2014 Tax Season Deadline Looms: 5 Things to Know for the Week
Yesterday, 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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Citi Launches New Credit Card to Replace Citi Forward for College Students
Apr 10

Citi Launches New Credit Card to Replace Citi Forward for College Students

Citi has replaced the popular Citi Forward Card for College Students card with the newly launched Citi ThankYou Preferred Card for College Students, the student version of the Citi ThankYou Prefered Card. The new credit card aims to reward young consumers with more points when they swipe when eating out and having fun.

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American Express Cardmembers Can Now Access Card-Linked Deals From One Place
Apr 08

American Express Cardmembers Can Now Access Card-Linked Deals From One Place

American Express is making it easier for card customers to access its personalized-deals program by launching a new web portal where customers can access card offers. Previously, the program was available through the American Express mobile apps and social media channels. The new site allows even more cardmembers to take advantage of the offers and

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New Rule Limits IRA Rollovers to One Per Year: 5 Things to Know for the Week
Apr 07

New Rule Limits IRA Rollovers to One Per Year: 5 Things to Know for the Week

There no limit to the number of individual retirement accounts (IRAs) that you can have. But, if you finally realized that it would be much easier to manage your money with fewer accounts, a recent tax rule could cause you some headaches.

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Proposed Bill Would Reduce Your Fraud Liability on Debit Cards
Apr 04

Proposed Bill Would Reduce Your Fraud Liability on Debit Cards

From a fraud protection standpoint, debit cards are considered inferior to credit cards. The security-provided credit cards can sway debt-averse consumers to use them, even when they’d rather swipe their debit cards. A newly proposed bill, called the Consumer Debit Card Protection Act of 2014 (CDCPA) by U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Mark Kirk

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New 5% Cash Back Credit Card Categories Focus on Home Improvement
Apr 03

New 5% Cash Back Credit Card Categories Focus on Home Improvement

Armed with the right credit card, savvy and responsible consumers can end up earning large amounts of cash back on purchases. There is a select group of credit cards that offer 5% cash depending on different times of the year. In this new quarter, these cash back credit cards are placing emphasis on making homes

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5 Money Moves to Make — April 2014
Apr 02

5 Money Moves to Make — April 2014

Spring is here! With warm weather approaching, you’re already thinking about all the things want to do and the places you want to go. Before that, why not tidy up your finances now so that you can enjoy yourself without money on your mind?

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CD Rates Report March 2014: Rising Trend Continues Strong
Apr 01

CD Rates Report March 2014: Rising Trend Continues Strong

Going with the trend that has become apparent in recent months, rates of long term certificates of deposit continue to be more and more competitive despite a conservative outlook by the Federal Reserve.

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Want a Free Checking Account? Find One at a Brokerage

Want a Free Checking Account? Find One at a Brokerage

A free checking account is a rare sight among many of the nation’s largest banks. In fact, free checking accounts are no longer available through the 10 biggest brick and mortar banks in the U.S. While many Americans can turn to online banks, community banks and credit unions for free checking, let’s not forget that

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