Monthly Archives: January 2009

Quicken Loans Mortgage Rates

While many people are familiar with the Quicken line of software products, you may not be aware that Quicken offers many different financing products, including home mortgages and home refinance loans.  While recently surveying the best mortgage rates and best home refinance rates, Peak Personal Finance came across some Quicken Loans with interesting rates.  Here are a couple of examples:>>> [Read More]

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Variable Annuities Article Selected for Blog Carnival

Our Peak Personal Finance blog is dedicated to providing personal finance news and information that provides the best personal finance advice available.  Therefore, we are pleased that our article on Buying Variable Annuities was selected to be part of the Financial Planning Demystified Blog Carnival.>>> [Read More]

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New Credit Card Laws Will Give Consumers a Break

It seems a lot of financial bloggers have a fairly self-righteous view of credit card debt — tending to act like anyone who ever rolls over a balance is a lunatic.  However, here at Peak Personal Finance we realize that sometimes “life happens” and lots of real people sometimes have to resort to using credit cards to deal with real life issues that come up.  Sure, in an ideal financial world you’d live in a tent and save everything that you earned so you could have enough savings for all emergencies, college for all of your kids and enough to retire rich.  But for most of us, real life gets in the way sometimes.>>> [Read More]

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E-Trade Savings Account Rates

With the volatility that we’ve seen lately in the stock market, a lot of people are seeing some value in having a portion of their money in high interest savings accounts.  While it seems to us here at Peak Personal Finance that you wouldn’t want to put a large portion of your money in a savings account, we can certainly see the value in the liquidity of high yield savings accounts.>>> [Read More]

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