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PenFed Promise Visa Card: 7.49% Intro APR for 36 Months

Last week, when I was at PenFed website for the PenFed Platinum Cashback Rewards Card piece, I noticed that they also offer a card with a low introductory APR for a very long period of time. It’s the PenFed Promise Visa Card, which currently has an 7.49% APR on purchases for 36 months. Offering a low […]

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IRS App Lets You Check Refund Status on Smartphones

Have an iPhone? Expect tax refund this year? Now you can check status of your refund on smartphone, thanks to the new iPhone and Android Apps released by the IRS today as the 2011 tax season is in full swing. The free app, called IRS2Go, is available in Apple App Store for iPhone, iPod, and […]

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Discover Bank CDs

In addition to having an Online Savings Account that pays 1.25% APY, Discover Bank also has a line of CD products with terms from 3 months to as long as 10 years. Though I don’t expect anybody get locked in that extreme long CDs in what is basically a low rate environment (Fed benchmark rate […]

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PenFed No Longer Offers 2% Cash Back on Groceries

I have heard some good things about PenFed, The Pentagon Federal Credit Union, like their awesome customer service and generous rewards for their credit card customers. One of those rewards that I heard most often is that they give 5% cash back on gasoline purchases for cardholders of their PenFed Visa Platinum Cashback Rewards Card, […]

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2011 Tax Changes

The passage of the Tax Relief Act of 2010 last December removed a lot of uncertainties for taxpayers. The law, which extended Bush area tax cuts by two years and temporarily reduced payroll taxes by 2% for one year, also introduced some other changes in taxes for 2011. One of those changes is investment income taxes. […]

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File 2010 Tax Return for Free

The 2011 tax season has already arrived. For those who don’t have to delay filing their returns (see who must wait to file 2010 federal income taxes in my 2011 tax deadline post), the sooner to file, the earlier to get their refund. While there are plenty of paid tools available if you want to […]

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4 Things to Remember about Mortgage Loan Modification

You probably know people who are having problems paying their monthly mortgage loans. In the midst of this crisis, who doesn’t know at least one? Homeowners in distress can remain hopeful in spite of the current crisis. To help responsible homeowners who have been affected by the economic crunch, the Obama administration has laid out several […]

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PerkStreet Offers 5% Cash Back for Tax Preparation Services

The 2011 tax deadline is still four months away, so you still get plenty of time to prepare your 2010 returns. Whether you will do the taxes yourself or heir somebody else to do the job for you, here’s an offer from PerkStreet that could reduce the burden off your wallet a little bit. From now […]

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