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With $305M Cash Equity Round SolarCity Raise More Funds Before Tesla Takes Over

With $305M Cash Equity Round SolarCity Raise More Funds Before Tesla Takes Over

by @ Solar Reviews

SolarCity announced that it raised $305 million to support its growth across the US. The announcement comes before Tesla’s purchase of SolarCity is complete. The latest transaction is a cash equity transaction and includes a long-term loan.

Solar Group Introduces Disclosure Form to Help Homeowners Understand Transactions

Solar Group Introduces Disclosure Form to Help Homeowners Understand Transactions

by @ Solar Reviews

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is continuing to introduce tools to make it easier and safer for people to go solar. This week it introduced the standardized SEIA Solar Purchase Disclosure form.

India to Connect 300 Million People to Grid With Help of $100M World Bank Solar Loan

India to Connect 300 Million People to Grid With Help of $100M World Bank Solar Loan

by @ Solar Reviews

The World Bank has approved a $100 million loan to help India finance its plan to install 100 gigawatts of solar power on its way to 175 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2022.

SolarCity Surprises Industry With Purchase of PV Manufacturer Silevo

SolarCity Surprises Industry With Purchase of PV Manufacturer Silevo

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The solar industry shook with a thunderclap earlier this week when Elon Musk announced that SolarCity purchased solar PV manufacturer Silevo for $350 million. The purchase sent a shockwave through the solar industry

Chase Business Checking Account $200-$500 Banking Bonus

Chase Business Checking Account $200-$500 Banking Bonus


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There is a brand-new offer for a $200 bonus when you open a Chase Total Business Checking account (or any Chase business checking account), deposit $1,000 within 10 business days of account opening, maintain that $1,000 balance for 60 days, and complete 5 qualifying transactions within 60 days, including debit card purchases, Chase QuickDeposit, ACH (credits), and wires (credits and debits). [Read More] Chase Business Checking Account $200 Banking Bonus

SunEdison and Terraform Power to Acquire Vivint Solar in $2.2B Deal!

SunEdison and Terraform Power to Acquire Vivint Solar in $2.2B Deal!

by @ Solar Reviews

Today SunEdison and its TerraForm Power YieldCo subsidiary announced plans to acquire Vivint Solar in a $2.2 billion deal. The deal will help SunEdison become one of the biggest—not just renewable energy companies—but one of the biggest energy compani

Friday Roundup: US Bank Cash+ Update, Hotel Deals, Marriott Devaluation

Friday Roundup: US Bank Cash+ Update, Hotel Deals, Marriott Devaluation

by Ask Sebby @ Optimal Strategy - AskSebby

Friday Roundup: US Bank Cash+ Update, Hotel Deals, Marriott Devaluation

Google is Duke’s First Green Source Rider Program Customer With new Solar PPA

Google is Duke’s First Green Source Rider Program Customer With new Solar PPA

by @ Solar Reviews

In 2013 Google proposed a new way to purchase renewable energy for large energy users. Apparently Duke Energy was listening. Yesterday (Nov. 24) the companies announced Google will be the first customer in its Green Source Rider program.

Home Chef Review: Is It Worth It?

by feedback@creditdonkey.com (Kim P) @ CreditDonkey Reviews

Almost half of Americans claim to hate to cook. For many, it's due to a lack of time to put together a half decent meal. Perhaps because of this phenomenon, meal delivery services have taken over the radar.

One name you probably hear quite often is Home Chef. Founded in 2013, Home Chef delivers more than 1.5 million meals to doorsteps each month. The perfectly portioned ingredients and colorful recipe cards have wanna-be chefs trying new things.

Is it the right service for you?

What Is Home Chef?

Busy families often resort to frozen food or takeout. While it's convenient, it could be unhealthy and costly. Enter Home Chef, the answer to the desire for a home cooked meal in under 30 minutes. This home meal delivery service promises fresh ingredients delivered to your doorstep with delicious recipes even the novice can prepare.

Home Chef delivers all of the ingredients necessary to create your chosen meals. However, they don't provide common staples, such as cooking oil, salt, and pepper. You can skip meal planning, grocery shopping, and recipe hunting. Home Chef works with high-quality food suppliers and professional chefs to deliver the best ingredients and tastiest recipes.

How Home Chef Works

You can sign up for Home Chef in a few simple steps. You'll provide your email address, food preferences, shipping, and payment information. Based on your preferences, Home Chef then suggests meals for you. But you can choose from the more than 11 options each week based on your family's desires. This offers a great opportunity to try something new. Many families try meals they would otherwise never eat.

You can choose your menu on a weekly basis as long as it's by the deadline. But Home Chef also sets their menus 5 weeks in advance. If you like to plan, you can know what you'll be eating for the next month or so. Their site has a countdown to let you know how many days are left to order from a specific week's menu. Once the deadline hits, the menu is no longer available. However, you can still access their recipes for a few months.

You can also choose to add on smoothie ingredients and/or fresh fruit baskets. You choose the number of servings and the items are added to your order.

Once you choose your meals, Home Chef ships the fresh ingredients and recipe cards right to your doorstep. You get to choose the delivery date so you know when it will arrive.

Once you receive your order, you simply unbox the desired meal and follow the recipe steps. Take note: you'll find a list of "extra" items you need, such as olive oil, salt, and pepper, at the top of the card. You'll also see any special notes titled "Before You Cook." This alerts you of any steps you must take before you start cooking.

Each step in the cooking process is broken down into simple instructions and includes pictures. They even offer a "proper plating" picture so you can replicate the look of the meal as you would see it in a restaurant.

Who Benefits the Most from Home Chef?

Home Chef isn't for everyone, but many people do benefit. If you are too busy to cook anything but frozen pizzas and chicken nuggets or you are sick of takeout, it could be worth a try.

However, if you are the type who follows a strict budget or uses coupons religiously, you might find the price a little much to handle. Home Chef charges customers by the number of servings ordered. However, the smallest quantity you can order is 2 servings. Because they charge per serving, you don't get a price break with the more people you feed.

If you were to shop for the ingredients yourself, the price per serving may decrease with the more mouths you feed. You can either buy in bulk or purchase items on sale. At Home Chef, it could cost as much as $60 for one meal to feed a family of six.

But, for some, the price is worth it. Even though you might spend as much as you would on takeout, you get much higher quality food and the satisfaction of preparing it yourself.

If you have a little time to spend in the kitchen, but less time to meal plan and grocery shop, this service may work well. Keep in mind that while you receive fresh produce and meat, you still have to do a little preparing. Many recipes require you to slice vegetables, chop nuts, and season the meat. Typically, it's nothing too time consuming, but something you should keep in mind.

What Are Your Choices?

Home Chef offers a large variety of options even for those on a strict diet. When you sign up, you can specify any allergies or preferences you have.

After entering your email address, Home Chef asks you a variety of questions:

  • How many meals would you like sent to you each week? (Choose 2-6)
  • How many people will you cook for? (2, 4, or 6)
  • Do you prefer meat, seafood, vegetables? You can choose one, two, or all three options.
  • Do you need a low-calorie or low-carb meal plan?

You can then choose to omit any of the following:

  • Pork
  • Soy
  • Red meat
  • Nuts
  • Wheat
  • Milk
  • Mushrooms
  • Shellfish

Based on your preferences, Home Chef offers a variety of menu options. A few examples of past meals offered include:

  • BBQ-Rubbed Chicken and Cheddar Mac
  • Greek Panko-Crusted Cod with vegetables
  • Sirloin Steak with Balsamic Sauce and Potatoes
  • Spaghetti and Ricotta Meatballs

The Pros and Cons of Home Chef

Having fresh ingredients delivered to your doorstep with step-by-step instructions may seem like a dream come true and for some, it is. However, you should know the cons before deciding too.

Pros

  • The recipes are very easy to follow, even if you are not a self-proclaimed chef.
  • You can personalize the options to meet your dietary needs.
  • You can pick and choose the number of meals each week or even skip several weeks at a time.
  • Possibly waste less food, as only the necessary amount of fresh ingredients come in the box.
  • Recipes are categorized by difficulty.

Cons

  • You should be home when the food is delivered, as it's chilled only with standard ice packs.
  • The dietary restriction options don't include vegan or heart-healthy diet options.
  • Single-member households must pay for 2 servings of any meals they order.

How It Compares

Home meal delivery services are quickly on the rise. While Home Chef has been around for almost 5 years, others are popping up all over the internet. They all offer the same idea - fresh ingredients to make restaurant-quality meals in your own kitchen. A few of the options outside of Home Chef include:

Blue Apron
Blue Apron offers a subscription service. You get a box each week unless you cancel your subscription. You choose from the "2-Person Plan" or the "Family" plan. The 2-Person Plan allows you to choose 2 or 3 recipes per week. The Family Plan allows you to choose 2, 3, or 4 recipes per week. They do offer vegetarian plans, but only for the 2-Person Plan. They specialize in unique recipes with new cooking techniques to keep even the most experienced cook learning new things. However, Blue Apron meals tend to take longer to prepare - some even take up to 90 minutes.

Plated
Plated works much the same as Home Chef. You choose your meals from week to week. You can skip weeks, stop delivery altogether, or order as often as you want. They have more than 20 recipes to choose from at a time. They also offer dessert recipe options. You receive most of the necessary ingredients outside of the standard staples you probably have at home. Plated allows you to mix and match the number of servings you get for each meal. This allows some flexibility for entertaining or nights when not everyone will be home for dinner. The food from Plated is often very unique or gourmet, and the recipes can be complicated or time consuming.

Hello Fresh
Hello Fresh provides farm-fresh foods with the option to choose a meat/seafood or vegetarian plan. They also provide a weekly subscription, but you must choose between a plan for 2 or 4 people and 3 or 4 recipes per week. Based on your preferences, Hello Fresh provides you with 15 new recipes to choose from each week. By default, they choose your meals for you, but you have the flexibility to change them if desired. Hello Fresh is a good choice for those who prefer "standard" recipes rather than the more "gourmet" options from other subscription services.

Bottom Line

Home Chef is among the many meal delivery service companies vying for your grocery dollar. They are among the easier meals to prepare, yet they don't lack in sophistication. They are among the services that offer the most options for those on a restricted diet. If you're looking for an alternative to convenience food, this is a great option. You'll create a warm, home-cooked meal for your family with fresh ingredients that will not go to waste.

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Southern California Edison Signs New 500 MW Agreement With First Solar

Southern California Edison Signs New 500 MW Agreement With First Solar

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Many are anticipating that First Solar will have a strong year in 2016 and with the contract announced this morning with SCE it looks like that will be the case. The utility will purchase power from four First Solar installations totaling 500 megawatts.

Santiago’s Solar Subway Coming Soon, Thanks to SunPower Deal

Santiago’s Solar Subway Coming Soon, Thanks to SunPower Deal

by @ Solar Reviews

SunPower panels will provide about 42 percent of the power needed to run the subway system in Santiago, Chile. Another 18 percent will come from Vestas wind turbines. It’s the first time solar will supply a significant amount of power to a subway system

Hersha and Cindat close $385M loan for Manhattan hotel portfolio

by Lexi @ The Real Deal New York

Hersha Hospitality Trust and Cindat Capital Management secured a $385 million loan from UBS and China Merchants Bank for its portfolio of seven hotels in Manhattan, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The properties covered in the transaction include the Holiday Inn Express Times Square at 343 West 39th Street, Candlewood Suites Times Square at 339 West 39th Street, Hampton Inn Times Square at 337 West 39th Street, the Hampton Inn […]

600 Homes on NM’s Holloman Air Force Base Going Solar With SolarStrong

600 Homes on NM’s Holloman Air Force Base Going Solar With SolarStrong

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SolarStrong strikes again, and it’s a good thing. SolarCity’s partnership with U.S. Renewables Group Renewable Finance and Bank of America Merrill Lynch to install solar on military housing units at bases across the country is making rapid progress.

American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card Review: 5,000 MQM + 35,000 Delta Skymiles + $100 Statement Credit

by Anthony Nguyen @ Bank Checking Savings

The Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card is currently offering 35,000 Delta Skymiles and 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs)  when you spend $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Additionally, you can get a $100 Statement Credit when you make a Delta purchase within the first 3 months. For every 5,000 bonus miles redeemed, that’s $50 off... Keep Reading↠

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Discover Bank Review: CD Rates and Savings

by feedback@creditdonkey.com (Lee M) @ CreditDonkey Reviews

Discover offers high interest rates on its online savings and CD accounts. But there are some downsides. Here's what you need to know before you open an account.

Traditional savings accounts pay very little interest. If you want to earn a more impactful return on your savings, online banks often offer higher rates.

In this article, we will look at how you can use Discover's Online Savings Accounts and CDs to help grow your savings.

How It Works

Discover offers high yield savings accounts and Certificates of Deposit (CDs). Both earn a higher interest rate than a typical savings account. However, the two products work in fundamentally different ways.

  • Discovers Online Savings Accounts can earn up to a 1.40% annual percentage yield (APY). They work much like typical savings accounts, except that Discover does not have any physical branch locations.

  • Discover's CDs require you to deposit your savings for a set period of time. Withdrawing funds from a CD before the term has ended will incur a penalty. Also, CDs often have a higher minimum deposit than savings accounts. Due to these requirements, some CDs earn a higher APY than savings accounts.

Now that we've covered the basics, let's get into the specifics.

