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The nice FedEx lady just dropped off my own brand new 2nd Generation 2GB Silver iPod Nano - free (of course) courtesy of KeyBank. Thanks KeyBank! Unfortunately, it looks like the promotion is now over. Hopefully everyone who participated gets … [Read the rest]

AmEx Business Gold Even Better, $100 plus up to 100,000 points

Update: The below promotion is now expired. The New Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express OPEN now offers 3X points on airfare, 2X points on advertising, gas, and shipping and 1X point on everything else. The annual fee for this card is … [Read the rest]

New TradeKing $100 Opening Bonus

TradeKing, a newish online brokerage that offers $4.95 trades and no maintenance or minimum fees, is again offering $100 for opening an account with $1,000 and executing one trade using the promotional code TRADE expired!. I already received my … [Read the rest]

Mortgage Lenders Offer Savings Accounts, 5.25-5.50% APY

With rates rising, I guess they want some more money to lend out too: E-LOAN Online Savings - 5.50% APY on all balances. Minimum opening deposit of $5,000, no monthly fees. Countrywide Bank SavingsLink - 5.25% APY on balances of $10,000 - … [Read the rest]

I Spent A Lot of Money In Europe

Really no other way to put it :) Eating out in London is atrocious. After a while a £10 meal starts to look like a great deal, when in reality it cost you $19. A one-way subway ride in London starts at £3 ($5.60), and day-passes start at … [Read the rest]

Presidential Bank Launches Online Funds Transfer

It looks like Presidential Bank's promise of online funds transfer capability has come to fruition. I see that it is a CashEdge-based funds transfer system, the same system used by Bank of America and HSBC. See the FAQ. Similar to BofA, only … [Read the rest]

Free Stock Trades From Zecco.com?

Update: Please see my new Zecco Broker Review. I almost feel like it's the dot-com era again. This time, a new website called Zecco.com is saying that it will offer free online stock trades starting on October 9th, and instead make its revenue from … [Read the rest]

Are We The iPod Generation Too?

Lest you think things across the pond are so much better than things here in the States, I read today that according to a British study young people here are worse off now than their parents at the same age. In fact, they are coined the iPod … [Read the rest]

The Best Value For The Money In London

Whew! London is fun... and very expensive. Everything basically costs twice as much here. Burger King Whopper? On sale for ?1.99, or $3.80. No, I didn't eat one. ;) I just watched A Comedy of Errors at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. It was … [Read the rest]

Two $100 Business Credit Card Bonuses

As a follow-up to my post on Earning More Bonuses Using Business Credit Cards, here are two additional non-airlines cards with nice bonuses: CitiBusiness Card with ThankYou Network - 10,000 ThankYou Points after first purchase, redeemable for … [Read the rest]

Earning More Free Money Using Business Credit Cards

Many people aren't aware of the fact that anyone can apply for business credit cards, even if they are not part of a corporation or LLC. Just use your own name as the business name, and your Social Security Number as the Tax ID. Why? Because any … [Read the rest]

The Best Time To Buy Everything

Here are two different viewpoints on 'The best time to buy everything', one from SmartMoney and the other from CNN Money. Some excerpts are below, see the articles for more. Airline tickets SmartMoney and CNN agree: Buy on a Wednesday, about 21 … [Read the rest]