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Discover Bank Savings Account 1.15% APY

Discover Bank may be relatively new to the online banking business, but it started quite well with very competitive rates for its Online Savings Account, Money Market Account and CDs. Currently Discover Savings Account has an interest rate of 1.15% APY. The yield may not seem to be very impressive at first, but if you […]

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Why You Should Not Get Married (Financial Speaking)

Let me clarify one thing right off the bat…I’m all for the institution of marriage.  If you fall in love with someone, you should be able to enter in to a marriage and aim for a lifetime of happiness. That being said, absent the romanticism and committing yourself to the person you love for the […]

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Payday Loans as Last Resort?

Since the beginning of  the current recession three years ago, conventional lenders have implemented much more strict rules on lending money after most of them taking a big hit from the collapse of sub-prime l0an business. That makes borrowing money a lot tougher in bad economic times, even for credit worthy borrowers. And this is one […]

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Obama Tax Cut Plan Highlights: Payroll Tax Holiday and More

It looks like the President and the Republicans in the Congress have reached a deal to neither permanently renew Bush-era tax cuts for all taxpayers, which is set to expire at the end of the year, nor cut taxes only for middle class American, as the President has campaigned for years. Instead, the deal calls for a […]

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Should You Convert Your IRA to a Roth Account?

If you are currently investing money in an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you may be considering having the money rolled over to a Roth IRA. 2010 is the first a traditional IRA can be converted to Roth IRA without income limit. But before you make any changes, you should be clear about the details of […]

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Mint.com Cut Ties with Yodlee?

I didn’t even know the two were actually working together until I read an article on CNNMoney yesterday. I compared Mint and Yodlee last year after trying Mint.com and noticing some expenses were wrongly categorized (not just wrong, very wrong). At that time, my conclusion was the Yodlee did a better job in putting expenses, […]

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The Basics of A Budget

As personal incomes remain somewhat stifled and the stock market still struggles to find direction, a lot of people have begun rediscovering a financial planning tool that started to make a disappearing act – the budget.  With many people living on tighter means, managing every dollar has become more and more important. Creating an effective […]

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MasterCard MarketPlace Daily Deals

If you are looking for the best deals this holiday season, you may want to check out MasterCard MarketPlace. MasterCard MarketPlace is an innovative program that provides all eligible MasterCard cardholders who enroll online here at the program Web site (marketplace.mastercard.com) with hundreds of tailored discount offers each week, based on their merchant preferences, ZIP code, […]

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