Discover Bank Promotions: February 2018

Online Investor Savings

Discover is an online bank, so they don't have many of the overhead costs that brick-and-mortar banks do. This allows Discover to offer no minimum deposit and a high APY on its Online Savings Account. Here are some additional details:

  • 1.40% APY
  • No minimum deposit
  • No account opening fees
  • No monthly maintenance fees
  • Daily compounding interest
  • Free online and mobile banking
  • FDIC insured

As with any savings account, you'll be limited to 6 withdrawals per month. This is a federally-imposed limitation.

If you need to withdraw money from your Discover savings account, you have a few options: internal Discover transfers, external transfers to another bank, wire transfers, and mailed checks.

Is Discover Safe?: Discover is FDIC insured. This means that if Discover defaults, the federal government guarantees the balance in your savings account, up to $250,000.

Certificate of Deposit (CD)

For CDs, you must deposit a fixed amount of money for a fixed amount of time.

There are a few key factors to consider when deciding on a CD: the term length, the minimum deposit, and the APY. Discover also offers some retirement account qualified CDs, which can be a good option to supplement your retirement savings. Contact your financial professional to see if these retirement options are right for you.

Here are your options:

  • Term CDs: Discover's basic CDs are available in 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30 months, and 3-, 4-, 5, 7- or 10-year terms. They require a minimum deposit of $2,500, and their APY range from .35% to 2.45%.

  • IRA CDs: Discover offers a retirement account qualified CD option as well, if you qualify. Both Roth (post-tax) and Traditional (pre-tax) options are offered. Terms and APY of these products are similar to that of Discover’s term CDs.

Why We Like Discover

Here are a few things that we like about Discover's online savings accounts and CDs:

  • Low minimum deposits: If you have just started saving or want to set aside a small balance, Discover can be a great choice. Their Online Savings have no minimum balance requirements at all. Their deposits for term CDs and IRA CDs are some of the lowest in the industry.

  • High rates: Discover's Online Savings offers such a high APY that it outperforms some of their short-term CDs. This is great news for anyone looking to save, but especially for those who can't pay the high minimum deposits that some other banks require. And if you meet a higher minimum deposit, you can earn as much as 2.45% APY on a CD, depending on term length.

  • Minimal fees: Discover cuts out many fees that other banks profit from. For example, you will not be charged any account opening or maintenance fees.

  • Retirement options: Discover offers IRA CDs, which can be utilized in a retirement planning strategy.

Reasons You Might Skip Discover Savings

For all of Discover's advantages, there are some downsides that need to be considered:

  • No branch locations: In exchange for the high interest rate on your online savings account, you are required to do your Discover banking online or over the phone.

  • No ATM card: Discover Savings does not provide an ATM card for easy withdrawals. This could be a good thing so you’re not tempted to spend your money. But if you like that convenience, look into their Money Market account instead. Or there are some other online savings accounts that come with an ATM card.

  • No Relationship Rewards: Some retail banks in the U.S. are now offering relationship bonuses to incentivize their customers to keep all of their business in one place. If you move your savings balance to Discover from your retail bank, you may miss out on some of these relationship bonuses. Contact your bank for more details.

Common Questions

If you're still interested, you probably have some questions. We'll clear up some of the basics here:

  • Should I open a CD or savings account?
    This is a really broad question and everyone has different investment goals. The decision comes down to how much you're looking to set aside, how much risk you are willing to take, and how much you'll need to access your savings.

    If you can commit to not touching your savings for at least 1 year and can meet the minimum deposit, you may be able to earn a higher interest rate with a CD versus a savings account. If you need liquidity, a savings account gives you more flexibility to withdraw your savings when needed.

  • How can I deposit funds with Discover Bank?
    For savings accounts, there are a few ways to deposit funds: deposit checks with your mobile device, transfer from Discover checking, transfer from an external account, mail a check, or set up a direct deposit to your new account. For term CDs, you can transfer from Discover checking, transfer from an external account, transfer by phone, or mail a check. For IRA CDs, contact Discover for instructions on how to fund a Discover IRA account.

  • What is the penalty for early withdrawals from Term CDs?
    It depends on the term of your CD. Here's how it breaks down:

    • Terms less than 1 year: 3 months' interest on the amount withdrawn
    • Terms from 1 year to <4 years: 6 months' interest on the amount withdrawn
    • Terms over 4 years to <5 years: 9 months' interest on the amount withdrawn
    • Terms over 5 years to <7 years: 18 months' interest on the amount withdrawn
    • Terms over 7 years and greater: 24 months' interest on the amount withdrawn

Bottom Line

If you're ready to start building your savings, then you should consider if Discover's Online Savings Accounts or CDs are right for you.

Even if you only have $1 in savings, you can start earning interest in a high yield savings account. Or, if you have at least $2,500 set aside and aren't concerned about liquidity, you can earn an even greater return with a CD.

Discover's savings offerings might not be the right savings product for you, but if you're looking to earn interest above that of a standard savings account, opening a savings accounts or CD from Discover is an investment option worth considering.

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How the Chase-Intuit Deal Could Change Online Banking

How the Chase-Intuit Deal Could Change Online Banking


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Last Wednesday, JPMorgan Chase and Intuit Inc. announced a partnership to share customer bank account information, beginning what may be a sea change in the consumer banking industry.

What's in My Wallet? February 2018 Edition

by Ask Sebby @ Optimal Strategy - AskSebby

For the month of February, the Chase Freedom, Chase Sapphire Reserve, and Amex SPG cards are in my wallet. 

Peace + Freedom Services Buys 2 Solar Ship Aerostats to Connect Africa

Peace + Freedom Services Buys 2 Solar Ship Aerostats to Connect Africa

by @ Solar Reviews

Peace + Freedom Services has partnered with Solar Ship to purchase two aerostats to bring such connectivity to remote areas in Great Lakes Africa with South Africa. Solar Ship is also developing solar-powered airships capable of delivering goods cheaply.

Chase Sapphire Reserve Card Buzz Could Be a Problem for United Airlines

Chase Sapphire Reserve Card Buzz Could Be a Problem for United Airlines


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United Airlines seeks a big revenue bump from its next credit card contract with J.P. Morgan Chase, but is the bank ready to pay major money for a contract

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Day-Timer Offering Free Shipping on all Wall Calendars ! Use Code PRESIDENTS (Ends 2/20)!

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Microwavable Egg Cooker only $3.99!

by Abby @ MyLitter – One Deal At A Time

So if you’ve tried to cook eggs in the microwave before in a regular bowl you know the hassle of a clean up it usually makes, well now you can get this handy Microwavable Egg Cooker for just $3.99 each right now! Microwavable Egg Cooker, $3.99 (Regular Price: $27.99) Makes an egg in under a […]

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United MileagePlus Explorer Card 50,000 Bonus Miles + $100 Statement Credit + 5,000 Bonus Miles When You Add an Authorized User + 2X Miles on United Airlines

by Anthony Nguyen @ Bank Deal Guy

When you open a United MileagePlus Explorer Card, you will earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Plus, as a travel benefit, you’ll receive 2 United Club passes each year for your cardmember anniversary – over a $100 value. To top it all off, you can get a... Read More →

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Visa Has Not Changed Bitcoin Purchase Policies

Visa Has Not Changed Bitcoin Purchase Policies

by Grace Noto @ Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE—Payment processor Visa has not changed any policies related to the purchasing of bitcoin, the company said. The company still allows Visa cardholders to make cryptocurrency purchases with “credit, debit, and certain prepaid Visa products,” it said in a statement sent to media. This follows reports that Visa, alongside other credit card networks, changed how […]

SunPower, Admirals Bank to offer $200 Million in Solar Home Loans

SunPower, Admirals Bank to offer $200 Million in Solar Home Loans

by @ Solar Reviews

SunPower and Admirals Bank partnered today (June 16) on a new, $200 million loan program to support thousands of rooftop solar systems. The new partnership will allow homeowners—across the U.S.—to go solar with a SunPower PV array with a loan.

First Data’s Prepaid Business Shines as Struggling Bank Joint Ventures Begin Turnaround

by Jim Daly @ Digital Transactions

First Data Corp.’s struggling merchant-acquiring joint ventures with three big banks are showing nascent signs of a turnaround, and business is booming in the company’s prepaid card unit, top executives reported Monday. The Atlanta-based processor reported last year that new merchant referrals from its big joint ventures with The PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Bank …

Free Solar PV Arrays for New Homebuyers in California

Free Solar PV Arrays for New Homebuyers in California

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Throughout April Meritage Homes is offering SunPower photovoltaic arrays to purchasers of yet to be built homes in certain of its California communities—for free. The companies announced the partnership April 10.

Dennis Wong buys out Dermot at Kips Bay rental building

by Lexi @ The Real Deal New York

Dennis Wong bought out the Dermot Company’s stake in the 23-story luxury rental building at 377 East 33rd Street, records filed with the city Monday show. The stake sold for $49.5 million. Wong, who runs Verbena Road Holdings (previously SPI Holdings), is also an investor in Dermot. Therefore, his increased ownership in the Kips Bay building is moving from one of his investment concerns to another. Previously, sources told The Real Deal that Wong wanted […]

Ally Bank Online Savings Account: Earn 1.45% APY Rate [Nationwide]

by Danny Nguyen @ Bank Deal Guy

Available nationwide, Ally Bank is offering you a 1.45% APY on your funds for opening a new Ally Bank Online Savings Account. Below is all the information you need to earn 1.45% APY Rate on your funds when you open an Ally Bank Online Savings Account. Ally Bank Online Savings Account Summary Here is your opportunity to earn a an interest... Read More →

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Mortgage Company Paramount Equity Creates Solar Fund With Clean Power Finance

Mortgage Company Paramount Equity Creates Solar Fund With Clean Power Finance

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Paramount Equity’s subsidiary Paramount Solar has partnered with US Bank to create a new fund to support solar leases with Clean Power Finance. The new fund, the Paramount Energy Fund, allows homeowners to finance PV projects through Paramount Solar.

Broker Kurt Rappaport’s record-breaking sale of his own mansion closes

by The Real Deal Staff @ The Real Deal New York

Westside Estate Agency co-founder and CEO Kurt Rappaport has sold his 7-bedroom Malibu mansion to Canadian billionaire Daryl Katz for $120 million. The sale, which closed Friday according to the New York Post, had been rumored to be on the rocks in December, though neither Rappaport nor Katz would comment at the time on the nature of the alleged snafu, as The Real Deal reported. The off-the-market deal means Rappaport has broken his own record […]

Friday Roundup: Chase Offers, Get $30 at AT&T, and Hotel Promotions (IHG, SPG, and Hilton)

Friday Roundup: Chase Offers, Get $30 at AT&T, and Hotel Promotions (IHG, SPG, and Hilton)

by Ask Sebby @ Optimal Strategy - AskSebby

Chase Marriott and Chase Slate offers via the Chase Offers portal, Acorns $1,000 referral program, and hotel promos. 

Target Top Deals Feb 11 – Feb 17

by Abby @ MyLitter – One Deal At A Time

Here are the Target Weekly Deals for this week. If you have not signed up the Target mobile coupons, this would be a good time to sign up HERE (request when you want them sent, even the time of day you want them sent). Check out How Target Cartwheel Coupons Work Target Coupon Policy and Links to […]

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Amazon: Avalon Premium 5 Liter Ultrasonic Digital Humidifier $89.99 (Regular Price $199)

by Ady @ MyLitter – One Deal At A Time

Amazon: Avalon Premium 5 Liter Ultrasonic Digital Humidifier $89.99 (Regular Price $199) This 5 liter tank covers 40-50 square meters and features 360 degree mist outlets Zero noise technology 12 hour timer Shipping is FREE with your Amazon Prime membership.  If you don’t have a Prime membership, this will ship for free with a $25+ […]

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For Payments, Banks Should Use Technology as a ‘Bridge’ for Client Needs, BNY Mellon Says

For Payments, Banks Should Use Technology as a ‘Bridge’ for Client Needs, BNY Mellon Says

by Grace Noto @ Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE— Banks are juggling a lot of change when it comes to the world of payments, but in order to be successful, banks should avoid getting bogged down in one specific technology trend, BNY Mellon told Bank Innovation. Michael Bellacosa, head of global payments product management with BNY Mellon, told Bank Innovation in an emailed […]

Zaycon Codes! Premium Hickory Smoked Bacon 20% off! Just $3.19/lb

by Jamie @ MyLitter – One Deal At A Time

New Zaycon Codes 2018 The new Zaycon codes for 2018 are here!  It’s a new year and we’ve got new discount codes for some great quality meat products – here’s the very latest one to come down the pike for Zaycon customers through 2/12 – unless it sells out before! Use promo code 2DAYBACON for […]

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NRG Takes Solar Personally With Purchase of Goal Zero

NRG Takes Solar Personally With Purchase of Goal Zero

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NRG Energy is taking solar to the people, their backpacks and gadget covers with the purchase of Goal Zero, which offers personal solar products and batteries. NRG is one of the most aggressive energy companies to support solar.

University of California Signs PPA to Buy 80 MWs of Solar Power Annually

University of California Signs PPA to Buy 80 MWs of Solar Power Annually

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The University of California (UC) is making the largest purchase of solar energy by a higher education institution. Earlier this week it announced that it signed agreements to supply 206,000 megawatt-hours of solar to the grid annually.

