4 Smart Purchases for August
Aug 01

4 Smart Purchases for August

We’re officially into the last of the summer, and as we head into fall, here are four money to-dos you should keep on your list so that you take advantage of all the deals around you so you can save some money.

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5 Celebrity Prepaid Cards & Their Ridiculous Fees

5 Celebrity Prepaid Cards & Their Ridiculous Fees

Using the celebrity endorser: a marketing tactic as old as time. Credit card companies have long embraced celebrities, but their products have always been met with skepticism and backlash, and deservedly so.

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4 Major Bank Scandals

4 Major Bank Scandals

More news on banks behaving badly but not going to jail for it: yesterday, JPMorgan Chase agreed to pay $410 million to settle after the bank was accused of forcing an energy provider to “transform ‘money-losing power plants into powerful profit centers.’”

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Colleges Are Giving More Money to Wealthier Students
Jul 31

Colleges Are Giving More Money to Wealthier Students

And the situation gets even uglier, now with statistics to match: colleges really are giving well-to-do students more scholarship money than they are for students from poorer families.

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Jul 30

Social Security Application Process For Retirement Benefits

Social Security application should be considered carefully if you’re not planning on retiring early. The very first thing you need to know before you apply for retirement benefits is your full retirement age. Remember, depending on the year you were born, your full retirement age will fall between 65 and 67. Refer to this calculator

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Social Security Qualifications For Retirement Benefits

The first thing to note to see if you meet the Social Security qualifications for retirement benefits is that you must have contributed taxes towards Social Security in order to qualify for benefits. This money that you pay (in the form of taxes) converts into “units” that are used to calculate how much you’ll be able

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Social Security Facts to Familiarize Yourself With the System

Social Security: you’ve been paying taxes for it since you got your first paycheck and you noticed that you weren’t getting all the money you spent hours earning. So what is it and how does it work? Let these Social Security facts help you get more familiarized with the system. It’s not that complicated: Social

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DIY Money Challenge Contest Reminder: Win $50!

DIY Money Challenge Contest Reminder: Win $50!

Last week, the MyBankTracker team tapped into our creative side and wanted to see if we could save money and make an effective fly trap by ourselves, rather than buying one at a store.

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Student Loan Rates to Be Tied to the Market
Jul 29

Student Loan Rates to Be Tied to the Market

Earlier this month, we wrote that while Congress took their summer break, student rates doubled from 3.4% to 6.8% for any federal loan that gets taken out after July 1st. While we also discussed how it might not affect most borrowers and that it won’t be felt immediately, a doubling interest rate is never good

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Whoops, First National Bank Forecloses On Wrong Home

Whoops, First National Bank Forecloses On Wrong Home

Katie Barnett from Vinton County, Ohio is not having a good week.

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