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
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Using PayPal To Send Money? The Deal Just Got Sweeter!

When it comes to easy money transfers, nothing beats PayPal in terms of popularity. The process is very simple to send money to friends and family: 1.Both the sender and the receiver should have a Paypal account 2.If the payment is for personal use, there may or may not be fees depending upon the source […]

September 24, 2011 50
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A Review of OptionsHouse’s iPhone App

I had previously written about using OptionsHouse via an iPhone which is not the same as a using a dedicated iPhone app! I preferred the mobile site simply because the OptionsHouse site was too cluttered and available only on Firefox on a Mac (at that time). But recently, OptionsHouse along with a price increase, introduced […]

March 16, 2011 8
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What’s Next For Zecco Users

Zecco put an end to their free trades last week enraging a lot of users in the bargain. Zecco was a relatively new entrant to the highly competitive discount broker space and had a number of users switch to their system due to their hard-to-beat offering of unlimited free trades with a minimum balance of […]

February 27, 2011 13
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Zecco Cancels Free Trades!

[Z]ecco has decided to cancel it’s free trades that it was offering for accounts with over $25,000 in assets. Zecco, when they entered the highly competitive discount broker scene, became very popular for their free trades for those with a balance of just $2,500. But soon they discovered this was unsustainable and decided to increase […]

February 26, 2011 9
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A Review Of Forbes (And Some Link Love!)

I received my third free issue of Forbes and thought I’ll do a write up on it. People do book reviews, this is a magazine review! (If you’ve been reading Moneycone, you could’ve received your free annual subscription of Forbes too!). A Brief History Of Forbes Bertie Charles Forbes and his partner Walter Drey started […]

February 20, 2011 19
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Opening an account at Vanguard – A walkthrough

If you are looking to invest in passively managed Mutual Funds, look no further than Vanguard. Vanguard offers a wide range of funds with very low overheads. Thanks to Vanguard, more and more fund companies are offering low cost mutual funds. Before Vanguard, funds with 0.18 expense ratios were unheard of. I recently opened an […]

January 21, 2011 13
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A Review Of Alliant Credit Union’s iPhone App

Alliant recently joined the mobile banking fray with the introduction of its Alliant Mobile Banking iPhone app. This is a quick review of this application. This review is for version 1.31 of this app. The app requires iOS 3.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad. The app itself is […]

January 9, 2011 6
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Online Banking: Depositing A Check From Home

Times have changed! I remember 10 years back, when I joined a Credit Union that happened to be outside my state, the only way I could deposit a check was to find another credit union’s ATM and make a deposit. Soon they introduced prepaid deposit envelopes. Now a deposit would mean a trip to the […]

January 8, 2011 6
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