BI 2018 to Announce DEMOvation Companies

BI 2018 to Announce DEMOvation Companies

by Grace Noto @ Bank Innovation

Bank Innovation will announce the companies participating in our 2018 DEMOvation Challenge later this week. It is now just one month before Bank Innovation 2018 is set to kick-off in San Franscisco, Calif. The companies and details of the challenges will be announced tomorrow, at 10 AM ET, on the @BankInnovation Twitter. Bank Innovaiton’s DEMOvations feature presentations […]

Legacy Texas Bank Checking Review: $200 Bonus (Texas only) *Current Clients only*

by Howard Young @ Bank Checking Savings

Are you currently banking with Legacy Texas Bank? Legacy Texas Bank is currently offering existing clients a generous $200 bonus when you apply and qualify for a new Maximum Checking Account with a minimum opening deposit of $100 by March 31, 2018. Once you have signed up for a new account, all you have to have to... Keep Reading↠

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Admirals Bank Expands Support of Solar, Wind With New Lending, Solarize Programs

Admirals Bank Expands Support of Solar, Wind With New Lending, Solarize Programs

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Based on the success of last year, the Boston, Mass.-based Admirals Bank is participating in both Solarize Connecticut and Solarize Massachusetts.

Priority Pass App Will Add Indoor Mapping and Wayfinding Features at Airports

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Which Southwest Credit Card is Right for You?

by feedback@creditdonkey.com (Anna G) @ CreditDonkey Reviews

Fly Southwest? You may want to consider a Southwest credit card from Chase. But which one is right for you? We break it down.

Southwest offers a couple of the best airline cards for domestic travelers.

If you fly Southwest at least a couple of times a year, consider one of the two co-branded credit cards offered by Chase: Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus and Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier.

Both cards offer a high sign-up bonus and good reward potential. The Plus has a lower annual fee but is not ideal for international travel. The Premier is the more upscale version with slightly better rewards.

Which makes more sense?

We'll do a full run-down comparing the two cards, so you can make your own choice.

Overview: Southwest Plus and Southwest Premier

Before we start comparing, let's go over how the two cards work in a nutshell. Both cards give you the same sign-up bonus and reward points. There are a couple of major differences:

  • The Southwest Plus card has a $69 annual fee. You get 3,000 bonus points each anniversary year. There is a foreign transaction fee.

  • The Southwest Premier card has a $99 annual fee. You get 6,000 bonus points each anniversary year and earn points toward elite tiers. There is no foreign transaction fee.

Now, with these major differences in mind, let's go over why you may prefer one over the other.

Note: Chase has a 5/24 rule, which means that if you've opened 5 credit card accounts in the past 24 months (from any bank), you will not be approved for a new card. The Southwest cards fall under this rule.

Why Either Card Is a Good Choice

Both cards are designed to earn Rapid Reward points, which can then be redeemed for Southwest award flights (more detail in the next section). With both Southwest cards, you get:

  • Sign-up bonus. You can earn 50,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of account opening.

  • 2x on Southwest purchases. You get 2 points per dollar spent on Southwest purchases, including participating Rapid Rewards hotel and car rental partner purchases. You get 1x per dollar on all other purchases.

  • Points for balance transfers. You get 1 point for each $1 in balance transfers made within the first 90 days of account opening (up to $10,000 for the Plus, and $15,000 for the Premier). Most credit cards don't let you earn points for balance transfers.

  • Earn points toward Unlimited Companion Pass. If you earn 110,000 Rapid Reward points in one calendar year, you can name one companion to fly free with you on unlimited Southwest flights until the end of the following year. This is one of the best companion deals out there. With the sign-up bonus alone, you're more than a third of the way to the Companion Pass.

    Note: Only points earned with the Southwest credit cards qualify towards a Companion Pass. So, for example, if you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred and transfer points to Southwest, they won't qualify.

  • Bags fly free. Your first and second checked bags are free.

  • No blackout dates, seat restrictions, or change fees. You can use your miles to book any seat on any flight. And if you need to change the date of a flight, there's no change fee (though you will still need to pay the fare difference).

  • Rewards never expire. Your miles never expire as long as your card account remains open.

Who the Southwest Plus Card Is Good For

If you're an occasional domestic flyer (you fly Southwest just a few times a year), then this card is probably good enough for you. Since both cards have the same sign-up bonus and reward earnings, the Plus will save you money with a smaller annual fee.

Remember, it also gives you 3,000 points every anniversary year. This doesn't fully cover the annual fee, but it makes it easier to swallow.

Why the Southwest Rapid Reward Premier Card Is Superior

If you fly Southwest more often, the Premier card may be better for you. Here are some other perks that come with the Southwest Premier:

  • Tier qualifying points (TQPs): For every $10,000 spent on the card (on eligible purchases), you earn 1,500 TQPs. You can earn up to 15,000 TQPS per year. TQPs can be used for Rapid Rewards elite status.

    • If you achieve A-List status (35,000 TPQ per year), you get: priority check in, security, and boarding; dedicated phone line; free same-day standby; and 25% earnings bonus on Southwest flights.

    • If you achieve A-List Preferred status (70,000 TPQ per year), you get the above plus: free in-flight Wi-Fi and 100% earnings bonus on Southwest flights.

  • 6,000-point anniversary bonus: You get a bonus 6,000 points every year on your account anniversary. 6,000 points could be worth a flight around $100, so this already justifies the higher $99 annual fee.

  • No foreign transaction fee: The Premier card has no foreign transaction fee for purchases made abroad.

Do you own a business? There is also a business version of the Premier card – the Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Business Credit Card.

Both Do Have Downsides

Keep in mind some of these downsides for both cards:

  • No priority boarding. Unlike other co-branded airline cards that give you priority boarding just for owning the card, the Southwest cards don't include this perk. The only way to get this perk is to earn enough TPQs in a year to qualify for elite status.

  • High APR. Neither card has an introductory APR offer for purchases or balance transfers. The regular APR is quite high, so make sure you are able to pay off the balance each month.

  • You only get bonus points for Southwest flights, and hotel and car rental partners. Unless you fly Southwest a lot and use their hotel and car rental partners, it may be hard to rack up points. If your goal is to earn points faster, then consider whether the Chase Sapphire Preferred may be a better fit. It gives you 2x points on travel and dining purchases. Then you can transfer the points 1:1 to Southwest (but they won't qualify for the Companion Pass).

  • You can only redeem on Southwest flights. This isn't much of a problem if you take a lot of Southwest flights. But if you want more flexibility or want to travel to places Southwest doesn't go, then think about whether it's better to get a general travel rewards card that lets you use any airline.

  • The Plus card has a foreign transaction fee. The Plus card charges a foreign transaction fee on purchases made out of the country (3% of each transaction in U.S. dollars on purchases). However, the Premier card has no foreign transaction fee, so it is better if you travel internationally.

How to Use Southwest Rapid Reward Points

Both cards earn Rapid Reward Points, which you can redeem towards any Southwest flight, with no blackout dates and no seat restrictions.

Using your points is very easy. Simply sign in to your Rapid Rewards account (create it for free) to book travel, and select the option “Points.”

You will then see the flight options listed in points. You can also toggle back and forth between dollars and points to compare the points value.

Southwest has three types of fares. Wanna Get Away is the cheapest fare. It's nonrefundable, but can be cancelled for credit good up to 1 year from purchase date. Business Select and Anytime fares are fully refundable.

So what are Rapid Reward points worth?
Southwest points have pretty good value, especially for the Wanna Get Away fights. We find that, generally, each Rapid Reward point is worth between 1.6 and 2.0 cents. This means that 10,000 points could be redeemed for a flight that costs around $160 - $200.

For example, in the sample flight above from Los Angeles to Seattle in March 2018, the highlighted flight costs 4,248 points. If you were to buy it with cash, it costs $86. That means the point value of the flight is 2.02 cents.

You don't pay any taxes or surcharges for domestic flights, except for the $5.60 Security Fee in each direction.

Do You Fly Other Airlines?

Not a frequent Southwest flyer? If there's another airline you prefer instead, consider these cards:

Bottom Line

So, which Southwest card is right for you? Since both cards give the same sign-up bonus and have the same reward structure, which is better?

If you fly Southwest just a few times a year domestically, the Plus card will do the job just fine. If you travel to any of Southwest's international offerings, you'll want the Premier card as it has no foreign transaction fee. It also has a larger anniversary bonus each year, which helps justify the $99 annual fee.

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Disclaimer: The information for the Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card, United MileagePlus Explorer Card, Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®, and Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card has been collected independently by CreditDonkey. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

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Warriors arena to be named Chase Center — bank buys naming rights

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by feedback@creditdonkey.com (Dylan Y) @ CreditDonkey Reviews

Learn what is ThankYou Points and how much a point is worth. Read this review to find the best ways to earn points fast and how to redeem for best value (including the top Citi transfer partners).

Citi ThankYou Points

If you're considering signing up for a ThankYou Rewards card, you're probably wondering how much its rewards will be worth. Between Citi's roster of rewards cards and redemption options, finding the answer can be a little overwhelming.

So, to simplify your search, we're breaking down the value of Citi ThankYou Points and the cards that earn them. Read on for a full review of the Citi ThankYou Rewards program.

How Much Are Citi ThankYou Points Worth?

In terms of redemption options, here's how much your points will be worth:

  • Book travel through Citi: 1.25 cents per point with the Premier and Prestige (or 1 cent per point with the Preferred)
  • Gift cards: 1 cent per point (or less)
  • Shopping: 1 cent per point (or less)
  • Shop through Amazon: .8 cents per point
  • Statement credit: .5 cents per point
  • Cash back: .5 cents per point
  • Transfer to an airline or hotel partner: 1:1 ratio or less

Note: The points and redemption values are based on November 2017 data. Redemption options and value can change at any time.

Beyond redeeming points, each ThankYou Rewards card earns points differently, so the value of your ThankYou points will depend, in part, on how you earn them.

Citi ThankYou Rewards Cards

Citi's ThankYou rewards cards vary in terms of annual fees, bonus spending categories, redemption options, and perks.

  • Citi ThankYou Preferred Rewards: The Citi ThankYou Preferred is a no-frills, straightforward card for people who want to earn rewards without the hassle of activating rotating bonus categories. It doesn't come with the valuable redemption options of the Premier or Prestige, but it also doesn't come with an annual fee.

  • Citi ThankYou Premier: The Citi ThankYou Premier might be better suited to you if you travel, dine out, or go to live events often. It's a mid-range rewards card with a nice array of travel perks and protections.

  • Citi ThankYou Prestige: The ThankYou Prestige is a high-end option geared towards people who like to travel on points. It comes with a sizeable annual fee and a long list of valuable travel benefits, perks, and protections.

Best Way to Earn Citi ThankYou Points

  • Earn a sign-up bonus. If you're looking to apply for a new card, your best bet to rack points up quickly is to meet your new card's spending minimum and qualify for its sign-up bonus.

    If you're considering signing up for a new credit card, it might be worth waiting until a big promotion comes along. Without those extra points, the Citi cards are significantly less competitive compared to other travel credit cards.

Tip: You can also earn extra points by taking advantage of your card's bonus spending categories or by linking a Citibank checking account and completing qualifying activities.

Best Way to Redeem Citi ThankYou Points

Most redemption options will give you a value of 1 cent per point, including redeeming points for online shopping, statement credit or cash back, and donations. A more valuable option: using your points for travel.

  • Redeem points to book travel
    When you use your points to book travel through Citi - including airline tickets, hotel accommodations, car rentals, cruises, and vacation packages - you'll get the standard 1 cent per point redemption value. But you'll get a better redemption rate with the Premier and Prestige: the Premier's points will redeem for 1.25 cents each, and the Prestige's points for 1.33 cents each.

    You can make your reservations through the ThankYou Service Center or thankyou.com, with no blackout dates, minimum stay requirements, or seat restrictions. As a bonus, you'll still earn points on award flights bookings.

  • Transfer your points.
    You won't always get the best deal on travel through the ThankYou Travel Center, but you can also use the Premier or Prestige to transfer your points to Citi's airline, hotel, and retail partners.

    With Citi, you can transfer your points to Hilton Honors at a 1:1.5 ratio, or to most airline partners at a 1:1 ratio. That might make Hilton sound like a better deal, but their high rates for award rooms means that transferring to an airline partner might actually give you better value.

Tip: You can combine your points with any other ThankYou rewards account - even ones that aren't in your name - but remember that shared points will expire 90 days after the transfer date.

Citi ThankYou Transfer Partners

If you carry the ThankYou Preferred, you'll be able to transfer your points to jetBlue TrueBlue at a 1,000:500 ratio. Otherwise, you can use your Premier or Prestige card to transfer your points to any of Citi's airline and hotel partners, although you won't get a 1:1 ratio with all of them.

Citi's travel transfer partners include:

  • Asia Miles
  • Etihad Guest
  • EVA Air
  • Air France/KLM Flying Blue
  • Garuda Indonesia Frequent Flyer
  • JetPrivilege
  • Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Qatar Airways Privilege Club
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
  • Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus
  • JetBlue TrueBlue
  • Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles
  • Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.
  • Hilton Honors

Search around for a transfer partner that offers a valuable award flight for your trip, and you'll likely be able to get more value out of your points than you would by booking travel directly through Citi.

The Bottom Line

The value of your ThankYou points will depend largely on which card you use, how you use it, and how you redeem your points.

If you're looking for straightforward rewards with no hassle - and no annual fee - then the Citi ThankYou Preferred might be for you.

