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The Worst Money Advice You Will Listen to In Your 20s That Will Cost You Thousands
May 22

The Worst Money Advice You Will Listen to In Your 20s That Will Cost You Thousands

Navigating your finances in your 20s is tough enough without everyone and their brother tossing in their two cents about what you should and shouldn’t do. Friends and family may mean well in offering up guidance but sometimes the things they preach are just plain wrong. The MyBankTracker staff isn’t immune and unfortunately, some of

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College Grads: Are You Really as Financially Illiterate as This Survey Says You Are?
May 21

College Grads: Are You Really as Financially Illiterate as This Survey Says You Are?

A fresh crop of college grads is gearing up to head out into the real world but they may not be as prepared as they think. The latest Money Matters On Campus survey suggests that when it comes to basic money management, today’s students get top marks for experience but they fail miserably at making

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5 Life-Saving Money Rules for New College Graduates [Infographic]
May 18

5 Life-Saving Money Rules for New College Graduates [Infographic]

You can learn a lot of things in college but Personal Finance 101 typically isn’t one of the classes you’ll see on your course schedule. If you recently earned a degree but you’re still clueless about things like credit, debt and saving, you could be setting yourself up for some costly money mistakes. With graduation

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What You Need to Know About Robo-Advisors Before You Invest
May 16

What You Need to Know About Robo-Advisors Before You Invest

Financial “robo-firms” — automated online platforms for investing and financial advice — are here to stay. Robo-firms believe that millennials and others who live much of life online would rather hit some keys or tap on screens than be required to talk to a person. More than that, though, robo-firms have been given an opening

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Simple Tricks to Triple Your Travel Rewards Points
May 13

Simple Tricks to Triple Your Travel Rewards Points

Rewards credit cards are great for scoring free travel and you can get even more value out of yours if you know how to multiply your miles or points. Today, I’m sharing the best tips for tripling your travel rewards so you earn free trips more often.  Step 1: Pick a travel rewards card that

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Student Loan Payoff Checklist for New Grads [Infographic]
May 12

Student Loan Payoff Checklist for New Grads [Infographic]

Graduation season is practically here, and it’s time to assess your student loan debt. We’ve created a downloadable checklist of what moves you need to make with your student loans. Now is the time for students who borrowed their way through school need to start taking a hard look at their loans. Mapping out your

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Will the New FICO Scores Make It Easier for You to Open a Credit Card or Buy a Home?
May 11

Will the New FICO Scores Make It Easier for You to Open a Credit Card or Buy a Home?

MyBankTracker recently reported on the latest FICO changes, which will incorporate your utility payments and rental history to determine your score. Today, I’m taking a more in-depth look at how the new model will make it easier for people to qualify for loans or lines of credit going forward. Who stands to benefit the most

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Unhappy With Quicken’s Updated Version? 3 Quicken Alternatives to Manage Your Finances
May 07

Unhappy With Quicken’s Updated Version? 3 Quicken Alternatives to Manage Your Finances

Several months back, I wrote a story about Quicken vs. Mint: Which One Should You Use in 2015? and it was brought to my attention in the comments from readers that Quicken had changed considerably (and not in a good way) when the company had made updates to its software program. Specifically, a comment left

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You Need to Understand Compound Interest If You Want to Build Wealth
May 06

You Need to Understand Compound Interest If You Want to Build Wealth

It’s the most powerful way ever created to grow wealth over time. It’s also commonly misunderstood. More people incorrectly answered the question about compound interest than any other question on our financial literacy quiz. Here’s what you need to know. Albert Einstein said it’s “the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns

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Spring Into Action With 4 Money Moves to Make for Q2
May 04

Spring Into Action With 4 Money Moves to Make for Q2

If you started 2015 off by setting some financial goals for yourself, now’s a great time to gauge your progress. Figuring at where you’re at can give you an idea of what you need to do next to stay on track. If it’s been awhile since you’ve done a financial check-in, here are most important

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