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Citibank Ultimate Money Account Pays 5.00% APY

Citibank just launched a new product, Citi Ultimate Money Account, that pays 5.00% APY when you use their free online bill-pay service. However, monthly maintenance charge will apply if you don’t have an EZ Checking account. According to Citi website, To apply for an Ultimate Money Account, you must have or open an EZ Checking […]

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FNBO Direct Review: An Online Bank Offers High-Yield Savings and Checking Account

FNBO Direct is the online division of First National Bank of Omaha. The bank currently offers 1.25% APY for its online savings account with no minimum and no monthly fee. With five online bank accounts (not including the Bank of America checking account) already, am I supposed to simplify our finance instead of making it […]

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Bank of America No Fee Mortgage

Yesterday, Bank of America introduced its no-fee mortgage program. According to their website, the new program No Fee Mortgage PLUS, which is available to home-buyers nationwide, includes the following features: No Application Fee No Closing Fees No Private Mortgage Insurance Required Close-On-Time Guarantee Best Value Guarantee According to a CNNMoney report yesterday, BoA also “won’t […]

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How to Kill Your Net Worth

A recent article on CNNMoney listed seven behaviors that are not going to help you in growing your net worth. Among the 7 net worth killers, I found the first one, ignoring your money, is probably the one mistake I could most likely make. 1. Ignoring your money The beauty of lifecycle funds is that […]

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Citi Dividend Platinum Card Upgraded to Dividend World MasterCard

Notice in the mail from Citi says that my now little used Citi Dividend Platinum card is being upgraded to Dividend World MasterCard. After the upgrade (well, I don’t expect them to call any change “downgrade” even if it turns for worse like last time what FIA did on Fidelity 529 cards), the card essentially […]

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What I Consider When Selecting an Online Savings Account

Henry at Binary Dollar is hosting this week’s Money Question and what is being asked is What Do You Look For In An Online Bank Account? As I have revealed in my previous post, I have a total of five online bank accounts: ING Direct, Virtual Bank, Emigrant Direct, HSBC, and IGoBanking. Except ING Direct, […]

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America’s Hottest Jobs

If you are looking for the hottest jobs in the hottest markets in the nation, you will have to go south. According to the latest issue of Business 2.0, 14 out of 15 fast growing job markets in US are located in the southern states, with Florida hosting 5 of them. Based on a 2-year […]

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Citi Professional Card $100 Gift Card

Here’s another bonus offer from Citi card. Apply for a Citi Professional Card and get 10,000 bonus ThankYou Points after your first purchase that can then be redeemed for a $100 gift card. Get 3 ThankYou Points for every dollar you spend at restaurants, gas stations, on auto rentals and at certain office supply merchants. […]

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