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Health Savings Account: How HAS Can Save Money

It’s the open enrollment season again and next year my wife’s employer will start to offer a high deductible health insurance plan (HDHP). This means we will have the chance to take advantage of the Health Savings Account. From the material my wife received last week, the high deductible option has $1,000 deductible for a […]

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Do Not Call Re-registration May not be Necessary After all

When I first heard that registrations on the national Do Not Call list is about to expire late last month (every entry is good for only five years), I didn’t waste any time to renew my registration because I want to continue to enjoy a quiet dinner time. Well, it seems that a re-registration may […]

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Are You a Rate Chaser?

Though I have multiple online savings accounts and often move money around to get the best deal, I don’t consider myself a real rate chaser. Rate chasers, according to the definition in a NY Times article, are savers who hunt for the best interest rates at banks and credit unions and quickly move their cash […]

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Feeling Depressed? Maybe It’s Because of Your Job!

A personal care provider is twice as likely to develop depression than a software programmer, according to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) report released last week by the Office of Applied Studies. The study focused on the relationship between depression and occupation among adults (age 18 or older) who work […]

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American Express, I am Disappointed!

It has been more than two months since I last called American Express about the unauthorized charges on my AMEX Costco TrueEarnings card and longer than the 8-week investigation period that I was promised. I was hoping the outcome of the investigation could resolve the problem which has been dragging on for nearly 8 months. […]

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ING Orange Savings Account $25 Bonus

If you still want an ING account, you can get a $25 bonus if you open an account before the end of the year. There’s an ING Orange Savings Account ad in the November issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine with a reference code for $25 bonus. I have posted similar giveaway a couple of […]

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Kiplinger’s Best List

The November issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine published their annual Best List which covered a range of products, from investments, to financial service, to travel and leisure. I don’t necessarily agree with their selections of best stocks, best mutual funds, or best credit cards, but it does give me some new information that I […]

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Online Savings and Interest Checking Accounts: Where are the Good Deals?

Several months ago, I had a post comparing savings and interest checking accounts that offered by online banks. After last month’s rate reduction by the Federal Reserve, we have seen many online banks lowered their interest rates in the past couple of weeks. The following is an updated list of online bank offers. Update: Check […]

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