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The Benefits of Falling Oil Prices for America and the World
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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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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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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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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Avoid the 10 Worst Investments Ever With These Smarter Alternatives
Oct 22

Avoid the 10 Worst Investments Ever With These Smarter Alternatives

With Halloween quickly approaching, MyBankTracker has compiled a haunting, nightmarish list of the worst investments you could ever make. It’s a graveyard of horrors ready to suck the life right out of your money. But don’t let it spook you too much, because we also offer some investment alternatives to offset this spine-tingling list of

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10 Tips for ‘Getting’ Your Financial Act Together Before Turning 30
Oct 21

10 Tips for ‘Getting’ Your Financial Act Together Before Turning 30

Turning 30 is more than a number, it’s a state of mind, telling you to finally get your financial act together. Indeed, personal finance for your 30s adds a new sense of urgency to your fiscal mission that you might not have felt in your carefree 20s, when paying your bar tab or funding a

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10 Ways to Establish Financial Independence In Your 20s
Oct 16

10 Ways to Establish Financial Independence In Your 20s

Achieving financial independence in your 20s is an exciting and admirable goal. But to get there, you’ll need to roar, not snore, through the next 10 years of your life. To get you charged up and put you on a firm financial foundation, we’ve compiled a list of what we feel are 10 must-dos you

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Rental Property vs. Index Fund: What’s a Better Investment?
Oct 14

Rental Property vs. Index Fund: What’s a Better Investment?

Beginning investors often get stumped trying to determine the absolute best choice among the many and confusing investment opportunities available. Prudent and profitable investing, however, comes from carefully looking at all angles of an investment choice and balancing that choice with other commitments, according to an overall financial plan. Let’s try to analyze, for example,

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8 Key Elements to Consider When Downsizing Your Home for Retirement
Oct 13

8 Key Elements to Consider When Downsizing Your Home for Retirement

Downsizing your home for retirement can be just the ticket to your golden years. Added financial security can come from a profitable sale of your current home, and more from the savings on maintenance costs for your new home. And your lifestyle can be simplified by liberating yourself from all the “stuff” we tend to

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Why You Should Feel Good About Stealing Money from Your 401(k)
Oct 09

Why You Should Feel Good About Stealing Money from Your 401(k)

About 20 percent of all company employees steal from themselves — and, shockingly, most feel good about it. This act of self-robbery, also known as borrowing against your 401(k), is all very legal, and readily condoned by corporations and the government. In fact, many hard-working employees regularly do it to pay off debt (46 percent), pay

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