A Few Quick Notes

by Kevin on March 23, 2009

ING Direct

ING Direct has dropped their “high-yield” savings account interest down to 1.5% APY. There isn’t much you can do about it as the other high-yield banks around are only paying perhaps 1/2 of a percent higher — essentially a meaningless difference unless you have hundreds of thousands of dollars in the bank.

New Personal Finance Book

Ramit Sethi — the blogger behind I Will Teach You to Be Rich — just published a book with the same title. It has skyrocketed up to be the #1 book in the personal finance (#6 book overall!) segment on Amazon. And it’s only $10.94! Congrats go out to him as he has been working on this project for two years.

Contest in April

I’ve been sitting on this for a while, but figured I would give everyone a heads up. I’ll be running a contest that will kick off April 2nd (figured the 1st might result in it being seen as a joke!). Plans are in the works to have a couple of cool prizes to give away. Still open to feedback on what my readers want to win — just leave a comment.

{ 3 comments }

Nate @ Debt-free Scholar March 23, 2009 at 12:35 pm

I like contests that involve book giveaways. I am looking forward to the contests!

Thanks,
Nate

Teri March 24, 2009 at 11:11 am

Some of the great books you talk about would be good give aways

CLB March 26, 2009 at 10:46 am

Have you considered a high yield checking account? I looked for one at a local bank (and learned it also offers the same nationally). A 5% APR if you meet some guidelines, such as 10 debit transactions a month, sign into your account once a month and have 1 automatic deposit/ withdraw. While it isn’t quite the ‘throw money in and forget about it’, for that rate of return I’m willing to put in a little more work.

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