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Morrill and Janes Bank Checking Account 1.51% APY

Bank accounts with good rates and low minimum balance requirements are hard to find these days. In my early post on current savings account rates, I listed a bunch of popular high-yield savings accounts and their current rates, and as you can see, all of them are in the low 1% range. Nothing exciting if […]

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Walk Away from An Underwater Mortgage?

The mortgage industry says it’s dishonest, irresponsible, dishonorable, and even anti-social. They term it as unscrupulous behavior. What could they be referring to? They’re referencing the latest phenomenon of homeowners walking away from their underwater mortgages. What’s an Underwater Mortgage? Well, that has become a pretty common occurrence these days with the debacle that has […]

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Rollover 401(K) Account to An IRA Account After Leaving Your Job

With the rise in unemployment over the last couple of years, we’ve seen thousands of workers saying goodbye to their employers and hitting the streets.  While it may not be the top thing on their mind if they’ve been laid off, many of these folks have 401(k)s or 403(b)s with their old work that they’ll […]

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Adopt an Adventurous Spirit to Save More

While the old adage “Why fix what isn’t broken?” is often sound and sage advice, it isn’t always the case when it comes to saving money. In fact, adopting a more adventurous spirit (or at the very least, remaining open to trying new things from time to time) can do much more than broaden your […]

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Saving and Investing on Autopilot

For all these years on our journey to financial independence, we have tried a number of different ways in order to facilitate our saving and investing. Among different approaches we took, the method that we found most effective  is automation. From paying bills, sending money to savings account, to buying stocks and mutual funds, we […]

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Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Card 600 Bonus Points

If you are a cardholder of the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Card, you can now earn an additional 600 Rapid Rewards Points by adding a user to the account. To get the bonus, all you need to do is log into your account and add an authorized user to your existing cards. Or you can […]

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Capital One Venture Card Matches Up to 100,000 Miles

I don’t have a Capital One credit card, but in the past couple of weeks, both my wife and I have received pre-approved offers from the card issuer, which I don’t like that much, for its new Capital One Venture Visa Card. From the description, the card does seem to be quite interesting: 2 miles […]

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Financial Lessons From Charlie Sheen

I used to be a Charlie Sheen fan.  Used to be. That was before he spent the last week or two going off on one nonsensical rant after another and cementing his reputation as certifiably insane in the court of public opinion.  Nobody really knows save for Sheen himself if drugs, dementia or something else […]

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