But, if you don't mind paying an annual fee in exchange for better rewards and perks, then the Citi ThankYou Premier or Citi ThankYou Prestige is probably a better fit. Either will come with a higher rewards rate, better perks, and more transfer partners.

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Editorial Note: This content is not provided by Citi. Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author's alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by Citi.

Disclaimer: The information for the Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card, Citi Prestige® Card, and Citi ThankYou® Premier Card has been collected independently by CreditDonkey. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

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First Bank Financial Centre Business Checking Bonus: $300 Promotion (Wisconsin only)

by John Catral @ Bank Checking Savings

Available for business owners of Wisconsin, First Bank Financial Centre is currently offering residents of Wisconsin a generous $300 bonus when you sign up and open any new Business Checking Account. All you have to do to get started is open any new business account at your nearest branch or online, and then have at least 50... Keep Reading↠

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Chase Bank $200 Checking Bonus [Many States]

by Danny Nguyen @ Bank Deal Guy

Ranking as one of the top banks in America, you are making the right choice banking with Chase! Opening a new Chase Total Checking® Account offers you the potential to earn a $200 Checking Bonus by applying in-branch ! With over 5,100 branches in AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA,... Read More →

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Digital Banking Leads to Most Bank Branch Closings Since Great Depression

Digital Banking Leads to Most Bank Branch Closings Since Great Depression

by Tatjana Kulkarni @ Bank Innovation

Is digital banking killing physical bank branches? How much truth is there to the longtime fear that online banking will replace consumer interaction with bank branch tellers? Well, a lot — at least, so it seems from a Wall Street Journal report indicating that banks are shutting down more branches now than they have in […]

$15 Free to Amazon for Chase Ultimate Reward Customers - Deals We Like

$15 Free to Amazon for Chase Ultimate Reward Customers - Deals We Like


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This post may contain affiliate links from our advertising partners, such as American Express. Read my Advertiser Disclosure policy here. Additionally, some of the offers on this page may no longer be available through Deals We Like. You can get $15 off a $60 or more purchase at Amazon.com by linking your Chase Ultimate Rewards…

Solar Energy's Role in Crisis Situations

Solar Energy's Role in Crisis Situations

by @ Solar Reviews

Solar energy is ideal in crisis situations, with off-grid generators to provide power when the grid fails. Severe weather is also causing residential PV owners to consider storage options so they can have power when disaster strikes.

Fort Hood Will Soon get 40% of its Energy From its own Wind, Solar projects

Fort Hood Will Soon get 40% of its Energy From its own Wind, Solar projects

by @ Solar Reviews

Fort Hood in Texas will soon get all of its electric needs from wind and solar sources. That’s thanks to a recently signed power-purchase agreement for 65.8 megawatts of energy, with 40 percent from its wind and solar projects and more from the grid.

NY Green Bank Finances $25 Million Loan to Boost Home Solar Installations in the Empire State

NY Green Bank Finances $25 Million Loan to Boost Home Solar Installations in the Empire State

by @ Solar Reviews

NY Green Bank closed a $25 million loan allowing Sunrun to cover the up-front cost of materials and construction for over 5,000 residential solar projects in New York state. The loan follows a previous $25 million NY Green Bank loan to Sunrun.

Chase Savings Coupon Code

by Anthony Nguyen @ Bank Deal Guy

The Chase SavingsSM Account is made simple. With this account, you can start saving with ease! You’ll have access to chase.com and our mobile banking tools. Plus, 24-hour customer support is just a phone call away. See table below for more info regarding the Chase SavingsSM Account Coupon. For more offerings from Chase, be sure to... Read More →

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DirecTV vs Verizon Fios – Which Is Better ?

by Darren Tatch @ MyDealsClub.com

Should You Choose DirecTV Or Verizon Fios? Comparing DirecTV and Fios isn’t an exact apples-to-apples comparison. However, below we will provide you with a breakdown of what each of these companies offers in addition to recommendations on which one may be the best fit for your household. **Click Here For All The Top Verizon Fios Deals […]

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Ends Tomorrow: JetBlue Fare Sale From $39 One-Way!

Ends Tomorrow: JetBlue Fare Sale From $39 One-Way!

by Jason @ Million Mile Secrets

Via Deals We Like, JetBlue is having a 2-day fare sale with one-way fares starting at $39, though almost all fares are higher. The JetBlue Keep it Simple, Cupid sale is valid for travel between March 6, 2018, to June, 13, 2018.  But you must book by February 14, 2018, by the earlier of 11:59 pm …

Chase British Airways Visa Signature Credit Card Review

Chase British Airways Visa Signature Credit Card Review

by Ask Sebby @ Optimal Strategy - AskSebby

The Chase British Airways Visa Signature credit card offers up to a 75,000 point signup bonus, along with the ability to earn 3x Avios on British Airways purchases. Here's our review.

ChexSystems Explained

ChexSystems Explained

by Ask Sebby @ Optimal Strategy - AskSebby

ChexSystems is a consumer credit reporting agency, similar to Experian and TransUnion, that focuses specifically on deposit accounts. Whenever you open a new checking or savings account, the bank will run your information through ChexSystems to see if you're a good customer.

Amazon: Tomorrow’s Kitchen Instant Marinator only $19.98 (Regular Price: $39.99)

by Geri Ann @ MyLitter – One Deal At A Time

Tomorrow’s Kitchen Instant Marinator, $19.98 (Regular Price: $39.99) Forgot about dinner? Marinates meat, poultry, fish and vegetables in 20 minutes! 2.5 Liter Capacity Dishwasher safe Vacuum pump (included) creates an airtight seal that allows the rapid uptake of marinade/brine Shipping is FREE with your Amazon Prime membership.  If you don’t have a Prime membership, this will […]

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NRG Buys Home Solar Company as it Reaches 1.2 GWs of Solar

NRG Buys Home Solar Company as it Reaches 1.2 GWs of Solar

by @ Solar Reviews

This past week NRG Energy, one of the most forward looking energy companies, made two big announcements. First it announced yesterday (March 28) that it purchased Roof Diagnostics Solar, a residential solar installer, then today it announced that it now h

Connecticut Green Bank Finances States Largest Commercial Rooftop With PACE Program

Connecticut Green Bank Finances States Largest Commercial Rooftop With PACE Program

by @ Solar Reviews

the Connecticut Green Bank used the state’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program and the CT Solar Lease Commercial program, to finance and install the state’s largest solar rooftop, a 995 kilowatt solar rooftop for Lesro industri

TurboTax Deluxe 2017 Discount – Get 30% Off

by Darren Tatch @ MyDealsClub.com

A Review Of 2017’s TurboTax Deluxe Save 20% on TurboTax Online. Get your maximum refund, guaranteed. MyDealsClub is offering the best way to handle your taxes with TurboTax Deluxe for 2017. This tax software is the only tool that you will need to prepare your individual income tax return. There are several different versions of […]

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First Solar, MCE’s Little Bear Project Could Create up to 160MWs of Community Solar

First Solar, MCE’s Little Bear Project Could Create up to 160MWs of Community Solar

by @ Solar Reviews

MCE has announced a power purchase agreement (PPA) to buy the initial 40 megawatts of electricity from the first phase of construction of First Solar’s Little Bear Solar Project in Fresno County, CA. It could be the largest community solar project to da

New York’s Green Bank Nets $2.7M in Profits on $291.6M of Investments

New York’s Green Bank Nets $2.7M in Profits on $291.6M of Investments

by @ Solar Reviews

New York’s Green Bank is showing that investing in green technologies and reducing emissions is profitable. The state-run bank, which launched in 2014, said that in the fiscal year of 2016-2017 it generated $2.7 million in positive net income.

BBVA Compass Bank Deals, Bonuses, & Promotions: $50, $100, & $200 Checking & Savings Offers

by Danny Nguyen @ Bank Deal Guy

Find the latest BBVA Compass Bank Deals, Bonuses, & Promotions here at BankDealGuy! BBVA Compass Bank is available physically in a few states but available for residents in 48 contiguous states! Check out excellent checking, money market, savings, certificate of deposit accounts, and more! See below for our list of BBVA Compass Bank Deals. BBVA Compass Bank has numerous... Read More →

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Up to $500 for Opening Chase Checking and Savings Accounts

Up to $500 for Opening Chase Checking and Savings Accounts


The Points Guy

For a limited time, Chase is giving up to $500 in bonuses when you open new checking and savings accounts.

Alaska Award Sale, Book For Just 5,000 Miles One-Way

by DDG @ Danny the Deal Guru

Alaska Airlines announced a new award sale with flights start at just 5,000 miles one-way. For a limited time only, find great deals when you book flights with Mileage Plan miles. That means you’ll use fewer miles to travel to your favorite places, and can save those extra miles for future flights. Just go to…

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MIT, MA Orgs, Team up to Fund Massive Solar Farm In North Carolina

MIT, MA Orgs, Team up to Fund Massive Solar Farm In North Carolina

by @ Solar Reviews

Universities are moving renewable energy solutions, research and practical applications forward in all sorts of ways from technology to financing. Case in point, MIT partnered to purchase power produced by a 60 megawatt solar farm in North Carolina.

As Sunrun Prepares for $309M IPO it Hits a Grand Slam With the Yankees

As Sunrun Prepares for $309M IPO it Hits a Grand Slam With the Yankees

by @ Solar Reviews

Sunrun and the New York Yankees announced a new partnership under which Yankees fans will have greater access to solar energy at lower than utility rates. The new deal comes even as the company plans its initial public offering of up to $309 million.

Quorum Federal Credit Union CD Account Review: 2.00% APY 11-Month, 2.25% APY 25-Month CD Rates Increased (Nationwide)

by Howard Young @ Bank Checking Savings

Now is the best time of the year to start a new account experience. With that said, Quorum Federal Credit Union is offering residents nationwide a wide selection of rates to fit all your banking needs. Whether you are looking for a short term or long term solution, there is definitely an account to fit... Keep Reading↠

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Learn Everything About Points and Miles at Frequent Traveler University!

Learn Everything About Points and Miles at Frequent Traveler University!

by Deals We Like @ Deals We Like

Two more Frequent Traveler Universities (FTU) have been announced – one in New York City and one in Washington, DC. Both of these events will feature their FTU Signature programs which is an entire weekend of learning about points and miles! New York City (midtown Manhattan): June 9-10, 2018 Washington, DC: August 11-12, 2018 What is FTU…

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American Express Personal Savings Account Review

by Jim Wang @ Wallet Hacks

American Express (AMEX) is best known for their credit cards but they do much much more. Credit cards is where they started, many years ago, but now they offer bank accounts too. We know they have great perks on their credit cards, but what about their bank products? Their high yield savings account is called […]

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Alaska Flash Sale: West Coast to Texas and Midwest From 10,000 Miles Round-Trip

Alaska Flash Sale: West Coast to Texas and Midwest From 10,000 Miles Round-Trip

by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

Just after Delta’s flash sale, Alaska launched its own sale fares for award flights this afternoon. Travelers based in Texas or on the West Coast will benefit the most from these deals, which begin at 10,000 Mileage Plan miles and $12 round-trip. In order to take advantage of these flash sale rates, you must purchase your …

Lock in your Starwood Point Reservations Now!

Lock in your Starwood Point Reservations Now!

by Deals We Like @ Deals We Like

A few days ago Starwood announced their annual category changes. While these changes do not happen until March 6, 2018, they made one slight change to booking reservations – right now you can book up to 550 days out, but starting tomorrow, you’ll only be able to book 350 days out. That means right now…

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Oil Knows the Value of Solar and is Building one of the World’s Largest Solar Projects!

Oil Knows the Value of Solar and is Building one of the World’s Largest Solar Projects!

by @ Solar Reviews

GlassPoint Solar uses concentrating solar power (CSP) to help oil companies extract oil. The U.S.-based company announced a deal build a 1 gigawatt system in Oman to extract oil!

Solar Shoppers are Getting Better at Finding Deals, Finds new Study

Solar Shoppers are Getting Better at Finding Deals, Finds new Study

by @ Solar Reviews

Earlier this month EnergySage introduced a new survey of solar installers. The survey found that solar installers are competing more intensely at the same time that consumers are becoming better educated and more savvy about their solar power options.

Chase Coupon Codes | Checking & Savings $150, $200, $300 Bonus Offer

Chase Coupon Codes | Checking & Savings $150, $200, $300 Bonus Offer


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Earn $150 to $400 on Chase promotions on checking or savings accounts at Chase Bank. Limited time offer. Apply online in minutes.

