Online Savings Account Security

October 23, 2010

Online savings accounts are convenient but how do they keep your money safe online?  Most online savings accounts, whether they’re for an internet bank or online banking for your local bank, have pretty strict security standards to protect your money. Here are the things you should look for from a security perspective when choosing an […]

How to Find the Best Mortgage Rates

July 30, 2010

Finding the best mortgage rates for a new home loan or even mortgage refinancing isn’t hard but it can take some work.  If you want to find the lowest interest rates you can narrow it down by first entering your loan details into mortgage calculators and comparing the results across multiple mortgage lenders. Mortgage Calculators The interest […]

Wire Transfer Lessons for Home Buyers

July 25, 2010

Wire transfers are a good way to send money to the bank of your title company when you’re buing a house.  I’m used to paying for everything with credit card, or sometimes personal checks, but when you’re dealing with a big money transfer the banks don’t want to mess around with waiting for a check […]

ING Direct Promotion Holiday

July 2, 2010

Opening a bank account probably wasn’t on your list of things to do before the holiday weekend but if you don’t have an account with ING Direct and have thought before about opening one then today would be a good day. You’ve probably read about Electric Orange checking promotions and ShareBuilder promotions in the past […]

Best Cash Bonuses Online

May 28, 2010

Cash bonuses are a decent way to bring in a little extra one-time money. You’ve probably experienced this first hand with local bank promotions where you get a bonus if you open a new account.  Typically these types of deals online are from banks and credit card companies who offer you a cash bonus if […]

How to Send Money With Your Phone

May 27, 2010

Sending money with your phone is getting easier as more banks are starting to offer person to person payment services.  If you belong to one of these banks you can send money with your phone simply by sending an email or text message.  The person you’re sending money to doesn’t even have to be a […]

FNBO Direct Online BillPay Bank Bonus

May 10, 2010

FNBO Direct is offering an online banking bonus of a $25 when you open a new online billpay account with them by the end of next month.  The account is designed to be used in conjunction with the FNBO Direct online savings account so that you can easily transfer money between the two –  Get the Bonus […]

Online Bill Pay Benefits

April 7, 2010

The benefits of online bill pay outweigh the downsides of setting up automated bill payments online, at least in my opinion.  Although I’ve written lately about how I missed a payment using our online bill pay system, the problem wasn’t that we’re using automatic bill payment; but rather that I wasn’t checking in periodically to […]

Ally Bank Review

October 4, 2009

Ally Bank,  formerly known as GMAC Bank,  is an online bank designed with the needs of the consumer in mind.  The bank offers an online savings account, certificates of deposit products, and a money market account – all which are FDIC insured. About Ally Bank Ally Bank was built on the foundation of GMAC Financial […]

FNBO Direct Savings Challenge

August 10, 2009

FNBO Direct originally challenged a group of five people to pay themselves first and the president of FNBO Direct is now expanding the challenge to Americans at large. FNBO Direct Pay Yourself First I think it’s great that FNBO Direct is encouraging people to save more money and to pay themselves first.  Here is how they describe it: […]

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