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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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Free Business & Finance Courses Online

I was reading an article, A Boost in Online Money Courses, on the Wall Street Journal yesterday, and from there I went to a website called Open Courseware Consortium. This is the first time I knew the existence of such a website, so I decided to check it out. So what is Open Courseware? An […]

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Random News: $8,000 Homebuyer Tax Credit, DollarSavingsDirect 3.02% APY and DTV Delay

Another piece of good news for first-time home buyers from Washington. U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a provision that will first-time give homebuyers up to $15,000 tax credit as part of the stimulus plan sought by President Obama. According to an article on NYT, the measure would give buyers a tax credit of 10 percent […]

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Recent Bank Findings: Doral Bank Direct 3.50% APY, CNB Bank Direct 3.40% APY, Chesapeake Bank Clear Sky 3.15% APY

As online banks keep slashing rates, it’s getting harder and harder to find to find a decent rate from popular banks, whose rates are mostly in the mid-2% range now. To find a good rate, you will have to beyond those banks that we used most often. Recently, I noticed a few such banks which […]

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Rate Updates: E*Trade Complete Savings 2.50% APY, EverBank Money Market 3.51% APY

For sometime, E*Trade has been pretty good at holding the yield of their Complete Savings Account at 3.01% APY, becoming one of the bright spots when everybody else was in the cutting mood. But that finally came to an end, like all the good things. E*Trade announced yesterday that effective Monday, February 2nd, the new […]

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