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Here is the Winner of The Big Money by Fred Kobrick

by Luke Landes

Earlier this week, I participated in JLP’s Question of the Day Marathon by asking about readers’ childhood experiences with money. The question received a number of great responses. To spice up the event, I added a giveaway. One lucky random commenter will receive a free copy of The Big Money: Seven Steps to Picking Great ... Continue reading this article…

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Ford Needs Gimmicks to Sell Their Cars

by Luke Landes

Ford is now offering 0 percent financing to those with bad credit. In the past 0 percent has only been available to applicants with great credit histories, but between today and September 5, Ford wants to get more people inside the dealership doors. Due to low demand for their vehicles, the company has yet another gimmick to ... Continue reading this article…

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Links for Wednesday, August 23

by Luke Landes

* How to Handle a Boss Who Takes Credit for Your Work [ComputerWorld] * Google Can Make or Break Your Company [FSB Magazine] * Your Car, the Black Box and Big Brother [CNN Money] * Savvy Negotiations for Your Future [BusinessWeek]

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Even Renting is Expensive

by Luke Landes

Melinda Fulmer from MSN Real Estate is reporting on the most expensive cities for renters, based on “average rent.” Unsurprisingly, New York is at the top of the chart, followed by San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, the OC, Boston, Oakland, San Diego, Washington, D.C., and Fort Lauderdale. With prices high — the average in ... Continue reading this article…

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CitiBank Discontinuing Dividend Platinum Select Cash Back Rewards Credit Card

by Luke Landes

Editor’s Note:  These limited-time offers have expired.  This rumor has been making the rounds: CitiBank is discontinuing your favorite cash-back rewards credit card and mine, the Citi Dividend Platinum Select. Hopefully, I’ll max out the year’s $300 limit before switching to a new cash-back rewards card. The replacement program will include 2 percent cash back on ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Round-Up

by Luke Landes

Here are a few articles from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond this past week. AllFinancialMatters wonders what your email inbox says about you. Free Money Finance says a high starting salary is worth $1 million and is frustrated with an issue with his elliptical machine from Sears. Blueprint for Financial Prosperity talks about creating joint banking ... Continue reading this article…

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The Ultimate Shopper’s Guide, Part 3: Music Downloads and Player

by Luke Landes

My friends swear by their iPods. I’m not exaggerating when I say that everyone has one. I don’t. I’d like a portable music player, but I’m not quite sure when I’d listen, anyway. My car radio and compact discs suit me fine for now. However, if someone offered me a way to carry around a ... Continue reading this article…

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The Age of Credit

by Luke Landes

I’ve been talking with J.D. of Get Rich Slowly about the rise of (the social acceptance of) personal debt in the twentieth century, which was somewhat spurred on by my MoneyBloggerPodcast interview. J.D. has included a passage from a book, Ain’t We Got Fun, in his recent post, The Dawn of the Age of Credit. ... Continue reading this article…

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