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This Week’s CoPF at Tired But Happy

It’s kind of late, but this week’s Carnival of Personal Fiance is at Tired But Happy. If you haven’t got a chance to go through the entire carnival, here are some articles that I think are quite informative: 5 Ways Balding Gracefully Can Save You Time, Money and More By Clever Dude Costly Tax Mistakes […]

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Citi Diamond Preferred Reward Card $100 Gift Card Deal

Plus, you will also get 0% balance transfer for 12 months 5 reward points on every dollar spent on purchases at supermarkets, drugstores, and gas stations. For the 0% BT, the card’s terms and conditions say The transaction fee for balance transfers is 3% of the amount of each balance transfer, $5 minimum, $75 maximum. […]

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Citibank Credit Cards Balance Transfer Fees Increased

I have done a number of 0% balance transfers using my Citi cards in the past four years, and all of them were fee-free: I paid absolutely nothing for the free loans, including the latest BT from Citi PremierPass card. Though the card carrier says there’s a maximum fee of $250, my statement tells me […]

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Another Charge from Netherlands

As I expected, another charge of $37.90 from Netherlands appeared on my AMEX Costco card when I checked my statement line-by-line over the weekend. It has been more than a month since I reported similar charges to American Express and except a letter acknowledging my report and assuring me an investigation is underway, I haven’t […]

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Another 0% BT from Bank of America. What to Do with the Money?

Yesterday I got a couple of convenient checks from Bank of America. Together with the checks is a letter saying that I can use the check to make balance transfer which has a promotional rate of 0% APR till November 2007. That sounds a good deal as I have $14,500 credit line with the card […]

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The Best Investments in IRA Accounts

So you still have about three weeks to file your 2006 income tax (this year’s deadline is April 17, 2007) if you haven’t done so already, what else can you do to save instantly on taxes? If you meet certain income conditions, you can open a traditional IRA account before the tax deadline, make $4,000 […]

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Shop and Save for College: UPromise vs. BabyMint

I have joined both UPromise and BabyMint and have accumulated more than $400 of rebates with UPromise since 2004 when I actually started to use my Citi UPromise card regularly though I had the card and joined the program in 2002. I didn’t use BabyMint a lot, not because UPromise is better (well, in some […]

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Chase Freedom Card $250 Bonus Offer

Though this card doesn’t offer 0% APR balance transfer, the $250 bonus is just hard to resist. In addition, the Chase Freedom card also has another benefit that’s very appealing to me: 3% cashback for purchases made at grocery stores, gas stations, and quick service restaurants. Currently, the best rewards program I have is with […]

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