Capital One Quicksilver Rewards vs. American Express Blue Cash Everyday

June 28, 2013

When big banks fight for their share of the cash rewards market, credit card users will always come out on top. Capital One just released its new Quicksilver Rewards card that sets a new standard for flat rate cash back rewards. But at the same time, stalwart American Express still has an attractive option in […]

Chase Slate Vs. Citi Simplicity

May 23, 2013

Choosing the right credit card can be a tricky game. Banks seem to enjoy highlighting their cards’ best features, and burying terms that penalize cardholders. But as consumers and regulators have caught on to this game, the banks have started to compete for new customers by offering simpler cards with fewer fees. The Chase Slate […]

Mint Review: A Free Online Budgeting Program You Might Like

February 11, 2013

One of the most popular personal finance applications out there is Not too long ago, Mint was bought by Intuit, the same company that puts out Quicken. And I’m going to be honest. One of the reasons I was disappointed with the latest version of Quicken (other than the fact that the new version […]

Turbo Tax Review 2010

February 2, 2011

Turbo Tax Review I’ve used Intuit’s TurboTax to file my income taxes for the last five years. During that time, I’ve used a few different versions including the desktop and online versions of the software. I like the online version the best, and currently use the TurboTax Home and Business to handle my business filing […]

Airline Credit Card Rewards for the Holidays

November 11, 2010

Airline credit card rewards are one way to help ease the cost of travel over the holiday season.  The next two months are the busiest air travel time of the year and a lot of travel cards are offering promotions and free flights to help sweeten the deal. My sister is flying in over the holidays and already […]

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 […]

Zecco Review – Free Online Stock Trading

December 17, 2008

This Zecco review looks at the free stock trades and trading platform offered by the online brokerage Zecco and how the cheap trades compare with the customer service and investment research tools. Free Stock Trades Zecco offers free trades (up to 10 trades per month) and zero commissions (with some strings attached, that we’ll explain) which is […]

FNBO Direct vs ING Direct – Reader Compares Online Savings Accounts

November 29, 2008

FNBO Direct online savings account higher interest rates and customer service are two of the reasons a reader is pleased with his high yield savings account. FNBO Direct vs ING Direct The main complaint I hear about FNBO Direct is that it’s user interface is a little behind the other online savings accounts available in […]

TradeKing Online Brokerage Review – Discount Trades & Quality Customer Service

November 19, 2008

TradeKing is one of the best online discount brokers thanks to its great customer service, user-friendly interface, and low fees that start at $4.95 per trade (plus .65 cents for options contract), with no hidden fees and no account minimums. In the Media: “Discount Broker of the Year” in 2007; SmartMoney Magazine; Top-Five Brokers, 2007; Barron’s […]

FNBO Direct Online Savings Account Review – High Yield, Secure, & Good Service

November 4, 2008

FNBO Direct is one of the best online savings accounts not just because it offers high yield interest rates on your deposits but also because it makes accessing your money simple with an ATM card and great customer service as well as being one of the safest online bank accounts. Easy Access to Online Savings […]

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