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One portfolio manager to rule them all!

If you have multiple brokerages, the most frustrating part is that you don’t have a consolidated view of all your holdings.  Of course you could use a service like Yahoo Finance or Google’s portfolio, but then you have to manually enter everything.  No free service exists that can pull information from other brokers and present […]

June 3, 2010 6
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Quiz Me This! (Memorial Day Edition)

As a kid, I loved quizzes (I still do)! Quizzes are challenging and fun and attempting them made me proficient in whatever subject I chose. I was wondering why not try the same with MoneyCone! Quizzes are a great way to learn without a lot of verbiage and they give you a sense of accomplishment. […]

June 2, 2010 1
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Timeless Posts (Credit scores, iPhone apps and Craigslist)

As a blogger I love reading what other bloggers are blogging about. Timeless Posts are blog posts that I found interesting or noteworthy where I learned something new and think you might too. What is a credit score? Such an important part of your life, yet not many understand what exactly a credit score is. […]

May 31, 2010 5
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HOWTO get your credit score from all 3 credit bureaus for free!

I check up on my credit scores regularly and I don’t pay a dime. No I’m not shilling for sites that have the word ‘free’ in the website address but need you to fork over your credit card to show you your credit score! Here’s how I do it: To get my TransUnion score, I […]

May 29, 2010 4
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How I cancelled DirecTV without paying an Early Termination Fee

Yes I actually did cancel DirectTV before the end of my contract without paying a fee and without even asking (at least not directly)! Now this is not a post about canceling without ETFs, but more about saving money. I was looking at ways to rein-in spending and my focus was on expenses that are […]

May 27, 2010 16
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How you can profit from this market crash

On thursday by 2.48 pm, Dow had dropped 998 points, its largest intraday drop in history! No one knows what caused it. Was it a computer glitch? Human error? Goldman Sachs? While they are still figuring out who is to blame, the investors got spooked. The Dow recovered briefly but the next day witnessed a […]

May 8, 2010 15
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More details on Vanguard’s commission-free ETFs

Thanks to Schwab and Fidelity, Vanguard had no choice but to offer commission free trades! Not exactly as free as Schwab or Fidelity… Here’s the fine print: If you have a balance of less than $50,000, you will incur an annual fee of $20 This amount must be invested in Vanguard funds or ETFs.  If […]

May 4, 2010 3
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Woohoo! Vanguard to offer commission free trades on ETFs!

Vanguard announced today that it is offering its entire range of ETFs commission free to its clients! This is huge, since Vanguard has some of the lowest expense ratios and Fidelity and Schwab were slowing eating away Vanguard’s market share by offering commission free trades on their range of ETFs. For example Fidelity offers EEM […]

May 4, 2010 9
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