Saudi Arabia expects to collect $13B in settlements, RE assets this year

by The Real Deal Staff @ The Real Deal New York

Saudi Arabia’s corruption crackdown, where hundreds were detained in Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton hotel for weeks, is over in some senses, but now the government is looking to collect on the deals made between the detained business leaders and officials. The government estimates it will collect about $13 billion in cash, real estate and corporate assets from the various detainees by the end of the year, according to The Financial Times. The country’s new portfolio made up […]

InfoWorld: Access denied? How data sharing can shape the future of banking

by Finicity Editor @ Finicity

CEO Steve Smith penned his first article as a member of InfoWorld’s contributor network. For this article, he discusses how data promises to play a significant role in the evolution of financial services, new industry business models and consumer financial wellness. Banks that allow customers to empower their data by sharing it with financial management apps not only […]

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M&T Bank Deals, Bonuses, & Promotions: $150, $160, $200, & $250 Checking Offers

by Danny Nguyen @ Bank Deal Guy

Check out our listing of M&T Bank Deals of $150, $160, $200, & $250 promotions. Let M&T Bank reach your financial goals with their full suite of bank accounts and lending solutions, including savings accounts, checking accounts, auto and home loans, and more! M&T Bank has branches in the following states: CT, DC, DE, FL, MD, NJ,... Read More →

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Turbotax Discounts For Chase , Fidelity and More – MyDealsClub

Turbotax Discounts For Chase , Fidelity and More – MyDealsClub


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Table of Contents1 What Chase Turbotax Discounts Are Available ?2 Click Here To Save 20% on TurboTax Online. Get your maximum refund, guaranteed.3 Click Here To Get Our Turbotax Service Codes To Save 10 to 40%4 How Can I Use My Chase Credit Card To Pay My Taxes?5 Fidelity TurboTax Discount5.1 Related Articles For You What…

Tanzania Gets new web Portal to Boost Solar Microgrids

Tanzania Gets new web Portal to Boost Solar Microgrids

by @ Solar Reviews

Today (Aug. 15) the World Bank’s International Finance Corp. (IFC) announced the launch of a web portal to speed development of mini electric grids in Tanzania, which could help up to 9.1 million people in the nation gain access to electricity.

Illinois Gets $30 million Boost for Solar From the State

Illinois Gets $30 million Boost for Solar From the State

by @ Solar Reviews

On Saturday (June 28) Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) signed into law H.B. 2427, which requires the Illinois Power Agency (IPA) to use up to $30 million to purchase solar power to meet the state’s energy needs.

Rare & High Value Printable Coupons (Pepsi, Right Guard, and More)

by Abby @ MyLitter – One Deal At A Time

Right there are some amazing new printable coupons for Pepsi, Neutrogena, Right Guard, and more and we wanted to make sure you got them before they are gone! These coupons are all pre-clipped HERE in one place to print them all. Here are some deals to use these coupons on: Neutrogena Cosmetics Spend $15 Get […]

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Two 100,000 Point Offers with the Hilton Credit Cards

Two 100,000 Point Offers with the Hilton Credit Cards

by Deals We Like @ Deals We Like

American Express recently launched many new Hilton co-branded credit cards, but there are two cards that come with a similar welcome offer, benefits, and a $95 annual fee. The main difference between these two cards is that one is for personal accounts and the other is for business accounts. The personal version is replacing the previously…

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AT&T Internet Review 2018 – A Must Read Review

by Darren Tatch @ MyDealsClub.com

AT&T Internet Review Click Here To Save Up To 30% With Our Top AT&T Internet Deals An In Depth Review of AT&T Internet – Plus Deals To Save 20% In this AT&T Internet Review we set out to answer many of the tough questions about AT&T and its internet, phone and TV services and how you can apply […]

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LA roundup: Apple taking another bite out of Culver City, developer pleads guilty to money laundering & more

by Lexi @ The Real Deal New York

From the February issue: Apple taking another bite out of Culver City Apple has agreed to lease the entirety of Lincoln Property Company’s 128,000-square-foot building at 8777 Washington Boulevard in Culver City, The Real Deal has learned. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. HBO was set to be the sole tenant leasing at the site, but those plans fell through. Located on the corner of Washington and National boulevards just seven miles east of the Santa Monica Pier, the […]

SolarCity Relaunches Solar Loan Program Starting at $50 a Month

SolarCity Relaunches Solar Loan Program Starting at $50 a Month

by @ Solar Reviews

SolarCity, which is know for its power-purchase agreements (PPAs), is relaunching a solar loan product replacing its MyPower loan. The product will allow customers to choose from a number of loan options with options starting at roughly $50 a month.

Chase Bank $50 Referral Bonus (Checking and/or Savings) - Bank Deal Guy

Chase Bank $50 Referral Bonus (Checking and/or Savings) - Bank Deal Guy


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Earn a Chase Bank $50 Referral Bonus (up to $500) when you refer your family/friends to open a new Chase Total Checking and/or a new Chase Savings Account.

$44 JetBlue Fare Sale – Two Days Only!

$44 JetBlue Fare Sale – Two Days Only!

by Deals We Like @ Deals We Like

JetBlue is having a TWO DAY sale with flights starting at $44 one way. This is for travel March 6 through June 6, 2018. This JetBlue sale is going on through end of day tomorrow, Wednesday February 14 – Happy Valentines Day! Also, if you want to use JetBlue points, this is also a good time to redeem. With…

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Turbotax Amazon Gift Card Bonus With Your Tax Refund

by Darren Tatch @ MyDealsClub.com

Make Sure To Get The 10% Amazon Bonus From TurboTax! Click Here To Save 20% on TurboTax Online. Get your maximum refund, guaranteed. UPDATE 2018 : TurboTax may no longer be offering the Amazon gift card for your refund: However, you can now get 20% off TurboTax with coupons found here at MyDealsClub TurboTax and Amazon are […]

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Salesforce Powers a Net-Zero Emissions Cloud With Wind, Energy Efficiency

Salesforce Powers a Net-Zero Emissions Cloud With Wind, Energy Efficiency

by @ Solar Reviews

Salesforce has achieved net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and avoided 2 million metric tons of carbon emissions during 2016. The company signed two, 12-year power purchase agreements for a combined 64 MWs of wind power and integrated energy efficiency.

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Day-Timer Offering Free Shipping on all Planner Accessories! Use Code PRESIDENTS (Ends 2/20)!

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Minnesota Joins the 100MW Solar Farm Club With Largest Solar Project in Midwest

Minnesota Joins the 100MW Solar Farm Club With Largest Solar Project in Midwest

by @ Solar Reviews

The 100 megawatt (MW) North Star Solar Project was just purchased by D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, LLC (DESRI) from Community Energy. When completed it will be the largest solar project in the Midwest.

Huntington Bank $300 Business Checking Bonus [IN, KY, MI, OH, PA, WV, IL, WI]

by Danny Nguyen @ Bank Deal Guy

If you’re interested in banking at Huntington, you can earn a Huntington Bank $300 Business Checking Bonus when you open their Fast Track Business Checking Account currently available in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Get the right business checking account, whether you’re starting out or starting to expand. Huntington has checking options to meet your needs,... Read More →

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Suniva Trade Case Could Cost 90,000 US Jobs if Gov. Rules for Bankrupt Company

Suniva Trade Case Could Cost 90,000 US Jobs if Gov. Rules for Bankrupt Company

by @ Solar Reviews

When Suniva filed for bankruptcy in April it did not go gently into that good night. It shortly after filed a trade petition seeking tariffs on imported solar panels, holding essentially the whole US solar industry and its jobs hostage.

Huntington Bank Coupons: $150, $200, $300, $500, & $750 Deals, Offers, & Promotions

by Danny Nguyen @ Bank Deal Guy

Huntington Bank Coupons, Coupon Codes, Promo Codes, Bonuses, Deals, Offers, and Promotions for their Checking, Savings and Business accounts can all be found here. Huntington Bank Coupon & Bonus Promotions are constantly updated throughout the year, so bookmark this page or check back on our Huntington Bank Deals, Offers, Bonuses, and Promotions master post for updates. Check out... Read More →

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CIT Bank Premier High Yield Savings $100 Bonus

by Tom Andrew @ Rebates Money

Thank you for your interest in our company! We’d like to return your interest with interest – literally. If you open a Premier High Yield Savings Account with us, the benefits are endless. We reward our customers with 1.30% APY, which is more than TWENTY ONE TIMES the national average. On top of that, we […]

How to Do a Balance Transfer with Chase - MagnifyMoney

How to Do a Balance Transfer with Chase - MagnifyMoney


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We'll show you how to complete a balance transfer with Chase using easy steps and even pictures.

Chase $500 Coupon – Checking, Savings, & Business

by Vicky Huang @ Rebates Money

Chase Bank is the best at offering special bonus promotions for new Checking, Savings and Business account sign-ups. Look no further for those seeking the Chase $500 Coupon! Chase is known for offering great deals and promotions in hundreds of dollars just by opening an account with a few additional requirements. Forget those measly free gift […]

Solar Frontier Jumps Into U.S. Market With Purchase of 280 MW Gestamp Pipeline

Solar Frontier Jumps Into U.S. Market With Purchase of 280 MW Gestamp Pipeline

by @ Solar Reviews

Solar Frontier is the biggest manufacturer of Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaics in the world but thus far the company hasn’t had a large presence in the U.S. market. That’s likely to change now.

SolarWorld Americas Continues to Operate as Usual Despite Parent’s Insolvency

SolarWorld Americas Continues to Operate as Usual Despite Parent’s Insolvency

by @ Solar Reviews

Last week news that SolarWorld AG, the parent company of SolarWorld Americas, filed for bankruptcy. However, the US subsidiary, based in Hillsboro, OR, is operating as usual. The company said it is maintaining full operations act the facility.

Radius Bank Partners With Fintech Mantl for Account Opening Platform

Radius Bank Partners With Fintech Mantl for Account Opening Platform

by Grace Noto @ Bank Innovation

Boston-based Radius Bank, along with its NYC-based partner Mantl, has opened a digital account opening platform, the bank announced. This platform allows users to reduce the time it takes to open a new bank account to under four minutes, the bank said. The platform, which was built in August 2017, has also allowed Radius to […]

Wolkoff lands $300M loan for the second phase of 5Pointz

by Will Parker @ The Real Deal New York

Wolkoff Group, a Queens condominium developer, borrowed $300 million from Bank of the Ozarks to begin a second phase of construction at the Long Island City graffiti mecca known as 5Pointz. The company is currently wrapping up 1,115 residential units at the site, which has an address of 22-44 Jackson Avenue. The total square footage of the two developments comes to 1.2 million square feet. The Singer & Bassuk Organization represented Wolkoff on the loan […]

National Cheat Sheet: Inside Google’s $2B NYC building buy, states look to end bans on rent control … & more

by Jamie @ The Real Deal New York

Google joins $2B club with megadeal for Chelsea Market building Google is buying the 1.2 million-square-foot office-and-retail Chelsea Market building from Jamestown for north of $2 billion. It puts the tech giant in an elite club of buyers whose trophy office purchases in New York top the $2 billion mark. Only four other properties have sold above that level: the GM building at 767 Fifth Avenue, 11 Madison Avenue, 3 Bryant Park and 245 Park […]

Capital One Credit Card Offers

by feedback@creditdonkey.com (Anna G) @ CreditDonkey Reviews

Capital One is offering lucrative promotions for new credit card applicants. Which deal is right for you? Read this in-depth guide.

Capital One credit cards don't seem to get as much attention as other cards. But there are some excellent promotional bonus offers. And Capital One has an option for almost everyone, no matter what your credit is.

Capital One Promotions

Read on for the list of current card promotions for new applicants. Apply for a new Capital One credit card from this list and make the qualifying purchases within the specified timeframe to get the bonus promotion.

Tip: Have an existing balance to transfer? Read this Capital One balance transfer guide before you apply.

Cash Rewards Cards

Travel Reward Cards

Fair/Limited Credit

Bad/Limited Credit

Student Credit Card

In-Depth Guide to Capital One Credit Cards

Which Capital One Deal Is Right for You?

To pick the right card for you, consider the following factors:

  • Your credit score: The good thing about Capital One is that they offer credit cards for a range of credit scores. Your credit score will largely determine what card you're able to quality for. Below, we tell you the credit qualification for each card.

  • Annual fee: How often will you use your new Capital One card? Cards with annual fees usually offer more rewards or benefits. But before you apply for the credit card, think: will you realistically earn enough in rewards to make up for the expense?

  • Cash back vs travel miles: Cash back will allow you to use the rewards however you like. But if you like to travel, Capital One's travel reward cards allow you to earn miles for travel purchases and offer great travel benefits.

Tip: One thing we really applaud Capital One for is that they NEVER charge a foreign transaction fee. Many other banks charge a 3% fee for purchases made outside of the US. Capital One does not do this, so you can travel abroad with any of their cards.

Capital One Credit Card Offers for New Applicants

New Application: Before you apply for a new Capital One card, here are some things you need to know.

  • You can see which cards you're pre-approved for on Capital One's website.
  • You can only have 2 personal Capital One cards at a time.
  • You will not be matched to a higher bonus if a better offer comes along after your application. Make sure you're applying when the bonus is the biggest.
  • Capital One business cards do show up on your personal credit report as well.
  • Capital One does a hard pull from all 3 credit bureaus when reviewing your application.

We'll make your decision simpler with side-by-side Capital One offers comparisons below.

Earn Cash Back: Capital One Quicksilver Cards

If you'd prefer cash back, Capital One has two options: Quicksilver and Quicksilver One.

Both cards offer 1.5% cash back on all purchases. The difference is that they cater to people with different credit ranges.

  • Capital One Quicksilver (read review) is for those with excellent credit. It has a sign-up bonus of $150 if you spend $500 within three months of account opening. It also has a 9-month, 0% intro APR on new purchases and balance transfers (after that, variable APR is 14.24% to 24.24%).

  • In comparison, Capital One QuicksilverOne is for those with fair/average credit. It has no sign-up bonus and no intro APR. There is an annual fee of $39. But it's rare to find a reward card for those with fair credit. You can also get a higher credit line after making 5 monthly payments on time.

    To make up for the $39 annual fee, you would have to spend at least $2,600 in a year ($217/month) on your card. With 1.5% cash back on every purchase, that would equal $39, breaking even.

