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Ally versus Ing Direct: which bank is better?

Ally Vs. Ing Direct: A Face Off!

Ally and Ing Direct are two of the most popular online banks in the US with no physical branches. Ing Direct is owned by the Dutch financial group, Internationale Nederlanden Groep and Ally is the financial arm of General Motors, formerly known as GMAC. (ING group has agreed to divest US operations of Ing Direct […]

August 18, 2011 69

Market Meltdown, What Should You Do?

The stock market had the worst plunge in two years, Standard & Poor’s downgraded US credit rating from AAA to AA+, the first time in seventy years, and Europe is battling a credit crisis of its own. According to Standard & Poor’s, your money is more safer with Liechtenstein than with the US! The impact […]

August 9, 2011 24
Should you pick Vanguard's mutual funds or ETFs?

Should You Invest In Vanguard Mutual Funds Or ETFs?

Vanguard funds have some of the lowest expense ratios in the industry. Almost all of Vanguard’s ETFs have a corresponding mutual fund that either track an asset class or an index. But then, for an investor, deciding between a Vanguard ETF and mutual Fund is just not a trade-off between convenience and flexibility, although it […]

July 19, 2011 38
cut down on your smoking addiction to save money

Focus On Recurring Expenses To Improve Savings

To improve your savings, start by focusing on your expenses, especially those that are recurring in nature. These are the ones that slowly chip away at your savings. Even if they are small, they add up over time. Address these leaks first. Cutting down on an occasional candy bar won’t cut it, but bringing lunch […]

July 10, 2011 55
Profiting from Baidu (BIDU)

Thrill Money Investing

Although I invest for the long term, I’ll admit, from time to time, I speculate on market movements for short term gains. I call this Thrill Money Investing. I only allocate a very small portion of my investing funds, funds that I can afford to lose without losing sleep, towards TMI. Any gains are plowed […]

July 1, 2011 51
What are mlps and what are the risks and benefits

Unconventional Income From Uncommon Stocks – MLPs

This is part II 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 MLPs. Why MLPs? Before I answer this question, here’s one for you! What’s strikes you as most unusual from this list of MLPs? […]

June 20, 2011 25
sending money to your spouse via paypal

There’s More Than One Way To Send Money To Your Spouse!

Not all couples have a joint account. Some just prefer to keep their accounts separate and reconcile joint expenses periodically, including yours truly! When we first started doing this, we were stumped! This wasn’t straightforward. Exchanging cash was too cumbersome, writing a check meant a trip to the bank, wires cost money and ACH money […]

June 14, 2011 28
Read the fine print!

10 Questions To Ask Your Bank Before You Open An Account

Fine prints, who reads them right? At least until you are hit with fees for violating some rule buried in fine prints! If you read them, more power to you! If not, shooting an email to your bank with these 10 most commonly asked questions might be the next best thing to do! Do this […]

June 1, 2011 22
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