Top Personal Finance Posts Of The Week – October 7, 2011

Posted October 7th, 2011 in Blog Carnival by Jeremy Waller

Top Personal Finance Posts of The Week
It’s Friday! That means it’s time for my weekly roundup of the best personal finance posts of the week. As usual, these are hand-picked posts that were either submitted via the blog carnival or interesting content that I plucked from my feed reader.

In no particular order, here are my favorite posts of the week:

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Should I Contribute to a 401(k) or Pay Off Debt?

Posted October 6th, 2011 in Debt, Investing by Jeremy Waller

Ah, the two biggest issues in the works of personal finance – saving for retirement and paying off debt. Both are incredibly important goals. Both usually take a significant amount of time and money. But which one is more important. Should 401(k) contributions take precedence over paying off debt?

First, it’s important to think about why you contribute to a 401(k) in the first place.  Continue Reading »

Everyone Is Wrong About Bank Of America’s Debit Card Fee

Posted October 3rd, 2011 in News by Jeremy Waller

Bank of America confiscating homes we don't own.

Everyone is up in arms right now because of Bank of America’s announcement that it is going to start charging $5 per month to use a debit card. People are outraged and saying things like – We bailed you out and this is the thanks we get? (BoA received $45 billion in TARP money.)

This whole mess was started by the Durbin Amendment that was signed into law in July 2010. This law placed a cap on the swipe fees that banks charge every time you make a purchase with your debit card. Right now, these fees average $0.44 per transaction. When the new law went into effect on October 1st, the fee was capped at $0.21 per transaction. Continue Reading »

Hot Deal Alert – Get 100 Issues of Business Week for $10

Posted October 1st, 2011 in Frugal Living by Jeremy Waller

Hey everyone. Just wanted to drop a quick note about an awesome deal I came across this morning.

As of the time I am writing this, you can get a 2 year subscription – 100 issues – to Bloomberg BusinessWeek Magazine for $10. That is a super deal. Cover price on these is $400.00. The best price I could find on a regular subscription was $100. At $10 this is a steal.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek (2 years) $10

Use coupon code BW10 at checkout.

BusinessWeek is a pretty good resource for information about the economy, industries, trends and the markets. At $10 I highly recommend you check it out.


Update: Ok – I found a couple more magazine deals. These aren’t my cup of tea, but they’re still good deals.