Banking

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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How to Close a SmartyPig Account

by Ryan Guina January 31, 2012

I started organizing all of my tax documents, and while I was gathering all of my 1099s, I realized there are several accounts I am no longer using and which I should close. One of those happens to be my SmartyPig account. When SmartyPig burst onto the scene a couple years ago, they promised to […]

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Aurora Bank Review

by Ryan Guina December 9, 2011

I love using the Internet to find deals. In addition to finding ways to save money with coupon codes and promos, I like to find ways to make my money work for me. Banking is one of the most essential parts of a financial plan, and it makes sense to find a good bank that […]

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Banks Have a Right to Make a Profit; Customers Have the Right of Choice

by Ryan Guina October 6, 2011

Bank of America has been receiving a lot of bad press lately, primarily from the recent announcement that they would begin charging  customers a $5 per month debit card fee starting early next year. The new fees are in response to the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, which limits the processing fee banks can charge stores for […]

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Best Free Online Checking Accounts

by Ryan Guina July 30, 2011

Checking accounts should be free, period. At least, that’s what I believe. Unfortunately, many of the largest banks in the US have terminated their free checking programs and replaced them with “free checking if you meet the following criteria” programs, a far cry from the free checking programs many companies previously offered. These “free” checking […]

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Zions Bank Review – High Interest Checking, Savings, and Money Market Accounts

by Ryan Guina July 28, 2011

I recently began looking for another bank for my small business, and one of the criteria I am using in my search is finding a bank that not only offers a solid business account, but a top tier personal savings account and a free online checking account as well. Managing fewer accounts is a priority […]

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