The Simple Dollar Morning Roundup: Infant Fever Edition

My son has a 102 degree fever and is sleeping fitfully. I can’t sleep, so it’s time to read a bit of personal finance news!

ING Direct: The Dark Side of Online Banking The lesson learned here is that if you use an internet bank, you should consider using the internet to access that account, not the telephone. I’m actually glad that the telephone staff at ING is that vigilant about security. (@ get rich slowly)

Mint In Box There’s a good reason why people would be willing to bid $5,100 for a mint in a box on eBay: it’s a marketing ploy – and a good one at that. (@ mighty bargain hunter)

Be Prepared For Black Friday The picture alone makes it worth the link, but the advice is excellent, too: if you go in unprepared, Black Friday can be like the running of the bulls. Yes, oh yes, I was there one year when a store put out 100 Furbies on Black Friday. It was a stampede, I tell you…. stampede… (@ the consumerist)

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