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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Is Goldline A Scam?

Gold has always been seen as a nice safe store of value. When the world is in crisis, people turn to gold for stability, which is why the price of gold is around $1,200 an ounce these days. I’m not an investor but one important lesson, repeated by savvier investors, is that gold itself may be an investment but it’s true value is as an independent store of value. […]

Almost Perfect Roundup

I don’t follow baseball extremely closely, not until after the All-Star break anyway, but this past week Armando Galarraga was robbed of a Perfect Game. […]

Your Take: Your First Summer Job

Now that summer has unofficially started (officially it won’t be for another few weeks), I thought it would be fun if everyone shared their first summer job and what they learned from it. My first summer job was as an intern at Periphonics, an interactive voice response company that was acquired by Nortel Networks shortly after I left. […]

$100 Chase Checking Account Bonus for June 2010

It’s another month and another promotion from Chase Bank. This time it’s a $100 cash bonus if you open an account, setup a direct deposit or make 5 debit purchases. From the looks of it, it’s the same offer as last month only with a new expiration date. All you need to do is visit the promotion page and request that a coupon be mailed to you. […]

Banking on Multi-Bank CD Ladders

Last week, George commented in my post detailing how to move your CD ladder explaining that there’s “an implied preference that all CDs in a ladder be at a single institution.” George is right, everyone implies that your CD ladder is held at a single institution. That is not a requirement of a CD ladder and it’s a case of the money vs. convenience trade-off. […]

Best Free Anti Virus & Anti Spyware Software

As more and more of our financial transactions move online, it’s critically important for you to secure your computer against intrusion. […]

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. […]