August 12, 2013

When even 50% off of a new pop-up camper isn’t a bargain

There are times that I really wish there were a course in how to make one-time purchases.  The first time I bought a house I was incredibly naive and did just about everything in the book wrong.  Since I bought in 2001, I didn’t get caught buying at the top of the market, but I easily could have.  With big purchases like homes, pretty much everyone else involved in the transaction is not on your s […]

PerkStreet Shutting Down Operations

PerkStreet is shutting down its operations. According to their website, they were pursuing investment the last six months and failed to do so. They’ll be shutting down. PerkStreet offered a checking account that had a debit card with 2% rewards – twice that of most other debit reward cards. […]

Does Money Affect How You Feel about Your Identity?

We like to say that it’s not really about the money, and that we don’t need money to feel good about ourselves. […]

8 People Who Can Access Your Credit Report

Somewhere, in the vast reaches of the digital world, your credit report sits. Your credit file includes information about your address (and previous addresses), as well as a list of all your credit accounts and your payment histories with those accounts. Actual amounts of debt you have may be revealed. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Monday 08/12

Free App of the Day: Galazer Deluxe - More enemies, more shots, more action, more fun, more Galazer in this Deluxe Edition of the arcade classic par excellence! $74.96 (75% off) Levana BABYVIEW20 Wireless Video Baby Monitor - The night vision feature allows you to see your child when it's dark, and you can play comforting lullabies directly from the camera. 9.99 G by GUESS - Amazon has select G by […]

Reader Mailbag: Flavors of Summer

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Value of homeowner tax benefits 2. Sports memorabilia 3. Mortgage or full purchase savings? 4. Passive income and ebooks 5. Returning to the workplace 6. Sharing travel expenses 7. What to do with silver 8. […]

Capital One 360 Customer Service: Unsolved Issue With Customer’s Mortgage

When Capital One purchased ING Direct and ultimately rebranded the bank as “Capital One 360,” long-time customers of the online bank asked the same questions. Would Capital One continue ING Direct’s tradition of competitive rates and excellent customer service? Not everyone’s experience with ING Direct has been perfect, but overall, the bank was as beloved as any financial institution could be. […]

5 Ways to Save Money on Homeowners Insurance

Homeowners insurance is one of those “necessary evil” expenses. If you own a home, you need homeowners insurance (if you have a mortgage, your lender will require it). Like all other insurances, my approach to them is to use it strictly for disaster scenarios and try to save as much money as possible on the annual premiums. […]

Honey progress report; good news edition

This post is by staff writer Honey Smith. This progress report is full of good news! I will go over each piece and its impact on my life, but the bottom line is: I paid off my small student loan balance! Jake paid off the balance transfer he’d made to one of my credit cards! I got a raise! […]

8 Ways to Boost Your Neighborhood and Your Home's Value

Neighborhoods are dynamic environments and go through ebbs and flows like most other things in the world. The recession and mass foreclosures of the past five years sped up this process in many communities across the county, and we're only now starting to see a gradual turnaround in neighborhoods that were all but abandoned by homeowners upside down on their mortgages. […]

90 Free Activities to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

We all get stuck in a rut, which gets frustrating when you're looking for inspiration. Instead of sitting and stewing, get your creative juices flowing with free activities that will motivate and inspire. […]

How can helping others help you?

This post is from staff writer Suba Iyer. In personal finance blogs, we explore a lot of ways to propel our career to the next level, develop new skills, have fun while being frugal, etc. One of the ways that is usually ignored but can accomplish all of these and more is by volunteering. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Make a Quick $50

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on how to make a quick $50, packing travel essentials to save money, and preventing buyer's remorse. Top 5 Articles How to make a quick $50 — Did you know you can make money as a professional loiterer or a laundry schlepper? […]

Wantable Makeup Edition: Beauty Treats Tailored for You

Remember Wantable, the company that surprises you with beauty or jewelry products you'll probably love, for a flat fee? I received a box of jewelry to review last month, and those products were right up my alley — in terms of style if not in price. But if you're curious about their beauty offerings, too, I'm back to report my experience with Wantable's makeup box. […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of Aug 12

Just a reminder that Wealth Lion has posts on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If interested, you can subscribe to Wealth Lion and get all the updates first-hand. I will not be posting weekly summaries here for much longer, so consider yourself warned if you miss out on the great stuff there. […]