Prepaid Cards and Overdraft

In the last few years, store gift certificates have matured into a diverse set of financial products including “open loop” prepaid cards capable of providing services traditionally reserved to banks. At the same time, tighter regulations on banks have raised the cost of bank accounts and driven many out of the banking market. Prepaid card…

I’m Glad I’m a Coca Cola Shareholder

I recently bought back shares of Coca Cola (KO) after the market took a bit of a dip over the last couple weeks. Back when I bought in the first time, the 2.95% dividend was enough to make it a solid investment, not to mention the symbol is also an abbreviation for “knockout.” But after…

5 Things You Can Do TODAY to Help Fight Inversion Smog

We get upset with companies that produce air pollutants, and with good reason. During the inversion seasons in the winter, our air quality often ranks below Los Angeles. But when it comes to sheer volume of particulate matter in the air, we might be ignoring the biggest contributors–ourselves. Mobile, on road, sources like cars, busses,…