Travel Rewards Promotions: Venture Cards

If you like to travel, consider one of Capital One's travel reward cards. You earn "miles" that you can use towards any travel purchase on your statement.

Capital One offers two travel reward cards: Venture and VentureOne. Both give you travel miles, but one has more rewards and an annual fee.

  • Capital One Venture (read review) offers 2x miles on all purchases. You get 50,000 bonus miles (equals $500) if you spend $3,000 on purchases within three months of account opening. There is a $95 annual fee.

  • Capital One VentureOne has no annual fee, but offers less rewards. You get 1.25x miles on all purchases. You get 20,000 bonus miles (equals $200) if you spend $1,000 on purchases within three months of account opening. Another advantage is that it has an intro APR on purchases.

You generally need excellent credit for these travel reward cards.

Tip: Even though the Venture has a $95 annual fee, the much higher bonus and earning power will make it more valuable if you travel often. You will earn more rewards if you spend at least $12,667 a year ($1,056/month) on your card.

If you don't travel often, then consider whether a cash back card (like the Quicksilver) is better since it has no annual fee and gives you 1.5% back (instead of just 1.25x for the VentureOne).

Capital One for Students

Capital One offers the Journey Student Rewards credit card for college students. Having a card in college is great for building credit and covering necessities and emergencies.

It offers 1% cash back on all purchases. And if you pay on time, you can get a total of 1.25% back for the month. This teaches college students to be financially responsible early on.

It has no annual fee. You don't need to have prior credit history, but you may need a cosigner.

Capital One for Limited Credit

If your credit score is less than stellar, there are a couple of options for you too.

  • Capital One Platinum is for those with fair or limited credit. It's usually hard to get a credit card with no annual fee when you have lower credit. So it's great that Capital One provides this option. There are no rewards, though. You can get a higher credit limit if you make 5 monthly payments on time.

  • Capital One Secured may be your only option if you have bad or no credit at all. You need to put down a cash deposit, which becomes the "security." The good thing about Capital One's Secured card is that you may qualify for a higher credit line than your deposit. Depending on your credit history, you may only need to put down a $49 deposit to receive a $200 credit line.

    If you make 5 monthly payments on time, you can get a higher credit line with no additional deposit. There is no annual fee.

Capital One for Small Business

You don't have to be a large corporation to get a business credit card from Capital One. Are you a freelancer? Do you have a side gig?

You spend a lot of money running your business. Why not take advantage of that spend?

Capital One offers several small business cards for cash back and travel miles. Read on for the latest Capital One business credit card promotions.

Business Credit Cards with Cash Back

The Spark Cash has a lot larger bonus and you get more back for each dollar you spend. It's the better choice if your business spends more than $19,000 a year ($1,584/month). You will earn more net cash back even after the $95 annual fee.

If your business is new, you may like the no-annual-fee Spark Cash Select. It has a 0% intro APR on purchases for 9 months (after that, variable APR is 14.24% to 22.24%), which is great if you don't yet have steady cash flow.

Do you have average credit? Capital One also has the Spark Classic for business owners with lower credit scores. You get 1% cash back on all purchases and there is no annual fee.

Business Travel Rewards

If your business has travel needs, consider one of these travel reward cards instead. Remember, you don't exactly get "miles" to use with airlines. They're more like general travel points that you can apply toward any travel purchase on your statement (flights, hotels, car rentals, taxis, etc.).

Just like their cashback cousins, the Spark Miles is better if your business has higher expenses, while the Miles Select is better for new businesses.

Sign-up Bonus: Making Your Choice

Hopefully, certain bonuses stuck out for you as you looked down this list. Which card is the best fit for you depends on your spending patterns and what you hope to get out of your credit card. As with any credit decision, research is important to make sure you pick the card that's best for your specific financial situation.

Remember: as with all credit card and bank offers, terms and limitations apply.

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Many (Negative) Marriott Category Changes

Many (Negative) Marriott Category Changes

by Deals We Like @ Deals We Like

In addition to the 200+ Starwood hotels changing categories, there are many Marriott hotels changing as well. Unfortunately though, there are way more hotels going up a category then down – a negative change overall. 21% of their hotels will be moving up a category and 5% will be moving down. These changes will go into…

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Why I HATE Chase Bank – Account CLOSED! Common Sense is a thing of the past!

Why I HATE Chase Bank – Account CLOSED! Common Sense is a thing of the past!


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Complaining isn’t really fun. I don’t like hearing it, and I am sure my husband and others don’t either. I am stating this first because I am about to, well, complain. Sorry in advance.... this is going to be long. It’s not even really complaining, it is basically just telling you how much I hate CH…

Solar Energy Falls to 5 Cents per Kilowatt Hour in US

Solar Energy Falls to 5 Cents per Kilowatt Hour in US

by @ Solar Reviews

An increasing body of evidence shows that utilities are signing deals with solar project developers for an average 5 cents per kilowatt-hour. This puts solar power within the realm of parity, which was between 3 and 6 cents per kilowatt hour in 2014.

A Silver Lining to the Marriott Re-categorization – Some New Category 5 Properties

A Silver Lining to the Marriott Re-categorization – Some New Category 5 Properties

by Deals We Like @ Deals We Like

Last week I wrote about some major changes with Marriott’s annual re-categorization of hotel properties. Unfortunately, way more properties are going up a category then go down and the changes are overall negative. Surprise, surprise! While we can all dwell on the negative changes, I am trying to look at the silver lining here. There…

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Marcus by Goldman Sachs Review: GS Bank Takes on Online Savings, CDs, and Personal Loans

by Lindsay VanSomeren @ MagnifyMoney

Most Americans probably think of fancy white-collar stock traders on Wall Street when they think of Goldman Sachs, a global investment firm that’s been around since the late 19th century. In recent years, Goldman made a major pivot, launching a new arm of the company called GS Bank, which would provide internet-only savings accounts to … Continue reading Marcus by Goldman Sachs Review: GS Bank Takes on Online Savings, CDs, and Personal Loans

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New plans for Willets Point could cost taxpayers more

by Kathryn @ The Real Deal New York

A new plan to develop more than 20 acres of Willets Point in Queens could cost taxpayers more than an earlier proposal. The city and the developers — Related Companies and the Wilpon family — recently cut a deal to build 1,100 apartments for low- to moderate-income tenants, in addition to space for retail and a school. A task force will determine what should be built on the remaining 17 acres. The new plan scraps […]

“Daddy of distressed funds” relocating to Fisher Brothers’ 299 Park

by Lexi @ The Real Deal New York

The Wall Street vulture fund so big that it earned the name the “daddy of distressed funds” is moving to Fisher Brothers’ 299 Park Avenue. King Street Capital Management signed a 10-year lease for roughly 60,000 square feet at the 42-story Plaza District tower between East 48th and 49th streets, sources told The Real Deal. Representatives for Fisher Brothers declined to comment, while a spokesperson for King Street was not immediately available. The move represents […]

Ending Soon: Delta Award Sale Starting at 10,000 Miles Round-Trip!

Ending Soon: Delta Award Sale Starting at 10,000 Miles Round-Trip!

by Jason @ Million Mile Secrets

Via The Points Guy, Delta is running a sale on award flights to Seattle or Portland from US and Canadian cities with prices starting at 10,000 Delta miles round-trip in coach. To get in on the deal, you must book by 11:59 pm Eastern Time tomorrow, February 14, 2018.  For travel between April 15 and June 9, 2018. Normally, most round-trip …

Chase Checking ($300) & Savings ($200 Bonus) - Available Nationwide (Mostly) - Doctor Of Credit

Chase Checking ($300) & Savings ($200 Bonus) - Available Nationwide (Mostly) - Doctor Of Credit


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Maximum bonus amount: $500 Availability: Nationwide (must open account in branch) Direct deposit required: Yes, no minimum. Click here to view what triggers this bonus Additional requirements: None Hard/soft pull: Soft Credit card funding: Not available when opening in branch Monthly fees: $10-12, waivable Early account termination fee: Bonus taken back if closed within six months Expiration date: Varies based on coupon purchased Contents1 The [&hellip

Jane: Ribbed Snap Cardigan only $16.99 (Regular Price: $32.99)

by Geri Ann @ MyLitter – One Deal At A Time

Ribbed Snap Cardigan, $16.99 (Regular Price: $32.99) Adoring new Ribbed Snap Cardigan Ribbing around the sleeves and neckline Trendy snap up buttons on the front Deep V-neck Great for wearing around the office or chasing the kiddos around What a great versatile piece Shipping information: $3.49 for the first item and $1.99 for each additional item.  […]

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TXU Energy, SunPower Offer Instant Rebate Plan For Solar Installation

TXU Energy, SunPower Offer Instant Rebate Plan For Solar Installation

by @ Solar Reviews

Dallas-based utility, TXU Energy partnered with SunPower to offer an instant rebate of $2,000 to $5,000 to its customers who purchase SunPower solar arrays for their homes through the end of 2016. That’s in addition to retail rate net-metering.

6pm: Rampage Chevron Quilt Satchel only $22.99 (Regular Price: $98)

by Geri Ann @ MyLitter – One Deal At A Time

Rampage Chevron Quilt Satchel, $22.99 (Regular Price: $98) 3 amazing colors to choose from Zipper closure 2 rolled carrying handles Removable & adjustable cross body strap  Lined interior with one zip and 2 slip pocket Measurements: Depth: 5 in Height: 11 1⁄4 in Strap Length: 61 in Strap Drop: 26 3⁄4 in Handle Length: 20 1⁄2 […]

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Southwest Fare Sale Starting At $44 One Way

by DDG @ Danny the Deal Guru

There’s a new Southwest fare sale with fares as low as $44 one-way, or 2,300 points plus $5.60. There’s only one route available at the lowest price point, but you can check out other routes for more discounted airfare. You need to book by February 15, 2018, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating…

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Chase Premier Plus Checking Coupon Code

by Anthony Nguyen @ Bank Deal Guy

Need a checking designed to help you easily manage your everyday banking needs & earn internet? You can with the Chase Premier Plus CheckingSM Account. Need more than basic checking with online bill pay and mobile banking? Not only can this checking account earn you interest, but you’ll also save money on ATM fees and other select... Read More →

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Analysis: Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card (75,000 Point Signup Bonus)

Analysis: Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card (75,000 Point Signup Bonus)

by Ask Sebby @ Optimal Strategy - AskSebby

The Chase Marriott Rewards Premier credit card has a new offer: 75,000 points after $3,000 in spend within the first 3 months, and the $85 annual fee is waived the first year. Is it worth it?

Taxact vs Turbotax – Pricing And Software Comparison

by Darren Tatch @ MyDealsClub.com

TurboTax vs. Tax Act: Which One Should You Choose in 2018? Get All The Top Taxact Coupons And Promotions Here Get All The Top Turbotax Coupons And Promotions Here   Competition is quite fierce between two of the biggest providers of tax-prep software. Here are the top comparisons for the two-cloud based software, to help […]

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Barclaycard Could be Next to Ban Cryptocurrency Purchase

Barclaycard Could be Next to Ban Cryptocurrency Purchase

by Tatjana Kulkarni @ Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE – Barclays U.S. or Barclaycard is looking to join Bank of America, Citi and Chase in banning cryptocurrency purchases on its Barclaycard, Bank Innovation has learned. “We are making the decision that we will likely no allow cryptocurrency purchases on the card,” Paul Wilmore, CMO at Barclays told Bank Innovation. Wilmore compared the cryptocurrency phenomenon […]

One Night In Seattle + 10K IHG Rewards Club Points For $73

by DDG @ Danny the Deal Guru

I just posted this offer which can earn you 10K IHG points for Kimpton stays. It was previously targeted but it is now available to everyone. Now I just saw in a Frequent Miler post that Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle can be booked for just $73 a night. That means that you get a night and…

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Best Bank Bonuses in Florida

by Anthony Nguyen @ Bank Checking Savings

Editor’s Note: If this is not your state, you can click on the state(s) above to see the Best Bank Bonuses being offered in your selected state(s). As the Floridians say,”Visit Florida” for some of the Best Bank Bonuses in Florida! Before you head out to Walt Disney World, grab some awesome bank deals for some extra spending... Keep Reading↠

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Why Zipcar Might Just Be the Best Subscription Service Ever

by feedback@creditdonkey.com (Jake Mitchell) @ CreditDonkey Reviews

As a resident of Los Angeles, I am intimately familiar with all of the worst parts of owning a car: the cost of repairs and insurance, the late-night hunts for the cheapest gas at out-of-the-way filling stations, and the constant battle to find parking within a one-mile radius of your destination.

The expense and frustration often hardly seems worth it, especially in a world where you can tap an icon on your phone screen and have a car pick you up within two minutes.

But those rides are pricey, so I'm always on the lookout for cheaper, more convenient transportation options.

A Better Option

If you're lucky enough to live in a city that's walkable or has an extensive public transit system, you might not need to own a car to get to work or the grocery store. But what happens when you want to go further than usual?

Like me, you might go looking for better, more flexible transportation options. I'm here to point you in the direction of a great option that combines the flexibility and independence of renting a car with the ease of use of a ridesharing service: Zipcar.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Zipcar is a car service that allows you to drive cars and pay either by the hour or by the day, depending on the kind of trip you want to take.

You'll find Zipcars in major cities all over the globe, usually parked in reserved spaces in public parking lots. Under the right circumstances, a Zipcar membership can save you hundreds of dollars over car ownership or rideshare services, provided you know its limitations and how to work within them.

