Finding a Mortgage

Okay, I’ve previously asked for your help in finding a realtor. We still haven’t settled on who we’re going to work with, but we’re close (more on that soon). Now we’re looking for a mortgage. When we bought our current house, the builder guaranteed that they would match the best terms that we could come […]


Money Poll #7: Online Banking

Not quite a year ago, I wrote about the prevalence of online banking amongst Americans. At that time, roughly one-quarter of all American adults banked online, with 60% of internet users between the ages of 28-39 taking part. I was thinking back on these numbers earlier today when I decided that it would be interesting […]


(Even) More ING Direct Referral Links

Just a note to let you know that I’ve posted yet another fresh batch of referral links for the $25 ING Direct account opening bonus. As before, keep in mind that opening an account through on of these links gives you an easy (and instant) 10% return on the minimum deposit of $250. If you’re […]


The Best of FCN – Selections from 02/06

It’s time for another look back into the archives. Here are some of my favorite posts from the month of February… 02/28/06 — Howard Stern is Underpaid 02/23/06 — Online Bank Contact and Routing Information 02/22/06 — HSBC Account Opening Process Complete 02/21/06 — Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps 02/17/06 — Exchanging Damaged Money 02/16/06 — […]


Tax Preparation Poll Results

The tax preparation poll results are in. The question of the week was “How do you do your taxes?” and it looks like the winner is tax prep software, with 40% of all respondents using TurboTax, TaxCut, and the like. Online tax prep came in a distant second at 25%, followed by independent tax pros […]