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Refinance with Provident Funding

We bought our current house in April 2010 and since then, we had refinanced our mortgage three times already, bringing the interest rate of our 15-year fixed mortgage from 4.25% of the original loan all the way down to 2.875% when we refied the last time in May (you probably can get a better deal […]

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TradeKing $50 New Account Bonus 2012

TradeKing used to run similar promotion a lot, even multiple times in a year, in the past. As I remember, the promotion was very popular and usually generated lots of interests, but I didn’t see any in the past year for whatever reasons. So if you have been waiting for a promotion like this to […]

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Betterment Review and $25 Bonus for New Account

If you have never heard of it, it’s probably because they are so new in the brokerage industry. is a New York based startup that promises to provide investors with “simpler, smarter, and safer” investment strategy. The strategy behind such a claim is building a well diversified investment portfolio that consists of both stock and […]

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Does Scottrade Have Hidden Fees?

I have been trading stocks with Scottrade for more than 10 years. Over the same period of time, I have opened a number of stock brokerage accounts at different firms and tried different things with each of them, but at the end, Socttrade remains the broker I use. The reason for being a loyal customer […]

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Scottrade Mobile App

These days, I find myself using Scottrade Mobile App for Android phones a lot to trade stocks. The main reason is, of course, convenience because sometimes when I am at work, using company computer to trade stocks during work hours isn’t an option.  Not that I trade a lot, but by using the mobile app […]

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Citi ThankYou Premier Card 2X ThankYou Points for 24 Months

I am usually not a big fan of credit cards with annual fee, but I do own three cards that carry membership fees. One of them is Citi ThankYou Premier Card which I got through the replacement of my old PremierPass card a few years ago.  Since I didn’t pay membership fee for the PremierPass card […]

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How to Open a Personal Capital Account

I have been using Personal Capital for a little over over two weeks since I opened an account in the middle of September. Though initially I just wanted to use it to analyze the cost of my employer sponsored 401(K) plan, I found that it is more than just a fee analyzer. I can use […]

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Credit Sesame Mobile App

These days, I am relying more and more on my phone for things that are beyond reading news, tweeting, and updating my FB status. I also use mobile apps for lots of finance related tasks such as mobile banking, checking credit card transactions and balance, paying bills, and, of course, trading stocks. At the same […]

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