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USPS to Increase Shipping Costs Next Year

Expect to pay more when you ship a package next year, even though the gas price has come down sharply in recent months. USPS announced today that it will increase shipping costs or Express Mail, Priority Mail, Parcel Select, Parcel Return Service and some international shipping products starting January 18, 2009. On average, shipping costs […]

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Virtual Bank eMoney Market Account $20 Referral Bonus

I thought I closed my Virtual Bank account more than a year ago (that is, I can no longer log in). But apparently my account seems to be still alive, except that there’s no money in it. Anyway, I successfully logged into my account at Virtual Bank tonight and saw their Refer a Friend program […]

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ING Posted First Ever Quarterly Loss

Dutch financial service giant ING, which operates ING Direct in the U.S., posted its first ever quarterly loss since the establishment of the company 17 years ago. In the third quarter, ING said it lost 478 million euros or $602 million, after the company took 1.5 billion euros in pretax write-downs on equities and debt […]

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DollarSavingsDirect Reviews

Dollar Savings Direct is a division of Emigrant Bank, which also owns Emigrant Direct. The account currently has a 3.05% yield with a $1,000 minimum deposit requirement. I have been mulling the idea of getting another savings account with a better return for several months because I am not very happy with the rates from […]

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Chase Freedom Card: No More 3% Rewards?

Credit card companies are downgrading their rewards programs. Chase Freedom Card is the latest card reducing its cash back rewards. Nowadays, good credit cards with generous rewards (relatively speaking of course) are rare. And good cards can go bad, as the Citi Dividend Platinum Card did a while ago. That’s what happened to Chase Freedom […]

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Discover Card Holiday Promotion: $50 Bonus and More

Are you using Discover cards? If you are, then you can get up to $50 bonus when you shop with your Discover More card this holiday season if you spend $500 or more in the first three months(if you don’t have one, you can use this link to get one). I have discussed this card […]

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Kiplinger’s 2008 Best List

It’s November and it’s time for Kiplinger’s Best List. In the November issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, the magazine published its annual list of what it considers the best items related to personal finance, such as best savings account, student loan, retirement tool, and cashback credit card, etc. After going through the entire list, I […]

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E-Loan Savings Plus Account $25 Bonus Offer

Banks want your money and in order to get your money, they will pay you! E-Loan just launched its own version of high-yield online savings account call E-Loan Savings Plus . To promote the new product, E-Loan is offering a $25 bonus for a new account from now till December 18th. The Savings Plus has […]

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