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Bank Bonus Deals

Looking for incentives to open a bank account? Following are some bonus offers valid for this month (March 2009) only. All of them are for checking accounts though. M&T Bank is offering $100 bonus when opening a M&T Direct Checking, Classic Checking (with interest), Select Checking or Power Checking or $25 bonus for M&T Totally […]

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Time to Say Goodbye to Dollar Savings Direct

After being with the bank for only half a year, I think the time to move on has finally come. When Dollar Savings Direct was first launched last summer, it was touted as a high yield savings account from Emigrant Bank, which also owns Emigrant Direct. You may wonder why one bank wants to have […]

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Google Tip Jar Lets You Take and Share Tips

So the economy is bad and families are tightening their belts to save here and there. In time like this, we can always use a few helpful tips. If that’s what you are thinking, then you may want to check out a new site called Tip Jar from Google, a place where you can share […]

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Citi Launched New Forward Visa Card: Get Rewarded for Keeping a Good Credit

This could be a hot credit card. Citibank launched a brand new credit card today, called Forward Visa Card, which the bank claims will “help you see rewards of maintain healthy credit.” After a quick glance, it does seem to be a very rewarding card because card member will not only enjoy rewards (in ThankYou […]

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SmartMoney: 10 Things Your Credit Card Companies Won’t Tell You

SmartMoney yesterday published an article on 10 practices that credit card companies use to get more money out of us, their customers. Even though some of them, such as universal default and two-cycle billing, will be banned when the new credit card rules take effect, which is still more than a year away, we should […]

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Recent Bank Findings: Redneck Bank 3.10% APY and Danvers Bank 3.00% APY

Stocks are down (another 300-point plunge of the Dow today closing below 7,000 for the first time in 13 years) and savings account interest rates are declining too. Are you wondering where to put your money these days? Treasuries are safe, but you won’t get much from buying bonds/bills unless safety is your absolute concern. […]

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Random News: 252 Banks on FDIC Problem List, Worst February for the Dow, and Gold Pullback

Yesterday, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) released its last quarter banking profile (PDF) of 2008 and the banking sector is still very weak, despite hundreds of billions of dollars infusion from the government. At the end of 2008, a total of 252 banks were placed on the FDIC’s problem bank list, up from 171 […]

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Quicken Online Adds Cash Tracking Feature to Help You Manage Cash Transactions

Quicken Online is improving. The online money management site just added a new feature to make tracking and managing your cash transactions easier. The new feature is called My Wallet. With My Wallet, you can manually enter cash transactions in Quicken by providing such information as Payee, Transaction Amount, and Category, as you can see […]

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