Here's how it works:

  • You start by applying for a membership online.
  • Once you're approved, which will depend on your driving history, they'll send you a “Zipcard.”

The Zipcard acts like your key to the cars you reserve: just walk up to your chosen vehicle in the lot, scan your card across the sensor near the windshield, and the car will unlock.

You'll find the keys waiting for you inside. You can take your car for as little as one hour or as long as seven days, and when you're done, all you have to do is leave it in a designated Zipcar parking space for the next user.

Zipcar Membership

Now, all of this convenience isn't free. But with flexible membership plans, you can save quite a bit of money if you know exactly how you plan to use this service.

Memberships come in two flavors: a one-year membership and a month-to-month one.

This membership fee helps Zipcar provide insurance and gas for every vehicle so you don't have to worry about either of those things every time you hop behind the wheel. For the rental itself, you can pay by the hour or by the day, and Zipcar won't charge for mileage up to 180 miles. After that, though, you will incur a mileage fee.

Tip: Zipcar also has an app that you use to reserve your vehicle, which can be done up to a year in advance. That means it can require a bit of planning if you want to make sure a car will be available for you, but as long as you remember to make a reservation, the rest of the experience is a breeze.

HOW IT BEATS THE COMPETITION

Zipcar has its limitations, but the overall experience is a lot less frustrating and a lot more empowering than many of the alternatives. For example, renting a car through a traditional rental agency often involves a long wait to speak to an agent even after you've made your reservation, whereas Zipcar allows you to simply walk up to your car, scan your card, and hop in.

Ridesharing apps, meanwhile, might be convenient, but they don't offer the freedom of jumping into a car yourself and heading to any destination you choose. If you're taking multiple short trips, those ridesharing apps will get pricey fast, too, whereas Zipcar lets you get in and out almost wherever you choose without incurring additional costs.

If you live in a place that doesn't require you to drive your own car every day, but you still own one, you're paying for insurance and a parking spot that you might not even be using.

A Zipcar membership could end up being significantly less expensive than all of those costs if you only use your car once a week or so, and otherwise take public transit or walk. Low-usage car owners might want to consider cashing in their car and getting a membership instead.

THE FINE PRINT

Zipcar is not a one-size-fits-all transportation solution.

Given its reservation system, it does require some planning ahead.

If you overshoot your reservation and end up dropping your car off late, Zipcar may also charge you a fee for that. These fees can get hefty if you're extremely late, and can even eclipse the cost of one day's rental. You can also incur fees for passing through toll zones, returning the car with a low tank, or getting a traffic ticket. If you're not a fan of planning ahead or have trouble sticking to a schedule, Zipcar might not be the ideal solution for you.

The drawback to Zipcar is its number of locations in comparison to leading traditional car rental services.

While a city like San Francisco has Zipcar spots available in a large number of places, other cities and towns aren't so lucky. You may find that the nearest drop-off point is quite a hike from your actual destination. You also can't drop your car off in any old parking place; if you close your rental and leave the car anywhere but in a designated Zipcar parking spot, you'll incur a penalty on your bill. This means a little more planning to know where you'll have to park your Zipcar, and how you'll get from that location to your final destination.

THE BEST USES OF ZIPCAR

All that said, this is the perfect solution for a number of different transportation challenges.

  • Tourists and visitors to cities where Zipcar is active can use it to explore at their leisure without the hassle of dealing with rental car agencies.

  • Anyone who doesn't already own a car can easily grab one from their local Zipcar location and take a Saturday day trip out of town.

  • It's also an affordable option for those whose cars are in the shop or otherwise not always available; you'll always have a backup car ready and waiting for you.

It's not a replacement for public transit, but it is a fantastic, convenient, and very easy way to supplement your other modes of transportation. Knowing that you have the ability to grab a car should you need one adds a flexibility to life that can't be measured. It's not for everyone or every situation, but when used right, Zipcar can be one of the best, most convenient subscription services out there.

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Best Bank Account Bonuses For February 2018 | Bankrate.com

Best Bank Account Bonuses For February 2018 | Bankrate.com


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Walk away with sacks of cash just for opening a checking or savings account.

NRG Wants 2.1GWs of SunEdison’s Wind, Solar Projects

NRG Wants 2.1GWs of SunEdison’s Wind, Solar Projects

by @ Solar Reviews

NRG Energy has submitted a bid to purchase up to 2.1 gigawatts of wind and solar projects in the US owned by bankrupt SunEdison. Under the filing by SunEdison NRG would pay $144 million for 2.1 gigawatts of projects throughout the country.

HSBC Bank Deals, Bonuses, & Promotions: $100, $200, $350, $600, $750 Checking Offers

by Hilary Tran @ Bank Deal Guy

Check out our listing of HSBC Bank Deals of $100, $200, $350, $600, & $700 promotions. At HSBC they seek to build trust-based and lasting relationships with their many stakeholders to generate value in society and deliver long-term shareholder returns. HSBC Bank is available nationwide but has physical branches in the following states: CA, CT, DC,... Read More →

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7X Energy Introduces SolarBlocks, a Block-and-Index Energy Option for Companies

7X Energy Introduces SolarBlocks, a Block-and-Index Energy Option for Companies

by @ Solar Reviews

7X Energy, is introducing its new SolarBlocks option allowing companies to purchase solar electricity without the requirements of most power-purchase agreements. The option, a block-and-index option, offers companies a clean-energy purchasing products.

Ford Buying 3 MWs of Large Mexican PV Project

Ford Buying 3 MWs of Large Mexican PV Project

by @ Solar Reviews

Ford Motor Co. signed an agreement with Sonora80M to purchase 3 megawatts of one of the largest PV farms being built in Mexico, Sonora80M’s 20 megawatt PV farm in Hermosillo in the Mexican state of Sonora, where the company produces hybrids and EVs

Here’s what the $10M-$20M investment sales market looked like last week

by Lexi @ The Real Deal New York

UPDATED, Feb. 13, 11:36 a.m.: In the world of mid-market New York City investment sales last week, BLDG Management bought a retail condominium at the Grand Beekman Condominium and Red Pine Capital Partners acquired the Union Hotel in Gowanus. 1. Abingdon Square Partners bought a 90,000 square foot warehouse at 425-437 Devoe Avenue and 439-449 Devoe Avenue in the Bronx’s West Farms neighborhood for $12.5 million. The deal marks the firm’s second acquisition in the […]

SolarCity Buys Paramount Solar on Explosive Pathway to Growth

SolarCity Buys Paramount Solar on Explosive Pathway to Growth

by @ Solar Reviews

Residential leasing giant SolarCity announced plans earlier this week to purchase Paramount Solar. The purchase was made as the third-party ownership company announced that it plans to have 1 million customers and 6 gigawatts of solar deployed.

Chase Coupon Code $50, $150, $200, $350, $500 Checking & Savings Bonuses - February 2018

Chase Coupon Code $50, $150, $200, $350, $500 Checking & Savings Bonuses - February 2018


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You'll find the most exclusive list of Chase Coupon Code from $50, $150, $200, $250, $300, $350, $400, $450, $500, and possible $800 for Total Checking, Premier Checking and Chase Savings for 2018!

Chase Freedom Credit Card $150 Bonus + 5% Quarterly Cash Back + No Annual Fee

by Anthony Nguyen @ Bank Deal Guy

Compare this card with other cash back cards here. With the Chase Freedom® Card, you can earn a $150 bonus after you spend $500 on purchases during your first 3 months of opening an account! Additionally, you can enjoy a 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate and unlimited... Read More →

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Capital One and Hotels.com Partnership: Earn 10x Rewards on Hotels.com Purchases, Stacked with 10th Night Free

Capital One and Hotels.com Partnership: Earn 10x Rewards on Hotels.com Purchases, Stacked with 10th Night Free

by Ask Sebby @ Optimal Strategy - AskSebby

Capital One recently announced a partnership with Hotels.com to earn 10x rewards on purchases when you pay with a Capital One Venture card.

Design Naif Wedding Trinket Box – $9.99!

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Design Naif Wedding Trinket Box – $9.99!

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Russian oligarch denies money laundering allegations in Palm Beach deal with Trump

by Erica Press @ The Real Deal New York

This investigation involves Donald Trump and Russia but has nothing to do with the 2016 presidential election. A Russian billionaire who purchased an oceanside Palm Beach estate from Donald Trump is now denying there was anything fishy about the sale. U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) has requested property records to investigate allegations of money laundering tied to the $95 million sale of the 6.3-acre Maison de L’Amitie estate in 2008. Dmitry Rybolovlev bought the property […]

Move over, NYC and London: Tokyo is the new real estate king

by The Real Deal Staff @ The Real Deal New York

The largest sovereign wealth fund in the world’s property group is betting big on Tokyo real estate. Norges Bank Real Estate Management, a branch of Norway’s $1 trillion fund, purchased a 70 percent stake in a mixed-used office and retail properties for about $852 million as part of a joint venture with Japanese firm Tokyu Land Corp. The fund has earmarked an annual $912 million for real estate deals in Tokyo provided, of course, “the […]

Chase closes WePay acquisition, a deal valued up to $400M

Chase closes WePay acquisition, a deal valued up to $400M


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Banking giant J.P Morgan Chase is taking another step into tapping fintech startups not just for investment, but for growing its business more directly. The..

This No-Annual-Fee Cash Back Card Can Be Your Springboard to Better Premium Cards!

This No-Annual-Fee Cash Back Card Can Be Your Springboard to Better Premium Cards!

by Million Mile Secrets @ Million Mile Secrets

Opening a no-annual-fee rewards credit card can be a terrific first step to getting your feet wet in the miles & points hobby.  And no-annual-fee cards are great to have in your wallet because you can keep them open forever without paying a time.  This increases the length of your credit history, which can potentially boost your credit score. …

How to Get Started with the Chase Mobile App

by Anthony Nguyen @ Bank Checking Savings

Chase Mobile is the mobile banking app for customers of JP Morgan Chase Bank, and it’s available for Android, iPhone, Windows, and Amazon Fire. The app offers a number of convenient features and can complete almost all of your personal banking tasks. Some of you guys out there may have trouble getting started with this app, so... Keep Reading↠

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Amazon, Dominion Team to Expand Virginia’s Renewable Portfolio With 180 MW of Solar

Amazon, Dominion Team to Expand Virginia’s Renewable Portfolio With 180 MW of Solar

by @ Solar Reviews

Amazon’s AWS subsidiary partnered with Dominion Energy to vastly expand the amount of solar power in the Old Dominion of Virginia. Under a power-purchase agreement, 180 megawatts of solar farms will supply AWS’ energy needs in the state.

Get $300 with Huntington Bank

by Tom Andrew @ Rebates Money

Are you a new business owner looking to open up a Business Checking Account?   Huntington Bank is offering $300 for business owners that open a Huntington Fast Track Business Checking Account and deposit at least $5,000 within the first 60 days of opening their account with their coupon during the promotional time period of January […]

Alliant Credit Union Checking, Savings, CD Promotions & Offers

by Tony Phan @ MoneysMyLife

Find the latest promotions, offers, and updated rate information for Alliant Credit Union here. Alliant Credit Union is based in Illinois and offers personal banking products and loans to hundreds of thousands of members. Unlike many credit unions, Alliant allows anyone nationwide to join with just a $10 charitable donation to Foster Care to Success. […]

Facebook expands to over 500K sf at Vornado’s 770 Broadway

by Lexi @ The Real Deal New York

Facebook signed a 78,000-square foot lease at Vornado Realty Trust’s 770 Broadway, expanding its footprint in the building to 513,000 square feet. Vornado’s CEO Steve Roth announced the deal during an earnings call Tuesday, Commercial Observer reported. The real estate investment trust freed up the space by buying Kmart out of its lease for the floor Facebook is taking. The retailer will still occupy 82,000 square feet in the landmarked, 1 million-square-foot building in Midtown […]

An In Depth Look at the OnDeck/JPMorgan Chase Deal - Lend Academy

An In Depth Look at the OnDeck/JPMorgan Chase Deal - Lend Academy


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On Tuesday, OnDeck and JPMorgan Chase announced a partnership in what I think is the biggest news for the marketplace lending industry all year. The largest bank in the country, with $2.6 trillion in assets and close to $100 billion in revenue, decided that they needed help in providing loans for small businesses. So they …

Foreign buyers acquired half of London’s high-end homes in the late 2017

by The Real Deal Staff @ The Real Deal New York

In central London sellers are making compromises — to the tune of an average of 10 percent off their listing price — and foreign buyers are snapping up the deals. As a result, the amount of foreign buyers is at a five-year high, according to The Financial Times, and can mostly be explained by an influx of buyers from the Middle East. All told, the number of foreign buyers in the London last year accounted […]

Chase Balance Transfer Offers

Chase Balance Transfer Offers


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Get latest Chase balance transfer offers with up-to-date promotions, signup bonuses, and credit card info on CreditDonkey

Discounted Gift Cards On eBay; 20% Off Overstock Plus More

by DDG @ Danny the Deal Guru

There’s some new discounted gift cards On eBay that were released today. Not the best deals we’ve seen but might be worth for some. Sadly, there’s been some changes recently and you can no longer earn 5X for gift card purchases from PayPal Digital Gifts (PPDG).

