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Can Your Earn Too Much ING Direct Referral Bonus?

And not get yourself in trouble? Yes and No. I started to offer ING Direct referral links on this site since April and after I finished my own referrals, I also accepted referrals from others and hosted them here so they can earn some bonuses as well. But to all my knowledge, the maximum bonuses […]

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10-Year Treasury Note Yield Reached All-Time Low – Chart of the Day

Today, when U.S. stocks gave up nearly half of the gains from the past five trading days (the Dow lost nearly 680 points, more on the Dow crushes), Treasuries also suffered significant drop in yields. Among them, yield of 10-year Treasury note reached record low of 2.75% since the tracking began in 1962 as investors […]

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Rate Updates: EverBank 4.00% Bonus Rate, Capital One 3.40% APY

Don’t know what the motivation is, but it looks like EverBank has changed its mind on the interest rate of its Yield Pledge Money Market Account. (check out my interview with EverBank Direct president) When I first heard about the bank, I was quite impressed by the 4.76% bonus rate offer (though only for the […]

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WTDirect Promotion: Get up to $250 Bonus When Opening a New Account

WTDirect is running the sign-on bonus promotion again. The bank had a similar promotion in the summer for its WTDirect Online Savings Account, but abruptly canceled the offer after only three days. The reason for the cancellation wasn’t exactly clear, but it could be because with the previous deal, you can actually profit from it […]

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Regular Mortgage versus Reverse Mortgage: A Comparative Study

A regular mortgage refers to that mortgage loan which you take in order to buy a home of your own. But, the reverse mortgage is the loan which you take by cashing out the equity locked up in your home. Reverse mortgage dose not hold the exact opposite meaning of regular mortgage, though the term […]

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Why You Should Make Room for Charitable Giving in Your Budget

Following is a guest post written by Jonathan from Master Your Card. You already know you should have a budget. It’s likely that you also know how to set the budget up: categorize your spending, allocate your income, yadda yadda yadda. What you may not realize is that when the time comes to figure out […]

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FDIC Problem Bank List Now Includes 171 Banks

In just three months, the number of problem banks has gone up from 117 to 171, an increase of 46%! When the FDIC released its second quarter bank profile in August, the agency said it has 117 banks on its watch list, a record number at that time. Today, in the third quarter FDIC bank […]

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Quicken Online New Features and Demo Video

A little over a month ago, Quicken made Quicken Online free for everybody who wants to use it. Quicken Online is a online tool that allows you to perform some basic money management functions such as tracking you expenses, making a budget, reminding you unpaid bills and checking your financial goals, etc. I have been […]

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