I've gotten over $200 in cash back from them at places I would have shopped anyway! Ebay, Staples, more! I put it at the top because they ROCK. Basically, you get a kickback from Ebates when buy.com or whoever pays them. Win-win. If you like throwing money away, don't use them!
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Friday, April 30, 2010

I'm Pretty Excited about Sharebuilder

This is a great way to set your kids up with a brokerage account. No mins to open, and reasonable fees if you're low volume/low balance. Both of my children have one.

ShareBuilder - Welcome page

After you make an account, you can get 5 free trades.

You can use the promotional code HVC09NY to get 5 free trades at Sharebuilder.

To enter your ShareBuilder promotional code, log in to your account, navigate to the Accounts tab, and then navigate to the Promotions tab, where you can enter your promo code for 5 free trades.

I set my kids up with a couple of high income closed end funds that pay a dividend. Sharebuilder can be set to reinvest this dividend in the stock, so it keeps growing.

Start them out today, and use it as a teaching occasion about money, investing, etc. You'll both have fun with it and be glad you did it.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A couple of quick thoughts on the Stock Market

I can't help you if you need money right now. But if you need it in about 5 years let's say, I think you could put a list of solid companies (or as solid as they come) on a dartboard and toss one for a bargain.

"11 year low" people. That's a fire sale.

If we're not at the bottom, you're close enough so that you're still going to make some money when it turns around.

Here's something to think about: we're selling selling selling and it's going down down down. Right?

Well, who's buying? Someone is. And those someone's are going to make a lot of money later.

Thursday, February 28, 2008


Updated 2/28/08

I like the cost, but other brokerages have faster and easier to navigate sites. But, if you're going to buy stocks and let them sit, and perhaps want a lower margin rate too, this is a valid choice.

The Problems: Getting your statements online appears to hang. With Firefox, you get a popup window from cgichicago.com with "Searching for your document..." in it. Firefox under Mac OS X really just downloaded a file something like 'viewpdf2.asp' to your desktop (or wherever your default download directory is). Just rename it to a .PDF and it will work. Annoying.

The Good:
Setting up and getting funded was easy and quick.

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