Archive for July, 2010

Citi Forward $200 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on July 30, 2010

Update: This offer is expired. Please see our credit card directory for current offers. The credit card companies seem to really be enjoying Free Money Friday! Citi is offering another chance at some free money in the form of $200 to How to Get Your $200 Gift Certificate Sign up for the Citi Forward […]

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A Closer Look at a Lending Club Default

Posted by Madison on July 29, 2010

I just checked my Lending Club account. And I saw my first charge off. My part of the charge off was only $20, but the loan was for someone doing a $15,000 kitchen and bath remodel. The part that surprised me, was that it was an A grade loan. However even with an A grade, […]

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What the Financial Reform Bill Means for You

Posted by Jill on July 28, 2010

President Obama recently signed The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The financial reform act will be phased in over the next five years, with many provisions becoming law within the next 18 months. Along with permanently increasing FDIC insurance limits, the financial reform bill regulates investment and trading practices, hoping to prevent the […]

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$250,000 FDIC Insurance Limit Made Permanent

Posted by Amanda on July 27, 2010

Could you imagine entering the doors of your bank with sweaty palms, wondering if your money is still there? Chances are you wouldn’t take advantage of the complimentary coffee, or sign a sheet upon walking in to speak with a representative; you’d be frantically running in, elbowing others in a crowd and trying to withdraw […]

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Free money from the government. It sometimes feels like everyone else is getting a handout from the government right now. However, I’m willing to bet that you are too! Let’s see where the government money is padding your wallet this summer. Free Money from the Government Making Work Pay Tax Credit Eligibility. There was a […]

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Citi $50 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on July 23, 2010

Update: This offer is expired. Please see our credit card directory for current offers. It’s Free Money Friday and for the second week in a row, we have a great offer for students. Citi is offering a $50 sign-up bonus on some great student cards! This is a great opportunity for young people looking to […]

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Would You Invest Your Money With Me Directly?

Posted by Madison on July 22, 2010

I know sometimes some of my ideas are a little extreme. I realize this could be one of those, but I thought it would be worth asking. Otherwise, I’ll just keep thinking about it. Forever. Literally. I’m a big fan of the Lending Club business model to eliminate the bank, (which reminds me – don’t […]

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Financial gurus have been touting the benefits of saving your money, being debt-free, and maxing out your IRA for years. And their influence and determination has paid off for a segment of Americans: how many of us now can shout out “we’re debt-free”, confidently reach our early retirement or on-time retirement goals, and pay cash […]

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Are the Mutual Fund Settlements Legit?

Posted by Madison on July 19, 2010

I received a stack of envelopes in the mail last week. I almost tossed the papers since they looked sort of like junk mail. Apparently we’re involved in a class action mutual fund settlement, but is it a scam? Honestly, that was the first thing that crossed my mind. Good thing I didn’t toss the […]

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Amazon Prime 1 Year Free for Students and Others

Posted by Madison on July 16, 2010

Every year during the holidays I sign up for an Amazon Prime account. You get free 2 day shipping and no minimum order. So when you snag a lightening deal for $10, you don’t have to buy $15 more of junk just to get free shipping. Amazon Prime just launched Amazon Student. One of the […]

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