Still Waiting on Your Tax Refund? Find Out When It’ll Arrive
Apr 23

Still Waiting on Your Tax Refund? Find Out When It’ll Arrive

The 2014 tax season may be over, but many Americans are still eagerly anticipating their tax refunds. Knowing that they’ll get money back, they probably already have plans for how their tax refunds will be spent, saved or invested. But, when can they expect their refunds to arrive?

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Banks Reassure Customers That They Are Not Vulnerable to Heartbleed Bug
Apr 22

Banks Reassure Customers That They Are Not Vulnerable to Heartbleed Bug

The commotion around the “Heartbleed” security bug has everyone fretting over the safety of their personal information, usernames and passwords that can be hacked from vulnerable websites. Financial websites, in particular, may pose the most harm if they are subject to this security flaw, but most financial companies have informed customers that they are well-protected.

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Last-Minute Tax Filers Can Begin to See Refunds: 5 Things to Know for the Week
Apr 21

Last-Minute Tax Filers Can Begin to See Refunds: 5 Things to Know for the Week

Tax-season procrastinators who were able to file their returns around April 15 will begin to see their 2013 tax refunds hit their bank accounts. In other news, there’s some commotion in the mobile payment industry.

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New Chase iPhone App Touts New Look, Easier Navigation
Apr 18

New Chase iPhone App Touts New Look, Easier Navigation

Chase has revamped its iPhone application with a new design that aims to turn mobile banking into an experience as opposed to a dreary chore. In addition to a new look, the Chase iPhone app now offers streamlined and more intuitive navigation elements.

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Series I Savings Bonds Beat 1-Year CD Rates

Series I Savings Bonds Beat 1-Year CD Rates

There is a short window in which savers can make their money earn more than the top 1-year CD rate by investing in Series I savings bonds. The latest inflation numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics allow us to determine the upcoming rates for these bonds, and they look tempting.

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Simon Says: Having a Small Card Balance Can Help Boost Credit Scores

Simon Says: Having a Small Card Balance Can Help Boost Credit Scores

Consumers who are concerned about their credit scores are often looking for ways to improve their creditworthiness in the eyes of lenders. One aspect that has always puzzled consumers is whether or not having a card balance helps boost their credit scores.

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Savings Rates Report April 2014: Rates Frozen After Fed Meeting
Apr 16

Savings Rates Report April 2014: Rates Frozen After Fed Meeting

For the past month, everything has been quiet for savings rates. The national savings rate average remains steady at 0.29% APY. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve takes a major step back on how it will justify interest-rate increases.

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Best Credit Cards With No Foreign Transaction Fees: Spring 2014

Best Credit Cards With No Foreign Transaction Fees: Spring 2014

As we bid farewell to the harsh weather of this past winter, you may have started thinking about travel plans for the summer. If an international trip is on the agenda, don’t forget about the costs involved with swiping your credit card in foreign countries.

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2014 Tax Season Deadline Looms: 5 Things to Know for the Week
Apr 15

2014 Tax Season Deadline Looms: 5 Things to Know for the Week

It’s crunch time for people who are participating in the last-minute dash to file their tax returns. To them, nothing is more important than avoiding the wrath of the IRS. But for those who are resting easy because they already filed their tax returns, here some other news to look forward to this week.

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Expecting a Tax Refund? Don’t Worry About Missing the Filing Deadline

Expecting a Tax Refund? Don’t Worry About Missing the Filing Deadline

Tax Day has come and it’s no surprise that today happens to be one of the busiest days of the tax season. But, if you are expecting to receive a tax refund this year, you don’t have to join the other procrastinating taxpayers who rushing in their tax returns.

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