10 Realistic Ways to Cut Commuting Costs
May 30

10 Realistic Ways to Cut Commuting Costs

As the price of everything goes up, everyone is looking for easy ways to cut their commuting costs.  You can scour the internet for ideas, but many ideas just aren’t realistic.

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Can’t Afford to Repay Your Student Loans? Consider This…
May 28

Can’t Afford to Repay Your Student Loans? Consider This…

According to the Federal Bank Reserve of New York, the U.S. student loan balance in 2011 was a staggering $870 billion. Thirty-three percent of that debt belonged to people under 30. Thirty-two percent belonged to people aged 30 to 39.

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Forget Flowers & Cash: 5 Financially Savvy College Grad Gifts
May 23

Forget Flowers & Cash: 5 Financially Savvy College Grad Gifts

There’s a lot to celebrate after a college graduation. With a new life about to begin, graduates can use a head start in the right direction. There are many gift options to choose from, and if you have a new grad to shop for, consider a more creative alternative to the usual novelty gifts and

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How to Identify Hidden Treasures in Your Home
May 21

How to Identify Hidden Treasures in Your Home

As part of our Money Challenge for the month, the team at MyBankTracker will sell items that we no longer want or use. On Monday, we identified which items we plan on selling, and will utilize sites like Craigslist and eBay. If you have boxes of unwanted items, but aren’t sure which ones are considered

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Do or Don’t: Keep Old Credit Cards Open?
May 17

Do or Don’t: Keep Old Credit Cards Open?

One mistake many people sometimes make is closing their credit card account, after paying it off. Some believe closing an account can reflect positively on your credit history, but it can actually cause more long-term financial problems for you.

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What to Stash in a Safe Deposit Box
May 14

What to Stash in a Safe Deposit Box

Safe deposit boxes are often shown in movies as a tool to hide precious jewelry or cash from getting into the wrong hands.

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How Much Should You Spend On a New Car?

How Much Should You Spend On a New Car?

If you have been considering purchasing a new vehicle, you should invest in one you can reasonably afford. There are several considerations involved in the car-buying process and price is definitely at the top of the list.

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What Happens to My Debt After I Die?
May 13

What Happens to My Debt After I Die?

It is said there is nothing certain in life but death and taxes. We may not know when we will die, but it does make financial sense to plan ahead in case something should happen unexpectedly.

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5 Secrets Credit Card Companies Don’t Want You to Know
May 03

5 Secrets Credit Card Companies Don’t Want You to Know

When used correctly, credit cards may offer advantages over all the other forms of payment.  If you’re using a card with a rewards program, for example, you can earn cash back or points toward travel or merchandise. Unfortunately, credit cards have long held a bad reputation for being gateways to endless debt and financial ruin.

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7 Reasons You Haven’t Received Your Tax Refund Yet

7 Reasons You Haven’t Received Your Tax Refund Yet

If you’re lucky enough to receive a tax refund this year, you’re probably eager to receive it. The IRS says it should take under 21 days to issue a refund once it has been processed. If it has been longer than this, several factors may be holding it up.

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