Archive for December, 2010

Free Shipping Day: Good or Bad for the Savers?

Posted on December 17th, 2010 by by Jesse Michelsen

For those of you that don’t know, today is free shipping day. Not every merchant on the planet is a part of free shipping day, but most of the ones you shop at are. This means that you can jump onto their webisite and order anything from their inventory, not pay any shipping fees and […]

Credit Cards and Facelifts

Posted on December 13th, 2010 by by Jesse Michelsen

Hey everyone, I just wanted to point your attention over to the Lending Tree Blog where I wrote an article on new credit card technology. Here’s a little excerpt for ya: The Kardashian Kard was short-lived, but don’t worry because something even more exciting than a celebrity in a little black dress is about to […]

Gift Cards: The Enemy Of Sincerity

Posted on December 13th, 2010 by by Jesse Michelsen

One of the biggest pushes that you will see around the later half of each year is that of retailers and their gift cards. Gift cards are essentially a credit to a store that is void of any identification so it can be given to someone else as a gift to spend as they like. […]

What The Piano Tuner Taught Me

Posted on December 9th, 2010 by by Jesse Michelsen

As an early Christmas gift of sorts, my wife agreed that it was finally time to get our piano tuned. I’ve already covered my foray into the world of piano so that’s not what I’m here to talk about today. Today I want to talk about Howard the piano tuner. When we got the piano […]

How To Really Teach Teens About Money

Posted on December 6th, 2010 by by Jesse Michelsen

In light of the horrible idea by the Kardashian sisters to give financial advice to parents and teens through a prepaid credit card complete with exorbitant fees and a rather generous shot of the sisters on the front, I thought I’d take the opportunity to give some alternative advice to you parents out there that […]

Kim Kardashian Kard Komes Krashing Down

Posted on December 3rd, 2010 by by Jesse Michelsen

Shortly after its launch, the Kim Kardashian Kard, touted as a way for teens and parents to learn money management skills, was pulled from the market. From the minute this product was first launch, it started quite the backlash from parents who aren’t completely stupid, the Connecticut Attorney General as well as the personal finance […]

I’m Giving The Gift of a Guiltfree Ungift. Join Me Won’t You?

Posted on December 2nd, 2010 by by Jesse Michelsen

I don’t have to tell you that there are plenty of people this year out of work and hurting. Some things have gotten better but for the most part we are still right in the middle of the recession. Yet there is word that sales this shopping season have picked up over the last few […]