Chrsistmas Deals this Weekend

December 19, 2009

Everyone is looking for Christmas deals this weekend to finish up their Christmas shopping before the holiday.  We just finished ours this afternoon, and we survived! Here are a few deals that caught my eye recently. Blockbuster Free Trial A Blockbuster free trial of their online movie service can be a good stocking stuffer if you […]

Free Flip Camera Giveaway – 60 Free Flip Cams

December 18, 2009

There are 60 free Flip cameras up for grabs over the next few days if you’re willing to share your best money tip.  The question being asked is: “What is the savviest way you have made your money work harder for you this holiday season?” If you leave your answer to that question in the comments […]

Joining an Investment Club

December 17, 2009

Yesterday we looked at some investment club tips that were personal considerations to think about before joining an investment club.  Today my former co-worker looks at the importance of evaluating the investment club itself and a few things to look for. Defined Investment Goals Each member of the group needs to have the same goal […]

Investment Club Tips

December 15, 2009

Investment clubs startup all over the US each year and help thousands of potential investors learn the basics of the stock market. I’ve never joined an investment club but I have a family member and a former co-worker who are investment club members so I asked them to offer a few tips on starting or joining […]

Christmas Shopping Deals on Name Brand Goods

December 14, 2009

Christmas deals on high end items like jewelry, watches, and designer clothes may be easier to find this shopping season.  Some luxury brands are starting “private sale” websites where they sell their purses, watches, shoes, clothes, etc in online sample sales, according to a recent New York times article. Luxury items aren’t really my thing but […]

ShareBuilder Promotion on Kids Investment Accounts

December 13, 2009

ShareBuilder Promotion – $25 Stock Gift Offer ShareBuilder is running a promotion for anyone who wants to open a custodial account. If you open an investment account for your kid, ShareBuilder will match the first $25 you deposit into the custodial account. Right after I read about the account bonus offer I saw an interview […]

Lending Money to Family – Reader Struggle

December 11, 2009

Lending money to family and friends is no picnic, just ask Brandon. He’s a reader who left the comments below on the post from earlier this year about lending money to family. “My wife’s family does not have much care when it comes to money. they don’t make very much, have horrible credit, and their kids […]

Year End Tax Planning Tips Follow Up

December 10, 2009

The year end tax tips I posted last month overlooked a few potential tax planning tips.  Here they are: Itemized Deductions You may be able to save taxes this year and next by applying a bunching strategy to “miscellaneous” itemized deductions, medical expenses and other itemized deductions. Homebuyer Tax Credit Since the last article the $8,000 first […]

Lending Club Bonus

December 9, 2009

Lending Club is giving away a $64.62 bonus to each person that signs up as a lender on the Lending Club website.  Not everyone is comfortable with the peer to peer lending model so Lending Club figured they’d let you try out the process of peer lending by letting you invest without using your own […]

Money Ning

December 8, 2009

Money Ning is the personal finance site I’m highlighting this week, run by David Ning.  I don’t remember the first time I visited his site but I do remember at the time not knowing his last name and wondering what in the world a Ning was : )  You may remember David from the Budget Travel […]

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