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Why This Hated Bank Fee Is Going Away Forever With This Free Checking Account
Jun 03

Why This Hated Bank Fee Is Going Away Forever With This Free Checking Account

KeyBank, one of largest regional banks in the Northeast, introduced a free checking account that is sure to attract the masses, but it lacks some of the features that consumers are accustomed to with a traditional checking account. With the scarcity of free checking options available from the nation’s big banks, KeyBank sets an example for

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How Wells Fargo Robo-Signing Settlement Can Alleviate Your Stress as a Home Owner

How Wells Fargo Robo-Signing Settlement Can Alleviate Your Stress as a Home Owner

Wells Fargo has decided to settle for a total of $67 million on its civil litigation involving mortgages. The bank was accused of robo-signing home loans, or approving foreclosures without going through the proper procedure to analyze whether or not home buyers were indeed delinquent on their accounts. This resulted in many home owners damaging

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Why Timing Is Everything When Asking for Your Credit Limit Increase
Jun 02

Why Timing Is Everything When Asking for Your Credit Limit Increase

When is a good time to ask for a credit limit increase? Some times are better than others to ask for a raise in your credit line. First and foremost, ask yourself why a credit limit increase is important to you. Do you need to make a bigger purchase in the future? Or are you

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3 Genius Apps Take the Guesswork Out of Credit Card Rewards So You Earn More

3 Genius Apps Take the Guesswork Out of Credit Card Rewards So You Earn More

Every cardholder has their own strategy when it comes to collecting credit card rewards. Some let theirs grow as an emergency fund, others may choose to cash out once or twice a year, and some await the day when they reach a status high enough to redeem a big-ticket gift they really want. However, few

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10 New App Features Prove This Bank Knows That Banking Is a Chore for You
May 30

10 New App Features Prove This Bank Knows That Banking Is a Chore for You

Bank of America is pushing the envelope in the world of mobile banking by bringing many of its online banking features to its mobile apps. This week, the bank’s iPhone and Android apps received major updates that come with a long list of enhancements, many of which are not found in most mobile banking apps,

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3 Quick Ways to Fall Off ChexSystems’ Radar So Banks Won’t Hate You

3 Quick Ways to Fall Off ChexSystems’ Radar So Banks Won’t Hate You

ChexSystem is a reporting agency sort of like a credit reporting agency, like Experian, Equifax or TransUnion, but unlike those bureaus, ChexSystems only reports on activity related to deposit accounts, like checking and savings accounts. Often times, people are reported to ChexSystems if they have bounced a series of checks or have an account with

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Why These 8 Stellar Credit Cards Will Impress You, Even If You Have a Credit Score Above 750
May 29

Why These 8 Stellar Credit Cards Will Impress You, Even If You Have a Credit Score Above 750

Reaching credit status of 750 and above is considered having excellent credit. A credit score 750 and above means you understand how to truly manage your finances, therefore you are rewarded with a variety of financial options. Avoid settling for a credit card that does not offer great incentives. When used correctly, credit cards are

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How These New Credit Card Perks Just Made It Harder to Steal Your Money
May 28

How These New Credit Card Perks Just Made It Harder to Steal Your Money

Starting this summer, MasterCard will increase the benefits provided to all U.S.-issued credit, debit, prepaid and small business cards. One new perk is an identity theft resolution service that helps cardmembers protect themselves in the event that they lose their cards or sensitive card information. The other perk is an extension of an existing liability

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The Best Student Checking Accounts That College Kids and Parents Will Love
May 27

The Best Student Checking Accounts That College Kids and Parents Will Love

Before the high school class of 2014 heads off to college, parents need to think about getting their kids prepared financially. One essential financial account is a checking account, which will become the financial hub for almost every college student. Compare the average monthly fee for student checking accounts at the 10 largest banks in

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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Calls From Your Bank: My Costly Mistake

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Calls From Your Bank: My Costly Mistake

I was out having a great time on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon. I went to the mobile phone store and dropped over $500 on the new smartphone and tablet I’d been dreaming about on the very day I was eligible to upgrade. Later in the afternoon, I had a call I didn’t recognize, so I

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