Blockbuster’s Blockbuster, Netflix Prize and the Stocks

I am currently a Blockbuster Online customer and have been a Netflix customer in the past. I have generally preferred Blockbuster because of the two free in-store rentals with the service. However I was disappointed that the stores and the online service were not integrated as well as they could be and IMHO should be….

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Savings Rate Shootout – Nov 06

Here is a comparison of rates of the highest APY online savings accounts. There are several new additions to the list and ING Direct has been taken off because they no longer offer competitive rates amongst online banks. The best rates are in bold. Bank APY Emigrant Direct 5.05% HSBC Direct 5.05% Amboy Direct 5.25%…

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Auto Insurance and are you covered???

A while back I got into an argument with some friends about whether I am covered by my insurance while driving a rental car. They said I’m not. So I called up my insurance company Liberty Mutual and was told that my coverage holds when I drive a rental. Also last week I needed to…

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The End of 5% Cash Back??

Citibank Dividend Platinum Select is ending it’s 5% cash back 🙁 on gas, groceries and pharmacy and replacing it with 2% cash back on gas, groceries, pharmacy, utilities and cable. The Citibank website doesn’t mention anything about that yet. I’m going to wait until Oct. 13 when the 5% ends and then apply for another…

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Savings Rate Shootout

Here is a comparison of rates of the highest APY online savings accounts: Bank APY Emigrant Direct 5.15% ING Direct 4.35% HSBC Direct 5.05% Amboy Direct 5.15% Presidential 5.12% (upto $35000), 3.00% (above $35000) 4.60 – 5.13%

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