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ING Direct Bonus Reference Codes for $25 Bonus

Update: If you are looking for reference codes to open an ING Direct account, check out the master list of ING Direct $25 bonus referral links.  If you open an ING Direct Savings account with any of links and make a deposit of at least $250, you will receive a $25 bonus and the referrer, […]

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Move Roth IRA Account From Scottrade To Vanguard

Back in July, I learned from Scottrade, which holds my Roth IRA account, that one of my favorite Vanguard funds, Vanguard Wellington fund (VWELX), is closed to investors who invest in the fund through a brokerage firm. I have been investing in the fund since 2001 and have no plan to give up my positions. […]

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So, It’s not a Rumor

Yesterday, I heard that Emigrant Direct is to lower its savings rate. It was kind of surprise because I also have an account with Emigrant Direct and I didn’t get any notice about their rate change. Last night when I logged into my account in preparation of this month’s balance sheet, the savings rate was […]

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Emigrant Direct Lowers Its Rate to 5.05%

Last night when I logged into my Emigrant Direct account, the savings rate was still at 5.15%, the same as the past four months. However, when I checked again this morning, the rate dropped to 5.05%, matching the offer from HSBC. Though the rate is not attractive as it used to be, it’s still one […]

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It’s so Close, yet also Far Away

Today, the Dow made the second attempt in as many days to surpass and stay above its all time high of 11722.98, set on January 14, 2000. With only five points away when it closed yesterday, that magic number seemed so close that nobody would doubt it was there for the taking. Yet, when all […]

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My First Payment From PayPerPost

I started to take the paid-to-blog opportunities provided by PayPerPost last month. Yesterday, I received my first payment via Paypal from PPP for an entry I wrote a month ago. Yes! Actually, at the beginning, I was a little skeptical about PPP. My feeling is much more positive now, however, as I believe it is […]

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Microsoft Offers Free Domain Name and Web Hosting

Microsoft is offering Office Live Basics for free. What this free service offered includes: A company domain name A hosted Web site with 30 MB of storage Five free e-mail accounts with 2 GB of storage each 10 MB E-mail attachment limit 10 GB/month data transfer (bandwidth) Basic Web site traffic reports If you want […]

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Six “How to’s” for Your Kids to Control Their Money

When it comes to money matters, it’s never too early to start. An article in today’s Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Six Money Skills for Kids to Master, offers some excellent tips on how to teach your kids to handle their money that could benefit them for the years ahead. Here’s a summary of the “How to’s” […]

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