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links for 2007-03-30

by Luke Landes

ScribeFire Rocks at Meta Best Blog Win Nickel talks about a tool for writing blog posts, ScribeFire. He’s also looking for suggestions for other tools. [Meta] (tags: blogs writing technology tools scribefire performancing) Ten Tax Blunders That Can Cost You Claiming ineligible dependents, payments to caregivers/nannies, alternative minimum tax, leaving out income, etc. You will ... Continue reading this article…

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CitiBank’s New Fee: Forget About Credit Card Arbitrage

by Luke Landes

The thing about playing the credit card balance transfer “game” is that you have to pay by the credit card companies’ rules — and they can change these rules with very little notice. On my most-used card, the Citi Dividend Platinum Select Card, CitiBank lowered the cash back rebate last year, making it more difficult ... Continue reading this article…

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links for 2007-03-29

by Luke Landes

Subprime Foreclosures Will Hit 2.4 Million Subprime loans and foreclosures are everywhere in the media these days. What is the contratian’s position? Now that everyone realizes what we all knew — that these loans are dangerous — is it the right time? [CNN] (tags: loans mortgage realestate foreclosures subprime lending) What Debit Card Companies Don’t ... Continue reading this article…

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Quicken Giveaway, One More Day

by Luke Landes

If you’re interested in a free copy of Quicken Property Rental Manager, you have one more day to enter for the chance. Just leave a comment on this post after reading the other comments and reviews, and leave a valid email address so I can contact you if you win. I’ll be holding the “drawing” ... Continue reading this article…

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Tax Freedom Day

by Luke Landes

If you were to designate all of your income to your taxes (federal, state, and local) starting with January 1, New Jersey residents would have to keep doing so until May 10, a good ten days after the national average. MSN Money has an article including a table with the Tax Freedom Days for each ... Continue reading this article…

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Bipolar Landlords: Revoking Credit Card Rent Payments

by Luke Landes

For the second time since moving into this apartment several years ago, the landlord (a national corporation, not an individual or a family) has decided to stop accepting credit cards for rent payments. While I suppose this is good for tenants who don’t pay their full credit card balance every month, but I’ll no longer ... Continue reading this article…

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HSBC Direct Will Offer High-Yield Checking, Are You Interested?

by Luke Landes

A reader pointed me to an article about high-yield online checking accounts. I’ve been following these stories with a little bit of “interest,” and I’ve already opened a new checking account at ING Direct. This article talks about some of the drawbacks of this account; namely the necessity of a “regular” checking account for transferring ... Continue reading this article…

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The Carnival is Up!

by Luke Landes

Rather than reading a ton of personal finance blog entries today, I was running around the office trying to get work done. Now that I’m home, I can relax and read through the contributions to the latest Carnival of Personal Finance, hosted at Tired but happy. Here are some choice selections at first glance. * ... Continue reading this article…

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ShareBuilder Now Supports Quicken Direct Connect

by Luke Landes

I recently logged into my ShareBuilder [affiliate] account to check to see if there were any tax forms I needed to consider. I was greeted by a new message describing ShareBuilder’s new support for direct downloading of account data into Microsoft Money and Intuit Quicken. These days, with the fees that the software makers charge ... Continue reading this article…

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3 Ways Waiters Can Steal Your Credit Card Information

by Luke Landes

The Real Hustle is a BBC show that describes how criminals, scammers, hustlers, and average tricksters manage to fool everyday people in typical situations. The three Hustlers — confidence trickster Alexis Conran, scam artist Paul Wilson and ‘sexy swindler’ Jessica Clement — carry out notorious scams on unsuspecting members of the public to reveal how ... Continue reading this article…

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