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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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Hire a Financial Advisor for Your 401(k) Plan?

Confused about what to invest in your 401(k) plan? Maybe a financial advisor can help. I always thought that how to invest in my 401(k) is my sole responsibility. Even when sometimes it seems confusing in making the right combination (not to mention maximizing returns), I never thought about seeking professional assistance. First of all, […]

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Earned More and Kept More?

Obvious? Maybe not, at least according to a Money article I read today. The article showed what a money manager at Vanguard has observed from people participating in Vanguard 401(k) plan: People with median assets of $200,000 have median income of $69,000, and People with median assets of $38,000 have median income of $83,000 And […]

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My New Site Is Up And Running

This probably will be my last post on this blog. Now my own site, The Sun’s Financial Dairy, is up and running, I will post on the new site from now. Though I haven’t ported all the posts on Blogger.com to the new site yet (there is a little problem), everything else was transferred. So, […]

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