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Direct Stock Purchase Plan (DSPP) Review

I bought a lot of individual stocks in recent years in my brokerage accounts, mostly with Scottrade. In addition to stocks purchased here and there though some of the widely used online stock brokerage firms, I also added two stocks, ExxonMobile (NYSE:XOM) and Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP), to my regular purchase list, all through Direct Stock […]

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Free Credit Report and Credit Monitoring Services

May 1st was the one of the three times in a year that we request a free credit report from one of the three credit agencies. We have been doing this, getting a free credit report every four months, for several years and it had worked out quite well for us. All I need to […]

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FICO Scores vs FAKO Scores: Differences and Correlations

If you are using one of the free credit score reporting services, such as those from Credit Karma and Credit Sesame, then you know what you get isn’t FICO scores that were developed by Fair Isaac Corporation and are by far the widely used scores by creditors in determining a borrower’s credit worthiness. Those, also […]

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Scottrade Flexible Dividend Reinvestment Program Review

This time last year, I wrote that Scottrade, a discount online stock brokerage that I have been using since 2001, was about to launch its own free dividend reinvestment program. I was really excited when I first heard that the program might be available in the fall of 2012 because that’s what I have been […]

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Credit Sesame Free Experian Credit Monitoring Review

I have been a customer of ¬†Credit Sesame¬†for several years already. Even though it offers a set of services, such as mortgage refinance (not that Credit Sesame will refinance your existing mortgage, but it will provide lender information with rates) and credit cards from various issuers, the only service I use is the free credit […]

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Stocks Transfer from Scottrade to TradeKing Completed

Partially. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote that Scottrade, my long-time stock broker is about to launch its own flexible dividend reinvestment program, which the brokerage firm says will be different from the traditional dividend reinvestment program (DRIP) that automatically reinvest dividends after they have been received without investors’ intervention. In fact, none of […]

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Free Google Nexus Tablet from OptionsHouse

Online discount broker OptionsHouse is currently running a promotion which will give away Google Nexus Tablet for free to new customers when certain conditions are met. In order to get the free Google Nexus Tablet, you will need to satisfy the following requirements: Open an OptionsHouse brokerage account using promo code FIRE during the promotional […]

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Scottrade Bank Review: Best Discount Broker with Bank Account

I have been a Scottrade customer for years and whenever I need to add fund to my brokerage account, I use an external bank account linked to the Scottrade brokerage account to transfer money before buying stocks (see my post on how to fund Scottrade brokerage account). It is quite convenient actually, though the system […]

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