company?
For a while now I’ve intrigued by the thought of buying an e-reader device along the lines of the Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook or an Apple iPad. I’ve taken a look at all three at local electronics stores. The Nook was intriguing as it was similar to the Kindle, but it also has […]
A while back, Peter did a review of Mint.com, a free online solution for tracking your finances, and then just this year, he updated that Mint review. Mint lets you see all your accounts in one place, captures all of your transactions, and puts the data into a ton of great looking charts and graphs […]
If you have a small business, the last thing you want to do is focus on accounting. Instead, you probably would rather focus on your work – what you love to do for a living! Accounting has been one of those business tasks that usually gets put on the back-burner. For those of us who […]
A while back I started looking for a new high yield savings account to put our emergency fund in so that it would at least gain a little bit of interest while it sat in an account. We had the money sitting in an account at Bank of America, and last week I relayed my […]
A while back I talked about how my wife and I were looking to close out our account with Bank of America because the rate of interest that we were receiving on our money was not very good, even in today’s market with low rates across the board. Our account had a paltry .50% rate […]
This past week while I was on vacation I finally had the chance to read a book that I’ve been meaning to read for a while. The book, Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel: 100 Dirty Little Money-Grubbing Secrets, by Phil Villarreal asks the question, “How far would you go to save money?“. If you’re anything […]