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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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How to Avoid Debt and Get Through Your 20s
Oct 23

How to Avoid Debt and Get Through Your 20s

If you were to steal my purse in 2010, you would’ve found a couple of dollars and about 20 to 30 Splenda packets. Whenever I was in restaurants or coffee shops, I’d grab a couple and slip them into my purse. Am I proud of this money saving technique? Definitely not. Did it help me to

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Still Struggling In Your 40s? How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt and Save Money
Oct 20

Still Struggling In Your 40s? How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt and Save Money

Credit card debt can be frustrating at any age, but when you reach your 40s and are still struggling to pay your debt, it’s a problem. In your 20s, you have the luxury of time to be able to chip away at your debt, learn from your mistakes and hopefully make some wise investment choices

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Paying Out of Pocket for Health Care: Medical Credit Cards vs. Credit Cards
Oct 17

Paying Out of Pocket for Health Care: Medical Credit Cards vs. Credit Cards

As more Americans are paying out of pocket for health care, they are increasingly turning to medical credit cards to fill gaps in their coverage caused by higher deductibles and a growing number of elective surgeries. You are probably one of those many Americans, especially if you are younger and don’t have the best health

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529 Plans or CDs: Choosing the Best Way to Save for College

529 Plans or CDs: Choosing the Best Way to Save for College

The average college graduate will be in debt $26,600, according to The Institute for College Access and Success. In addition, more than half of college students are taking longer to graduate — five to six years instead of the traditional four. The added cost of two years in school, and subsequent loss of earnings, will add up

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Choosing a New Checking Account: Ally Bank vs. Capital One 360
Oct 16

Choosing a New Checking Account: Ally Bank vs. Capital One 360

Are you sick of your bank’s boring, fee-riddled checking account? Maybe that’s why you ended up here, looking for a new checking account that will make your life easier. Among your top considerations are should be Ally Bank’s Interest Checking and Capital One’s 360 Checking — two of the most popular online checking accounts around. But, picking

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5 Thoughts Everyone Has While Standing In Line for the ATM

5 Thoughts Everyone Has While Standing In Line for the ATM

Occasionally a “cash only” bar, restaurant or corner store will sneak up on you, forcing you to make the dreaded trip to the ATM. If you’re one of the smart ones, you always have some spare cash in your wallet. If you’re like me, then you totally forget and mutter curses all the way to the

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