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Equity Indexed Market Link CD
Updated: Aug 12, 2015 by CTM  |  2 comments  |  Bank Deals

Here's the text of the offer....thoughts?  "Upside Potential. Downside Protection. The equity-indexed BBVA Compass MarketLink CD® protects your read more

12 Best Checking Account Promotions Today
Updated: Mar 17, 2015 by Ally6770  |  3 comments  |  Miscellaneous

Checking account promotions vary from bank to bank and some are better than others. GOBankingRates investigated which major U.S. banks and credit read more

A Good Strategy For Increasing Future Retirement Income
Updated: Jan 29, 2014 by paoli2  |  5 comments  |  Financial News

“Social Security is even more valuable in a low (interest rate) environment. It’s gotten less attention than it deserves. But it’s a large component read more

Sharebuilder IRA Bonus
Posted: Jan 27, 2014 by CTM  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

This week brings a bonus offer from Sharebuilder for new IRA accounts. The deposit amount required to receive a specific bonus is clearly better than the read more

Scottrade IRA Bonus
Posted: Jan 23, 2014 by CTM  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

With IRA season in full swing, Scottrade has an IRA transfer bonus offer, with four tiers.  They will also pay up to $ 100 of the transfer fee read more

Compound Interest Calculator ....NOT Working
Updated: Dec 12, 2013 by Ricochet  |  11 comments  |  Miscellaneous

As said in subject title

Capital One / Sharebuilder Bonus - Up To $ 600
Updated: Sep 24, 2013 by paoli2  |  1 comment  |  Miscellaneous

I received an email from Capital One this morning for another Sharebuilder bonus offer. This one is good for both IRA and conventional brokerage read more

TIN Required When Paying By Cash ???
Updated: Sep 2, 2013 by Ally6770  |  9 comments  |  Ask The Community

The IRS is making business report anyone paying with cash to have an ID and SSN/ TIN  Not sure what the details are as far as a minimum amount , but read more

CD Type Annuities - Good Alternative To Today's CDs?
Updated: Jul 4, 2013 by Rosedala  |  6 comments  |  Ask The Community

A reader forwarded me some info she received on fixed annuities. She has two fixed annuities with features very similar to CDs (often called CD type read more

Installment Saving - Rate Update
Posted: Jun 17, 2013 by CTM  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

I was just in the Garden Grove (Brookhurst) branch, and got a current rate sheet for their Installment Savings.  It was dated 10/10/2012. There is read more

Build My Savings - Bonus Match
Posted: Jun 10, 2013 by CTM  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

I received an email for the Build My Savings account.  It offers up to a $ 250 per year bonus match, depending on three factors - the initial read more

Surprise $ 8.00 Checking Account Fee
Updated: May 22, 2013 by Shorebreak  |  1 comment  |  Bank Reviews

This morning I got the monthly e-mail from Wells Fargo indicating that my checking account statement was ready to view.  Much to my surprise, it read more

Up To $ 600 Sharebuilder IRA Bonus
Posted: May 18, 2013 by CTM  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

Another set of ShareBuilder bonuses for opening an IRA. $ 600 @ $ 125K, $ 300 @ $ 50K, $ 200 @ $ 25K, $ 100 @ $ 10K and $ 50 @ $ 5K. Promo code is read more

NCUA Closes Pepsi Cola FCU Of Buena Park, CA
Posted: Mar 17, 2013 by CTM  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

I saw this in the Orange County Register: http://www.ncua.gov/News/Pages/NW20130315PepsiFCU.aspx The CU had a 4 star rating as of September 2012, but read more

$ 350 Sharebuilder Bonus For $ 50K Transfer To A New Retirement Account
Posted: Oct 29, 2012 by CTM  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

Sharebuilder has another bonus for the transfer of a retirement account.  The promo code is RET350. The bonus requires a $ 50K minimum read more

