Category: Savings

Any riskless assets including but not limited to checking, money markets, CD’s, bridge accounts, T-bills, etc…

PenFed CD Rates Looking Strong

I am not in the market for a CD right now, but if I were, I would certainly be heading to PenFed.  PenFed CD rates, even on short term side are looking strong.  The 2 year at 1.41% is really

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Let’s Talk About Envy

Let’s talk about envy.  I’m not talking the good kind that motivates you to save more like every time I read about someone maxing their 401k, Roth, and contributing to another traditional IRA or brokerage account.  I can do the

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Saving by Buying? How would that make sense?

How can you save money by spending money?  It seems pretty counterintuitive, but there are a few things I purchased in just the last week, that I expect will result in money savings in the long term. 1)  I got

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Pentagon Federal Credit Union Update

For years now I’ve been extolling the virtues of Pentagon Federal Credit Union, primarily for it’s Platinum Cash Rewards VISA.  Although many of the benefits of the card have eroded over the years, the key components of this card have been

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Recapping 2012 and Setting Goals for 2013

Well, 2012 was a pretty tumultuous year politically, and I was angry about the dereliction of duty by our Congress for most of it.  Luckily for you guys I left my rants out of this blog.  Coming into 2013 it

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$800 Auto Repair *Shrug*

Right now my SUV is sitting in the auto repair shop with multiple gasket leaks.  It's at least a 6 hour operation.  It will cost me over $800 to fix it.  I took it in for a routine oil change

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TreasuryDirect Wakes to 21st Century

Last night I received the news I've been waiting for at least 5 years.  Finally, TreasuryDirect is updating its archaic login process to the modern world.  The announcement on their website reads: Important Notice: To make our customers' experience better,

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Bye Bye BB&T Bright Banking

Dear BB&T, You just blew it.  I've been your customer for over 20 years, and you just let a monthly fee toss all that out the window.  For the past year and a half you've been trying to put a

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NC SECU Bridge Account Terminated

I am very sad to report that NC State Employees Credit Union is shutting down their bridge account program.  Originally started in 2007, the account offered a relatively risk-free way to play the markets.  It was great while it lasted.

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PayPal Money Market Fund Closing

I received the email this morning.  This was only a matter of time I suppose.  I remember when PayPal rates were competitive with ING.  According to a SmartMoney article: “Due to market conditions, financial advantages of the money market fund

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