Bargaineering

Bargaineering is a blog that chronicles my personal finance life and where I discuss matters of shopping, insurance, investing, retirement, loans, credit cards, mortgages, bargain hunting and other issues in my life.

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ING Direct Electric Orange Overdraft Line of Credit

Last year, banks collected nearly $40 billion in overdraft fees, most of it coming from about 10% of its customers. Forty billion. While some of this will be curtailed with the recent CARD Act and its rules regarding opt-in overdraft “protection,” it’s still a staggering sum. Bankrate found that, in 2009, the average overdraft fee was over $30 a piece. […]

Best Undergrad College Degrees By Salary 2010

Can you guess what the best undergraduate college degree is? What about the top ten? If you answer didn’t have “engineering” in it somewhere, chances are you’re wrong. Pick any type of engineering and you’re almost guaranteed you’ll hit something that will get you above or close to six figures by “mid-career,” defined as 15 years of experience. […]

More Fun Bank Failure Facts

I really enjoy trivia posts and had a lot of fun researching facts to include on my fifty fun facts about bank failures post, so I thought I’d bring it back. […]

Five Jobs with Great Perks & Fringe Benefits

Jobs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are jobs that you take because it’s a stepping stone to something better. There are jobs that you take just for the paycheck. There are jobs that are fulfilling, beyond that paycheck, and get you up in the morning. […]

Memorial Day

Thank you to all the brave men and women who have given everything so that we may enjoy our freedoms. […]

Roundup: BP Oil Spill Gusher Rages on in Gulf

The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico just keeps on going (though it’s down to a smaller leak)… it’s been spilling since the Deepwater Horizon exploded April 21st. Since then, oil has been “leaking” out at a staggering rate. These pictures are just sad. The effects of this disaster will be felt for decades. […]

Your Take: Name Your Favorite Bank or Credit Union

The recent economy woes have not been kind to banks. It seems like every weekend a bank is failing (over 60 so far this year) and mainstream media is piling on. Four of the thirty two companies in Consumerist Worst Company in America 2010 bracket are financial services companies. […]

New Yorkers Are The Dumbest Drivers

Don’t shoot the messenger! According to a survey by GMAC, their GMAC Insurance National Drivers test, the dumbest drivers are in New York where the average driving test score was a mere 70.0%. New Jersey wasn’t that far behind with an average test score of 70.5%. The “smartest” drivers were in Kansas (82.3%) and Oregon (82.1%). […]

Everbank Offers Diversified Metals CDs

When it comes to interesting and innovative banking products, Everbank has always led the pack. With some banks you get the same vanilla options – checking, money market, savings, CDs. Reward checking is rare and “exotic” CDs are even rarer (how many banks offer one of the non-standard CDs?). Recently I received an email from them about a 5-year diversified metals CD. […]

How Do You Count Cash?

Grab a few dollars out of your wallet and start counting them. Pay close attention to how you counted them because it may be a good indication of where you are from! People from different areas of the world count money differently. […]