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The Perks of Being a Cardmember: My Experience at the US Open Chase Lounge
Today, Sep 02

The Perks of Being a Cardmember: My Experience at the US Open Chase Lounge

The US Open Tennis Championships 2014 will be held from August 26 through September 9 at Flushing Meadows just outside of Manhattan. Along with appearances by big tennis pros like Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, major credit card companies like Chase and American Express also have a huge presence throughout the tournament. In

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7 Ways to Financially Survive Sandwich Generation Stress

7 Ways to Financially Survive Sandwich Generation Stress

They call it sandwich generation stress for a reason – people in their 40s and 50s caught between raising their kids and caring for their aging parents at the same time. According to research conducted by the Pew Research Center, early half (47 percent) of adults in their 40s and 50s have a parent age

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Sell Your House Fast With These Proven Seller Incentives
Yesterday, Sep 01

Sell Your House Fast With These Proven Seller Incentives

For whatever reason, you want to sell your house fast. Maybe you want to upsize to a statement home to impress your relatives or downsize to a modest, more efficient home now that your kids are gone. Think of how much you’ll save on utilities and housekeeping. Maybe you just want to cash in and

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Avoid 6 Checking Mistakes With These Solid Student Banking Tips

Avoid 6 Checking Mistakes With These Solid Student Banking Tips

Every college undergrad needs solid student banking tips… and a checking account. Having a checking account allows a student to make deposits and withdrawals, of course, but it’s also valuable for many other reasons. Anyone who has ever been to college knows that you’re going to need a way to access cash quickly and cheaply.

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5 Excellent Credit Habits to Follow for an Instant Jump In Your Credit Score
Aug 30

5 Excellent Credit Habits to Follow for an Instant Jump In Your Credit Score

Learning how to boost your credit profile is never a bad thing, as many of us try to stretch our dollars by using credit. Most consumers that have excellent credit habits have established solid financial routines that we can all learn from. Here is a look at the best habits of consumers with excellent credit.

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A Study About Home Affordability by Region Proves That Now Is the Time to Buy
Aug 29

A Study About Home Affordability by Region Proves That Now Is the Time to Buy

There may be no better time than now to buy a home, with mortgage rates scraping 2014 lows and recent home affordability by region data looking very promising. This month, HSH.com, the nation’s largest mortgage information company, released its study of the salary needed to buy a home in 27 metro areas of the United

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Keep Your Finances Under Control With Our Fall Financial Check-Up Guide

Keep Your Finances Under Control With Our Fall Financial Check-Up Guide

The time of year has arrived to assess your finances. It’s a great opportunity to make sure you’re in tip-top financial health. Use this financial check-up guide to help you answer key money questions, spot potential problems, and then act accordingly. Remember your goals and evaluate how you’re progressing. Without goals and tracking, you have

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Smart Ways Parents Can Save on Back-to-School Shopping With a Rewards Credit Card

Smart Ways Parents Can Save on Back-to-School Shopping With a Rewards Credit Card

The end of summer marks the beginning of school for many American families. With school starting again, that means it’s time to shop for back-to-school items. Restocking your kids’ school supplies from last year won’t be cheap — and if you’re not careful, it might even be harmful to your bank account. The National Retail

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Shrewd Strategies to Follow When Buying a Flipped House
Aug 28

Shrewd Strategies to Follow When Buying a Flipped House

You’ve seen all the shows on A&E, Bravo or HGTV about getting filthy rich by flipping houses, but ask yourself, would you buy one of these houses? Many do, unfortunately, before fully recognizing and understanding that buying a flipped house requires the utmost caution. “There’s nothing wrong with buying a flipped house, in fact, a

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Shared Appreciation Mortgage Benefits Those Who Don’t Have Enough for a Down Payment
Aug 27

Shared Appreciation Mortgage Benefits Those Who Don’t Have Enough for a Down Payment

The benefits of a Shared Appreciation Mortgage (SAM) and similar products are getting a lot of attention from down payment-light homebuyers, especially those seeking more buying power in fast-appreciating areas of the country like California’s Silicon Valley and the second Silicon Valley in Orange County, Calif. Although there are different varieties and variations of shared

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