January 19, 2011

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Open a Yuan Bank Account in New York or Los Angeles

If you visit the Bank of China’s branches in New York or Los Angeles and bring two forms of identification and your cash, you have the opportunity to open a savings or money market account denominated in yuan (renminbi), the currency of China. […]

GRS Housekeeping: Comments, Follow-Ups, and Tweetchats

It’s a busy week for me. I’ve been writing and editing like mad, trying to prepare for my upcoming trip to South Africa. Things are going well, but there’s still lots more work to do. In the meantime, I realized there are a handful of housekeeping points I need to mention: I’ve changed how I’m responding to comments. I’ve begun to reply “in-line” (for lack of a better term), when I have time. […]

A New Opportunity: Donating to Charity from Your IRA

The following is a guest post from Marotta Asset Management. Congress has reinstated the ability to donate to a charity directly from your IRA without any tax penalty. You may benefit from this provision if you fit the right criteria. The IRS normally collects tax every time you withdraw funds from your IRA. […]

$20 Amazon Gift Card for $10 from Living Social

Well here’s a stupidly good deal that you really can’t pass up on (especially if you’re going to buy something at Amazon in the near future). LivingSocial.com is having a nation-wide deal on a $20 Amazon gift card, 50% off for $10. The deal started a couple of hours ago and went from 50,000 takers, to 200,000 to the now incredible 740,000 sign-ups (as of time of writing). […]

The Lifestyle You Want

For the first time in quite a while, I was watching a live program on television, meaning I couldn’t just skip the commercial breaks if I so chose. […]

New 0% Balance Transfers from Discover

It seems like it’s been a long time since we’ve had good news on the 0% balance transfer credit card front, but here we go… Discover has a couple of new balance transfer offers for those that are looking to transfer their balance and get a break from their interest payments. Discover More: 0% for 24 months One of the biggest changes that occurred when credit card issuers started tightening their […]

Discover More Card No Balance Transfer Fee Offer, 0% APR

In my review of the best credit cards for 2012, I lamented the fact that for the most part, no credit cards waive balance transfer fees in their introductory offers. In years gone by, some cards offered no-fee 0% APR introductory offers on balance transfers, and offers like these can, if used properly, go a long way to save customers lots of money while climbing out of debt. […]

Kiplinger & NAPFA: Free Retirement Advice on Jan 21st, Jan 25th 2011

Every year for the last ten years, the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors and Kiplinger’s team up to hold Jump-Start Your Retirement Plan Days where they give free advice to anyone willing to call their 800 number or visit their website. This year, the two free days are this Friday January 21st and next Tuesday January 25th. […]

How to Buy Physical Silver

When I interviewed gold and silver expert Doug Eberhardt last year about how to buy and sell physical gold and silver, he noted that he had a preferred way to purchase physical silver. He's detailed the reasons behind his thoughts in a recent post and I wanted to share the highlights with you. There are two main ways to buy physical silver: bars or coins. Mr. […]

Free Money Finance March Money Madness, Round 1, Posts 5-8

Here we go with the first round of Free Money Finance March Money Madness (to follow all the action click on my March Money Madness category link and scroll down to read all the posts involved in this subject.) I've listed each "game" (one post versus another) in segments along with the wording provided by the author when the post was submitted. […]

Paying Estimated Taxes Late, Take Two

Ooops. It’s that time of year again… Time to make your 4th quarterly estimated tax payment for 2010. Actually, yesterday was the time to make your 4th quarterly payment. Today, if you’re anything like me, you’re realizing that you forgot to take care of this. I actually did the exact same thing last year. You’d think I’d learn, but I didn’t. Oh well. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Sick Boy Edition

Thanks to many of you who wrote to me expressing well wishes for our infant son. He’s doing much better today. On Monday, he was very lethargic and didn’t want to do anything but cuddle with me. On Tuesday, he acted normal when he wasn’t sleeping, but he slept a lot. Today, he’s acting pretty much normal, except very hungry. […]

8 Reasons to Drink More Water

It's old news by now that we don't really need to drink eight glasses of water per day. Nobody really knows where the "8 x 8 Rule" originated, and most researchers agree it isn't supported by science. But don't put down that bottle or cup yet; there are still plenty of reasons to keep well hydrated, and water is the best option. 1. […]

3 Reasons Why Buying Groceries Online Is Great

Call me a weirdo, but I love grocery shopping It’s the truth. For me, an afternoon in the supermarket is like a Sunday on the couch for a football-worshipping straight guy. I covet my time alone, wandering through rows of perfectly positioned products that are quietly clamoring to hop in my cart. […]

Win a Free Copy of CompleteTax’s Premium MVP!

I am giving away a copy of CompleteTax’s Premium MVP product! Here's how the giveaway will work: 1. All you need to do to enter is to leave any comment on this post. Be sure to leave your email address (no one else will be able to see it) when you leave the comment. 2. Within a few days, I'll select the winner at random and announce the winner on this post. 3. […]

Zions Bank Online Savings Account Review

As of today, Zions Bank offers one of the highest interest rates among high-interest savings accounts. Is it worthwhile to move your money there to take advantage of this interest rate? […]

5 Ways to Yank the Leash on Pet Expenses

Americans were projected to spend nearly $48 billion on their pets in 2010. It's a staggering amount and, believe it or not, more than American consumers typically spend on children's toys each year. Pets have become an ingrained part of our families and our identities. […]

Trade in New Year's Resolutions for Achieving Life Goals

It’s that time of year when everyone is throwing themselves enthusiastically into their New Year’s resolutions. Running a marathon, paying off credit cards, finding a new job — these are all wonderful resolutions, but they are all fairly fleeting. New year, new goal. Next year, another goal. […]