Although I don't use TradeKing because I'm not big into investing, I thought I would pass along this promotion they're having: (through this link only and with a $2,500 opening balance and one trade) The code is good October 1st through … [Read more...] about Open a Tradeking account, get $50 BONUS
Archives for September 2009
Yeah, it's almost the end of September, but I realized I never posted my top referrer info for August, so here it is! Traffic Sources At a high level: Search Engines: 60% Referring Sites: 26% Direct Traffic: 14% Top Personal Finance Blog … [Read more...] about Thanks for the Hits! August 2009 Recap
Last week, I explained how we're going to save big money on our mortgage when our rate resets. In the article, I thought the rate would reset on the anniversary of our closing, which would be this November. However, I just logged into our lender … [Read more...] about Oops, our mortgage rate resets 2 months later than expected
by Ann Smarty While most of people I know use Google for daily searching, only few of them know how to actually search (apart from providing a search term and hitting "Search"). Only few people know that Google may prove really useful for … [Read more...] about Google as a Shopping Tool: Save Money by Searching
Almost five years ago, we financed our first home purchase with a 5/1 ARM interest-only mortgage. If you're not familiar with mortgage lingo, it breaks down into the following, at least in our case: 5/1 ARM (Adjustable Rate Mortgage) means that … [Read more...] about Will our adjustable rate mortgage save us big money?
A friend recently told me that she was invited to a school colleague's wedding where she was asked to pay for her meal AND bring a gift. In these tough economic times, an engaged couple could rightly be tempted to ask their guests to pitch in more … [Read more...] about Would you go to a wedding if you had to pay for your meal?