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Visa’s New Credit Card Security Feature Is a Must for Travelers
Feb 19

Visa’s New Credit Card Security Feature Is a Must for Travelers

Visa recently unveiled a new credit card security feature, slated for an April launch, that’s designed to help travelers protect their financial information. MyBankTracker breaks down how the feature works and what else you should do to safeguard your banking details when you’re away from home. Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in

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Chase’s Withdrawal Limit Can Change Savings Into Checking Accounts
Feb 17

Chase’s Withdrawal Limit Can Change Savings Into Checking Accounts

A MyBankTracker reader wanted to know why Chase turned her savings account into a checking account. If this happened to you, you may be wondering how and why it happened. When you first open an account with your bank, your natural instinct would probably be to open a savings account with your bank as well. Since banks

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The Best Banks for Refinancing Private Student Loans

The Best Banks for Refinancing Private Student Loans

If you’re struggling with private student loans, consolidating them can potentially reduce the long-term cost. MyBankTracker reviews the best banks for refinancing in 2015. Student loan debt in the U.S. has surpassed $1.2 trillion and private loans account for slightly more than 10 percent of the total. Private student loans can fill the gap when

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Should You Buy a Home Now, Even With Bad Credit?
Feb 16

Should You Buy a Home Now, Even With Bad Credit?

Which is better: Trying to buy a home now with a bad credit score; or, rebuilding your credit first, then buying a home? MyBankTracker unwinds the dilemma. If you buy a home now and you have bad credit, you will only qualify for a loan with a higher than normal interest rate. That translates into

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The Best EMV Chip Credit Cards for Travel and Shopping
Feb 14

The Best EMV Chip Credit Cards for Travel and Shopping

In 2015, many retailers in the U.S. will start to accept a more secure version of credit cards, which involves a special EMV chip embedded in the cards. I will share the top EMV chip credit cards that you can get today. Many Americans are just now getting introduced to the EMV chip credit card.

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Deposit Your Tax Refund at Any of These Top Online Banks
Feb 13

Deposit Your Tax Refund at Any of These Top Online Banks

If you’re looking for a place to park your tax refund, you may be able to earn a higher interest rate with an online savings account. MyBankTracker has profiled the top five online banks for savers. About 14 million tax returns have been filed already this year and nearly half have resulted in a refund.

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Are Savings Apps, Like Digit and Acorns, Better Than Savings Accounts?
Feb 11

Are Savings Apps, Like Digit and Acorns, Better Than Savings Accounts?

You know you should be saving consistently, but you just can’t seem to remember to do it. Automating your finances, meaning, you set up your funds to be moved from your checking to savings account each month, can help you save without thinking about it. Two new savings apps — Digit and Acorns — have

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Buy a House Now or You’ll be Kicking Yourself Later
Feb 10

Buy a House Now or You’ll be Kicking Yourself Later

You’ve spent years building up your savings, but don’t own a home yet? If you aren’t in the market to buy a home now, you should reconsider. Here are reasons why you’re missing out if you don’t get in on buying a home now. Reason #1: Deals like these won’t last long. Those words are

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Get the 2015 Presidents’ Day Bank Holiday Schedule, Plus Fun Banking Facts
Feb 08

Get the 2015 Presidents’ Day Bank Holiday Schedule, Plus Fun Banking Facts

It’s Presidents’ Day on Feb. 16, 2015 and if you’re like most Americans, you probably don’t even know which presidents are being honored (guess what, it’s all of them!) because you’re more concerned about enjoying the day off. But there’s an important reason you should pay attention to this holiday — your bank will most

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The Worst Bank Fees That Will Make You Cringe

The Worst Bank Fees That Will Make You Cringe

Having a bank account is essential if you need a place to securely stash your money but it comes at a cost in the form of fees both large and small. While there are some ways you can get around those annoying checking account fees, others are impossible to avoid if you need specialized services.

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