Being Citybroke is about perspective. It’s about seeing glitter in the gutter and a sense of humor when life is giving you everything you don’t exactly want and you’re hanging on for a dream that you sometimes can’t remember.
It’s not sales or survival - it’s an electronic letter from the trenches. It’s what suits who make $60K in at age 24 can’t even imagine. It’s Freedom. It’s Poverty. It’s Broken. It’s Beautiful.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Fat Wallet: Online Nirvana for Cheapskates

This site rocks. It has every online discount out there and a few that retailers put together just for Fatwallet users. Sign up and you'll be amazed at the savings. I actually use this site everytime I buy something online.

Interestingly, data from online traffic analysis firm Hitwise showed that the vast majority of Fatwallet faithful have a household income in excess of $250K. Rich people are better with their money!

Here a few: - New Customers: $10 Off & Free Shipping w/ $50 Purchase (nonprescription orders only - excludes contact lenses, gift cards, magazine subscriptions & bulk orders) - FatWallet Exclusive: $10 Off w/ $35 Purchase • w/ Coupon FTWT35 •
Sierra Trading Post - Extra 30% Off Over 6000 Items • w/ Coupon AC118A •(not combinable w/ other offers) - 20% Off Any Outlet Purchase • w/ Coupon OUTLET25 •

E*Trade is Awesome

I need to save cash.  But when I run low in my checking I just dip my dirty hands right into savings.  So I've decided to open an online banking account.  I'm not sure why I didn't do this before because so far it's pretty awesome. Right now I'm earning .1% (WTF!) interest in my Chase money market account (aka savings).  E*Trade Complete Savings (my choice of online savings) is offering a whopping 3.3%.  That is basically CD interest rates!  All you have to do is go to E*, sign up for an account and deposit at least $1, maximum $100 (for a day or two).  You have no minimum or fees, and free online transfers from any account.  In about 5-7 (which I'm still waiting on) you have your account.  Simple!  And you'll be earning WAY more money (33% to be exact), and it's a bit harder to get to when you really need to buy that new winter coat instead of X-mas presents for the fam (oops).  

And while your on E*Trade's site check out their checking accounts (offering 2.9% yield right now, as well as ATM refunds on any ATM when you get a debit card--hollar). You can also watch the cute baby TV ads.