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Paid off My Last 0% Balance Transfer

And it could be the end of my credit card arbitrage game. I applied and was approved for a Citi Driver’s Edge card in early 2008. The reason for me to get that card wasn’t for the rewards it offers, but solely for the purpose of getting an interest free loan from the card and […]

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Online Savings Accounts with 3+% APY

Last Friday, I received an email from Dollar Savings Direct, which currently holds most of our cash, another rate reduction notice. This time, the yield of their savings account was lowered from 3.20%, a rate that they just adopted a week ago, to 3.05%. I opened an account with DSD in November 2008 after monitoring […]

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How to Claim Recovery Rebate Credit on 2008 Tax Return

Early last year, the government sent taxpayers an economic stimulus tax rebate check, which is now called Recovery Rebate Credit, up to $1,200 (of course, you had to file 2007 tax return to be eligible for the rebate) as part of the efforts to revive the economy. And by now we already know that the […]

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How Much Money U.S. Government Has Printed to Handle the Financial Crisis

Where do you think the billions of dollars the government used to rescue banks came from? They printed them, a lot! Now that the $789 billion stimulus package is getting close to the final approval, the Treasury is going to print a lot more. Scary, isn’t it? *Thanks @MarketTrader for the tip.

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2009 Stimulus Plan Highlights

While the Congress is still battling to get the final version of the massive 2009 economic stimulus package (could cost tax payers as much as $800 billion when the deal is finalized) done before the weekend, I think it’s time to get an idea on what we can expect from the stimulus plan and how […]

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Recession Survival Guide

As prices for consumer goods increase and more people are finding themselves without a job or at risk of being laid off, there are a number of things you can do to try and salvage your credit score and make it through the recession. Saving money even during hard times is a necessity, you never […]

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Discover Escape Card 25,000 Bonus Miles Promotion

Discover is offering a new travel rewards credit card, the Escape Card by Discover, with 25,000 bonus miles. The new Escape card has some very attractive features for people who not only travels a lot but also want to earn rewards faster. The card rewards card members with Double Miles for every dollar you charge […]

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PNC Bank Business Checking Account Finally Up

It has been more than two weeks, but my PNC Bank Business Checking Account is finally up and running. The waiting is much longer than I expected and what happened after the account was opened was more troublesome. When I opened the account at the branch, I was told to select a PIN so I […]

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