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Misled By DirecTV? You May Be Entitled To Some Compensation. Here’s How…

Revenue from last quarter for DirecTV was over $6 billion! For a quarter! And that’s not because customers love DirecTV. Just search for DirecTV and you’ll find numerous complaints blasting DirecTV’s deceptive marketing practices. Here are the most common ones: You are offered a promotion when you sign up which doesn’t extend till the end […]

December 30, 2010 4

Read Me, Link Me, Rank Me!

According to Netcraft, as of December 2010, there were 255,287,546 websites on the internet! That’s a lot and this number is only going to go up. How do you position a website from these millions of sites? To give an analogy, a TV program is measured by its reach and advertisers pay according to the […]

December 29, 2010 9
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Unconventional Income From Uncommon Stocks – Royalty Trusts

This is part I of the series, Unconventional Income From Uncommon Stocks. The series is meant to be an absolute beginner’s introduction to uncommon stocks. The focus of this post is on Royalty Trusts. Investing For Income The national average for interest on your savings account is about 0.17%. How would you like to get […]

December 26, 2010 27
WellsTrade ACAT fees

HOWTO Transfer Out Of WellsTrade Without ACAT Fees

ACAT fees are fees you pay when you switch brokers to transfer your assets from one broker to another. Some brokers, to get your business, will reimburse ACAT fees to a certain extent – usually $50 or $75 and most ACAT fees are in that range…except one. WellsTrade. WellsTrade has one one the highest ACAT […]

December 20, 2010 13

Get A Year’s Subscription To Forbes For Free! (No CC Required)

RewardsGold is offering a year’s subscription to Forbes Magazine for free. ¬†Newstand price of Forbes is $4.99. That’s a savings of 100%! No lengthy surveys to fill out and no credit card required. ¬†Fill out your address and you are done. TIP: Use a throwaway email address.

December 18, 2010 7

Weekly Roundup – What I’ve Been Reading

Thanks to Yakezie, my reading list has grown! Here’s what’s been keeping me busy this week..! Penny@ThePennyFrugalista on the extents we go to be frugal! Christmas time is tipping time! But then should you tip your mailman? Where do you draw the line? – Robert@TheCollegeInvestor A wonderful post by Albie@TalkingCents on ID Theft and Credit […]

December 18, 2010 24
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Visa And MasterCard Plunge 10% On Debit Card Fee Cap

Late afternoon yesterday, both Visa and Mastercard, two of the world’s largest payment networks, plunged more than 10% on the proposed debit card interchange fee cap. Visa, which was trading at over $79.16, fell to $67.19 and MasterCard fell to $223.49 from a high of $253.35. So what is an Interchange fee? Say you shop […]

December 17, 2010 10

HOWTO track your student loans

This is not a post on how to pay off your student loans! This is about tracking your student loan info. Did you know that the department of education has a central database (National Student Loan Data System) where it tracks information about your student loans? The NSLDS tracks all information from aid approval through […]

December 15, 2010 8
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HOWTO Get Unlimited FDIC Insurance For Your Deposits!

What’s MoneyCone if not for obscure HOWTOs! Here’s one more! Currently your deposits are insured upto $250,000. What if you have more cash to spare? Yep, a big problem for most Americans! For each $250,000 cash, deposit in a different bank and extend your coverage ad infinitum… Or you could use your favorite bank and […]

December 12, 2010 16

BofA How Low Will Thee Go?

Last week, BofA agreed to pay $137 million for defrauding municipalities of millions of dollars by rigging muni bids in its favor. In 2007, BofA voluntarily informed the Justice Department of its role in this muni bond operation. Bank of America was involved in 88 cases involving muni bid rigging from 1998 to 2003. What […]

December 11, 2010 8
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