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DollarSavingsDirect: A High Yield Version of Emigrant Direct

Dollar Savings Direct Bank is a division of Emigrant Bank, which also owns Emigrant Direct. At $1,000 minimum balance, you can enjoy a 3.50% interest rate with the new online bank. Update: Check out the Dollar Savings Direct review post for more detailed discussion on Dollar Savings Direct bank and account opening process. Have you […]

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Financial Tips for College Students

This month, The Money Writers is having its second group writing project. The topic this time is about financial tips for college students, most of them just began their new school year after the long summer break. This is a relatively new area for me, not the financial tips part, but the college part because […]

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WTDirect Terminates Promotion After Only Three Days

Hope you got it when it was there. If you didn’t, then it’s too late already. Just received an email from WTDirect that it has terminated the promotion of up to $250 sign-on bonus immediately. The promotion was wildly successful, more so than we could have forecasted. Unfortunately, we need to end the promotion early. […]

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Did You Miss These Freebies?

I LOVE freebies. From free money (most of the time it’s bonus) to free razor, I want to have it if I can. And I am always on the look-out for free stuff when it’s just information. Recently, a Kiplinger list of freebies caught my attention. Quite a lot of information there and some are […]

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WaMu Promotion: 5.00% APY for 12-Month Online CD

I am not a fan of Certificate of Deposit (CD). In fact, the only CD I ever had was a 1-year $5,000 CD about 10 years ago with my local Summit Bank (which later became Fleet Bank, then Bank of America). Back then, there was no high-yield online savings accounts as we have now. So […]

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Suze Orman FICO Kit 20% off Sale

myFICO is having a 20% off sale of Suze Orman FICO kit from now till the end of this month. The kit includes the following features: Debt Eliminator: Learn how to get out of credit card debt with your own personalized debt analysis and repayment plan; Day-to-Pay Bill Reminders: Paying your bills on time is […]

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It’s Not Easy to Live in New Jersey

tax wise. Sure, we enjoy full service at the pump while paying probably the lowest gas price in the nation, but other than that, there isn’t much for us to cheer about. New Jersey is notorious for its high property taxes (see how many NJ counties are paying the highest property taxes) because, among many […]

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Discover More Card $50 Bonus Promotion

Discover More Card is having a promotion with $50 bonus. The More card is one of the cards that was featured in my best cash back credit cards post (check out that post for features of this card). If you apply and are approved for a new account and make $500 purchase in the first […]

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