Archive for November, 2010

Preferred Stock Selection Criteria – Primer on Preferred Stocks IV

This is a column from regular contributor Clark.
Preferred shares have their pros and cons when compared to common stocks and bonds, and there are various types available. This edition will look at some selection criteria worth considering when buying preferred stocks.
Credit Ratings
As discussed in the corporate bond series and credit ratings, credit agencies also issue [...]

PerkStreet Financial Review

What is PerkStreet Financial? PerkStreet is a relative newcomer to the online banking industry. What makes PerkStreet different from those other online banks you’re already familiar with like ING Direct and HSBC? PerkStreet only offers a checking account that utilizes a debit card and paper checks. PerkStreet does not currently offer any other banking products [...]

ING Direct Black Friday Sale

For a second year in a row, ING Direct will host another Black Friday sale this Thanksgiving holiday. The event, between 12:01 AM ET Friday, November 26th and 11:59 PM ET Sunday, November 28th, will give new customers additional benefits for using some of their popular products, such as Orange Savings Account, Electric Orange Checking [...]

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Black Friday Deals 2010: Limited Time Coupons

I’m psyching myself up to start shopping early. For online Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday savings (2010), you may want to check out the following coupon codes and promotions, which are going to expire soon. So take advantage of these limited time coupons as soon as you can.
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Black Friday Deals 2010: Limited Time Coupons

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Second Favorite Things Winner

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are having a wonderful day with family and friends! Congrats to Mike E., our winner in the second My Favorite Things giveaway. Hopefully the Foodsaver 2840 will come in handy for Mike and his family this holiday season! My ultimate favorite thing is still coming, so make sure you are [...]

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What Can You Learn About Money From a Turkey Dinner?

The planning and preparation of a Thanksgiving dinner can teach us a few lessons about money. 1) Don’t Be Afraid To Fail Every year my wife cooks a new dish for the family Thanksgiving dinner. Some years she goes through multiple failed attempts before finding the dish that turns out the way she wants it. [...]

Turkey Place Card Holders and a Happy Thanksgiving 2010!

I think I’m going to start a new tradition here during Thanksgiving and showcase some cool turkey-themed household ideas each year. Last year, I shared the idea of having Turkey Pops for Thanksgiving, which was an idea I had stumbled upon on the web. This time, it’s about Turkey Place Card Holders!
So [...]

Turkey Place Card Holders and a Happy Thanksgiving 2010!

Want More Jobs? Cut The Red Tape!

How do you stimulate the economy? Don’t do it with a stimulus package. Just remove the brakes by cutting the red tape.
Here’s a look at bureaucracy at its finest. If you’re ready to be a new entrepreneur or small business owner, then you may want to know some of the infuriating things [...]

Want More Jobs? Cut The Red Tape!

Small Business Saturday – $25 Promotion

We recently covered Christmas shopping deals sites, many of which will have big sales for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but there’s also a chance to save some money in shops you might not normally visit over the holiday weekend. Typically Black Friday tends to center around bigger chain stores that advertise huge doorbuster sales [...]

Saving Up for a College Education

College can be a big expense for you as the cost of getting a college education keep going up every year. However, if you’ve been working at saving for it all along, things will certainly be much easier to handle, especially when college is still years away. So what can you do if you don’t have [...]

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10 Inexpensive Christmas Gifts Under $10

Do you have just $10 to spend on inexpensive Christmas gifts for the people on your list? Well, I’ve got something here for everyone that will keep you in budget while making your family and friends smile. Inexpensive Christmas Gifts Under $10 Photo Memory Card: Most people who own digital cameras will find themselves running [...]

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working for a salary – a bad deal?

Chances are you’ll never be rich as an employee. If you work for an employer, chances are that you get paid a fixed amount and it is increased every year. Chances are also good that you are being paid in money, which is subject to inflation. The result is probably that your real wages are [...]

working for a salary – a bad deal? is an original article from the website brip blap.

How we Paid off our Mortgage in 3 Years

In the October 2010 net worth update, I briefly mentioned that I was planning on paying of the mortgage balance this month and I’m happy to say that we’re mortgage free in 2010!  As this is a significant milestone in any financial journey, I thought that it deserved a post all on its own.
History
It all [...]