1 Year CD @ 1.00%
Posted: Oct 2, 2012 by CTM  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

I just happened to see this flyer for a 1.00% CD at BBCN (formerly Nara Bank). While the rate is not great, it is competative.  If you are in read more

Immediate Annuities Aren’t For Everyone
Updated: Sep 10, 2012 by hal  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

This blog post by Rick Ferri is a good overview of immediate annuities: A Single Premium Immediate Annuity (SPIA) can provide a reliable paycheck once a read more

$ 250 Sharebuilder Bonus On Transfer / Rollover Of $ 25000+ To A New IRA
Posted: Sep 6, 2012 by CTM  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

A 1 percent bonus seems like a very good deal in today's interest rate environment. The deal code is RET250. This is the URL from an ING DIRECT read more

Hanmi Bank Free Checking Ending
Updated: Aug 13, 2012 by CTM  |  1 comment  |  Bank Deals

HANMI BANK. subject; Free checking ending   Minimum balance now needed to avoid $7 monthly maintenance charge.

Sharebuilder $ 200 Bonus
Posted: Jun 12, 2012 by CTM  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

Sharebuilder is offering a $ 200 bonus for opening a new (non-IRA) account, with a minumum deposit of $ 10,000.  Account must be opened and funded by read more

E*Trade Up To $1000 Bonus IRA/Rollover 401K
Updated: Feb 29, 2012 by CTM  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

This is Hu$tler from Hustlermoneyblog.com With Ken's permission, I'll be posting on all sort of bonuses on this forum. Feel free to reply and I'll help read more

$ 25.00 Bonus For New Money Market Account
Posted: Jul 15, 2011 by CTM  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

I received a flyer from Nationwide Bank, offering a small bonus for opening a new Money Market account. The direct URL is: http://www.nati read more

1.20% AAA Online Savings
Updated: Apr 14, 2011 by Ken Tumin  |  1 comment  |  Bank Deals

I received an email from AAA (Northern NJ), advertising the AAA co-branded Online Savings account at Discover Bank.  1.20% APY, (Discover Bank has read more

Rainbow (Installment) Savings Account Rate Update
Updated: Mar 27, 2011 by CTM  |  2 comments  |  Bank Deals

I was in the Garden Grove branch today, and these were the Rainbow Savings Account rates. $ 100K maximum per customer. In my experience, they enforced read more

Small Quantity Check (25) Order
Updated: Jan 4, 2011 by darkdreamer4u  |  12 comments  |  Ask The Community

Does any one know where to go to order few checks (25 or so)? All the places I see, the minumum order is for 150-200 checks costing $10.95 or more (+ read more

Installment Saving Account Rate Update
Updated: Dec 30, 2010 by Ken Tumin  |  1 comment  |  Bank Deals

I was recently in the Garden Grove branch, and these are the December 7th rates on the Installment Savings Account. 100K maximum per customer, and they read more

Bank Of The West - Ipod Touch Arrives Just In Time For Christmas!
Updated: Dec 23, 2010 by Ally6770  |  4 comments  |  Bank Deals

Today I received my iPod touch, from the Bank of the West checking account promotion. It is the 4th generation, model # A1367, part # PC 541LL/A.

Update - Bank Of The West Ipod Deal
Updated: Nov 26, 2010 by CTM  |  1 comment  |  Bank Deals

If you signed up for the free iPod deal and completed all the requirements, you should see an entry in your checking account transaction list that looks read more

Has The Bank Failed?
Updated: Oct 9, 2010 by me1004  |  5 comments  |  Bank Reviews

Went to the Bayside, NY branch of Wilshire State Bank on Sat. 10/9.  They were closed.  Called the Flushing, NY branch.  No one read more

HSBC Premier Promo Bonus
Posted: Sep 28, 2010 by CTM  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

I received a flyer for HSBC Premier, with four promo items. For a 100K "relationship" you have a choice of a $ 500 Apple gift card or 40000 points on read more