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Ally Bank Increases Savings Account Rate to 0.95% APY

I didn’t write anything about Ally Bank for some time because I haven’t actively used the bank for about two year. But in March this year, I returned to Ally and have stayed since as a happy customer. I left Ally for Sallie Mae in 2010 shortly after Sallie Mae Savings Account was launched because […]

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Chase Sapphire Preferred Card 40,000 Points Promotion

As a credit cards user, I got my first ever credit card with an annual fee, the Citi AAdvantage Card that I mentioned early that I wanted to get, only recently. The reason that I got the fee based card is the 75K bonus miles it offers and the rewards miles I can earn with […]

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Rent Textbooks To Save Money

When I came to the U.S. for my graduate study in the late 1990′s, I brought with me two pieces of luggage plus about $150 cash in my pocket. Those were all I had at that time. Because I had an assistantship from the school, I thought I could get paid right after registration, so I […]

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Does Whole Life Insurance Ever Make Sense

If you’ve ever gone searching around the internet for quotes on life insurance or recommendations for which type of life insurance you should buy, the answer that almost always comes back is that term life insurance is a better choice than whole life insurance. As a refresher, term life insurance carries a stated death benefit […]

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The Savings behind Skipping the Cart

Think you have to brave the busy streets, crowded aisles and push around a heavy cart to snag the “latest and greatest” at the best price? Think again! With a computer, online access and an adventurous spirit, you can have your comfort and your savings, too. Not to mention, you’ll gain time and lengthen the […]

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USAA Free Checking Account Review

When I wrote about the promotional offer from USAA brokerage last week, I also mentioned in the post a few other products from USAA, one of them being the no-fee checking account, which is the favorite of many USAA customers. So what exactly makes it special? We have discussed quite a few times in the past […]

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ING Direct Independence Day Promotion: $152 Bonus for Electric Orange Checking Account

For a third year in a row, ING Direct is running a 4-day (June 30th and July 3rd) promotion for its popular products to celebrate the coming Independence Day holiday. What are being offered in the latest promotion are ING Direct Electric Orange Checking Account, Orange Savings Account, Orange Mortgage, and ShareBuilder Investment Account. Earn $152 bonus […]

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Serve from American Express $25 Bonus

Do you still remember Revolution Money Exchange? It has been a while since I mentioned it here last time. Actually, it probably has been even a longer time since I last used the service, which was renamed to Serve from American Express after American Express purchased Revolution Money, the online payment service provider similar to […]

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