Category: Savings

American Express Balance Transfer Update 2

American Express Balance Transfer Update

It has now been almost two months since I commented about my American Express balance transfer woes, so I thought that I would provide an update. Free Money Is Good. After getting the balance...

3 Ways to Save $400,000 2

3 Ways to Save $400,000

Over at CNNMoney.com, there is an article about easy ways to save $400,000 that contains some very valid points. However, I think there are a few flaws with some of their suggestions and question...

Automatic Savings Plan 3

Automatic Savings Plan

How often have you said to yourself that you would really like to save more each month but you just cannot afford it? While there are many things you can do to find ways...

Children Managing Their Allowance 7

Children Managing Their Allowance

As I wrote in my post about teaching children how to save, we have been using a weekly allowance system for our children and have been quite happy with the results. However, today I...

Take Charge of Your Life and Money 1

Take Charge of Your Life and Money

Do you ever feel like your money controls your life? Do you have a lot of things that you would like to do but somehow never seem to find the time or money? If...

I Know I Should…So Why Don’t I? 0

I Know I Should…So Why Don’t I?

As last month came to a close and I completed my ritual of updating my net worth spreadsheet, I sat there wondering why I still have my emergency savings sitting in my ING Direct...

American Express Balance Transfer Woes 5

American Express Balance Transfer Woes

Late last year, I had taken advantage of a balance transfer offer from Citibank and received a check for $24,000 that I deposited into my ING Direct Orange Savings account. As it has been...

ING DIRECT Rate Increase 2

ING DIRECT Rate Increase

This morning I received an email indicating that the ING DIRECT Orange Savings account has increased their rate to 4.50% APY. While this is still lagging behind the current market leaders, it makes me...

Save $100 on Xbox 360 0

Save $100 on Xbox 360

If you have an Xbox 360 on your shopping list this holiday season, you might want to see if there is a MicroCenter in your area as they are offering a $100 rebate on...

Little Things Can Add Up 3

Little Things Can Add Up

With recent posts on ideas for finding additional sources of income and attempting to increase your income in order to help reduce debt, I thought the following post from MyMoneyBlog on how much can...