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The Benefits of Falling Oil Prices for America and the World
Yesterday, Oct 29

The Benefits of Falling Oil Prices for America and the World

Those plummeting gasoline prices we’ve all been enjoying are expected to continue their downward spiral — a boon to long-suffering consumers. Analysts project the national average price per gallon will soon slide under the $3 mark not seen in four years — and then drop even further. If a price drop of $1 per gallon

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Consumers Complain on Twitter About CVS, Rite Aid Decision to Reject Apple Pay

Consumers Complain on Twitter About CVS, Rite Aid Decision to Reject Apple Pay

In a bold move, Apple Pay was recently rejected from CVS Pharmacy and Rite Aid. Essentially, the two drugstores barred Apple Pay users from using their mobile wallets to pay for everything from lipstick to roll-on deodorant. CVS and Rite Aid are joining their counterparts Walmart, Kmart, Lowe’s, Gap, Target and other retailers, in refusing to

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Young Accountant Offers Personal Experience and Financial Tips for Newlyweds

Young Accountant Offers Personal Experience and Financial Tips for Newlyweds

To try to glean some financial tips for newlyweds, MyBankTracker didn’t want to consult another think tank armed with statistics about millennials. We already have a pretty good handle on the stats. For example, millennials are postponing marriage. The median age of first marriage rose to a record high of 29 years for men and 26.6

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Credit Cards or Debit Cards: What Is the Best Card for Travel Overseas?
Oct 28

Credit Cards or Debit Cards: What Is the Best Card for Travel Overseas?

Long gone are the days when you would use travelers checks to pay for items overseas. Today, it’s strictly credit or debit cards. If you were one of the 61.9 million U.S. residents who traveled abroad in 2013 (according to the U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism Industries), you probably thought about the best card

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Old House vs. New: What’s More Cost Efficient?

Old House vs. New: What’s More Cost Efficient?

Often the first advice prospective homebuyers hear is go talk to a lender to figure out exactly how much house you can afford. We think that could be jumping the gun. Rather, you would be smarter to first settle the old house vs. new debate: Which kind of house — new construction or an existing

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What ‘Fear of Missing Out’ Really Means for Millennial Personal Finance
Oct 27

What ‘Fear of Missing Out’ Really Means for Millennial Personal Finance

Compared to previous generations, millennials have a unique outlook in terms of what they’re willing to spend their money on. Instead of trying to keep up with the Joneses, they’re letting FOMO or “fear of missing out” guide their money choices. A recent survey from Eventbrite found that 78 percent of 18 to 34 year olds

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Retirement for Millennials: What You’re Doing Right (And Wrong)

Retirement for Millennials: What You’re Doing Right (And Wrong)

Today’s economy has made saving for retirement something you can’t afford to put off and the sooner you get started the better. That’s a lesson 20-somethings have picked up on pretty quickly after witnessing the financial struggles of previous generations in the wake of the recession. In many respects, millennials are changing the landscape of how people think about

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New Apple Technology Could Help You Save on Cell Phone Costs
Oct 25

New Apple Technology Could Help You Save on Cell Phone Costs

Apple has been getting lots of glamorous media for its latest models of personal technology, but mostly overlooked in all the hoopla is a breakthrough that could be far more important in practical terms. The company’s unassuming new “Apple SIM” card could allow everyone to dramatically save on cell phone costs. A SIM card is

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5 Must-Have Tools to Pay Off Student Loan Debt
Oct 24

5 Must-Have Tools to Pay Off Student Loan Debt

When eliminating your student loans is a top priority it helps to have a plan for managing what you owe. Otherwise, you run the risk of missing a payment which can slow down your payoff progress and hurt your credit. If you don’t have a solid strategy in place for keeping track of your progress,

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8 Big Ways to Save Extra Money Before the Holidays

8 Big Ways to Save Extra Money Before the Holidays

Every year, most of us wish we had more money to spend on loved ones and friends during the holidays. And then there are expectations for holiday gifts and food at work, presents for teachers and many other people in our lives, so we can all use some tips for holiday savings. If you haven’t

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