September 3, 2009

EverBank Review: Online Bank For High Yield Investment Accounts

EverBank has some great savings products. Check out their unique offerings in the savings account space. If you’re on the lookout for innovative bank products (like I am) then you may want to turn your attention to EverBank. […]

How We Organize Our Finances

Here’s a quick rundown of how we organize our finances and our financial documents - Extremely Important Documents - We keep our tax returns, marriage license, birth certificates, car titles, etc. […]

Lending Club 250,000th Lender $2,500 Giveaway

Email Newsletter subscribers will already know this (you should sign up if you haven’t already, you get a couple free eBooks!) but Lending Club is running a promotion this September where you could win $2,500 if you are Lending Club’s 250,000th subscriber. Click here to sign up and if you are the 250,000th registered investor, you win $2,500. […]

Your Financial Success Depends on the Clarity of Your Goals

Clearly Defined Goals Will Help You Achieve Success I have discussed in the past the importance of setting and tracking goals and how it can affect your results on both a personal and financial level. […]

I guess “Huge Sale” doesn’t bring down the house anymore

This weekend I saw a sign for a very important-sounding event: Remerchandising Relinquishment! It was on a sign for a store sale.  I was curious what the heck this means so I did a Google search for it.  Only 186 hits came up (which is pretty paltry considering Google indexes 17.1 jillion pages) so I searched on remerchandising.  The search turned up this helpful answer; it’s a retailing term for […]

A Tightwad’s Lament (and Daily Links)

Ah, the tribulations of a tightwad — they are many. On Monday, I walked a mile-and-a-half to the hardware store to buy some 1/2-inch washers, nuts, and bolts. (Remember: I’m trying to walk 5-6 miles per day now, so I usually walk for all of my errands.) Every month this hardware store mails us the same coupon — $5 off a $25 purchase — so I took it with me, just in case. […]

21 Ways to Reduce Your Spending Without Making Your Life Miserable

Jennifer writes in: You often talk about how spending less doesn’t have to make your life miserable. Yet, most of the ideas you give seem miserable to me! What ideas do you have that won’t make my life boring? Given that everyone’s life is different, it’s hard to point to a list of things that’s guaranteed to not be boring for everyone. […]

Proofread Your Resume

The Washington Post gives us these startling figures from hiring executives: In interviews with 150 senior executives from the nation's 1,000 largest companies, 40 percent of the respondents said that just one typo on a résumé would kick a job candidate out of the queue for consideration. […]

Best Internet Fax to Email Options

I don’t use a fax machine much and we don’t own a fax machine at home, which might be surprising to know since I work from home all the time. In fact, we’re one of the growing number of homes where we don’t even have a landline phone – we rely strictly on our cell phones. […]

Are You Wasting or Saving Money with a Warehouse Club Membership?

By Xin Lu Warehouse clubs or wholesale clubs are large stores such as Costco or BJ's that charge a yearly membership that allows customers to purchase items at prices that are slightly above wholesale. The memberships cost anywhere from $50 to $100 a year and the idea is that you can save more than the membership cost by shopping at these stores. […]

Measuring Financial Progress: Net Worth vs. Net Investable Assets

This is a guest article by Ray, the owner and primary author of Financial Highway, where he discusses investing, saving and practical money management concepts. You can check subscribe to his RSS feed or follow him on Twitter. I strongly believe that tracking your financial progress is crucial to reaching your financial goals. […]

8 Questions to Determine the Health of Your Network

I've talked a lot about growing and developing your network as part of managing your career, but I had never seen anything that helped determine whether or not your networking efforts were doing any good. Then I ran into this piece from Yahoo that lists eight questions that determine the health of your network. They are: 1. How many former co-workers' contact information do you have? 2. […]

Best Deals For Thursday 9/3/09

By Paul Michael Today's WISEBUY. NASHBAR Sunglasses - Up To 65% OFF + Extra 20% Off! (dealnews) takes 50% to 65% off select sunglasses. Plus, take an extra 20% off any single item via coupon code "LABOR". Shipping starts at $6.99. Deal ends September 3.   1. […]

Your Mileage May Vary

“You should try it! It’s a great way to save money! You could write about it on The Simple Dollar!” She looked at me with her big round eyes, and I didn’t know what to say. To put it frankly, the tip seemed weird and I wasn’t going to try it. I was simply polite and agreed with her that it was a great way to save money. […]

Summer Camp as a Side Business

By Julie Rains My tween son went to a Lego camp this summer so that he could learn robotics, something I wasn’t sure I could teach him since his technical skills typically surpass mine. My initial fascination was with the computer programming aspect of the camp. […]

The Best Ways to Boost Your Retirement

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the advisor for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. With the S&P 500 still down more than a third from its 2007 high, we’re all a little unsure about our retirement plans these days. […] What’s an ID Score?

If you’re a frequent reader of this (or any other personal finance blog) you’re familiar with credit scores and credit reports, and the advice to check them often. These resources detail your financial history and provide a measure of your supposed financial risk. They’re also useful tools to determine the safety of your identity. […]

Is Capital One’s Currency Exchange Accurate?

In the last few weeks I’ve had a good conversation with Mark in the comments of this foreign transaction fee post. Mark wanted me to confirm that Capital One was not hiding a fee within the currency exchange rates it was using. Several years ago, there was a lawsuit and subsequent settlement over this very issue. […]

How to Get a Raise (or at Least Keep Your Job)

I’m a huge fan of taking control of my own situation. I don’t like giving mediocrity a place in my life because it gives others power over me, and leaves me less able to steer my own ship. […]