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New Chase iPhone App Touts New Look, Easier Navigation
Yesterday, Apr 18

New Chase iPhone App Touts New Look, Easier Navigation

Chase has revamped its iPhone application with a new design that aims to turn mobile banking into an experience as opposed to a dreary chore. In addition to a new look, the Chase iPhone app now offers streamlined and more intuitive navigation elements.

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Are Banks Closed on Easter Monday 2014?

Are Banks Closed on Easter Monday 2014?

Does the Holy Week end on Easter Sunday? Not quite. After Easter Sunday, many will celebrate Easter Monday — which will fall on April 21, 2014.

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Savings Rates Report April 2014: Rates Frozen After Fed Meeting
Apr 16

Savings Rates Report April 2014: Rates Frozen After Fed Meeting

For the past month, everything has been quiet for savings rates. The national savings rate average remains steady at 0.29% APY. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve takes a major step back on how it will justify interest-rate increases.

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Are Banks Closed on Good Friday 2014?

Are Banks Closed on Good Friday 2014?

Good Friday will fall on April 18 this year — and it is a very significant day for many. The Friday preceding Easter Sunday commemorates the crucifixion and the death of Jesus Christ. Many will observe this holiday by going to service or fasting — but how will this holy day affect banking for Americans?

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Best Credit Cards With No Foreign Transaction Fees: Spring 2014

Best Credit Cards With No Foreign Transaction Fees: Spring 2014

As we bid farewell to the harsh weather of this past winter, you may have started thinking about travel plans for the summer. If an international trip is on the agenda, don’t forget about the costs involved with swiping your credit card in foreign countries.

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How Long Does It Take for Checks to Clear at Banks and Credit Unions?

How Long Does It Take for Checks to Clear at Banks and Credit Unions?

Did you know that funds from a deposited check is not actually yours until it has cleared at the bank? You may mistakenly believe that the bank puts the funds into your account almost immediately after you deposit the check — but it’s merely the first step.

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7 Banks That Actually Pay You to Save
Apr 15

7 Banks That Actually Pay You to Save

Shouldn’t you be rewarded for all of your hard work as you balance your finances and try to save? It’s one thing for a bank to offer you a savings account that yields a high amount of interest, but there is a greater sense of accomplishment when your bank rewards you directly for your efforts.

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Will Banks Be Open During Passover?
Apr 14

Will Banks Be Open During Passover?

The first day of Passover 2014 will be on April 15, but the actual celebration begins at sundown the day before the holiday, which is Monday, April 14. It will mark the beginning of the week-long celebration of Passover and will end on the evening of April 22. So how will bank hours in the

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5 Tax Myths That Can Cost You Cash
Apr 13

5 Tax Myths That Can Cost You Cash

The Six Biggest Misconceptions About Bitcoin How To Use Your Roth IRA As An Emergency Fund Why The IRS Blocked Refund Anticipation Loans Tax deadline day – April 15, 2014, is just about to hit American taxpayers. If you haven’t filed yet, try not to rush (too much) through the process. That’s where you can make

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How I Bought My First House on Foreclosure: Part One
Apr 11

How I Bought My First House on Foreclosure: Part One

Shirley Pulawski is a freelance writer for MyBankTracker.com who bought a house on foreclosure in Buffalo, NY back in 2000 and has written about buying foreclosure properties. This multi-part series chronicles her experience with buying, fixing, renting, and eventually selling the house for three times her costs in 2003. I’m a bargain hound. I’m the

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