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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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Banks Are Charging Higher Overdraft Fees

Every time I login to my Bank of America account online, I see two service offers for the check card, or debit card, I have from BofA. One is Keep the Change, which allows you to keep the change every time you pay your purchase the debit card. The other one is Overdraft Project. Since […]

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American Express Prepaid Card $25 Bonus

In recent years, debit card transactions have soared as more and more consumers switched from traditional credit cards to debit cards after the financial crisis that started in late 2007, which eventually led to the recession. In addition to the fact that credit has become harder and harder to obtain since then, many people were […]

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