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Virtual Wallet Spend vs. Performance Spend

If you’re about to open a PNC Virtual Wallet account (read my Virtual Wallet review first, to learn the basics), you need to understand the difference between the regular “Spend” account and the “Performance Spend” account. If you do not sign up for the Performance Spend account, you are literally wasting money. Learn the benefits […]

August 7, 2011 | 2 Comments More
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Retirement Calculators

Even if you’re a twenty-something, just starting to invest in your Roth IRA, it’s important to have at least a simple retirement goal in mind. The famous Yogi Berra said it best: If you don’t know where you’re going, you might not get there. – Yogi Berra Once you know when you want to retire […]

July 25, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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BlackBerry RSS

Many BlackBerry applications can automatically track RSS feeds and deliver them right to your phone. Applications such as Viigo and BlackBerry News Feeds will both accomplish this task. However, before you decided to bog down your BlackBerry with yet another app, first consider that BlackBerry is able to handle RSS feeds on its own. How […]

July 18, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Weekly Roundup: Interview Questions, Frappuccino, Shopping, and Retirement

Weekly Roundup: Interview Questions, Frappuccino, Shopping, and Retirement

The Weekly Roundup is a collection of online articles from the past week that I found particularly noteworthy, educational, or enjoyable. The articles typically fit into the technology and finance themes of Modern Saver, but there are no rules. Please post your reactions in the Comment section and have a good weekend!  10 Companies With […]

July 15, 2011 | 1 Comment More
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Work Productivity

Productivity at the office is a common issue, especially among knowledge workers sitting in front of computers all day. Regardless of what your job title, we’ve all found ourselves mindlessly clicking through Facebook albums, checking personal email, or scrolling through online articles at work. I will be the first to admit that it’s not healthy […]

July 11, 2011 | 3 Comments More
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Blackberry Duplicate Contacts

If you’ve noticed multiple versions of the same contact in your BlackBerry, you may be experiencing the dreaded duplicate contact problem. Duplicate contacts in your BlackBerry may not sound bad at first. However, as you may know, multiple versions of the same contact creates a problem when you need to updated someone’s contact information. You […]

July 8, 2011 | 1 Comment More
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Weekly Roundup: Online Safety, Reputation, Retirement, and Pandora

The Weekly Roundup is a collection of online articles from the past week that I found particularly noteworthy, educational, or enjoyable. The articles typically fit into the technology and finance themes of Modern Saver, but there are no rules. Please post your reactions in the Comment section. Is it Safe to Bank Online? – On […]

June 17, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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At What Age Should You Begin Saving for Retirement?

Despite the wealth of financial knowledge available today, there is still a surprisingly persistent question among workers of all ages: “At what age should I begin saving for retirement?” The answer is simple: as soon as possible. There is no age that is “too young” to begin saving for retirement. Initial Investment at Different Ages […]

June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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Roth IRA Basics

An individual retirement account (IRA) is a catch-all phrase for a type of retirement plan which provides tax advantages for retirement savings in the United States. There are multiple types of retirement plans that fall under this category. However, one of the most recently established, the Roth IRA, has become overwhelmingly popular due to its […]

June 13, 2011 | 3 Comments More
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Netflix Special Offer Giveaway!

Modern Saver is giving away four one-month free trials to Netflix! How do you receive one? Simply fill out the Modern Saver newsletter form below with your name and email address by 10:00pm on June 8. Don’t worry, you will not be spammed and your email address will not be shared with anyone. I will […]

June 3, 2011 | 4 Comments More