Stop Buying Crap

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$8,000 Home Tax Credit

Curious about the $8,000 home tax credit for first-time homebuyer?  If you’re in the position to claim this tax credit, you’ve most likely read plenty about it.  The gist is simple,  homebuyers who purchased a home in 2008, 2009 or 2010 may be able to take advantage of the first-time homebuyer credit. […]

Before Setting Financial New Years Resolution: Discover and Understand Your Financial Weakness

Before you start setting up various financial New Year resolution goals, one quick exercise you should probably do is to focus on prioritizing  your financial weakness that cost you the most money.  Whether it’s lack of will power in spending, inability to comparison shop properly, impulsive financial decisions, risky stock purchases — we all probably have made a number of blunders that has cost […]

Seriously, Slower Traffic Keep Right Please

Hey Jerk Face, If the car you see in your side mirror is appearing to come CLOSER to you (e.g., object in mirror is getting LARGER), then odds are that he’s driving FASTER than you and thus it is probably a BAD idea to change into that particular lane at the very last minute. Just thought you’d like to know. […]

The 2009 Financial Crisis Timeline in Photos

January 5, 2009 – Rescuing Fannie Mae (source) The Federal Reserve Bank of New York begins purchasing fixed-rate mortgage-backed securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae under a program first announced on November 25, 2008. January 12, 2009 – Allocating TARP Funding At the request of President-Elect Obama, President Bush submits a request to Congress for the remaining $350 […]

myFICO Score Watch Promotional Code

It’s sad but true, I used to be a real FICO score junkie (especially during the time where I was trying to make my scores consistently more positive). If there was anything I learned from my binge of credit score tracking was that you should never pay full price for your FICO scores from Fair Isaac. […]

Customer Service Done Right by Trader Joe’s

It’s been awhile since I’ve highlighted worthwhile customer service stories. Here’s a decent customer service done-right story straight from today’s Reddit front page: Trader Joe’s did something awesome! My mom is very worried about my grandfather, age 89. He’s a retired engineer and a navy officer of WWII who lives on his own in an apartment complex. […]

Crappy Deals of the Week: Heart-Pounding Edition

This is a guest post from Peyton Farving, who is a deal hunter and contributing writer with the shopping community led by a little robot —  If you like staying on top of all the latest can’t-miss deals, consider checking Dealzon out.   As I’m scouring the web for great deals on computers, HDTVs, video games, etc. […]

PerkStreet Financial Free $50 Promotion

I gotta tell you, it’s been awhile since I’ve seen any account opening bonus offers from banks — or at least, one that doesn’t require you to jump through numerous hoops.  PerkStreet Financial is now offering a $50 sign-up bonus for any new PerkStreet Financial checking account with a minimum deposit of $25.  Deposit $25 and get $50?  No hard credit inquiry? […]

How Do You Feel About Mandatory Gratuity at Restaurants?

I don’t usually eat out (since I have no friends to eat with — haha), but when I do eat out, I generally try to be a fair tipper. […]

Zecco Refer & Referral a Friend Program

If you have a Zecco Trading account, you can easily earn $75 by sending a referral to a friend. […]