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Earn 4% or More Return for Your Money

If you have most of your savings in the stock markets, you won’t be happy with what’s going on now on the Wall Street. Nobody will. Somehow, I become numb to the daily closing numbers because what happened today isn’t much different from yesterday, last week, or even a month ago, and try not to […]

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Ohio CollegeAdvantage 529 Plan $25 Referral Bonus

I opened a 529 college savings account for our second daughter last year four months after she was born. After some research, I decided to use Ohio CollegeAdvantage 529 Savings Plan because of the selections of investments (mostly Vanguard index funds) and the plan’s low cost. Since then I have been making  contributions to the […]

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Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards

So far I have talked about best cashback credit cards and credit cards with good gas rewards. Another category that I haven’t touched is cards with travel rewards. The reason for leaving out travel cards is that I don’t travel much, so there’s little chance I can get the maximum benefits from using travel cards […]

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Different Types of Insurance and How They Can Help You

Insurance can effectively help you in protecting yourself and your family from the future losses. In today’s world everyday you face so many risks. Insurance can minimize the potential risks like risk of being disabled due to an accident, risk of death, risk of property damage and so on. In order to secure your future […]

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The Secrets of Successful Credit Management

The most common question that we see at Ask Mr. Credit Card is simple. People want to know, “How can I raise my credit score?” Most of them are looking for a quick fix; they need a loan, or want to open up a rewards card, but they know their score is too low. I […]

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Dollar Savings Direct 2.00% APY and GMAC Bank 2.00% APY

Update: Check out the Dollar Savings Direct review post for more detailed discussion on DollarSavingsDirect bank and my account opening experience. And latest rates can be found on the Online Savings Account Interest Rate History page. When ING Direct lowered its rate to 2.75% APY last week after the latest 0.50% rate cut by the […]

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Quicken Online Review: A FREE Online Money Management Tool

Are you using any online money management tool, such as Mint.com or Yoodle? If you are, then there’s one more choice for you: Quicken Online is FREE for everybody starting October 13, 2008. Before the product is free to try, but it will cost you $2.99 a month if you decide to use it. I […]

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How Safe Are My Banks?

With all the turmoil in the financial market and the increasing number of failed banks, big and small, one of the questions people ask a lot these days is “Is my money safe?” Since we put our hard-earned money in banks as opposed to under the mattress, the question can be partly translated to “Is […]

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