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Capital One InterestPlus 1.30% APY + $50 Bonus

When what every bank is doing these days is pretty much the same: cutting interest rate, Capital One surprised me last week with a move that bucks the trend: they increased the yield of the InterestPlus Savings Account from 1.25% to 1.30% APY. That’s pretty rare, considering how much rates have been cut by online banks […]

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March 2010 Score Card — Part I: Net Worth

We are that close of reaching the goal I set last year. However, with the closing of the house we bought last month coming soon plus a big tax bill, this is probably as close as we can get in while. March was a very good month for stocks, with the Nasdaq leading the way […]

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FNBO Direct Billpay Account $25 Bonus

Got this offer in my Inbox today, but not sure whether it’s a targeted offer or not since I do have a FNBO Direct Online Savings Account (if you also have a savings account with them, you may as well get the same offer). Also there’s no promotion code or reference code in the email. […]

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American Express Offers Cardholders Free Annual Credit Score & Report

When I got a free Experian PLUS score from American Express this time last year, I thought it was a one-time thing, like other free one-time offers I got from other places. Now, it looks like I am wrong on that. Yesterday, I received an email from AMEX, which informed me that I can get […]

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TradeKing Introduced Strategy Builder Stock Screening Tool

Online discount broker TradeKing recently introduced to its customers a new stock screener, called Strategy Builder, provided by Recognia. If you are already using TradeKing, you can find the new Strategy Builder in your account under Tools. Since Strategy Builder is a stock screening tool, what it does is help investors identify which stocks to […]

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What Happens When Ally Bank CD Matures

I opened a 9-month No Penalty CD account with Ally Bank last July. Though I could withdraw after only 6 days without having to pay any penalty, I kept the money in the account because Ally Bank has been slowly, but steadily, cutting rates since then and the rate I got back then was pretty good. […]

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Is It a Good Idea to Pay Taxes with Credit Cards?

Yes, you can pay taxes with credit cards, but no, it may not be such a good idea to do so. The deadline to file 2009 taxes is only 19 days away. If you owe a large amount of taxes but have difficulties to arrange the money on April 15th, one way to pay the […]

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Tools That Made Our House Hunting Easier

When we were in the market for our first house six years ago, we pretty much relied on our realtor for everything: She found listings for us and she took us to see the houses. This time around, things are a lot different than last time. Though we still relied on our agent to take […]

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