Choosing a New Checking Account: Ally Bank vs. Capital One 360
Oct 16

Choosing a New Checking Account: Ally Bank vs. Capital One 360

Are you sick of your bank’s boring, fee-riddled checking account? Maybe that’s why you ended up here, looking for a new checking account that will make your life easier. Among your top considerations are should be Ally Bank’s Interest Checking and Capital One’s 360 Checking — two of the most popular online checking accounts around. But, picking

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Comparing Expedia to Other Online Travel-Site Credit Cards
Oct 13

Comparing Expedia to Other Online Travel-Site Credit Cards

If you’re like me, you probably make it a habit to book trips through online travel sites because they help you find great deals on flight, hotels and more. Some even offer their own credit cards to help you save more money on travel — a great way to be rewarded for being loyal to

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Wells Fargo Free Credit Score Promotion Not a Big Deal When There Are Free Alternatives
Oct 07

Wells Fargo Free Credit Score Promotion Not a Big Deal When There Are Free Alternatives

Wells Fargo has brought back its limited-time free credit score program once again — giving customers a peek at their credit profile. Wells Fargo isn’t the only major financial institution to offer free credit scores and tools as an enticing perk. Is it really that big of a deal when you find similar programs elsewhere?

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Quarterly Cash Back Credit Cards Offer Major Cash Back This Holiday Season
Oct 03

Quarterly Cash Back Credit Cards Offer Major Cash Back This Holiday Season

Let’s face it. As the holiday season creeps up on us, you will be spending plenty of money on gifts. That’s why quarterly cash back credit cards are boasting 5% cash back at your favorite gift-shopping destinations. But, we’ll show you how you can actually earn even more cash back — 10% or more — on

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How to Use Apple Pay: What Debit and Credit Cards Are Supported?
Oct 01

How to Use Apple Pay: What Debit and Credit Cards Are Supported?

Declared as the mobile wallet to beat, Apple Pay aims to become your preferred choice of payment when you’re out and about. For many of you, this is the first time that you’ve ever even heard about mobile payments. Intimidating? Maybe. So, we took look at what cards work with Apple Pay and how to

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Citibank Challenges Online Banks With New Checking Account
Sep 29

Citibank Challenges Online Banks With New Checking Account

This week, Citibank launched a new check-less, no-overdraft account called Access Checking because it recognizes that people are writing fewer checks and hate getting hit with overdraft fees. Is this new checking account worth it? Access Checking has a monthly fee of $10, just like Citibank’s existing Basic Checking account. In fact, both checking accounts are

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How to Max Out Your Rotating Rewards Credit Card Before Q3 2014 Ends
Sep 24

How to Max Out Your Rotating Rewards Credit Card Before Q3 2014 Ends

We’re quickly approaching the end of the third quarter (Q3) of the year. For people who have rotating rewards credit cards (we’re talking about Discover it®, Chase Freedom and Citi Dividend), it’s time to squeeze in those last few purchases before the 5% cash back categories change soon. Luckily for you, we’ll show you to maximize

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Maximize Your Savings With a Rising Interest-Rate Strategy
Sep 23

Maximize Your Savings With a Rising Interest-Rate Strategy

Savers, there was good news coming out from the Federal Reserve this week regarding interest rates. All signs point to an impending rate hike, which means that your hard-earned cash will finally begin to enjoy higher interest returns again. The main concerns now are, “When is the rate hike coming and how should I prepare

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Best Credit Cards for People With Excellent Credit
Sep 18

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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Citi Double Cash Card vs. Discover it: Which One is Better?
Sep 15

Citi Double Cash Card vs. Discover it: Which One is Better?

Yes, the new Citi Double Cash Card is getting a lot of attention for its attractive cash back program. But, how does it compare to one of the most popular cash back credit cards currently on the market (Discover it®)? I’ll dissect these cards to see which one is actually better for you. Using the

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