National City Offers $150 Visa Gift Card With Checking Account

December 28, 2008

National City Bank is offering a $150 Visa Gift Card when you open a personal checking account. Requirements: Link your account with direct deposit within 60 days. Use a debit card tied to the account at least 10 times within 60 days. Offer is good through December 31, 2008 National City $150 Visa Gift Card […]

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Remember . . . You Can Start A Business Anywhere

December 27, 2008

Remember . . . You Can Start A Business Anywhere (via: How to Change the World)

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Maker of Invisible Shield Offers 30% Off Site-wide

December 27, 2008

Zagg, maker of the fantastic InvisibleShield line of products, is offering 30% off all its products until December 31, 2008. For those of you not familiar with the product, the InvisibleShield is a scratch-proof film that goes over your electronic devices to protect them from everyday use. You can get an InvisibleShield for cell phones […]

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Why Do People Get Married?

December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season.  No posts about finance today, just something funny I wanted to share: Why Do People Get Married? 52%: “We’re in love” 23%: To get pushy parents off our backs 15%: So they won’t go to hell for having sex 8%: Various (financial, security, lonely, […]

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10 Ways to Make Money in a Recession

December 24, 2008

Recession got you down?  Money tight?  Here are 10 quick ways to make some extra coin: Take part in a healthcare study (check Craigslist or your local paper): most of these should not require that much time on your part. Sell your extra stuff on e-bay or Craigslist:  one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. […]

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Gallup Poll Shows 40% of Americans Currently Worried About Money

December 23, 2008

The Gallop organization recently completed a poll that shows about 40% of Americans are worried about money.  The same poll at the beginning of the year showed the number at 30%. While the 40% number is high, it is actually down from its peak of 45% in October. Another interesting point from the poll was […]

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Kiplinger’s: “Six Reasons to Buy Stocks Now”

December 22, 2008

Kiplinger’s has a thoughtful piece on the potential virtues of buying stocks now in this beat up market.  It describes six reasons why now it the time to buy stocks. The six reasons to buy stocks now from the article: Stocks are battered and cheap. Stocks are overdue for a rally. The low risk alternatives […]

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WT|Direct Offers $250 “Winter Bonus” On Savings Account

December 22, 2008

WT|Direct (the online division of Wilmington Trust) is offering a “winter bonus” of up to $250. Here are the average balance bonus tiers: $50,000 = $250 bonus $40,000 = $200 bonus $30,000 = $150 bonus $20,000 = $100 bonus $10,000 = $50 bonus Here are the terms: Open a new account — use promotion code […]

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Move Over Centurion, Here Comes The Visa Black Card

December 20, 2008

Visa is rolling out its new “Black Card” to compete with the Centurion card from American Express. Features: Limited Membership 24-Hour Concierge Service Exclusive Rewards Program Luxury Gifts Patent Pending Carbon Graphite I’m not sure how one would benefit from carrying around a carbon graphite card, but what the heck. This card appears to be […]

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On the Virtues of Being Cheap

December 19, 2008

I enjoyed Neal Templin’s response to a reader’s suggestion that he was so cheap his family would “breathe a sigh of relief when [he] die[s]” in an article from The Wall Street Journal this morning: “I also know that we live in a society that has lived beyond its means. Much of the wealth around […]

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