Best Low Interest Credit Cards to Help You Eliminate Debt
Dec 19

Best Low Interest Credit Cards to Help You Eliminate Debt

You’ve heard of people getting trapped in credit card debt even though they’re making large monthly payments. The culprit? Interest. With a low interest credit card, you can minimize the interest that you pay and avoid falling into this trap yourself. To warn you about the pitfalls of a high interest rate (sorry, but we think it’s for

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The Best Credit Cards to Save Money on Family Travel

The Best Credit Cards to Save Money on Family Travel

Trips with the family are great for making treasured memories, but it doesn’t often come cheap. According to a 2014 study by American Express, the average summer trip is expected to cost $1,246. For a family of four, that’s almost $6,000! With the holidays right around the corner, use a travel credit card to save

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The Right Way to React When Your Chase Credit Card Gets Canceled
Dec 18

The Right Way to React When Your Chase Credit Card Gets Canceled

Credit cards, like other bank accounts, can change over time for many reasons. Card issuers can come out with newer cards and sometimes, they’ll automatically switch existing card customers to the new card. Or, perhaps the existing card isn’t getting enough applicants. Or, the card issuer is acquired by another company. Whatever the reason, when it

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Best Prepaid Debit Cards With Low Fees 2014
Dec 16

Best Prepaid Debit Cards With Low Fees 2014

We get it. Not everyone can get (or wants) a traditional checking account or credit card. But, in this day and age, you still need to swipe. Right? That’s why prepaid cards exist.   Why you should get a prepaid card: You have difficulty getting a checking account or credit card. You need a debit

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Why Chase’s Basic Checking Account Struggles to Beat Online Checking Accounts
Dec 10

Why Chase’s Basic Checking Account Struggles to Beat Online Checking Accounts

As one of the nation’s largest banks, Chase often comes to mind for people who are looking for a new checking account. However, other banks have become such attractive alternatives that it is hard to leave them out of the conversation. Online banks, in particular, are worth noting. Because online banks don’t have to pay

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Lessons Learned When Wells Fargo Didn’t Honor Widow’s CD
Dec 05

Lessons Learned When Wells Fargo Didn’t Honor Widow’s CD

Why is that we always get stuck with the short end of stick when banks mess things up? A perfect example is Arizona’s KPHO’s story on Rosemarie Braunstein, a widow who recently found her late husband’s $18,000 paper certificate of deposit (CD) from 1984 that Wells Fargo refused to honor because they had no record

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Why a $95 Credit Card Annual Fee Can Be Worth It
Dec 03

Why a $95 Credit Card Annual Fee Can Be Worth It

The idea of paying an annual fee on a credit card is blasphemous to some people. That includes me, considering that I’ve personally found no need for all the perks that come with such a card. However, I know that everyone has different spending habits. Yours may legitimately justify a card with an annual fee

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Is TD Bank Closing on More Holidays Than Usual?
Nov 26

Is TD Bank Closing on More Holidays Than Usual?

Has “America’s Most Convenient Bank” become less convenient? TD Bank has long abided by their tagline by having the most consumer-friendly branch schedule. But, in the past year, the bank has opted to close on many U.S. holidays. In previous years, it was open on these days. Why is that changing? MyBankTracker makes a note

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EMV Chip Security Explained and Which Credit Cards Have It

EMV Chip Security Explained and Which Credit Cards Have It

We stand as witnesses to a major change in how we pay for things with our credit cards. It comes in the form of a small chip  called an EMV chip. The chip, which select consumers already have on their cards today, is designed to better protect your information whenever you use your card at

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Thanksgiving Day: Are Banks Open?
Nov 25

Thanksgiving Day: Are Banks Open?

Turkey day is just around the corner and you probably have better things to do than to run financial errands. In fact, you might not be able to get anything done that day. From government offices to private businesses to the stock market, many entities will be closed for Thanksgiving. After all, it is a

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