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Fee-Free Online Banking Options

Online banks are free to use, generally don't have surprise gotcha fees, and are winning rave reviews from customers. In general, online banking appeals to younger folks who don't want branches or even to look at someone face-to-face when they do their finances. USAA Federal Savings Bank, which caters to ...

Best Websites To Get Small Business Loans

Getting a loan as a small business or an entrepreneur isn't easy. Thankfully, microloans financiers and peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders have stepped up with funds. Here's a look at the best websites for small business lending P2P lending is a way to cut the banks out of the equation that allows ...

Advice for car shoppers with bad credit

Advice for car shoppers with bad credit

The Wall Street crowd that led us into the housing bubble and bust is now getting into car financing for subprime borrowers. If you have bad credit and need a car, listen to this advice.

4 Bank Fees That Should Be Avoided At All Costs

Do you get what you pay for?  Not always.  There are plenty of people in the banking industry trying to separate you from your money by charging you fees for things you don’t want or need.  If you’re paying any of these fees, they can quickly eat into your budget ...

Rent payment can now help (or hurt) your credit score

Rent payment can now help (or hurt) your credit score

Renters who pay their rent on time every month may soon find their credit scores getting a nice boost. But one of the credit bureaus isn't playing nice with renters on this new effort...

The Best Banks Are Not Banks At All...

Looking for the best bank in America? Don't look at any of the bigs like Bank of America, Chase, Well Fargo, or Citibank. Credit unions are king I have long believed companies that romance their employees succeed in the marketplace because their workers in turn romance the customer. Now a ...

Win Money To Save For The Future

We know on an intellectual level that we should save money for the future. I could spend all day going blue in the face telling you, "If you have save this much money, it will grow to this much in 15 years. And then it will grow to this much ...

Is Your Money Available In A Money-Market Fund?

A lot of people stash their savings in money-market funds. But money-market funds actually come in 2 flavors—and one won't allow access to your money in the event of a financial storm. Do you know the difference? Money-market accounts vs. money-market mutual funds Many people have a traditional money-market account ...

Why to avoid pre-paid credit cards

Why to avoid pre-paid credit cards

Every store seems to be pushing those pre-paid cards with a Visa logo lately. But here's why you need to be cautious.

Get Up To $100 For Opening A CapitalOne 360 Account

Interest rates may be pitiful on your money, but there's a nice bonus offer going on right now that will give you instant return on the money you've put aside. Capital One 360 is running their annual Financial Independence Days promotion just in time for the Fourth of July. From ...

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