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Presidential Bank Lowers Rates on Savings and Checking

by Luke Landes

Another day, another interest rate change. Consumerism Commentary reader Brian wrote in to let us know that Presidential Bank lowered its interest offered on the savings account to 4.4 percent APY and 3.5 percent APY on the checking account.

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The New Quicken Online: A New Direction for Money Management Software

by Luke Landes

The other day, I participated in a preview of the new Quicken Online product, scheduled to launch on January 8. This new product is intended to compete with some of the existing money management web tools currently existing, like Mint, reviewed by Sasha here, Geezeo, and Wesabe. Intuit has spotted a need for a more ... Continue reading this article…

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Consumerism Commentary Honored in BESPy Awards

by Luke Landes

Andrew Horowitz is the author of The Disciplined Investor and creator of the podcast that accompanies the book. He has also created the annual “BESPy” awards, to celebrate blogs, education, sofware/sites, and podcasts focusing on personal finance and investing. Andrew’s latest podcast announces the winners of the first BESPy awards. Consumerism Commentary was presented with ... Continue reading this article…

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HSBC Direct is the Next to Drop Rates

by Luke Landes

The massacre continues with HSBC Direct, the latest high yield savings account to drop its interest rate. The new yield is 4.25 percent APY, and I’ve updated the list of the best interest rates.

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Teaching Children Practical Money Lessons: Entrepreneurship

by Luke Landes

It’s important to impart a financial education to younger generations, just like the Rogersons who are teaching their children about investing. When you invest, you are relying on other companies before you can make any money. The companies in which you invest must perform well and brokerages must stand between those companies, their profits, and ... Continue reading this article…

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Early Morning Roundup: Journeyman

by Luke Landes

I’m disappointed that the NBC television show Journeyman has been canceled. Last night’s final episode seemed like the writers rushed to close the storyline. I’m probably just a sci-fi geek, but despite a first-impression resemblance to NBC’s Quantum Leap (and more resemblance to classic science fiction literature), I found the show to be quite unique ... Continue reading this article…

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Emigrant Direct Interest Drops to 4.65% APY

by Luke Landes

Emigrant Direct dropped the interest rate on its savings account today from 4.75 percent to 4.65 percent annual percentage yield. I’ve updated the list of current checking and savings account rates to reflect the change.

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UPS Stealth Delivery

by Luke Landes

Last week, I ordered some new high definition audio/video cables and an HDMI powered switch to prepare for the Blu-Ray player I’ll be receiving as I spend Christmas with my girlfriend’s family. I placed the order with MonoPrice.com, and I expected the delivery yesterday. As I normally do, often without thinking, I directed the cables ... Continue reading this article…

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Teaching Children Practical Money Lessons: Investing

by Luke Landes

Last week, I wrote about a family that has a hard time saying no to the children when it comes to fulfilling the kids’ material desires. There were a number of suggestions in the article and the discussion on Consumerism Commentary with thoughts about how such a family could impart healthier financial values. A recent ... Continue reading this article…

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Early Morning Roundup: Old Maps

by Luke Landes

It may be kind of a cliché of sorts, but I like old maps. Hand-designed cartography may not be considered art by anyone who knows anything about art (and I do), but there is something about the lines and the underlying vision of the world before satellite imagery that I find attractive. On my living ... Continue reading this article…

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