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Here’s How to Prepare Yourself for Rising Savings Rates
Nov 07

Here’s How to Prepare Yourself for Rising Savings Rates

When you complain about savings accounts that pay next to nothing on your hard-earned cash, know that you are not alone — most Americans are in the same boat. However, it will be less of a struggle as the U.S. economy becomes more inviting of higher rates. Are you prepared to boost your savings as

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4 Ways to Avoid Bank Fees While Traveling Abroad

4 Ways to Avoid Bank Fees While Traveling Abroad

Traveling to a foreign country comes with all kinds of great new experiences like new food, new sights, and new friends. Unfortunately, it also comes with new problems, like foreign bank fees. These extra bank fees can really add up and you won’t even know you’re in trouble until you get home and check your

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Apple Pay Just Added More Cards, Is Yours One of Them?
Nov 05

Apple Pay Just Added More Cards, Is Yours One of Them?

If you’ve been staying on top of tech news lately, you know that Apple Pay faced a couple hiccups. However, Apple continues to tread along as more banks enable support for their cards on Apple Pay starting this week. When Apple Pay launched in October, Apple said that more than 200 banks have “signed on”

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Citi to Begin Offering Free FICO Credit Scores to Credit Card Customers
Nov 04

Citi to Begin Offering Free FICO Credit Scores to Credit Card Customers

It looks like Citi is making a slew of changes as the new year approaches. Most recently, it angered checking account customers by revealing higher fees, but then the big bank redeems itself by announcing that it will offer free FICO scores to Citi credit card customers. Fernando Wong, 27, a systems analyst in New York

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4 Factors to Help You Decide Which IRA Account to Open
Nov 03

4 Factors to Help You Decide Which IRA Account to Open

The Individual Retirement Plan is one of the most effective ways to save for your retirement. These accounts are quick to set up, have low fees, and are convenient because they aren’t connected to an employer. You can open an IRA at any time versus a work plan like a 401(k), which you can only

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Use a Zero Percent Credit Card Balance Transfer to Pay Off Debt
Oct 31

Use a Zero Percent Credit Card Balance Transfer to Pay Off Debt

When credit card balances — or any high interest debt — begins to pile up on you, it’s time to consider the options for getting your finances under control. In many cases, a good choice to pay down debt, plastic or otherwise, is to transfer it with a low-interest credit card offer. But you need to

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What You Can Do About the Rising Citibank Checking Account Fees
Oct 30

What You Can Do About the Rising Citibank Checking Account Fees

Here we go again. Big banks just can’t seem to leave their checking accounts alone. Most recently, Citibank notified many checking customers that their monthly fees will be going up while it also becomes more difficult to avoid those fees. What can affected customers really do about it? Nicole Chen, 26, a medical assistant in

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Best Gas Credit Cards to Help You Save at the Pump
Oct 28

Best Gas Credit Cards to Help You Save at the Pump

To the drivers out there, you know what I mean when I say, “It doesn’t matter if gas prices are high or low — gas is way too expensive.” Most Americans would agree, as seen by the average annual gas spending of $2,418 by U.S. households, according to the Labor Department. That’s more than $200

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Find the Better Travel Card: Priceline Rewards Visa vs. Barclaycard Arrival Plus
Oct 27

Find the Better Travel Card: Priceline Rewards Visa vs. Barclaycard Arrival Plus

As someone who always hunts for a travel deal, I often go to online travel sites to compare the best prices. Many of these sites happen to offer credit cards that allow me to earn points on trips booked through the sites. So is it better to get a travel credit card that lets you get

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Are CDs Still Worth It? 10 Rollover Ideas Before Your CD Matures
Oct 24

Are CDs Still Worth It? 10 Rollover Ideas Before Your CD Matures

With your certificate of deposit (CD) about to roll over, now’s the time to ask, are CDs worth it? Sure, you love the safety of investing in an FDIC-insured product, but CD yields have been scraping historical lows and show few signs, according to expert projections, of going up anytime soon. Do you just robotically

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