• Posts Tagged ‘savings’

    SmartyPig Removes Check Fee; Giveaway Reminder

    by  • April 14, 2008 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    Big news for SmartyPig this weekend – they removed their $25 check fee, and in the future will only have the option to have your money directly deposited into your account. Do you want a $50 giftcard to jumpstart a savings account with SmartyPig? Enter our giveaway by 9 PM CDT tonight for your chance ... Read more →

    SmartyPig Mini-Review and $50 Giftcard Giveaway

    by  • April 8, 2008 • Tagged: , ,  • Comments

    <Homer Simpson> SmartyPig SmartyPig Does whatever a SmartyPig does </Homer Simpson> If you’re a regular reader of personal finance blogs, you’ve probably heard of SmartyPig, a new online social savings service. There have been a plethora of posts that review SmartyPig; I could give a review, but I think I’ll let the other 40 posts ... Read more →

    Is It Feasible For Us To Put Down 20% For A Home?

    by  • September 19, 2006 • Tagged: , ,  • Comments

    The home ownership bug has hit me as of late. This is a dangerous thing, apparently, as many hours of my day are spent looking at housing calculators, reading up about different types of mortgages, and most procastinating-ly, looking at various properties in Chicago (those virtual tours devour my lunch hour). I know I know ... Read more →

    Our Savings Rate vs. the American Savings Rate

    by  • May 14, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

    According to a new article, “The Urge To Splurge,” the average American now spends $1.22 for every dollar they earn. Yikes! No wonder the whole country is in debt! The article made me want to calculate our own savings rate for comparison. A quick back-of-the-envelope calculation for the last week shows that we spent 87 ... Read more →