8 Ways To Reduce Your Auto Insurance Costs

Whether you’ve decided to buy your car online or from a dealership, you’ll need to brace yourself for more car related expenses. As a car owner, you’ll have to think about another purchase: insurance! It’s completely understandable that many American consumers are looking everywhere for ways to save money — and the family car [...]

8 Ways To Reduce Your Auto Insurance Costs

Citi Youth Holiday Offer: $50 Statement Credit from Citibank

This holiday season, we’re seeing a number of great promotions pop up, including this limited time offer for those shopping for a new rewards credit card. This one from Citibank can help you earn some extra pocket money right off the bat and can help you earn a lot more cash back over time. [...]

Citi Youth Holiday Offer: $50 Statement Credit from Citibank

Generation Earn by Kimberly Palmer Reviewed

When I saw that Kimberly Palmer was publishing a book, I immediately asked her for a copy to review. This is the first time that I actually asked an author for a copy of a book to review. For those who don’t know me, I tend to read about 5 books a year… [...]

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Online Black Friday Sales and Beyond

If you’re like me, you absolutely hate dealing with the crowds on Black Friday. To get in on the best deals you usually have to wake up at some ungodly hour before the sun comes up, stand in long lines for hours out in the cold, and even then, the chances of getting in on [...]

About the Author: Jeremy is a retirement planning specialist and founder of Generation X Finance and the guide to Financial Planning at About.com. To learn more, follow Jeremy on Twitter.

Online Black Friday Sales and Beyond

4 Black Friday Spending Traps to Avoid

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. For some that means the four “Fs:” family, friends, food and football (maybe that last one is only in Texas). For others, it just means the day before the big S: shopping. Or maybe the other big S: sale. It is easy to get excited about Black Friday sales, [...]

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Live (and Save) like Tomorrow’s Today

When we had less than we do now, financially speaking, my husband made the observation that – simply put – it’s expensive to not have money. And even now with both of us out of college for many years, he employed full-time out of the home and I self-employed, he still makes that comment from [...]

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Holiday Money Tips

Here are some tips from the Financial Planning Association on ways to make your dollars go a little farther this holiday. Reset your gift policy: Does everyone on your gift list over the age of 21 really need a present? The answer is as individual as your family and friends. But, if you think it [...]

Black Friday Deals: A Savvy Consumer’s Guide

It’s almost here: Black Friday 2010, the busiest shopping day of the year. Love it or hate it, Black Friday is a day that is synonymous with bargain-hunting, door buster specials, long lines and frenzied consumerism. Online retailers as well as brick-and-mortar stores are rolling out special Black Friday deals to attract customers and beat [...]

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How Does A Roth IRA Conversion Affect College Funding?

Many people’s financial affairs are often put together in a reactionary, piecemeal fashion over a period of time. One year, you may find yourself shopping for a mutual fund investment broker, while the next year, it’s insurance. This year, you may find yourself getting a new job, while next year, you’re worrying about rolling over [...]

How Does A Roth IRA Conversion Affect College Funding?

Five Great Gifts You Can Make For Under $5

Whoever said that something had to be expensive in order for it to be meaningful never knew the joy of a handmade gift!  Not only are these types of presents rich with sentimental value, they also capture the spirit of the holidays with their simplicity and personal nature. A handcrafted gift is truly special because [...]

About the Author: Jeremy is a retirement planning specialist and founder of Generation X Finance and the guide to Financial Planning at About.com. To learn more, follow Jeremy on Twitter.

Five Great Gifts You Can Make For Under $5

Quicken Tip List Former Money Users Will Like

Ever since Microsoft Money discontinued their product, I’ve worked on converting from Microsoft Money to Quicken. But there have been some bumps in the road. Most of them are just little things that can be fixed, but finding the answers has been time consuming! I’ve been making a running list of the topics I needed [...]

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Moonjar Giveaway

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s a great time for another freebie.  Brent, from Moonjar Canada, is on a mission to get the word out to financial enthusiasts and has offered MDJ readers another chance to win the Moonjar Family package.
Moonjar “Family” Package
Last year, we did a giveaway of the Moonjar which created quite [...]

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