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5 Costly Last-Minute Tax Mistakes to Avoid
Apr 01

5 Costly Last-Minute Tax Mistakes to Avoid

The April tax deadline is right around the corner and if you haven’t filed yet, now’s the time to get your return finalized. Waiting until the last minute to file can increase the odds of making an error if you’re scrambling to track down your paperwork, and some mistakes come with a high price tag.

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3 Myths of a 650 Credit Score, Busted
Mar 23

3 Myths of a 650 Credit Score, Busted

MyBankTracker previously covered what it means to have a credit score in the 600 to 650 range. Now, we take a more in-depth look at how having a less than perfect score really impacts your finances and what myths are sometimes wrongly associated with it. My credit score also falls within this range, so I’ll

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Should You Still Pay for Mortgage Points These Days?
Mar 20

Should You Still Pay for Mortgage Points These Days?

Getting the best mortgage has a lot to do with deciding whether or not to pay points to lower your rate. In today’s economic climate, the right decision has arguably more to do with assessing your personal life than with the math. Given such low mortgage rates lately, should you even pay for points these days? Everyone

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5 More Reasons You’re Still Waiting for Your Tax Refund
Mar 18

5 More Reasons You’re Still Waiting for Your Tax Refund

Tax season is drawing to a close but if you haven’t gotten your refund yet, you may be wondering what the hold up is. Previously, we wrote about 7 reasons why you haven’t received your tax refund yet — here are five more possible reasons behind your tax refund delay.   Taxpayers who are expecting a

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5 Positive Changes for You, If You Have Federal Student Loans
Mar 13

5 Positive Changes for You, If You Have Federal Student Loans

Good news! President Obama recently announced his plans to offer student loan debt relief to federal borrowers. If you owe student loans, find out what positive changes are taking place, and how you will be affected. With student loan debt continuing its steady upward climb, the pressure to come up with a solution to the

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Can Anyone Get a Business Credit Card?
Mar 05

Can Anyone Get a Business Credit Card?

If you own a business, using a rewards card to cover your expenses could save you a nice chunk of change since these types of cards offer rewards in categories that pertain to the business, like office supplies. However, if you don’t own a business, can you get a business credit card? MyBankTracker explains what

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Reasons Why You’re Still Not Using Credit Card Rewards
Mar 04

Reasons Why You’re Still Not Using Credit Card Rewards

Having a rewards credit card in your wallet is pointless if you’re not making the most of it. MyBankTracker examines some of the most common reasons why people don’t put their reward points to work. Rewards credit cards are designed to save you money on things like flights, hotel stays and every day expenses. The

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Save for a Home Down Payment Faster With 3 Lesser-Known Savings Accounts
Feb 25

Save for a Home Down Payment Faster With 3 Lesser-Known Savings Accounts

If you’re ready to buy a home, having a sizable down payment reduces the amount you have to borrow. MyBankTracker weighs the pros and cons of three different bank account options, outside of a regular savings account, to help you earn more when saving for your down payment.  Saving for a down payment on a

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Why You Shouldn’t Be So Quick to Roll Your 401(k) to an IRA
Feb 24

Why You Shouldn’t Be So Quick to Roll Your 401(k) to an IRA

Should you keep your money in your 401(k) plan even after you leave your employer? You may have heard that it’s cheaper to move your money into an IRA, but that’s not always the case. MyBankTracker explains why you shouldn’t be so quick to move your 401(k) to an IRA, even if your new employer

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Qualify for a Mortgage By Avoiding These Bank Account Mistakes
Feb 23

Qualify for a Mortgage By Avoiding These Bank Account Mistakes

Qualifying for a mortgage is expected to be easier in 2015 thanks to more lenient lending standards but that doesn’t mean you can afford to be careless with your finances. MyBankTracker looks at some of the most common banking mistakes that could cause your application to be denied. When you’re trying to buy a home,

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