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Amex Raises APRs on 1 Million Credit Cards: What You Can Do
Mar 04

Amex Raises APRs on 1 Million Credit Cards: What You Can Do

More than one million American Express credit card customers are going to see their APRs experience an increase in mid-April, according to a letter sent to affected customers (the timing may be different for you). See why the interest rate hikes are coming, what you can do about it and why it won’t matter for

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Bank Teller Fees: How Much It Costs to Talk to a Live Person
Mar 03

Bank Teller Fees: How Much It Costs to Talk to a Live Person

Waiting in line at the teller window can certainly be a drain on your time and at some banks, it can also suck some extra cash out of your wallet. MyBankTracker examines why banks are charging the fees and how much money they’re costing customers. Bank fees are nothing new, but some are more worrisome

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How You’re Affected By the Breakup of Costco and Amex
Mar 02

How You’re Affected By the Breakup of Costco and Amex

Costco has discontinued its long-time partnership with American Express, and has teamed up with Citi and Visa. This change has many implications to the customers of the major wholesale warehouse club. Find out how you’re affected and what you can do when changes start to happen. For 16 years, Costco only accepted American Express cards because

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How Many Overdraft Fees Can Your Bank Charge You In One Day?

How Many Overdraft Fees Can Your Bank Charge You In One Day?

Overdraft fees are one of the most annoying charges bank customers face, especially if you get hit with more than one at a time. MyBankTracker takes a look at just how many overdraft fees banks can charge you in one day, and how to get around them. If you’ve ever run your checking account into

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Avoid a Minimum Balance Fee at Your Bank With These Simple Tips
Feb 27

Avoid a Minimum Balance Fee at Your Bank With These Simple Tips

Minimum balance fees are designed to encourage bank customers to keep a set amount of money in their account. MyBankTracker explains why it’s important to understand these fees and more importantly, how you can avoid them. Free checking is becoming a thing of the past and trying to get around the different fees banks charge

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How Long Does It Take a Check Deposit at the ATM to Clear?

How Long Does It Take a Check Deposit at the ATM to Clear?

Depositing checks at the ATM can save you some time if you don’t like waiting in long lines at the drive-thru or teller window but it doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll clear faster. MyBankTracker takes a look at how long it takes a check deposited at the ATM to show up in your account. Your options

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Discover it Miles Card Review: Is It the New Best Travel Rewards Credit Card?
Feb 26

Discover it Miles Card Review: Is It the New Best Travel Rewards Credit Card?

Looking for a credit card to earn travel rewards? Your decision just a got a little tougher, as Discover recently launched a new travel rewards credit card. Is it a better than one of the best travel credit cards that is already available? Read on to find out when you should (or shouldn’t) get the new

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Bank Account Closed? 5 Things You Must Do Next

Bank Account Closed? 5 Things You Must Do Next

Having your bank unexpectedly close your account could result in late payments for bills that are linked to your account and could potentially make it more difficult to get a new account somewhere else. MyBankTracker looks at why banks close customer accounts and what to do if it happens to you. Establishing a good relationship

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Save for a Home Down Payment Faster With 3 Lesser-Known Savings Accounts
Feb 25

Save for a Home Down Payment Faster With 3 Lesser-Known Savings Accounts

If you’re ready to buy a home, having a sizable down payment reduces the amount you have to borrow. MyBankTracker weighs the pros and cons of three different bank account options, outside of a regular savings account, to help you earn more when saving for your down payment.  Saving for a down payment on a

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Using Citi Price Rewind: How to Get the Most Money Back
Feb 24

Using Citi Price Rewind: How to Get the Most Money Back

Credit cards offer many protection programs that are often overlooked by consumers. Recently, I took advantage of one of these programs called Citi Price Rewind, which is useful when a recently purchased item drops in price. Here is what happened. Also, if you have a Citi card, I will show you what you should do

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