Amex Serve Stands as the Better American Express Prepaid Option
Yesterday, Jul 25

Amex Serve Stands as the Better American Express Prepaid Option

Leave it to American Express to make things more confusing in an already-crowded market by offering two very similar options for people who are looking for an alternative to a traditional checking account. They are the American Express Serve prepaid card and the Bluebird account — both of which are assuredly great options. But, if you

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Best Prepaid Debit Cards With Low Fees 2014
Jul 24

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 in 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 card

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When to Make the Switch From a Secured Credit Card to a Unsecured Card?
Jul 22

When to Make the Switch From a Secured Credit Card to a Unsecured Card?

You were told that to build or repair your credit profile, a secured credit card was the right way to do it — so you got one. Now that you’ve had a secured credit card for some time now, you feel that you deserve to have a regular, unsecured credit card. We’ll show you how

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Capital One® Secured MasterCard® vs. First Progress Platinum Elite
Jul 18

Capital One® Secured MasterCard® vs. First Progress Platinum Elite

Looking to establish a good credit profile, but don’t have credit or have bad credit? You might have come across two of the popular secured credit cards to take on that task: the Capital One® Secured MasterCard® and the First Progress Platinum Elite MasterCard Secured Credit Card. We broke them down to help you find

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5 Best Secured Credit Cards to Rebuild Credit 2014
Jul 15

5 Best Secured Credit Cards to Rebuild Credit 2014

You’re looking for a secured credit card because you have no credit or bad credit, and you want to improve your credit profile. With cash deposits as collateral, you can build or rebuild your credit scores until you can transition to unsecured credit cards. When MyBankTracker looked for the list of best secured credit cards,

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Credit Card Battles 2014: Barclaycard Arrival Plus vs. Chase Sapphire Preferred
Jul 08

Credit Card Battles 2014: Barclaycard Arrival Plus vs. Chase Sapphire Preferred

Today, even with their annual fees, the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard and Chase Sapphire Preferred cards are two of the more popular travel rewards credit cards on the market. Both of them offer great travel rewards and have handy travel benefits. Find out how they match up and see which one is better

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Latest National Certificate of Deposit Accounts Alert: June 2014
Jul 03

Latest National Certificate of Deposit Accounts Alert: June 2014

In June, the rates on certificates of deposit (CDs) took a turn for the worse as the national averages show negative movement. Major rate cuts from some online banks contributed to the noticeable dip. But, we do not believe that this is the beginning of a new rate trend. During the past month, the national

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When Buying Amex Rewards Points Is Worth That Trip You’ve Been Waiting For
Jun 30

When Buying Amex Rewards Points Is Worth That Trip You’ve Been Waiting For

Got an American Express card that participates in the Membership Rewards program? Did you know that when you don’t quite have enough credit card rewards points to redeem that gadget, gift card or trip, you can actually buy points to make up the difference? We show you how to determine when it’s worth doing it.

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Eligible American Express Cards to Buy Membership Rewards Points

Cards that can buy up to 100,000 Membership Rewards points: Blue for Business Credit Card Blue for Students Card Some Blue from American Express Cards* Business Management Account Gold Optima Card Optima Credit Platinum Optima Card Platinum Business Credit Card ZYNC Card These are the cards that can buy up to 500,000 points: Amex EveryDay

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Why Online Customers Can Gloat, Thanks to Convenient New ATM Feature
Jun 25

Why Online Customers Can Gloat, Thanks to Convenient New ATM Feature

If you conduct your finances through an online bank, there’s one transaction that you’ve never done before: deposit cash. One ATM network is helping to change that online-banking reality by introducing a new way for its partnered financial institutions to accept check and cash deposits at its ATMs. The Allpoint ATM network, which touts a

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