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Need to Compare Credit Cards? Google Can Help

Now there’s a convenient tool for you to compare credit card offers from, not surprisingly, Google. As you can see from the above screenshot, Google’s new credit card comparison tool, currently including 101 U.S. credit cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, lets you sort credit cards by interest rate (APR), introductory balance transfer […]

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American Express $25 Bonus on Small Business Saturday

American Express is celebrating its first ever Small Business Saturday with a giveaway of $25 statement credit. To receive the bonus, you need to first register your AMEX card between November 8 and November 27, then spend at least $25 on November 27, 2010 at participating small businesses. Eligible merchants include any independently owned small […]

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Sallie Mae Bank Savings Account Named Best Online Savings Account

I have followed Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine’s annual Best List for several years. The parts that I am particularly interested in are those bests in savings accounts, credit cards, and investments, topics that I discussed quite a lot here. Over the week, the December issue of the magazine arrived, with its 2010 list. When I […]

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Morningstar 2010 Best 529 College Savings Plans

Investment research firm Morningstar last week released its annal ranking of 529 plans. The 2010 survey covered 52 largest state-based college savings plans currently available. As it did in the past, Morningstar focused its research on key metrics of 529 plans, such as investment choices, performances, tax incentives and, mostly importantly, costs, when evaluating and […]

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What Does The Future Of Social Security Really Look Like?

The mid-term elections have brought a lot of issues back to the forefront of the political discussion lately.  A lot of it centers on how we’re going to pull ourselves out of the current recession.  While financial topics like taxes and government stimulus tend to dominate much of the conversation, one matter that has resulted […]

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Smart Strategies for Secondhand Shopping

It’s no mystery that secondhand shopping can be a boon to your bank account. As the ultimate “go-green” option, thrift store and garage sale shoppers can reap even bigger savings and better value with the following list of strategies. Not sure, keep it in your cart anyway. While shopping in traditional stores, consumers have the […]

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What’s in My Wallet?

Today, The Money Writers open up their wallet to show what they have in their wallet. Before taking you to see theirs, let me show you what’s in mine first. First, credit cards. I am a credit card person,  so naturally, credit cards make up a big part of the contents in my wallet. Even though […]

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Your To Do List For Open Enrollment

Over the next couple of months, employees all across the country will begin receiving their annual open enrollment information packets from Human Resources.  For most, this will be the one chance a year to select which insurance plans and benefits you’ll have for all of 2011.  With only one shot, it’s not a process you […]

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