Are Banks Open After Inclement Weather From Winter Storm Juno?
Jan 26

Are Banks Open After Inclement Weather From Winter Storm Juno?

The big blizzard that was supposed to shut down the Northeast didn’t quite do its job. So, many banks, that closed early on Monday due to Winter Storm Juno are actually opening branches in anticipation of improving weather conditions. See if your bank will be open and how you can still manage your finances without

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Student Checking May Get Pricey After Graduation and How to Avoid It
Jan 23

Student Checking May Get Pricey After Graduation and How to Avoid It

It’s one thing when you not longer qualify for a free student checking account. It’s another thing when you’re pushed to a new account that has an absurd monthly fee. When my sister recently got a letter that Citibank was going convert her student checking account to a premium — not basic — checking account,

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Bank of America Credit Card Customers Are Getting Free FICO Credit Scores
Jan 21

Bank of America Credit Card Customers Are Getting Free FICO Credit Scores

Last week, Bank of America was one of two major banks (Chase being the other) to announce great news to its credit card customers: free FICO credit scores are coming. I think more banks are doing this to encourage on-time card payments while you get free access this powerful financial tool to better manage your finances.

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Chase to Start Giving Out Free FICO Credit Scores
Jan 16

Chase to Start Giving Out Free FICO Credit Scores

After seeing many major credit card companies, such as Barclaycard and Discover, start to give free FICO credit scores, I was readily awaiting the day that Chase would begin to hand out complimentary credit scores. Fortunately, that day is coming very soon. Chase is among latest credit card issuers to announce that free FICO credit

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4 Tips to Get the Most Cash Back From Your Discover it Card
Jan 15

4 Tips to Get the Most Cash Back From Your Discover it Card

Discover it, my top choice among cash back credit cards, is ready to deliver a new dose of bonus cash back opportunities this year. In addition to having no annual fee, it offers 5% cash back on certain purchase categories that change every three months, while all other spending earns 1% cash back. The 5%

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Don’t Pay for FICO Credit Scores Anymore: They Come Free With These Credit Cards
Jan 13

Don’t Pay for FICO Credit Scores Anymore: They Come Free With These Credit Cards

In years past, there were tricky TV commercials for “free credit scores” that were actually introductory offers for pricey subscription plans. Now, it seems like those commercials are disappearing — I can’t remember the last time I saw one. I think the decrease in airtime is due to one new trend: more credit card companies

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5 Banking Predictions for 2015: Card Security, Savings Rates and More
Jan 12

5 Banking Predictions for 2015: Card Security, Savings Rates and More

The start of the new year means we’re once again anticipating new banking trends. In 2015, we believe we’ll see enhancements and upgrades to our existing financial accounts so that our ability to grow, protect and manage our money, experiences significant improvements. Last year, we were accurate with 4 out of our 5 banking predictions

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Best Credit Cards for People With Excellent Credit
Jan 02

Best Credit Cards for People With Excellent Credit

A round of applause is due if you tout an excellent credit rating. It’s more than just proof to yourself that you’re responsible with credit, it also opens the doors to some of the best credit cards that would make others envious of your financial prowess. While you can get these credit cards just for

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Best Travel Credit Cards With Rewards and Perks
Jan 01

Best Travel Credit Cards With Rewards and Perks

You love to travel. But, it’s expensive! And, your bank account isn’t exactly on the same page as your craving for travel. No worries, we show you the best travel credit cards that will help you satisfy that love for travel in the form of free trips and handy travel benefits. MyBankTracker scoured a large

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Best Cash Back Credit Cards for Your Purchases
Dec 31

Best Cash Back Credit Cards for Your Purchases

Forget those credit card rewards that come in the form of gift cards, travel or odd gadgets. You want cash. Cash is unbiased, versatile and unhindering. That’s why so many people want to get cash back credit cards, including you. When a cash back credit card is right for you: You pay off your balance

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