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Bet Your Net Worth On Black… or Red… or Black…

This is old news, but I just ran across it. Apparently Ashley Revell, a 32 year old from England, bet his entire net worth on a roulette spin... and won. And by net worth, I'm not just talking selling his stocks. He (supposedly) sold everything he … [Read the rest]

VirtualBank eMoney Market Account now at 3.55% APY Interest

VirtualBank is the forgotten middle-child of the online banking world. It doesn't have the great 4.0% APY rate of Emigrant, and it doesn't have the advertising budget of Capital One 360. It offers a relatively competitive 0.75% APY now, with no fees … [Read the rest]

Free Credit Report and Score For MBNA Cardholders

MBNA is currently offering a free credit report and score from Equifax for cardholders at the following site. I read the whole long terms and conditions, and there is no 'free trial' or anything to worry about. You must input a valid MBNA credit … [Read the rest]

Presidential Bank Checking and Savings now at 4.0% and 4.12% APY

I knew Presidential Bank would step it up. I have the majority of my cash at there, and kept it there even in the wake of Emigrant Direct's recent 4.0% APY interest rate. Presidential Bank's Internet Checking Plus Account [review] now pays 4.0% APY … [Read the rest]

Get 5% back on Dining Out, Bookstore, Utilities, and More

While I'm still happy with the three main credit cards that I use for rewards, I just noticed that Citibank has come out with two new cards with good rewards: Citi mtvU Platinum Visa Card - 5 ThankYou Points per $1 spent on restaurants, … [Read the rest]

Carnival Time

This week's Carnival of Personal Finance and the new(ish?) Carnival of Debt Reduction are up. Lot of stuff to digest, check 'em out over the week like I do. … [Read the rest]

Millionaire Next Door Author Part of Get-Rich-Quick Seminar

I just got an invitation in the mail to a "special VIP guest" at something called the American Training Conference, where I get the chance to be trained by 5 of the wealthiest self-made multi-millionaires in the country and learn their secrets. And … [Read the rest]

Thrift Store Shopping For Fun and Profit… or maybe just Fun

My wife and I were at Goodwill today looking for some Halloween costume ideas (she rejected Slutty Nurse - go figure). I came across this old Kodak camera from the 1900s for $20. I'm no shutterbug, but it looked really cool and I thought it would be … [Read the rest]

Investor Beware: Pac Equities = Scam

Back in May I blogged about Pac Equities, a 'Private Equity Funding' establishment who supposedly did high interest loans to non-traditional real estate transactions and offered 10% interest on your money. Every commenter told me to stay far, far … [Read the rest]

Capital One 360 now at 0.75% APY

Capital One 360 is now showing 0.75% APY on their site. Hmm... a rather weak reply to Emigrant Direct's jump to 4.0% APY if you ask me. Still, the beauty of these accounts is that you can transfer money between them as you'd like. Although I'm sure … [Read the rest]

How To Convert Your Paper Savings Bonds to Electronic Format

I've got some U.S. Savings Bonds from back when you could buy them with no fees with a credit card and earn cash-back rewards. Unfortunately that ended in 2003. But I still have these paper bonds worth over $5,000, just asking to be misplaced or … [Read the rest] Now Charges Sell Commission

If you got in on the free iPod shuffle offer or the $24 referral bonus offer, be aware that as of 9/30 has changed their commission schedule so that it actually costs money to sell your share of stock. Before it was free. I … [Read the rest]