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What to Do When Your Online Bank Goes Under
Jan 18

What to Do When Your Online Bank Goes Under

Finding out that your online bank has failed isn’t exactly the greatest news, but online or traditional bank failures in general are not quite as common as it used to be. In 2014, there were just 18 bank failures, which is a far cry from the 157 that were reported in 2010. If you keep all

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6 Easy Ways to Avoid ATM Fees
Jan 17

6 Easy Ways to Avoid ATM Fees

What’s the one thing people hate more than paying for something? Paying for something they can get for free! Every year, Americans are charged millions of dollars for using an ATM that doesn’t belong to their bank. Currently, it’s the norm to pay about $5 for this fee, which may not seem like much, but these

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How the Zero-Sum Budget Can Save Your Finances If Your Income Varies
Jan 15

How the Zero-Sum Budget Can Save Your Finances If Your Income Varies

Do you ever look at your bank statement and wonder where in the world all your money went? I know I do. Tracking your money and setting a budget is a challenge for many people and it’s even harder when your income changes every month. This is a problem for the self-employed and commission-based salespeople,

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Tax Changes for 2015 That You Need to Know About
Jan 14

Tax Changes for 2015 That You Need to Know About

It’s often said that death and taxes are the only things that are inevitable and that everyone can count on, but annual tax changes to the ever-complicated tax codes in the U.S. seem to be the norm as well. This year, the tax changes for 2015 aren’t drastic, but some are worth noting. While filing

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Wealth Building Home Loan to Help Low-Income and First-Time Home Buyers

Wealth Building Home Loan to Help Low-Income and First-Time Home Buyers

An innovative new mortgage program is getting a lot of favorable media, as it is designed to help low-income borrowers and first-time buyers get into the housing market and stay there. It’s called Wealth Building Home Loan and it is a 15-year mortgage which allows home buyers to build equity much faster than they would

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MyBankTracker’s Ranking of the Absolute Worst and Best Debts to Have
Jan 13

MyBankTracker’s Ranking of the Absolute Worst and Best Debts to Have

When it comes to financial planning, debt is often treated like a dirty word. Owing money to someone else is frustrating and every debt payment is money that could have gone towards your other goals. Not all debts are created equal though. Some do nothing but hold you back, while others come with helpful benefits.

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6 Signs You Still Won’t Be Able to Save Money In the New Year
Jan 12

6 Signs You Still Won’t Be Able to Save Money In the New Year

Was 2014 a year of financial chaos for you? Did nearly every month present a struggle to pay all of the bills? Were you constantly worried about money and unable to, or afraid of being unable to pay your bills? Have you made up your mind that 2015 will be a much better year for

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What’s the Best Retirement Option for Freelancers?
Jan 11

What’s the Best Retirement Option for Freelancers?

Being self-employed means having more freedom when it comes to things like setting your own hours and taking control of your income but you’ll miss out certain perks that go along with punching a time clock each day. At the top of the list of is the ability to save for retirement through a 401(k)

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The Most Important Retirement Benefit Changes to Look Out For In 2015
Jan 09

The Most Important Retirement Benefit Changes to Look Out For In 2015

January is a great time to outline your financial goals for the year, including taking a look at your retirement savings plan. If you didn’t save as much as you wanted to last year or you have yet to start contributing to a retirement account, there are some new rules for 2015 that you’ll want

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6 Extreme Ways to Get Out of Debt for Good

6 Extreme Ways to Get Out of Debt for Good

When you’ve got a big black cloud of bills hanging over you, it takes a toll on your emotional and mental health, not to mention the havoc it can wreak with your finances. If you’re stuck with student loans, credit cards or a car loan, your first priority should be finding a way to get out

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