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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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Check Social Security Benefits Online

We don’t get a lot of mail from the government. The one that we did get in the past were our Social Security benefit statement that arrived at our house every year. Since the statements were only issued on an annual basis, we didn’t pay any attention to them until they were in our hands, […]

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Take Control of Your Finances (Part 2)

Last week, I shared the first 4 steps to taking control of your finances. This week my article continues with 2 more steps: 5. Take stock and move money around.  Target the expenses you can have an immediate effect on. These likely include the monthly grocery bill, eating out, and – believe it or not – your tax […]

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American Express Green Business Rewards Card 5,000 Points Promotion

Here’s another choice if you are looking for a business credit card with rewards. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a business card offering from Citibank, the CitiBusiness ThankYou Card, that allows new card members to earn $150 as a bonus after meeting the spending requirement. It’s quite common these days for card […]

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Take Control of Your Finances (Part 1)

It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that bringing more money in will solve your financial struggles, but it’s important to remember that those supposed “added” funds come with their own price tag. Make more money, you’ll pay more in taxes. Work more hours to bring in more pay, you lose valuable time […]

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No More Trips to the Bank

Well, almost. A while ago, shortly after we moved from New Jersey to Virginia, I wrote a post on why we still bank with Bank of America. In that article, I listed a few reasons for staying with the bank when there were a lot of talks about moving away from big banks such as […]

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CitiBusiness ThankYou® Card

In the past, I have wrote about different versions of credit cards from Citibank that offer cardholders ThankYou Points as rewards, including Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card – Bonus Point Offer, which I own. Those are the cards for people with excellent credit who are looking for credit cards with decent rewards. With those Citi ThankYou […]

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