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What to Do When Rates Rise and Where You Should Invest
Sep 18

What to Do When Rates Rise and Where You Should Invest

What to do when rates rise? Even in our years’-running, low-rate environment, it’s a fair question to ask because the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates 67 times since 1980 — so it’s only a matter of time before it does again. It’s an important question to ask whether you’re saving for a down payment

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Best Credit Cards for People With Excellent Credit

Best Credit Cards for People With Excellent Credit

A round of applause is due if you tout an excellent credit rating. It’s more than just proof to yourself that you’re responsible with credit, it also opens the doors to some of the best credit cards that would make others envious of your financial prowess. While you can get these credit cards just for

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Home Equity Loan Pros and Cons and 5 Scenarios to Help You Better Understand It
Sep 16

Home Equity Loan Pros and Cons and 5 Scenarios to Help You Better Understand It

Homeowners have been taking out home equity lines with a vengeance lately, including $23.4 billion in the first quarter of 2014, up from 15.5 percent from 2013 and the highest number in six years. Despite their obvious appeal for financing everything from kitchen makeovers to new cars, you’ll better understand how these tax-favored, take-cash-out-of-your-house solutions

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Banks Waive Debit Card Replacement Fees Following Data Breach

Banks Waive Debit Card Replacement Fees Following Data Breach

Updated on 9/19/2014: On September 18, 2014, Home Depot has confirmed that the malware used in the recent data breach has been eliminated from all of their U.S. and Canadian stores. No evidence was found that there was a compromise on the debit PIN numbers or checks. Home Depot also have completed a major payment security project which

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Citi Double Cash Card vs. Discover it: Which One is Better?
Sep 15

Citi Double Cash Card vs. Discover it: Which One is Better?

Yes, the new Citi Double Cash Card is getting a lot of attention for its attractive cash back program. But, how does it compare to one of the most popular cash back credit cards currently on the market (Discover it®)? I’ll dissect these cards to see which one is actually better for you. Using the

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Lost Debit Card Replacement Fee Comparison at Top 10 U.S. Banks

Lost Debit Card Replacement Fee Comparison at Top 10 U.S. Banks

Losing your wallet is the worst! Of course there’s the obvious loss of your wallet and cash but the biggest headache comes from having to replace all of your credit and debit cards. Although a hassle, it’s crucial that you report your lost card as soon as possible — otherwise you would be putting all of

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Refinance vs. HELOC: Which One Is Best for Cash-Squeezed Homeowners?
Sep 12

Refinance vs. HELOC: Which One Is Best for Cash-Squeezed Homeowners?

Refinance vs. home equity? That’s the question you need to ask yourself if you now want to tap some of the home equity you’ve built up over the years. For the longest time, you thought the terms were one and the same, but now that you have a great need for a large sum of

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Best Travel Credit Cards With Rewards and Perks

Best Travel Credit Cards With Rewards and Perks

You love to travel. But, it’s expensive! And, your bank account isn’t exactly on the same page as your craving for travel. No worries, we show you the best travel credit cards that will help you satisfy that love for travel in the form of free trips and handy travel benefits. MyBankTracker scoured a large

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3 Financial Indicators That Tell You When to Open a CD
Sep 11

3 Financial Indicators That Tell You When to Open a CD

You’ve done everything the financial experts recommend — saving three to six months in emergency funds, regularly adding to your 401(k) and IRA, paying off your debt and putting away a percentage of your salary. Congratulations! And now you find you have quite a bit of money on hand just sitting in a savings account.

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If You’re Asking When to Buy a House, New Reports Suggest Today’s the Day
Sep 10

If You’re Asking When to Buy a House, New Reports Suggest Today’s the Day

After making the big decision to become a homeowner, when to buy a house is the next big issue to tackle. What if we told you the answer is right now? Maybe you’ve heard the conventional wisdom that you can’t time the market when it comes to buying stocks, but nobody said anything about real

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