Thursday, May 31, 2007

Visa Extra - 5000 Bonus Points From Wachovia!

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (]Our cross country fund raising tour has begun. From the east coast we flew to Seattle on the west coast. The weather is fantastic and so is the place especially Mt. Rainier. So here we go, writing about personal finance from Seattle.We are great fans of our credit cards because of its cash back points and

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Our US Cross Country Fund Raising Tour!

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (]Delightfully we annouce that we shall be taking off for our fourth cross country US tour on June 1st. For nearly 8 weeks we shall be traveling relentlessly from the west to the east coast by either road or air. Usually we cover about a dozen cities and our main goal is to raise funds for charity projects all

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Free Money - $250 In Signup Bonuses From NetBank!

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (]This is a superb $250 package of sign-up bonuses from Netbank. It can be broken up into three parts comprising of checking, MMA and CD bonuses. It is to be noted that Everbank has acquired Netbank so these deals can be changed at any moment without notice.HighlightsAll these bonuses are available ONLY to

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Great Low Balance Transfer Rate From FNB!

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (]Here is some exciting news from First National Bank (FNB). For those of you who are looking for a respite from high credit card APRs, FNB is offering a low promotional 2.99% APR, good until the balance you transfer is paid in full, on new balance transfers that are made and posted to your account by June 29,

Great APY from Performance Plus Savings Account!

First National Bank Omaha has come up with a great savings product named Performance Plus Savings Account offering a 4.50% APY. Without much ado here are the highlights:
NO monthly fees
NO minimum balance
4.50% APY on your entire account balance
FDIC Insurance up to $100,000 per depositor
Instant access to funds with a free ATM card
Check writing privileges with free standard checks

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Send Money On Skype With Paypal And Win!

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (]What is Paypal?PayPal provides us with the convenience of sending money to just about anyone with an email id! We do not need to know any other personal details of the recipient. It is great for settling small accounts with friends - for example our share of last weekend's get together.Those who shop or bid

Friday, May 25, 2007

Postage Stamps - New Rates, Discounts & Customizations!

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (]From May 14th USPS postage rates have changed. To increase popularity and add value, USPS has also introduced a new Star War series along with a new concept of Forever stamps! Here are the details on the new rates.Rolls of unused 39 cents stamps can be reused by adding 2 cents stamps. Since we are nearly

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Vanguard - How To Waive The $20 Service Fee On Mutual Funds?

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (]We have quite a few Vanguard mutual funds in our portfolio. Recently Vanguard changed its fee policy. Here are the details of the change:__________________________________________________________________"Four fees replaced by one account service feeThe following annual $10 account-related fees have been

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Free Cell Phone & $100 Free Money With Sony Ericsson W810i Phone!

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (]A few of our friends are graduating this year. They have put in a lot of hard work to earn their degrees. We felt that a new hot cell phone with some great bells and whistles would be an ideal gift!So we started searching for some of the best FREE cell phone deals currently available on the web. In our

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Everbank Acquires NetBank!

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (]We received a note from Erica informing us of Everbank's acquisition of Netbank. This is big news!To quote Erica:"I wanted you and your readers to know that EverBank, one of the nation’s largest privately-held financial services firms, announced today it has reached an agreement that will increase its assets

Monday, May 21, 2007

The 101st Edition of Carnival of Personal Finance!

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A warm welcome to all. Pull up a chair, ease yourself into it with a relaxing cup of coffee and enjoy the 101st edition of this wonderful carnival. For our new audience we share the inspiration that gave birth to this blog. Like millions of people enmeshed in the rat race of corporate America we were

Friday, May 18, 2007

FIRE Finance Is Going To Host The 101st Edition Of Carnival Of Personal Finance!

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (]We joyfully announce that we are going to host the prestigious Carnival of Personal Finance next week i.e. on 21st May. Last week COPF celebrated its 100th edition! This is one of the biggest carnivals in the personal finance blogosphere and reaches out to a large audience. So it might be a good idea to

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Online Checking Accounts: Part 3 - EverBank's FreeNet Checking

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (]Continued From:OCA-Part 2: Electric Orange Checking From IngDirectThis week we focus on Everbank's FreeNet Checking Account in our series on Online Checking. For the past couple of years we have been using this product from Everbank. They are a superb bank, constantly innovating and providing a smooth as well

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

E-ZPass With Budget Car Rentals!

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (]We are in the midst of planning for our forthcoming cross country tour of US this summer. This is our fourth tour but our enthusiasm knows no bounds. We are actively looking forward towards it. Often we have found that on the east coast the tolls hold us up and the long lines can be quite frustrating. Since

Monday, May 14, 2007

Firstrade Lowers Options Pricing & Receives #1 Ranking!

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (]If you need a referral to earn 5 commission free trades at firstrade, you may send an email with your FIRST and LAST NAME plus email id to [firegetters at gmail dot com]. We'll send you a referral.We received a note from Firstrade informing us that options trading at Firstrade has

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Online Checking Accounts: Part 2 - Electric Orange Checking From IngDirect

Continued From:
OCA-Part 1: Freedom Checking From BOFI

In our series on Online Checking Accounts today we analyze IngDirect's Electric Orange Checking Account. We had profiled them in March 2007. But things change pretty fast in the dynamic world of finance. This gives us the liberty to take a fresh look at this great product from ING Direct.

Electric Orange is America's first all electronic

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Zazzle - Coupons And Promo Codes

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (]This week we were busy ordering some customized gear for our personal needs. It involved printing of artwork on baseball caps and aprons. Since this was a big first time for us, we did a good research of the various online stores like CafePress, Zazzle, iPrint and others in their lot. To cut a long story

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Avoid Credit Card Fees And Interest Rate Increases!

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (]Having a high credit card bill in itself is a cause for concern. To add to it we don't want any exorbitant fees, finance charges and consequent rate increases. Given the slightest opportunity the credit card companies would be too happy to do so. We believe that with a little discipline and some simple

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