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Did TurboTax Mis-calculate My Recovery Rebate Credit?

It never makes me feel good when receiving a letter from the IRS because most of the time, it’s not going to be a good news (luckily I haven’t got into any trouble with the IRS so far). So when I saw the letter from IRS in my mailbox today, I was first kind of […]

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American Express Online Savings Account 0.90% APY

Here’s another high-yield savings account offer, even though the rate isn’t as good as the rate from Ally Bank or Discover Bank I mentioned earlier. The new offer is the American Express Personal Savings Account. The credit card issuer received permission from the Fed to become a bank holding company in November 2008, making it […]

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Free Online Money Management Tools That Make Your Life Easier

Are you using any free online personal finance tools such as Mint, Yodlee, Wesabe, or Quicken Online? I am not really a big fan of online tools as I prefer to store sensitive information on my home computer instead of on a website. For example, I use Quicken Home & Business to track my investments […]

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Chase Ultimate Rewards Review: The Ultimate Credit Card Rewards Program

A couple of days ago, I read an article on the Wall Street Journal about a new credit card rewards program Chase has just launched. The new program is called Ultimate Rewards, similar to Citibank’s ThankYou Network program and American Express’s Membership Rewards program. Basically, cardholders earn rewards points when using participating Chase credit cards […]

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Ally Bank Made Significant Rate Changes

People always say good things will come to an end, but for Ally Bank, the good things lasted too short and the end came a little too fast. Just two days ago, I praised Ally Bank for offering very attractive rates for its products, including savings account, money market account, and CD, when the trend […]

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EverBank Raises Money Market Account Bonus Rate to 3.01%

EverBank, one of the banks that I talked about quite often here, has increased its bonus rate for its Money Market Account from 2.51% to 3.01% this week. The bonus rate is good for the first three months after the account is opened and funded. The current rate after the introductory period is 1.83%. EverBank […]

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Is the Fed Going to Determine Savings Account Interest Rates?

Do you still remember to what happened to Washington Mutual last year? On September 22, 2008, WaMu surprised many people by offering one of the highest interest rates for its savings account. At 4.0% APY, the yield was very attractive and competitive. However, that didn’t last long. On September 25, WaMu was closed by the […]

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