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What Happens When the Fed Lowers Lending Rates?

September 19th, 2007 · No Comments

Ben Bernanke took out his wallet and lowered the key interest rate by a full half point. When the Fed lowers prime rate, market become uppity. Think of it as everyone getting their loans cheaper from the government. Banks can now borrow money from the Federal Reserve at 4.75% interest. This discount will make its [...]

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Low Cost Insurance in Pennsylvania

September 14th, 2007 · No Comments

Lowcostpahealthinsurance.com is a site that offers affordable Pennsylvania health insurance. I was looking up plans for my employer when I came across the site. The offer coverage for Pittsburgh health insurance plans including Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Aetna.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that these don’t work in Philly. There are some very useful tips [...]

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So What are Reverse Mortgages Anyway?

September 12th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Reverse Mortgages are mortgages in reverse. A financial institution will pay you money against your equity on a house or property owned by you. In a mortgage, as time goes by, your equity in a house goes up and the loan amount goes down. In a reverse mortgage, your equity decreases with time, and your [...]

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Find a Low Rate Mortgage

September 12th, 2007 · No Comments

Despite the recent downturn in the lending market due to the low-rate mortgage hassle, business is still on at many mortgage lenders. The key to finding low rate mortgages is to have a good credit score. If your credit score is great, then you probably will get the same low rates from a multitude of [...]

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Mortgage Calculators Deserve Their Own Site

September 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Here’s a site promising to deliver Mortgage Rate Calculators. It looks like it is a pretty new site, and very much in the works, but the idea is neat – have a set of calculators for things like mortgage rates, amortization payments and the kind. For those not in the know, amortization is the concept [...]

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Compare UK Credit Card Rates

September 10th, 2007 · No Comments

There’s no comparison of the rates for gas cards in the UK, but otherwise, UK Financial Options is an excellent resource to compare credit card rates. Surely, they must have Gas cards in the UK. Or are they “petrol” cards? I could find neither at UK Financial options, but I did find a good table [...]

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Now’s the time for Christmas Shopping

September 10th, 2007 · No Comments

I know, Christmas still seems far away, and that is precisely the reason why you should start shopping now. Starting now will give you the time to hunt for the best deals, and wait for the right price – before the whole world crowds the mall. The most difficult part of Christmas shopping is, of [...]

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Digital Signage Coolness

September 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Ever wondered how, or who makes the digital signs that seem to be everywhere these days?

Image from user wfryer (Wesley Fryer) on flickr

Digital signage is popular for a reason – they are highly effective in getting across to the casual consumer. That’s why you see them everywhere from the checkout counters at grocery stores to [...]

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Certificate of Deposit (CD) Rates

September 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Certificates of Deposit are a fixed-term investment option offered by banks, credit unions and other financial institutions. So basically, in a CD, you put in some money, and after a fixed period you get your money back with interest. You can’t take out the money you put in until it matures. The lack of liquidity [...]

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Very Professional Business Cards with Zest

September 9th, 2007 · No Comments

My landlady is a real estate broker with a local firm. When she gave me her business card, the first thought I had was, “Wow, they do them with a photo in the foreground and the background?” Her card managed to pull it off without looking too gaudy, and I have been searching for cheap [...]

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