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What is Prime Rate? & How Does it Impact me?
Mon, 08/20/12 | 2 Comments
What is Prime Rate? & How Does it Impact me?

If you’ve ever taken out a short-term loan, adjustable mortgage, private student loans, or owed money on a credit card, you’ve been impacted by the “prime rate”.
If you don’t know what the prime rate is, …

What’s in My Wallet
Tue, 08/7/12 | 28 Comments
What’s in My Wallet

I thought it might be kind of cool, as a personal finance blogger, to answer the annoyingly effective (or effectively annoying?) ad slogan question, “what’s in your wallet?”. And no, you won’t find a Capital …

Does Opening or Cancelling a Credit Card Impact your Credit Score? & How Much?
Mon, 07/9/12 | 10 Comments
Does Opening or Cancelling a Credit Card Impact your Credit Score? & How Much?

One of the biggest… I won’t say “myths”, but rather “over-exaggerated” credit score factors, is the impact of cancelling a card on your credit score. The same goes for the impact of opening a new …

The Best Grocery Rewards Card: Blue Cash Preferred® from American Express
Tue, 12/6/11 | 51 Comments
The Best Grocery Rewards Card: Blue Cash Preferred® from American Express

I’m starting to think a lot more categorically about how I use my credit cards in order to max out on cash back rewards for every type of purchase I make.
After looking at my year-to-date …

Citi Dividend Platinum Select Visa $100 Cash Back Promotion Easy to Get
Tue, 10/25/11 | 2 Comments
Citi Dividend Platinum Select Visa $100 Cash Back Promotion Easy to Get

I’ve heard from a lot of readers that they love the Chase Freedom card with $100 cash back promotion, however, a number of people have been ineligible for the offer because they already had a …

4 Banks where Checking Accounts & Debit Cards are Still Free
Mon, 10/17/11 | 18 Comments
4 Banks where Checking Accounts & Debit Cards are Still Free

The large banks have started charging (or have increased) monthly fees for checking accounts and debit cards. They are begging to lose your business. I’ll highlight some banks and other alternatives that you can switch …


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