Category: Savings

Eliminate Debt 3

5 Easy Spending Cuts To Eliminate Debt

Being in debt is no fun for anyone. Depending on how much debt you have, what the interest rates are and your personality type, you could very well be losing sleep at night over...

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American Express Personal Savings Account

For quite some time I have held online savings accounts at both ING Direct and HSBC and have generally been an extremely satisfied customer. There were – and still are – a few minor...

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Tips To Manage Your Checking Account And Save Money

The banking industry has undergone numerous changes over the years making it important for consumers to stay abreast of changes to manage their accounts well. The consequences of making mistakes while managing your checking...

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Travel Tips To Save You Money

For those of you that are planning a getaway this spring or summer, I am going to talk a little bit about the dos and don’ts of travel to help save ourselves some money...

Top 5 Firefox Extensions To Help You Save Money In 2008 4

Top 5 Firefox Extensions To Help You Save Money In 2008

Shopping online presents a great opportunity for good deals and comparison shopping, but it can often be time consuming and confusing. Fortunately, there are simple Firefox add-ons that can make your online shopping experience...

HSBC Direct Interest Rate Update :: 3.80% APY 1

HSBC Direct Interest Rate Update :: 3.80% APY

While this should not come as any surprise due to the recent rate decrease by the Federal Reserve, HSBC Direct has officially adjusted their Online Savings Account interest rate to 3.80% APY. This is...

Wasting No Time – ING Drops Rates 3

Wasting No Time – ING Drops Rates

After the Federal Reserve cut short-term rates by 0.75 points on Tuesday, ING DIRECT wasted little time in adjusting their rates to reflect the recent rate cut. The interest rate on the ING DIRECT...

7 Tips To Save You Money 13

7 Tips To Save You Money

If you always stick to your budget and save a few dollars a day, then you are on your way to a debt free life. Keeping a budget log where you jot down your...

New Administrator For Illinois’ Bright Start 529 Plan 0

New Administrator For Illinois’ Bright Start 529 Plan

The Illinois 529 College Savings Program, named Bright Start, is currently in the process of transitioning to a new program administrator. For plan participants, this looks to be a very positive change and should...