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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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Chase Bank $200 Coupon Code for New Chase Checking Account

by Ryan Guina April 20, 2012

Several years ago I took advantage of the $100 Chase Freedom® Visa credit card offer. If you signed up for the credit card, you earned a $100 cash bonus after making a purchase. I’ve used the card as my main credit card for the last few years, but I’ve never opened a savings or checking account […]

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Is It Time to Consider a Credit Union?

by Miranda Marquit March 9, 2012

Lately, there has been a lot of news about bank fees. Indeed, many consumers have become disappointed and annoyed with rising bank fees. As a result, consumers are looking around and wondering where else they can go to have a more pleasant (and cheaper) banking experience. For many, that has meant choosing a credit union. […]

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