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American Express, I am Disappointed!

It has been more than two months since I last called American Express about the unauthorized charges on my AMEX Costco TrueEarnings card and longer than the 8-week investigation period that I was promised. I was hoping the outcome of the investigation could resolve the problem which has been dragging on for nearly 8 months. […]

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ING Orange Savings Account $25 Bonus

If you still want an ING account, you can get a $25 bonus if you open an account before the end of the year. There’s an ING Orange Savings Account ad in the November issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine with a reference code for $25 bonus. I have posted similar giveaway a couple of […]

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Kiplinger’s Best List

The November issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine published their annual Best List which covered a range of products, from investments, to financial service, to travel and leisure. I don’t necessarily agree with their selections of best stocks, best mutual funds, or best credit cards, but it does give me some new information that I […]

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Online Savings and Interest Checking Accounts: Where are the Good Deals?

Several months ago, I had a post comparing savings and interest checking accounts that offered by online banks. After last month’s rate reduction by the Federal Reserve, we have seen many online banks lowered their interest rates in the past couple of weeks. The following is an updated list of online bank offers. Update: Check […]

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HSBC Dropped Rate for Online Savings Account

HSBC Direct, another popular online bank that offers high yield savings accounts, has just lowered its interest rate to 4.50% from 5.05% APY following last week’s Fed rate cut. The 55 basis points reduction is by large the largest among major online banks. Last week, ING Direct reduced interest rate for its Orange Savings account […]

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A RevolutionCard That’s not so Revolutionary after all

If it wasn’t an article on USA Today yesterday, I probably won’t even know there’s a new kind of credit card on the market on September 24, 2007. RevolutionCard is the name. However, after going through what the new card offers, I found that it’s basically a PIN-based credit card that doesn’t emboss account number […]

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Do-Not-Call Registration to Expire

If you have entered your home phone number in the national Do Not Call list to block the annoying 7:00 pm marketing calls four years ago, your number will become available to telemarketers next year as the registration is effective for only five years. It’s time re-register! A couple of days ago, there was an […]

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ING Direct Lowered Interest Rates

Got an email from ING Direct this morning with their new interest rates less than 24 hours after the Fed cut its benchmark interest rate. The ING Orange Savings account used to pay 4.50% APY. The new rate, effective September 19, 2007, is 4.30% APY. Meanwhile, yields of  their Electric Orange checking accounts are also […]

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