My favorite savings account

June 16th, 2011

This week, I’m sharing my favorite accounts with you. Tuesday: The best checking account Yesterday: The best credit card Today: The best savings account In my last note, I talked about why American Express Starwood card is the best all-around credit card and the one I personally use. Today, I want to talk about another crucial piece of your ...

This guy is going to regret his life in 15 years

May 09th, 2011

Sigh. An email I got recently. Vito writes: "Love your name btw. Just ram it! lol. My investment strategy is non complicated. I invest everything I have in gold and silver. 75% silver and 25% gold. Simple and effective and no need to read any books. It's doing very well. Nobody I know has the slightest clue what's going on. ...

5 fascinating perspectives on money

April 06th, 2011

1. It's Coming: The $5 ATM fee My thoughts: Who cares if you have a checking account that refunds 100% of ATM fees? 2. Awesome tips on dealing with contracts My thoughts: From the article, the commenter writes: "This isn't even a housing thing, this is just a global thing. I don't think I've ever signed an employment contract without ...

How DARE they spend so much?

September 26th, 2010

People love to point fingers and act indignant about how much people spend on other things....until it comes to themselves. "I can't BELIEVE she spends THAT much on shoes." "$3,000 for an apartment! RIDICULOUS!" "$28,000 for a wedding? I had 500 people over and we only spend $350" (by the way, every single post on wedding costs ...

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Psychology of Money: The Last Mile of Saving

June 20th, 2010

A few weeks ago, while I was at a conference in DC, I was attending a panel on email marketing when someone raised their hand and asked a question about advertisers and CPM vs. CPA. If you've ever been to a tech conference and waited for the Q&A period, this is about when you start contemplating different ways ...

The world’s best coupon clipper

May 26th, 2010

I got this amazing comment from a guy named Mike on a recent post: I have to disagree with all those who rail against coupons. My wife has the last 4 months of inserts filed in our filing cabinet with a spreadsheet that she downloads that inventories the contents of each weeks insert. She then compares our grocery list to ...