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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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Should You Buy a Home Now, Even With Bad Credit?
Feb 16

Should You Buy a Home Now, Even With Bad Credit?

Which is better: Trying to buy a home now with a bad credit score; or, rebuilding your credit first, then buying a home? MyBankTracker unwinds the dilemma. If you buy a home now and you have bad credit, you will only qualify for a loan with a higher than normal interest rate. That translates into

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The Biggest Tax Breaks for Freelancers
Feb 15

The Biggest Tax Breaks for Freelancers

Tax deductions reduce the amount of your income that’s subject to tax, which makes them extremely valuable if you earned a lot from freelancing and you’re worried about getting stuck with a big tax bill. With so many different deductions floating around, knowing which ones you can claim is a must to make sure you’re

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Why TurboTax Is Best for First-Time Filers
Feb 12

Why TurboTax Is Best for First-Time Filers

Tax software programs are designed to make filing your taxes on your own less complicated. MyBankTracker looks at the benefits of using TurboTax if you’re preparing a return for the first time. You can use TurboTax’s online version or mobile version. They’ve discontinued their tablet app, but it doesn’t matter since the mobile app lets you

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