Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Top Five One Year Certificate of Deposits!

August is round the corner and it is time for the next round of creating CDs for our CD Ladder. Our research of the current 1 year CD rates is provided below for your perusal.

CD Period: 1 year

Virtual Bank
APY: 5.55%
Min Deposit: $10000

Rate Chart
Bankrate Rating: 3 star
Giant Bank
APY: 5.46%
Min Deposit: $2500

Rate Chart
Bankrate Rating: 4 star
Pacific Mercantile Bank
APY: 5.46%
Min Deposit

Monday, July 30, 2007

Best Airfares Now Delivered Directly To Your Desktop!

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (http://firefinance.blogspot.com).]Usually when we are searching for the best airfares we go to kayak or sidestep. However during our summer travels (in the last couple of months) we found that American Airlines was a steady winner in offering the cheapest prices to our chosen destinations. So we were delighted when we received a note from

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Rent Cars Online & Earn 500 United Miles!

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (http://firefinance.blogspot.com).]We have developed a habit of collecting as many miles as possible so that we can fly FREE with our award tickets. Since we travel a lot each year, this habit saves us hundreds of dollars annually. This deal from United caught our attention. It offers 500 extra miles when we rent from united.com/cars. Not only

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Fire Finance In Top 50 Frugal Bloggers!

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (http://firefinance.blogspot.com).]The Frugal Panda has compiled a list: "Top 50 Frugality Bloggers". With great joy we announce that FIRE Finance has made it to this list at position no. 2 in Financial Planning with an overall position of 27!Thanks to Frugal Panda for compiling this list of noteworthy bloggers writing on the subject of

Friday, July 27, 2007

Hertz Car Rental Discount Coupons - Part 3

Update: The latest discounts and coupons from Hertz can be found here.Our previous posts with Hertz rental coupons have been extremely popular with our audience. So we decided to publish more of them for the benefit of all.AAA Discounts Book by:Online at hertz.com or AAA.com/hertz Calling your AAA Travel Office or Hertz at 1-800-654-3080 The Discount CDP for all the PC#s shown below is CDP#

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Dollar Cost Averaging

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (http://firefinance.blogspot.com).]Art Dinkin of Moment on Money has written a nice article on Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA). So what is DCA? To quote Art:"Dollar Cost Averaging is a method of systematically moving money in (or out) of an investment over a period of time. While the technique would work just as well for taking money out of an

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Maximize the potential of your uninvested cash!

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (http://firefinance.blogspot.com).]Often we have cash sitting in our checking or brokerage accounts earning a tiny interest. Another common scenario is when the interest rates in our various accounts change and we do not reallocate our balances promptly. Consequently we lose income from interest on our hard earned money. We often wished that

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Protect Your Credit And Identity

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (http://firefinance.blogspot.com).]Bank of America has developed a product named "Privacy Assist Premier" to aid us protect our credit and identity. Privacy Assist Premier™ provides us with a suite of cutting edge tools which will aid us in our protection against credit and identity thefts. An analysis of Privacy Assist reveals the following

Monday, July 23, 2007

New Discover Motiva Card

Discover has come up with a great credit card that rewards its users when they manage their credit card payments in a timely manner. This cool deal from Discover waives off one full month of interest each time we make 6 on-time payments in a row. That implies that 12 on time payments in a year would lead to a waiver of two full months of interest. Good credit management really pays off!


Sunday, July 22, 2007

United Airlines Gifted Us 1000 FREE Miles!

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (http://firefinance.blogspot.com).]In June we had come across a deal from United offering 1000 FREE miles to its UAL Signature Visa credit card members who were willing to sign up for their ePay and online credit statement features. Since we travel a lot, we try to accrue as many reward miles as possible to avail the FREE rewards tickets

Friday, July 20, 2007

Received 20,000 Bonus United Miles!

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (http://firefinance.blogspot.com).]This summer we had applied for a credit card from United to avail its sign-up bonus of 20000 bonus miles. Well the good news is that about four weeks after our first purchase, we have received the sign-up bonus of 20000 miles. Not only that United has been extremely prompt in sending us the other goodies

Sunday, July 1, 2007

DTCC Presents The Powerful Finance Blogosphere!

[This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (http://firefinance.blogspot.com).]Simon of DebtConsolidationCare has created a magazine for personal finance bloggers from "The Bloghunt". The first edition has been titled as "The Powerful Finance Blogosphere". FIRE Finance has been listed at number 4 under "Good Finance Blogs". We quote Simon's to the question "Why this Blog Magazine?""The