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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
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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
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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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(Almost) Weekend Reading!

Here’s my first Yakezie roundup for this week! Not following any theme, just posts I enjoyed reading! The internet makes it easy to work from home, but it is equally easy to fall a victim to scams. Jessica over at MomVesting has some good, common sense tips on avoiding work-from-home scams. Patience is a virtue. […]

December 9, 2010 19
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If Apple Were A Search Engine Company…

All new sites must be submitted to our Site Approval Queueâ„¢ to be considered for indexing We approve as quickly as 45 days or less Once approved, upon adding, editing or removing a page from your site, the site must be re-submitted for approval. The same approval process applies Your site must’ve been built with […]

December 8, 2010 26
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Were The Bailouts Necessary?

The Feds took a lot of heat for the massive bailout of Wall Street. Politicians rode it all the way to the vote bank with their fake outrage and there were some who openly agreed that the bailout was necessary. Just Take It! But were the bailouts justified? In my opinion, yes. Letting large financial […]

December 6, 2010 12
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Major Announcement!

I have an announcement to make today! Really excited to join the Yakezie Network! The Yakezie group is a network of financial bloggers with the goal of promoting each others’ sites and sharing ideas. I’ve been wanting to join the network for quite sometime now! Now that MoneyCone’s nearing its first anniversary, I think it […]

December 4, 2010 10
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What Can $100,000,000,000 Buy You?

photo under fair use Zimbabwean dollars that is! Three raw eggs and it was a pleasure doing business with you sir! Zimbabwe suffers from what’s called Hyperinflation. That is inflation spiraling out of control. When the Zimbabwean dollar was introduced in 1980, it was actually worth more than the US dollar. At that time, the […]

November 26, 2010 14
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