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Capital One Introduces InterestPlus Savings Account with 1.25% APY and Bonus

InterestPlus Online Savings is an online savings account that gives you: Get a 1.30% Annual Percentage Yield on balances of $2,500 or more. Get a 10% bonus on your interest earned four times a year. Just open and use your Capital One credit card at least once a month or keep an average balance of […]

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Is Ally Bank in Trouble?

The bank itself may be not, but its parent, GMAC Financial Services, is certainly in a situation no bank wants to be in. News came out this morning that GMAC, the recipient of billions of dollars of taxpayer money since last December, is going back to the government to ask for more money. That would […]

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2010 401(k) Contribution Limit Won’t Be Adjusted

If you are thinking of putting aside a little more for your retirement in 2010, you won’t get any help from the government because the 2010 401(k) contribution limit will remain at the same level as 2009 at $16,500 (the catch-up limit for workers 50 years old and order will also be the same as […]

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Citi PremierPass Card 1,500 ThankYou Points Promotion

Citi PremierPass Card, one of the best travel reward credit cards, is running a promotion to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the introduction of the card (I had the PremierPass for nearly 3 years). From now till December 31, 2009, card members can earn up to 1,500 ThankYou points by simply using the card to […]

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ING Direct Business Account $50 Promotion

I opened a PNC Business Checking Account early this year for the little business I am running.  The reasons I had the account with PNC are that 1) they have a branch office in our neighborhood, so it’s easy to make a deposit; 2) the account has low balance requirement and no monthly fees; 3) […]

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Minimum Credit Score for FHA Loan To Raise to 620

Fannie Mae, the mortgage insurer, announced early this week that it is revising the eligibility, underwriting, and pricing policy to support housing market liquidity and sustainability. In a statement (PDF file) released on Tuesday, Fannie Mae said that starting December 12, 2009, the minimum credit score will be increased to 620 for all loans delivered […]

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Yodlee Does a Better Job Categorizing My Expenses

Last week, when I logged into my Mint.com the first time in several months, I was shocked by how Mint categorizes the expenses downloaded from my Bank of America Checking account. I don’t know exactly how Mint processes the transactions, but it is just unacceptable to me that a popular financial product that is used […]

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Mint.com is Scary

Kind of. Last night, when I was writing the post about manageME 7, I logged into my Mint.com account first time in many months in order to make some comparison I needed for the post. I mentioned before that I mainly use a desktop version of Quicken to track my finance, not the online version, […]

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