Suze Orman

Suze Orman’s Approved Prepaid Card – Bad Wine In New Bottle

Suze Orman recently launched a prepaid debit card called the Approved Card. Now, I’m not a big fan of prepaid cards in general and prefer debit cards instead, but this coming from Suze Orman, deserved another look. I like Suze Orman. She does what a very few can do – break down complex financial topics […]

January 10, 2012 53
Switch To A Credit Union

If you are happy with your Big Bank, should you still switch to a Credit Union?

On one end we have the “99%” occupying not just Wall Street but public parks, bridges and roads and on the other, we have the 1% occupying everything else and who have our lawmakers literally at their beck and call. They even have lobbyists masquerading as presidential candidates and of course, all the money in […]

December 1, 2011 35
Bank of america to charge $5 debit card fee

Bank Of America To Start Charging Debit Card Fees

BofA has come up with a novel way to earn people’s trust after battling one PR disaster after another for the fraud perpetuated by the bank over the past few years. BofA has decided to charge a nominal monthly fee of $5 every month you use BofA’s debit card. This will be on top of […]

September 29, 2011 43
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
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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