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Best Prepaid Debit Cards 2014
Today, Jul 24

Best Prepaid Debit Cards 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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Why This $3.4 Billion Bank Buyout Proves the Housing Collapse Is a Distant Memory
Yesterday, Jul 23

Why This $3.4 Billion Bank Buyout Proves the Housing Collapse Is a Distant Memory

It seems as if the stream of news regarding bank buyouts will never let up. Indeed, we’ve already heard plenty over the course of the past few years about failed banks, and 2014 hasn’t shown much of a slowdown for the trend. Now, CIT Group plans to purchase OneWest Bank for an astonishing price of $3.4 billion.

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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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The Surprising Reason Why This Customer’s Bank Account Was Closed Without Notice
Jul 19

The Surprising Reason Why This Customer’s Bank Account Was Closed Without Notice

Ominous comments like the following are turning up more frequently these days in online financial forums: “Today I received notice that my personal Chase [bank] account which I’ve had for 10 years is going to be closed. I logged into their online banking and sure enough my entire history and all accounts are gone. I

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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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Learning the Difference Between These 2 Types of Lenders Makes It Easier to Pull the Trigger on Buying a House
Jul 17

Learning the Difference Between These 2 Types of Lenders Makes It Easier to Pull the Trigger on Buying a House

When it comes to making huge purchases that can change your life, few things compare to buying a home. Whether you’re buying new or used, purchasing a home can change practically every aspect of your life. For most people, a loan will be necessary in order to purchase a house — and deciding who to choose as

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Why Citigroup’s $7 Billion Penalty Will Put Cash In Your Pocket
Jul 16

Why Citigroup’s $7 Billion Penalty Will Put Cash In Your Pocket

For those who find themselves constantly worrying about mortgage-backed securities, this week is bringing along some hopeful news. On Monday, word got out that Citigroup has agreed to pay a settlement to the tune of $7 billion. This marks an important turning point, being the biggest monetary agreement in history. Attorney General Eric H. Holder

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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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PayPal Stopped Offering Mobile Check Deposit, But Don’t Panic
Jul 09

PayPal Stopped Offering Mobile Check Deposit, But Don’t Panic

PayPal shocked its users with the end of its popular mobile check capture feature on the PayPal app. Starting June 12, the service was no longer offered to new users, and by June 15, the mobile deposit feature had been pulled altogether. With more than 148 million active registered accounts in 203 markets, PayPal users around

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Why Opening an Online Bank Account Isn’t a Hassle When You Know What to Expect

Why Opening an Online Bank Account Isn’t a Hassle When You Know What to Expect

There’s no getting around the fact that online banking is becoming more and more popular with each passing month. Online banks are prized for a number of reasons, as they offer a variety of solutions to customers that may be difficult or impossible to find at a traditional bank. What often goes overlooked, however, is

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