American Express Personal Savings Account Review

by Kevin Mulligan March 8, 2013

Looking for a place to earn some extra interest on your savings? You’ve probably heard of some of the banks that offer online savings accounts, but many people had no idea that American Express offers the exact same thing. You can earn a great interest rate while enjoying the same high level of customer service […]

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ING Direct Changing to Capital One 360 – What it Means to You

by Kevin Mulligan December 31, 2012

ING Direct has long been one of the most popular online savings accounts due to its ease of use, high interest rates, and the ability to easily create sub accounts to better track your saving. One of my favorite ways to use the sub-accounts at ING Direct is to create multiple emergency funds, which can […]

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How to Spot Counterfeit Money

by Kevin Mulligan November 13, 2012

The counterfeit money industry costs any government a good bit of money and time in investigations. The US government and its mints are constantly trying to improve paper bills to make counterfeiting more difficult. Making bills that are impossible to counterfeit is not possible since fakes can be passed on unsuspecting cashiers, but making the […]

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Serve from American Express $25 Bonus – Online and Digital Payments

by Ryan Guina September 17, 2012

For the last few years, the digital payment space has centered around one main company – PayPal. If you wanted to buy or sell things online or send online payments to friends or family members, then PayPal was one of the few available options. But that has been changing over the last few years. One […]

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Should You Spring for Overdraft Protection?

by Miranda Marquit September 3, 2012

We often hear that one of the biggest drains on wealth is paying fees. I can’t think of anyone who likes paying fees. For those who follow sound principles of money management, fees shouldn’t be much of a problem. After all, when you are living within your means, you shouldn’t have to worry about fees, […]

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Best Places to Stash Your Emergency Fund

by Emily Guy Birken August 14, 2012

What does every personal finance expert say is the first step to financial freedom? Starting an emergency fund. It should be pretty obvious why this is so important: emergencies are a fact of life. If your car broke down or you had to fly out of town for a funeral, how would you pay for […]

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ChexSystems is Keeping Track of Your Banking Habits

by Miranda Marquit August 7, 2012

When the subject of credit scores comes up, many of us immediately think of FICO scores and credit bureaus. However, there is more to consumer behavior reporting than just what falls under the heading of “traditional” credit reporting. One of the financial scores that you might not be aware of is the report issued by […]

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