Collision Damage Waiver: Auto Rental Insurance Explained
Jul 11

Collision Damage Waiver: Auto Rental Insurance Explained

Auto rental insurance is hardly one of the deciding factors when searching for the right credit card. This is largely because while you look for the financial institution that will get you the best APR along with cash back, airline miles or other rewards, the network deals with insuring your rental car.

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Jumio Expands, But Mobile Finance Offers Little Opportunity
Dec 31

Jumio Expands, But Mobile Finance Offers Little Opportunity

Jumio has made tremendous strides with their credit card scanning software, and now more than 20 new companies will use Netswipe and Netverify for onsite credit card purchases. Jumio’s credit card scanning solution, which we detailed in July of 2011, has appealed to a mass of startups who will join the larger Travelocity and Western

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Banks Getting Involved with #GivingTuesday; So Can You
Nov 16

Banks Getting Involved with #GivingTuesday; So Can You

First came Black Friday. It ultimately spawned Cyber Monday and Americans were quickly wrapped up in a whole long weekend of gluttonous eating and excessive spending. Now we have a ray of hope in Giving Tuesday.

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Savings Low, Americans Fear Reaching Retirement
Nov 15

Savings Low, Americans Fear Reaching Retirement

Dreams of comfortable retirement are slipping away, and Americans seem to be responding by hanging onto their jobs a bit longer. This sentiment would support a recent Quicken study on savings and debt, which found that Americans fear growing older  – that is, reaching retirement age — and are thus extending their work-lives to mitigate

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Investing Tools That Do More Than Track
Nov 01

Investing Tools That Do More Than Track

Companies crowding into the burgeoning social-investing space are beginning to differentiate themselves, thus defining their different roles. After reviewing many of the major companies that offer services that seem to fit in the space, the range continues to widen with each company claiming its niche. It promises to be a long battle — with many

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Mutual Funds Vs. Index Funds: Look to the Fees
Oct 26

Mutual Funds Vs. Index Funds: Look to the Fees

When considering your investment portfolio, you will likely have to decide between purchasing shares in index funds or managed mutual funds. Both have advantages and disadvantages, but the latter differentiates itself by relying on active expert oversight. That human touch, however, comes with higher fees.

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Quicken Finally Goes Mobile
Oct 05

Quicken Finally Goes Mobile

Quicken has finally joined the mobile revolution. The latest version of Intuit’s personal-financial management (PFM) software, dubbed Quicken 2013, boasts a veritable suite of apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android phones and tablets and even the Kindle Fire. The program itself has seen few other major adjustments, but they have added conveniences that you

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Are You Getting Money From the Overdraft Lawsuit Settlements?
Sep 28

Are You Getting Money From the Overdraft Lawsuit Settlements?

(Video correction: Overdraft fees are posted after the bank reviews accounts transactions for the day, not month.) Millions of Americans have been hit with overdraft fees in the past decade. And a good number of them are eligible for refunds under the terms of settlements related to a class action lawsuit aimed at punishing banks

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Cashing a Check at Someone Else’s Bank? It’ll Cost You
Sep 26

Cashing a Check at Someone Else’s Bank? It’ll Cost You

Check out our updated article on what it costs to cash a check at someone else’s bank. What do you do if someone gives you a check, but you don’t have a bank account in which to deposit it? Or what if you have an account, but don’t want to wait for that check to

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Who Would Turn Down Cheap Access to Institutional Investment Ideas?
Sep 21

Who Would Turn Down Cheap Access to Institutional Investment Ideas?

When deciding on how and where to invest your money, without good intelligence and a solid tool for viewing market performance, your chances of success decrease tremendously. Having a visual is essential in understanding the markets and researching companies before investing in them.  Charts, graphs and other visual tools that help to educate are the

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