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3 Ways to Always Keep Your Finances Stable So You Avoid Going Broke
Sep 04

3 Ways to Always Keep Your Finances Stable So You Avoid Going Broke

Financially successful people have a number of good money habits in common. Learning and adopting these rules about spending, saving and investing is a foolproof way to keep your finances stable and avoid going broke. Good money habits can be grouped into a few simple categories: controlling your spending and saving, avoiding excessive debt, and

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8 Ways to Sidestep the Chase No Cash Deposits Policy

8 Ways to Sidestep the Chase No Cash Deposits Policy

Ever since Chase ended its policy of allowing people to make cash deposits into accounts other than their own, angry consumers have expressed frustration and anger over the move. The Chase no cash deposits policy has sparked a lot of conversation about why the bank changed its rules and what it means for customers. “This

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How to Finance Home Repairs If You Have Zero Savings

How to Finance Home Repairs If You Have Zero Savings

For far too long you’ve put up with warped windows, wavy floors, uninsulated pipes in danger of bursting, stained ceilings and a sagging deck that is no longer safe. To finance these home repairs and other improvements before winter sets in and causes further water damage, such as mold and dry rot, consider tapping some

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Chase Freedom Changes How You Earn Bonus Points: Keep It or Toss It?
Sep 03

Chase Freedom Changes How You Earn Bonus Points: Keep It or Toss It?

Well, that didn’t take long. Earlier this month, I covered some of the major changes that were coming to the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, one of the more popular travel rewards credit cards. Recently, I got an email notice that my Chase Freedom card will be experiencing some changes as well… and they’re not good

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Million-Dollar Starter Homes Sparks the Classic Buy vs. Rent Debate

Million-Dollar Starter Homes Sparks the Classic Buy vs. Rent Debate

Talk to almost any real estate agent around the country and the agent will likely tell you there’s no better time to buy that starter home, especially with mortgage rates at their lows for the year. The trouble is, that first home could be a million dollar starter home if you’re looking to locate where

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Smart Retirement Planning Tips for Each Decade of Your Life

Smart Retirement Planning Tips for Each Decade of Your Life

Retirement planning isn’t easy and it’s no secret that many Americans struggle with saving for it. Whether it’s because they’re weighed down by big debt, believe retirement is far off, or just forget to follow the retirement planning tips wise elders have bestowed upon them, Americans don’t save enough. To retire comfortably, you should have started saving at a

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The Perks of Being a Cardmember: My Experience at the US Open Chase Lounge
Sep 02

The Perks of Being a Cardmember: My Experience at the US Open Chase Lounge

The US Open Tennis Championships 2014 will be held from August 26 through September 9 at Flushing Meadows just outside of Manhattan. Along with appearances by big tennis pros like Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, major credit card companies like Chase and American Express also have a huge presence throughout the tournament. In

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7 Ways to Financially Survive Sandwich Generation Stress

7 Ways to Financially Survive Sandwich Generation Stress

They call it sandwich generation stress for a reason – people in their 40s and 50s caught between raising their kids and caring for their aging parents at the same time. According to research conducted by the Pew Research Center, early half (47 percent) of adults in their 40s and 50s have a parent age

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Sell Your House Fast With These Proven Seller Incentives
Sep 01

Sell Your House Fast With These Proven Seller Incentives

For whatever reason, you want to sell your house fast. Maybe you want to upsize to a statement home to impress your relatives or downsize to a modest, more efficient home now that your kids are gone. Think of how much you’ll save on utilities and housekeeping. Maybe you just want to cash in and

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Avoid 6 Checking Mistakes With These Solid Student Banking Tips

Avoid 6 Checking Mistakes With These Solid Student Banking Tips

Every college undergrad needs solid student banking tips… and a checking account. Having a checking account allows a student to make deposits and withdrawals, of course, but it’s also valuable for many other reasons. Anyone who has ever been to college knows that you’re going to need a way to access cash quickly and cheaply.

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