6 Tips For Cheaper Checking Accounts

Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 12:38 AM | Leave Comment

Service charges at big banks and other large financial institutions have risen a lot over the last decade or so. Checking accounts have become particularly expensive for consumers. If you have a checking account at a large bank, make some phone calls to compare fees that might save you a couple of hundred dollars a […]

Beware Of Crooks In Security Guard Uniform

Sunday, May 23, 2010, 12:17 AM | 1 Comment

The crook in the uniform of a security guard at your bank is hard to recognize. However, you can lose the money in your account fast if you accept his offer. Here is how it can proceed. The crook buys a uniform with a phony badge that looks like the one worn by legitimate security […]

Make Your Budget A Moving Target

Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 1:00 AM | Leave Comment

It is essential to make a budget and stick to it when you make saving and spending a moving target. The budget will keep your spending in check. When you categorize saving and spending, don’t force yourself to fully abide by your own rules. One of the best ways is to put a maximum on […]

What’s It With Europeans – Don’t They Like “Nothing”?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 1:15 AM | Leave Comment

Media have reported that European privacy regulators and advocates reacted angrily Saturday to the disclosure by Google that it had systematically collected private data on individuals since 2006. Google did it while compiling its StreetView photo archive. Hey! It’s business, nothing personal. Google acknowledged on Friday that it had collected personal data on individuals around […]

GM Did Better Under The Barrel Of Financial Gun

Monday, May 17, 2010, 9:34 AM | Leave Comment

General Motors released its financial report today – Monday May 17,2010. It earned $865 million in the first quarter of 2010, its first profit since 2007, as its revenue increased 40 percent. For the 4th quarter of 2009, G.M. had lost $3.4 billion. That means from one quarter to the next, it not only recovered […]

The Top 20 Cities With The Most Consumer Debt

Monday, May 17, 2010, 1:39 AM | 2 Comments

Experian, the credit rating agency, on May 13 2010, released a list of 20 cities where their residents carry the most personal debt as of March 2010. To come up with its list of 20 cities, the agency took a statistical sampling of customers from its credit rating database in each metropolitan area. Researchers then […]

Nick Vujicic Challenges To Dream Big And Never Give Up

Saturday, May 15, 2010, 9:56 AM | 5 Comments

Nick is an inspirational speaker and says, “Motivation gets you through the day, but inspiration lasts a lifetime.” Born without arms and legs, Nick is one of a kind – not one in a million as the saying goes but one in a billion and that’s the truth. You better believe it. Nick is living […]

FTC Testifies On Measures To Protect Consumers

Friday, May 14, 2010, 12:13 AM | 1 Comment

Financially-stressed consumers are seeking to make ends meet by selling gold jewelry, watches, and other family heirlooms containing precious metals to online buyers. However, some consumers have been complaining that some online jewelry buyers provide a price quote only if asked. In some cases, when the buyer purchases the item, the seller finds out that […]

Diaspora Is Coming To A Theater Near You

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 7:53 AM | 1 Comment

I very seldom connect on FaceBook. I just didn’t have the nerve to register. Quite a number of folks are said to have some issues with the social network where people are forced to surrender their privacy to a big business. Four guys from New York University listened and started to build a software package […]

Tips To Reduce The Number Of Brokerage Accounts

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 12:10 AM | 12 Comments

Most people are very busy in their personal and professional life, at least they pretend to be in which case procrastination comes in the forefront of their financial life. For whatever reason, you seem to be busy. You can’t handle your family’s finances especially investments. I am sure you realize the importance of more saving, […]