Darwin’s News, Upcoming Events, Links and More

There’s quite a bit brewing at Darwin’s Finance.  I figured I’d take this opportunity today to update readers on a few things and share some exciting news and upcoming events. The Carnival’s Coming to Town! For this upcoming week, I’ve been selected to host the premiere traveling carnival of top money posts from around the […]

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How Does Deferred Compensation Work?

I first heard of a deferred compensation plan a few years ago when one of my old bosses left my company and within a few years, quickly became a high-flyer in the organization, overseeing operations in several countries and managing thousands of employees with a global biopharma.  Evidently, many things went right for him, and […]

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Ally Bank’s Yields “Too High” Says Competition…and No-Penalty CDs

The head of the American Banker’s Association complained in this letter to Sheila Bair, Chairman of the FDIC, that Ally Bank’s CD rates and savings rates were too high.  They find it to be “egregious” that this former GMAC bank is offering such tantalizing rates given the government stake in GM.  While the trade group […]

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15 High Yield Corporate Bonds Raising Eyebrows

With corporate bonds slowly emerging from Depression-era pricing scenarios, there are still bargains out there in 2009 with many household names providing high yield income with seemingly manageable risk.  In reviewing the hundreds of high yield corporate bonds yielding over 8% (I chose this yield since it is roughly what stocks return over long time […]

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Weekly Links – The Future of Iran Edition

Another week of great reads.  These are entries from blogs I frequent, and I hope you will too (just come back!).  I’ve also included various finance/investing carnivals that published my material this week as well as my posts within my network since the last weekly links.  This week, Iran’s historic election and subsequent outrage from […]

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Structured Notes: Products Deliver Guaranteed Returns in any Market

Structured notes are an oft-overlooked investment product since they aren’t widely publicized to retail investors and often come with rigid investor requirements.  However, if you qualify and have a means to access structured notes from a reputable (and financially stable) investment firm, they may offer you the guaranteed returns you can’t get anywhere else – […]

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How to Hedge Gas Prices and Put Money Back in your Pocket

What if I told you that you didn’t have to wrestle with skyrocketing gas prices again this summer like 2008?  With oil prices reaching new highs again and gas prices trailing in lockstep, it’s time to think about how to hedge your exposure to increasing fuel prices and save money on gas by whatever means […]

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FHA Loan Introduction and Explanation

The following is a guest post at Darwin’s Finance.  If interested in guest posting here, inquire further via this contact form. The FHA (Federal Housing Administration) was formed by congress in 1934, to help a needy country rise out of the depths of depression. The majority of the country did not own their own homes, […]

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