Smart Sounding Financial Stuff We Wish We Understood Better

• How Vanguard makes it easy to open a simple IRA with direct rollover. This link assumes you 1) have a job 2) are vaguely conscious that your diluted Social Security bennies aren’t going to be enough to fund your Soma addiction in your sunset years.
• How to pick the best reward card. What would I like better in a few months, a toaster, or more beer money?
• Sign up for a BofA account and get a free iPod nano. The hidden cost is that BofA sucks.
• eLoan joins the high-yield online savings game with 5.5% interest. What are you getting on your brick and mortar bank savings now? 2%? 1? Point?