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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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Credit Cards That Let You Invest Cash Back

I have heard some rumors that Chase no longer gives 3% cash back to Freedom Card holders for shopping at gas stations and grocery stores. I haven’t got the notice from Chase myself yet and my latest statement on May 13 still shows 3% cash back for every $1 of eligible purchases made at gas […]

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New Bank Account Bonus Offers

These $100 bills look good. You know you can get one of them by getting a bank account. Right now, there are a couple of banks offering $100 bonus when you open open a checking account with them. Chase Checking Account $100 Bonus Open a Chase Checking Account before June 23rd and get $100 bonus […]

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What The CARD Act of 2009 Means to You

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009 yesterday. The House, already passed its own version of the bill last month, also voted 361 to 64 today to wrap up the legislation. Now the bill is sent to the President for his signature to become a law, […]

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A Costco Rewards Gift Certificate That’s Nice to Have

Last Friday we received a membership renewal letter from Costco. Together with the notice is a $64.86 reward gift check from Costco. As a Costco Executive Member, we are able to enjoy the 2% cashback for shopping at Costco and the reward check is what we have accumulated last year, which also means that in […]

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