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The Best Good-Credit Credit Cards
Dec 30

The Best Good-Credit Credit Cards

Working your way to a good credit score doesn’t mean you simply get a pat on the back and a nice hearty “good for you!” from lenders. It also means you’re in store for deals that are more favorable than what is offered, on account of your good credit history. Bully to you, person who

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Low Mortgage Rates Make Homeownership More Affordable In 2015

Low Mortgage Rates Make Homeownership More Affordable In 2015

Millennials and other wannabe first-time home buyers ring in the New Year of 2015 with the best opportunity in years to purchase a house. A trend toward low mortgage rates coupled with a big slowdown in rising prices have come together — without a lot of hoopla — to boost affordability and put buyers back

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How to Determine If You Should Refinance Your FHA Loan
Dec 29

How to Determine If You Should Refinance Your FHA Loan

The good news about falling mortgage interest rates carries special significance if you hold an FHA-backed mortgage loan. You may be able to refinance that loan through an FHA streamline refinance program and reduce monthly costs by cutting the interest rate — and by also eliminating your mortgage insurance fees. And the FHA streamline refinance,

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Are Banks Open New Year’s Eve?

Are Banks Open New Year’s Eve?

With only a couple of days left until 2015, many banking customers are wondering if their banks will be open at all on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Landing in the middle of a work week, the end of the year holidays are sure to affect your bank hours. Here are the banks

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Tips to Maximize Your Citi Dividend Cash Back In 2015
Dec 28

Tips to Maximize Your Citi Dividend Cash Back In 2015

Citi Dividend is one of the more popular cash back credit cards that is going to offer a new set of cash back opportunities in the new year. With no annual fee, the card lets you earn 5% cash back on certain categories that change every quarter, while all other purchases earn 1% cash back.

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Reflecting on MyBankTracker’s 2014 Banking Predictions
Dec 26

Reflecting on MyBankTracker’s 2014 Banking Predictions

Well, 2014 is coming to a close. It’s that time when MyBankTracker reflects on the banking trends that we predicted would take focus in the past year. See how accurate — or inaccurate — we were at forecasting the trends in banking. Prediction: Branches get smaller, smarter – CORRECT In the past few years, the idea

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Best Student Credit Cards for College Spending
Dec 25

Best Student Credit Cards for College Spending

A young college student such as yourself is constantly swamped with expenses. Make the smarter financial move by  picking up the right student credit card, which will allow you to rack up rewards — and enjoy some perks — while you’re at it. Get a student credit card if: You know you can manage your

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Best Credit Cards for People With Fair Credit

Best Credit Cards for People With Fair Credit

Not everyone has a pristine credit record and that is fine. Whatever the reason may be that you have fair (or average) credit, you can definitely work on improving it. With the right credit card for people with fair credit, you’ll be on your way to qualifying for some of the best credit cards on

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Are Banks Open on Christmas Eve?
Dec 23

Are Banks Open on Christmas Eve?

Christmas is finally here! This year Christmas Eve falls on a Wednesday, and both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will affect bank schedules. Find out which banks plan to stay open on Christmas Eve and get the holiday bank hours for the the 10 largest banks in the U.S. Christmas Eve is the last business day before

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Chase Freedom Strategies to Maximize Cash Back In 2015

Chase Freedom Strategies to Maximize Cash Back In 2015

The new year is just around the corner. For Chase Freedom card customers, including myself, it means new cash back opportunities because we get 5% cash back in categories that change every quarter. As Chase does every year, it released a preview of what these categories will be for each quarter of 2015. It has

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