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Avoid a Minimum Balance Fee at Your Bank With These Simple Tips
Feb 27

Avoid a Minimum Balance Fee at Your Bank With These Simple Tips

Minimum balance fees are designed to encourage bank customers to keep a set amount of money in their account. MyBankTracker explains why it’s important to understand these fees and more importantly, how you can avoid them. Free checking is becoming a thing of the past and trying to get around the different fees banks charge

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How Long Does It Take a Check Deposit at the ATM to Clear?

How Long Does It Take a Check Deposit at the ATM to Clear?

Depositing checks at the ATM can save you some time if you don’t like waiting in long lines at the drive-thru or teller window but it doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll clear faster. MyBankTracker takes a look at how long it takes a check deposited at the ATM to show up in your account. Your options

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Discover it Miles Card Review: Is It the New Best Travel Rewards Credit Card?
Feb 26

Discover it Miles Card Review: Is It the New Best Travel Rewards Credit Card?

Looking for a credit card to earn travel rewards? Your decision just a got a little tougher, as Discover recently launched a new travel rewards credit card. Is it a better than one of the best travel credit cards that is already available? Read on to find out when you should (or shouldn’t) get the new

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Bank Account Closed? 5 Things You Must Do Next

Bank Account Closed? 5 Things You Must Do Next

Having your bank unexpectedly close your account could result in late payments for bills that are linked to your account and could potentially make it more difficult to get a new account somewhere else. MyBankTracker looks at why banks close customer accounts and what to do if it happens to you. Establishing a good relationship

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Save for a Home Down Payment Faster With 3 Lesser-Known Savings Accounts
Feb 25

Save for a Home Down Payment Faster With 3 Lesser-Known Savings Accounts

If you’re ready to buy a home, having a sizable down payment reduces the amount you have to borrow. MyBankTracker weighs the pros and cons of three different bank account options, outside of a regular savings account, to help you earn more when saving for your down payment.  Saving for a down payment on a

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Using Citi Price Rewind: How to Get the Most Money Back
Feb 24

Using Citi Price Rewind: How to Get the Most Money Back

Credit cards offer many protection programs that are often overlooked by consumers. Recently, I took advantage of one of these programs called Citi Price Rewind, which is useful when a recently purchased item drops in price. Here is what happened. Also, if you have a Citi card, I will show you what you should do

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Qualify for a Mortgage By Avoiding These Bank Account Mistakes
Feb 23

Qualify for a Mortgage By Avoiding These Bank Account Mistakes

Qualifying for a mortgage is expected to be easier in 2015 thanks to more lenient lending standards but that doesn’t mean you can afford to be careless with your finances. MyBankTracker looks at some of the most common banking mistakes that could cause your application to be denied. When you’re trying to buy a home,

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Why Virtual Credit Card Numbers Aren’t Worth It

Why Virtual Credit Card Numbers Aren’t Worth It

Virtual credit card numbers are designed to keep your banking information safe when you shop online. While they can offer a sense of security if you’re worried about hacking, they’re not always a perfect solution. We take a look at why you shouldn’t use virtual credit card numbers. Bank data breaches seems to make headlines

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Pay Student Loans With a Credit Card to Earn Rewards
Feb 20

Pay Student Loans With a Credit Card to Earn Rewards

Choosing a rewards credit card to pay your student loans can help you meet spending thresholds for sign-up bonuses and could benefit you if you plan ahead and know what fees are involved. MyBankTracker shows you how to use a credit card to pay your student loan without going into more debt, as well as

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The Best Second Chance Checking Accounts Found at Big Banks
Feb 19

The Best Second Chance Checking Accounts Found at Big Banks

Getting a regular checking account can be difficult when you have previous problems with banks. In this article, I analyze the best checking accounts from the nation’s largest banks that give you a “second chance.” I review each account’s monthly fees and features before selecting the best overall second chance checking account that’s worth your

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