Category: Savings

5 Easy Spending Cuts To Eliminate Debt

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 your debts. This is not healthy for your physical well-being or financial well being. There are some forms of debt that […] continue reading

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 issues with HSBC Advance that always frustrate me a little. Similar to when I continued to drag my feet on moving […] continue reading

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 account can not only be embarrassing in the case of returned checks but also very costly. Banks have been criticized for […] continue reading

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 and some hassle. Check All Options When you do your booking, especially for air tickets, check all the possible ticketing sites […] continue reading

12 Simple Ways To Save Money On Groceries

If you are tallying up your expenses every month, you may be shocked at how much you are spending on groceries. Obviously, groceries aren’t a luxury you can do without and perhaps that is why so many of us are lenient with our grocery budget. However, there are many ways to reduce this monthly expense. […] continue reading

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 a little easier. Whether you want to know where to get the best deals on electronics, compare prices, or limit the […] continue reading

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 a far cry from the 6.00% APY that was being offered last year at this time on all new deposits but […] continue reading

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 Orange Savings Account has been changed to 3.65% APY. In addition to the changes on the savings account, ING DIRECT has […] continue reading

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 expenses would help you in saving more money. Take a look at your monthly expenses. Mark the things that you spend […] continue reading

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 provide a few new attractive options for your investments including the introduction of index fund options from Vanguard. The new administrator […] continue reading