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ManageME 7 Review and Membership Giveaway

If you are using either Mint.com or Quicken Online to manage your finance, you probably have already heard the big news today that Intuit, owner of Quicken Online, is buying Mint.com. While changes can always be expected when such acquisitions occur, Intuit has promised to keep both popular online money management tool free for existing […]

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What Is FHA Loan?

The process of selling our house is moving forward. This morning, our attorney told that the attorney review has completed and now the house is officially under contract. The buyer will do the home inspection this weekend. After that we will move to Virginia and leave the house and all other matters to our agent, […]

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Surprise! Ally Bank Increases Savings Account Rate

Well, this really comes as a surprise because I have already gotten used to Ally Bank’s endless adjustments of the rates of their banking products. I was so pissed by the bank’s weekly rate reduction (yes, a rate change here or there every week) that I left Ally Bank only a couple of weeks after […]

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Chase Amazon Visa Card Is Getting Better

I just received a letter from Amazon.com which informs me that my Amazon.com Rewards Visa Card is being upgraded to Amazon.com Rewards Visa Signature Card with Signature benefits. I got the card in 2006 when I started to make more and more purchases at Amazon.com. I thought getting the card makes sense for the 3% […]

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EverBank Money Market Account Opened

a long time ago. When I updated our July net worth early this month, I mentioned that I opened another savings account. That’s was barely one month after I got an account from Ally Bank. The reason is that I became extremely disappointed by Ally Bank, not only because of all the troubles with Ally […]

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AMEX To Raise Late Fee and Rates on My Cards

I usually don’t pay too much attention to mails credit card companies send to me because, being very careful with my credit, I have largely stayed out of trouble with credit card companies. Most of the time, I don’t even read those letters that come with account policy or agreement changes. They just don’t concern […]

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Citi Private Pass Offers $5 Tickets for Cardholders

Since I am a Citi cardholder, I occasionally get promotional offer from the bank, offers on credit card and banking products. Recently, they sent me a promotion for cheap concert tickets this summer through Citi Private Pass. I myself is not a fan of music, but I thought I’d pass this promotion along to those […]

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Cash for Clunkers Calculator

I didn’t pay much attention to the “Cash for Clunkers” program (the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) program) because my 2000 Honda Accord is still in pretty good shape (though it has more than 115K miles on it already) and I have no plan to replace it. However, with so much talk about it, I […]

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