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Teaching Your Child to Save Can Be Fun

“I want (fill in the blank)!” If you’re a parent to young children, you’ve undoubtedly heard your little one utter this phrase many times.  Plus, it probably most often occurs at some pretty crowded locales such as the grocery store or Toys ‘R Us where the level of parental shame can be at its highest.  […]

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Household Debt Panel

I think the goal of almost every single person on Earth is to go through many stages of upgrading his or her life. Remember the car you drove when you were a teenager? Well there is no way you want to drive that car foreve – heck no, you want to upgrade. From the car […]

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Fed Discount Rate Increase Could Signal Change In Policy

Is the economy finally starting to turn around? If you pay attention to what the Fed is doing, you might get the impression that the answer to that question is yes. But it’s more important to first take a look at exactly what the Fed’s been up to. A couple of weeks ago, the Fed […]

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Best Interest Checking Accounts

A few years ago, I wrote a post about who offers the best deal in both the checking and savings accounts. Back then, 5+% yield on savings accounts and 3+% on interest checking accounts were very common. Now, we know things are totally different. With the Fed fund rates being held at close to zero […]

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Ally Interest Checking Account Opened

When I talked about Ally Bank Interest Checking Account in January when the product was introduced, I mentioned that I may get one for myself. What I like about the new checking account isn’t that it bears interest. With 0.50% APY for balance under $15K, there isn’t much I can earn. Rather, what attracts me […]

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Know Thy (Financial) Self

You may be an introvert or an extrovert. Maybe you’re highly organized or barely able to stay afloat of the clutter. Whatever your personality type, you also have a spending type. Identifying and knowing your spending type and financial habits is one of the first steps to taking control of your monetary resources. Ignore or […]

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Sallie Mae Savings Account Review: High Yield Plus Upromise Benefit

A high interest rate savings account is an essential part of our financial system. With a large amount of money that is currently held in bank accounts, I’d love to get as much return as possible while making sure that the money will be there when we need it in the next few months. Unfortunately, […]

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TurboTax 2009 Has Some Nice New Features

I have been a customer of TurboTax for a few years already. When I used the software to prepare my own taxes in the past, I always got the PC version, the software that requires installation on my own PC. I know Intuit has been offering the equivalent, online tax preparation software for sometime, but […]

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