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HOWTO set up a home filing system

In my last post I covered the basics of a filing system. That’s just one part of the story. You still need to pick and stick to a filing technique. I’ve been using a system for sometime now and it’s been working out pretty well. No more paper clutter. The minute I get mail, it is neatly filed away without spending too much time doing it. You come home from work, the last thing you want to do is sit and spend half hour filing!

April 10, 2010 1
OptionsHouse

Review of online broker OptionsHouse Part II

This is a continuation of my earlier post on the account opening process at OptionsHouse. Once I mailed in the application it took 5 business days for the account activation email to arrive This gives you access to a virtual trading account with $5000 virtual money. Might be useful if this is your first trading […]

April 6, 2010 0
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A review of Fidelity’s iPhone App

Fidelity’s iPhone app is a nifty little finance application. Among various free, market tracking apps, I found Fidelity’s to be the best. It’s elegance is in its simplicity. Trading features are members only of course, but anyone can check out the rest of the tools. CNBC’s app was too cluttered for my taste. Morningstar’s app […]

April 4, 2010 7
frugal-account

A powerful technique to supercharge your savings

We all like to save money. What we don’t realize is how much small, everyday savings add up. I’m going to tell you about a powerful savings technique, that has been fun, addictive and quite profitable (no pun intended!) Here’s what you do. Open a high interest savings account. Let’s call this our ‘Frugal’ account! […]

April 3, 2010 6
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A beginner’s guide to a document filing system

When it came to filing systems, I was a complete newbie!  I decided to do something about it and realized I didn’t even know what to look for if I had to shop  for my filing needs! If you are like me, this primer will be of great help. There are so many options out […]

April 2, 2010 4
Free Equifax Fico report from DCU

DCU now offers free Equifax FICO credit score

DCU recently rolled out a new service to all its members – a free monthly FICO credit score report! Absolutely love it! Yet another reason to move your money to a Credit Union. I’ve been with DCU since 2001, have never stepped inside the bank, but have been more than satisfied with their service. If […]

March 30, 2010 1
The best pf posts from the web!

If I had to bet all my savings on one stock, I would bet on this one!

Now that I have your attention, never ever do that! That’s some terrible advice!  Betting your savings on one company is never a wise investment strategy.  Diversification is the key.  Spread your risk.  Think Enron, AIG, GM.., in case you’ve been living under a rock, they all tanked! But to make up an interesting read, […]

March 27, 2010 6
ShareBuilder from ING DIRECT_5 Free Trades Promotion

Get 5 real time Sharebuilder trade credits with this coupon code!

Sharebuilder is offering 5 realtime trade credits for a limited time.  The credits expire August 1. Remember selling any security in Sharebuilder is counted as a real time trade and you’ll be charged $9.95.  So this offer is great if you want to lock in some profits! Here’s what you need to do: Step 1: […]

March 22, 2010 4
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List of online broker commissions

Here’s a list of discount brokers and the commissions they charge. I’ve also listed transfer out fees and account minimums. Transfer out fees or ACAT fees are fees brokerages charge when you move your assets to another broker without selling liquidating your securities. ACAT fees are important if you are thinking of just trying out […]

March 21, 2010 0
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What I don’t like about Fidelity

This is more of a rant… Every time I do a fund transfer to Fidelity, I have to wait for 5 business days before I can begin trading, which amounts to 7 calendar days. A full week. My only basis for comparison is Scottrade. With Scottrade, the ACH transfer is almost instantaneous. No 5 day […]

March 20, 2010 0
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