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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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Compare Gas Credit Cards

September 8th, 2007 · No Comments

Continuing the results of my research on credit cards here. So I got turned down for the AmEx Business Card too. I thought I should be saving some money at the gas pump. BP had an ad at the pump promising some discounts for the first few months I use their card, and I made [...]

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Hyper Miling Defined

August 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Wayne Gerdes seems to have invented the term “hyper miling”. This article left me wondering how safe it is, though. Wayne defines, and makes up, terms that define the best practices to push your fuel economy ever higher. This includes taking turns at twice the speed limit, tailing trucks at less than a car’s length, [...]

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Tools to find Cheap Gas

August 26th, 2007 · No Comments

At one point, I was checking GasBuddy religiously for the cheapest gas in my area. Turns out, there are more ways than one to get information about cheap gas.
If desktop widgets are your preferred way of getting info, then there is Gas for Mac users, and GasWatch for Windows users. If you’d like SMS messages, [...]

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DealWhiz: Coupon Codes, Deals and Discounts

June 11th, 2007 · No Comments

I thought I had lost faith in the zillions of deal websites – you know the kind I am talking about, blogs, or sites that list deal after deal for electronics and stuff. I even frequented a forum that I have mentioned on this blog before, so I was like, “oh yeah, so what’s new?,” [...]

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Debt Consolidation Loans Lead to Even More Debt

May 28th, 2007 · 2 Comments

File this under “Weird, but True”. According to an article on the UK Personal Loan Store, more than 50% of the people who use a debt consolidation loan actually end up with more debt than they started with. Not that I am thinking of getting a debt consolidation loan – but the recent trends in [...]

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