Following a link in Flexo’s recent post, I arrived at A.G. Edwards’ Nest Egg Score page. I am not how crediable the score is, thought A. G. Edwards claimes that it is “designed to be a comprehensive indicator of how well U.S. households are doing at building personal wealth.” Out of curiosity, I took the [...]Read more
Beside being a blogger (if that’s what you do to make a living), do you have a hot job? Kiplinger’s Personal Finance today runs a list of hot jobs and the defination of “hot” is the job’s expected growth rate for a ten year period from 2004 to 2014. 1. Network systems and data communications [...]Read more
My wife is three-month pregnant and we went to our hospital this afternoon for a scheduled ultrasound screening. We were excited to have a chance to see the baby again, however, the news we got before the procedure almost took the anticipation away: Starting from Sept. 19th, our hospital will no longer be in Aetna’s [...]Read more
Every month, I put some money in our savings and investment accounts and I do it on fixed dates. Yes, I am not trying to time the market, but rather making sure that saving/investing comes first. Both my wife and I get our paychecks every two weeks, and most of bills (mortgage, credit cards, phones, [...]Read more
Time to put your Discover card in use! Discover card has a new promotion from October to December for 5% cashback on restaurants and movies (good for both tickets and rentals). Making the deal more attractive, you can also earn 5% cashback from the following retailers: (both online and in-store): Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Borders [...]Read more
So I called Chase this morning before I came to work about the finance charges associated with the 0% balance transfer I made back in July. The $40.49 charge was under the “Periodic Rate? category and my main questions to the CSR were what is periodic rate and why was I charged for 0% balance [...]Read more
Though Tropical Rainstorm Ernesto is probably still located some where in Maryland, we already know what it could bring to us in the next 24 hours. According to the forecast, Ernesto is marching north at 10 mph, and we could receive more than 2 inches of rain by this afternoon. Outside the window now, wind [...]Read more
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