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Why I Still Bank with Bank of America

When we moved from New Jersey to Virginia last September, we had to make a lot of changes after settling down in the new place. Among the first things I did was updating our new address with banks, credit card issuers, and mutual fund companies. This didn’t take too much time because all can be […]

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Create Your Own Financial Safety Net

Economic times are tough for everyone. From soaring prices and unemployment, it seems the only thing you can really expect is the unexpected. It makes good sense to create a financial safety net for yourself that you can depend on when tough times come your way. If you’re sitting back in your seat thinking I’m […]

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Indulge Your Resolutions without Breaking the Bank

This weekend you and hundreds of millions of others made a list of New Year’s resolutions. On this list you vowed to eat better, exercise more, and spend less money. Ironically, the first thing that many people do after resolving to spend less money is … go out and spend a bunch of money to […]

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Resolving to Save Money

Ah, a new year, and another chance to set new goals including those of the financial sort. I have spent the final few months of 2009 crafting and creating a financial program for 2010, and now I’m excited to share it with you. This 12-step financial program does not promise overnight success, but it will […]

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Now Accepting New ING Direct Referral Links

It has been more than one and a half years since I last solicited ING Direct referral links from readers. For the past 18 months, I have posted 1,034 referral links for both ING Direct Orange Savings Account and Electric Orange Checking Account (I wanted it go faster, but that’s not something I can control […]

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New Credit Card Legislation Goes into Effect in February 2010

Among many money related changes happening in 2010, the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009 is one of those that will have a big impact on our everyday life financially. Though the law itself won’t be in effect in July this year, some provisions will knick in as early as next […]

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Getting Ready to Create Your 2010 Budget

If you are like me then you have thought long and hard about your 2010 budget … but you haven’t actually committed it to paper yet. Maybe you are one of the lucky few whose financial situation is left unchanged by 2009 and you can continue using your 2009 budget into 2010. But chances are, […]

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Why the 2010s Will Be Better Than the 2000s

Financially, the decade of the 2000s was one that most people would probably like to forget. We kicked off the decade with the bursting of the tech bubble and the events of 9/11. Along the way, we witnessed the housing market collapse and wrapped up the decade with the worst United States economic recession since […]

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