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7 of the Best Places to Open an IRA in 2018

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000

Opening an IRA is an important decision. To help, here is our survey of the best IRA accounts for 2018, including fees and features of each option. Just about every bank, investment brokerage, and robo-advisor welcomes Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). But there are a handful of institutions that stand out above the rest. Below are […]

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How to Find the Most Affordable Cell Phone Plans

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

The cell phone company war bodes well for consumers, with cellular plans reaching all-time lows. Here are some of the cheapest cell phone plans we could find. Over the past few years, cell phone providers have declared an out-and-out war to win over consumers. This spells good things for the consumers, who can now take […]

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Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card Review

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 22:00:00 +0000

In our 2018 Capital One Venture Rewards credit card review, we look at its 50,000 mile bonus and 2x rewards structure. Is it too good to be true? I use four primary credit cards to buy just about everything. One for my purchases at the grocery store. One for purchases at the pump. Another to […]

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MoviePass Review: Is it Really Unlimited Movies for One Price?

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 21:52:00 +0000

MoviePass claims to offer unlimited movie tickets for one low monthly price. Is it too good to be true? We answer that question in our MoviePass review. According to the National Theater Owner’s Association, the average price of a movie theater ticket was $8.84 as of the first quarter of 2017. If you live in […]

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The New Emergency Fund: Seven Components of an Emergency Plan

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 15:00:49 +0000

It’s important to save for a rainy day. In this guide, we give you ideas on where to put an emergency fund and how much you should save. The world of personal finance is rife with oversimplified platitudes and one-size-fits-all advice. No where is this more evidenced than in the often-repeated advice about emergency funds. […]

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The Best Current and Historical Bank Interest Rates — January 2018

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 17:00:28 +0000

We’ve tracked bank rates since 2008. The latest list shows the best bank interest rates available nationwide as of January 2018 (with daily updates). Since many banks are constantly updating their interest rates offered on savings, money market and checking accounts, this chart should come in handy. On the 1st of every month, this page […]

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A Review of TracFone Wireless Plans

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Cell phone plans don’t have to be expensive or complex. In our Tracfone review, we cover plans, smartphones, and costs of this low-cost cellphone option. TracFone is an appealing option for many people looking to escape from the contracts of major mobile carriers. TracFone stands out among all of the prepaid and budget carriers out […]

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Wal-Mart Offering Check Cashing Services

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:00:45 +0000

Walmart checking cashing service offers a low cost way to cash a paycheck. But is it the best way to get paid? We give you several free alternatives. Google the words “cashing checks.” Below the paid ads and a Google map of various check cashing locations in your area, you will find Walmart.com. A one-stop […]

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21 Best Paid Survey Sites

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 19:05:00 +0000

It’s possible to make good money from home taking online surveys. To help, we’ve assembled 21 of the best paid survey sites. Have you been looking for an easy, low-lift way to make money online? Paid survey sites are a popular option. There are literally hundreds of these sites around, though not all of them […]

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