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Proposed Bill Would Reduce Your Fraud Liability on Debit Cards
Apr 04

Proposed Bill Would Reduce Your Fraud Liability on Debit Cards

From a fraud protection standpoint, debit cards are considered inferior to credit cards. The security-provided credit cards can sway debt-averse consumers to use them, even when they’d rather swipe their debit cards. A newly proposed bill, called the Consumer Debit Card Protection Act of 2014 (CDCPA) by U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Mark Kirk

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How to ‘Spring Clean’ Your Credit Cards

How to ‘Spring Clean’ Your Credit Cards

Credit cards are a useful tool for managing purchases, building credit, and reaping rewards point, cash back, or travel points. Unfortunately, the terms of credit cards change regularly, and a card which once had a great rewards program might not be as enticing as it once was. Every year, it’s a good idea to compare

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New 5% Cash Back Credit Card Categories Focus on Home Improvement
Apr 03

New 5% Cash Back Credit Card Categories Focus on Home Improvement

Armed with the right credit card, savvy and responsible consumers can end up earning large amounts of cash back on purchases. There is a select group of credit cards that offer 5% cash depending on different times of the year. In this new quarter, these cash back credit cards are placing emphasis on making homes

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The Time It Takes Your Deposits to Become Available at Top 10 Credit Unions

The Time It Takes Your Deposits to Become Available at Top 10 Credit Unions

You deposited your check — but when will that money become accessible to you? Fund availability policies at banks and credit unions can vary depending on the type of transaction and the time of the deposit. These factors will determine when the money you deposited will become available for use or withdraw.

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20 Fastest Growing Jobs in the U.S. (Through 2022)
Apr 02

20 Fastest Growing Jobs in the U.S. (Through 2022)

Everybody wants job security, and how better to get it than by locking in one of the fastest growing jobs in the U.S.?

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Bad Credit? What You Should Know About Secured Credit Cards

Bad Credit? What You Should Know About Secured Credit Cards

Having bad credit doesn’t make it nearly as difficult to operate in a highly credit-based society as it has in the past. There are a lot of options for people with bad credit to be able to make purchases with a plastic card, and even rebuild credit while doing so.

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CD Rates Report March 2014: Rising Trend Continues Strong
Apr 01

CD Rates Report March 2014: Rising Trend Continues Strong

Going with the trend that has become apparent in recent months, rates of long term certificates of deposit continue to be more and more competitive despite a conservative outlook by the Federal Reserve.

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Want a Free Checking Account? Find One at a Brokerage

Want a Free Checking Account? Find One at a Brokerage

A free checking account is a rare sight among many of the nation’s largest banks. In fact, free checking accounts are no longer available through the 10 biggest brick and mortar banks in the U.S. While many Americans can turn to online banks, community banks and credit unions for free checking, let’s not forget that

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Businesses That Pay Well Above Minimum Wage

Businesses That Pay Well Above Minimum Wage

The debate continues about increasing the minimum wage at the state and federal level. In December of last year, fast food and other minimum wage workers in 100 cities walked off the job. Fast food workers in New York chanted, “We can’t live off of $7.25.” Los Angeles workers often cited the imbalance between minimum

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Fee Comparison for Out-of-Network ATMs at Top 10 Banks (Spring 2014)
Mar 31

Fee Comparison for Out-of-Network ATMs at Top 10 Banks (Spring 2014)

In the last six months, out-of-network ATM fees were quietly raised at three separate banks. Bank of America, SunTrust Bank and Citibank have plans to hike up the cost of out-of-network fees, if they haven’t done so already. If you bank with any of these institutions, an out-of-network ATM machine for transactions, including withdrawals, balance

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