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New York’s First Community Solar Project Completed

New York’s First Community Solar Project Completed

by @ Solar Reviews

New York’s first community solar project is online! The 359-kilowatt solar array will produce power for more than 3 dozen residents in New York’s Tompkins, Steuben and Schuyler counties who have purchased more than 1,100 panels in the project.

Chase Savings $300 Coupon – Requires $25K Deposit (Direct Working Link & Available Online)

by Vicky Huang @ Rebates Money

Chase Bank is the best at offering special bonus promotions for new account sign-ups. With holidays around the corner, this is a great time to take advantage of the Chase Savings $300 Coupon when you deposit $25K to the savings account and meeting few simple requirements. Forget those measly free gift promotions and actually make your […]

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The Ex-Im Bank Supports $200M of Renewable Energy Exports From the U.S. in FY 2014

The Ex-Im Bank Supports $200M of Renewable Energy Exports From the U.S. in FY 2014

by @ Solar Reviews

The U.S. Export-Import Bank said that it anticipates investing $200 million in fiscal year 2014 to support renewable energy projects—like wind and solar industry projects—using U.S. companies’ products overseas.

Federal Agencies Join on Solar PPA

Federal Agencies Join on Solar PPA

by @ Solar Reviews

Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Forest Service, Department of Energy (DOE) and General Services Administration (GSA) developed the first federal partnership to purchase solar power through a power purchase agreement (PPA).

SunEdison Expands Residential Market Offerings with New PPA, Sales Partnerships, More

SunEdison Expands Residential Market Offerings with New PPA, Sales Partnerships, More

by @ Solar Reviews

SunEdison has largely focussed on the commercial and utility-scale solar market. However, more recently the solar company has been getting into the residential solar market. Now its launched a new power-purchase agreement product across seven states.

David Rockefeller’s mansion finds a buyer

by Lexi @ The Real Deal New York

Banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller’s Upper East Side mansion has found a buyer. The 40-foot-wide property at 146 East 65th Street — last asking $27 million — is in contract after a price cut from $32.5 million last year, according to the website of Brown Harris Stevens, which had the listing. The brick and terra-cotta house was put on the market in June, following Rockefeller’s death last year at 101. Spanning 9,777 square feet, the […]

Starwood Annual Category Changes – the Good and the Bad!

Starwood Annual Category Changes – the Good and the Bad!

by Deals We Like @ Deals We Like

As they do on a yearly basis, Starwood has reassessed their properties and is changing the categories for 268 hotels. At this time, a total of 276 hotels will be changing categories – about half of them going down a category and the other half going up a category. To me, this is really neither good…

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Sunrun Boosts Offerings With REC Solar Purchase

Sunrun Boosts Offerings With REC Solar Purchase

by @ Solar Reviews

Sunrun purchased Mainstream Energy Corp.’s residential division of REC Solar, AEE Solar and SnapNrack. The purchase will allow Sunrun, which primarily operated as a residential solar financing company, to expand offerings in the residential solar space.

SolarStrong Takes on Largest Project to Date, 24 MWs at Ohana Military Communities in Hawaii

SolarStrong Takes on Largest Project to Date, 24 MWs at Ohana Military Communities in Hawaii

by @ Solar Reviews

SolarStrong, a $1 billion partnership between SolarCity, Bank of America Merrill Lynch to build out 300 megawatts of solar photovoltaics at military housing across the U.S. broke ground on its largest project to date

All Deals in One Spot!

All Deals in One Spot!

by Deals We Like @ Deals We Like

Here is a compiled list with all of the currently active deals in the points and miles world! Make sure to scroll through to check on any offers expiring soon that you need to act on! View all credit card offers here. Hotel Promos | Airline Promos | Car Rental Promos | Other Hotel Promotions: Starwood: Link…

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NRG Ventures Further Into Home Solar With Verengo Solar Northeast Purchase

NRG Ventures Further Into Home Solar With Verengo Solar Northeast Purchase

by @ Solar Reviews

NRG Energy ecently announced its intentions to increase this trend during its annual call. Earlier this week it made good on the promise, purchasing the Northeast sales and operations Verengo Solar, which provides residential solar services.

Iowa Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Solar

Iowa Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Solar

by @ Solar Reviews

The Iowa Supreme Court ruled that power purchase agreements (PPAs) do not violate state law or utilities’ monopoly status and exclusive rights to sell energy to consumers in their service areas, upholding a decision from a lower court.

Shell Gets More Into Renewables, Increases Generation Portfolio MP2 Energy Purchase

Shell Gets More Into Renewables, Increases Generation Portfolio MP2 Energy Purchase

by @ Solar Reviews

Late last month Shell Energy North America (SENA) announced it planned to acquire MP2 Energy. The acquisition will increase Shell's renewable energy portfolio and options.

Best Savings Accounts And High Yield Rates February 2018

by Tony Phan @ MoneysMyLife

Do you need to find out which bank has the best Savings Account rates? Or, how about which has the best Money Market interest rates? Maybe you need a quick overview of the differences between the two types of interest-earning accounts to begin with. We’ll go over all of these questions and help you find the best […]

U.K. Challenger Bank Coconut Partners with PrePay Solutions for Freelance Banking

U.K. Challenger Bank Coconut Partners with PrePay Solutions for Freelance Banking

by Grace Noto @ Bank Innovation

United Kingdom challenger bank Coconut will partner with prepaid cards and services provider PrePay Solutions, or PPS, to enable the bank to deliver digital banking for freelancers and the self-employed, PYMNTs reported today. Coconut, which was only recently launched in January, is looking to provide more tailored digital financial services for the U.K.’s freelancers, which […]

Sharp, Affordable Solar Team to Bring Solar Plus Storage to Food Bank in New Mexico

Sharp, Affordable Solar Team to Bring Solar Plus Storage to Food Bank in New Mexico

by @ Solar Reviews

Sharp entered the solar energy plus storage market in New Mexico in an impactful way, by installing an energy storage system at the Roadrunner Food Bank. The new installation couples two 30 kilowatt hour Sharp SmartStorage units with its solar array.

Duke Energy’s $500M Solar Projects, Purchases Don’t Assuage All

Duke Energy’s $500M Solar Projects, Purchases Don’t Assuage All

by @ Solar Reviews

Duke Energy announced $500 million in new solar projects and purchases totaling 278 megawatts of solar power. The investments are for large solar projects and not businesses and rooftops.

Cincinnati Federal Review: $250 Checking Account Bonus [OH Residents]

by Tony Phan @ MoneysMyLife

Find the latest promotions and bonuses from Cincinnati Federal updated here. Offers have typically ranged from $150 to $250 in the past. Established in 1922 and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Federal has 4 locations in the state. If you’re not an Ohio resident, use our Bank Bonuses page for other offers, including those from […]

Connecticut Issues PACE-Backed Bonds for Solar, Energy Efficiency Projects

Connecticut Issues PACE-Backed Bonds for Solar, Energy Efficiency Projects

by @ Solar Reviews

Today (May 19) Connecticut’s Green Bank, the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), announced that it and the the Clean Fund securitized $30 million of commercial solar projects sponsored through Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) tra

Dollar General Top Deals Feb 11 – Feb 17

by Abby @ MyLitter – One Deal At A Time

Here are the weekly deals and coupon matchups for Dollar General. Be sure to sign up for mobile coupons and text alerts for offers sent to your phone. You can also find out how to shop their $5/25 coupon sales HERE. These are the TOP deals for the week, not the entire matchup. Make sure to click the […]

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StreetShares’ Unique Focus Gives Them an Edge in the Small Business Lending Market

by Peter Renton @ Lend Academy

Last month we learned that small business lender, StreetShares, closed on a $23 million Series B. This got us thinking. Several other small business lenders such as Dealstruck, Bond Street, Bizfi and Able Lending have all closed up shop while StreetShares continues to thrive. We were curious to find out why so we called Mark […]

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Phil Jackson’s fadeaway: NBA legend sells 57th St. apartment for $5M

by Rich Bockmann @ The Real Deal New York

Phil Jackson won 11 NBA championships implementing the triangle offense, but he can thank a square for his latest score. The legendary basketball coach sold his apartment at the Osborne for $5 million to Jim McKelvey, co-founder of the mobile payments company Square, property records filed with the city Thursday show. The deal was an “and 1” for the “Zen Master,” as McKelvey paid $50,000 above his ask. Jackson listed the pad over the summer shortly after […]

Financing Commercial Solar: The Basics (Part 1)

Financing Commercial Solar: The Basics (Part 1)

by @ Solar Reviews

In Part 1 of Financing Commercial Solar, we examine the pros and cons of cash purchases and loans. Stay tuned for Part 2, which discusses Power Purchase Agreements.

Ally Bank Online Checking, Savings, CD, Investing Promotions

by Tony Phan @ MoneysMyLife

Ally Bank is another great online-only bank, and offers nationwide online Checking, Savings, Money Market, CD and IRA accounts that earn market leading rates. Ally Bank is an internet-only bank based in Utah and offers a wide variety of deposit accounts, as well as auto financing services. Their online banking platform features Ally eCheck Deposit, which offers […]

Friday Roundup: IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks Update, American Airlines Reduced Mileage Rewards, $7 Off Movie Tickets

Friday Roundup: IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks Update, American Airlines Reduced Mileage Rewards, $7 Off Movie Tickets

by Ask Sebby @ Optimal Strategy - AskSebby

Weekly roundup of hotel, flight, and travel deals. 

SunEdison’s TerraForm Power Buys Capital Dynamics $250M US Solar Portfolio

SunEdison’s TerraForm Power Buys Capital Dynamics $250M US Solar Portfolio

by @ Solar Reviews

SunEdison’s TerraForm Made a big purchase today when it bought Capital Dynamics’ U.S. solar portfolio For $250 million. The purchase consists of 39 solar projects across the U.S., totaling 77.6 megawatts.

Investing App Stash Raises $37.5 Million to Head Into Banking

Investing App Stash Raises $37.5 Million to Head Into Banking

by Grace Noto @ Bank Innovation

Micro-investing app Stash has raised $37.5 million in a Series D round, as it adds several new banking features to its app, the company announced yesterday. The funding, led by Union Square Ventures, also comes after Stash has continued to grow its customer base: the app now serves 1.7 million clients, with about 40,000 new […]

These were the top outer-borough real estate loans in December

by Eddie @ The Real Deal New York

The biggest outer-borough loan of December took place right along Brooklyn’s waterfront on the aptly named Water Street. The $217 million loan from M&T Bank and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation to Midtown Equities for its Empire Stores project took the No. 1 spot on December’s list of loans in the outer borough, followed closely by Bank of China’s $196 million loan for Industry City. Other large loans for December included $150 million for […]

California Inks Climate Deal With Chinese Province

California Inks Climate Deal With Chinese Province

by @ Solar Reviews

On Monday (June 5) California Gov. Edmund Brown Jr. (D) signed an agreement with California's sister state, Jiangsu Province, to to broaden bilateral collaboration on climate action.

How the Chase-Intuit deal could change online banking for the better

How the Chase-Intuit deal could change online banking for the better


The Christian Science Monitor

JPMorgan Chase and Intuit announced a partnership to share customer bank account information, beginning what may be a sea change in the consumer banking industry.

$500 When You Open a New Business Checking Account

by Tom Andrew @ Rebates Money

     The Huntington National Bank offers the opportunity for small, upcoming business owners who want to open a new Accelerated Business Checking account and gain up to $500 just by doing so. This would be great for businesses with the average collected monthly balance of $25,000 to $100,000 in the checking account. The amount inside the account […]

Tucson Electric Power Opens Bids For 100 MW Solar Farm in Sun Rich Four Corners

Tucson Electric Power Opens Bids For 100 MW Solar Farm in Sun Rich Four Corners

by @ Solar Reviews

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) announced it is seeking bids from solar developers to design and construct a utility-scale community solar array in the Four Corners of Arizona, enabling it to purchase up to 100 megawatts of solar under a 20-year agreement.

Southwest Fare Sale – Save on New and Existing Flights!

Southwest Fare Sale – Save on New and Existing Flights!

by Deals We Like @ Deals We Like

Southwest is currently having a fare sale for flights flown between March 6 through June 13, 2018. With fare sales I always double check flights that I’ve already booked to see if the price has gone down. I know many readers have been able to get a bunch of points back on flights previously booked during these fare…

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Millennials Have More Banking Apps than Other Generations

Millennials Have More Banking Apps than Other Generations

by Grace Noto @ Bank Innovation

Mobile banking has officially gone mainstream: 55% of U.S. adults have at least one full-service banking app on their phones now, according to a study conducted by BankRate. Additionally, those consumers with bank apps are active users, with 70% stating that they use their app at least once a week, the survey of 1,156 adults […]

SunPower Introduces New Line of Commercial Panels

SunPower Introduces New Line of Commercial Panels

by @ Solar Reviews

SunPower is introducing a new line of solar panels called its Performance Series. The new solar panels are based on technology developed by Cogenra Solar, which SunPower purchased earlier in 2015.

Kroger: Huggies Diapers only $4.99

by Abby @ MyLitter – One Deal At A Time

Right now there is a Kroger Digital Coupon event where you can save on Huggies Diapers, BUT we have a higher value $2.00/1 Huggies Diaper Coupon that will make them just $4.99 per pack! (Huggies Diapers are $6.99 through 3/6/18!) Check out all the Kroger Mega Event Matchups HERE You can watch the “How To Shop […]

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SolarReviews Weekly Review: Suniva Bankruptcy, Record Low Costs for Solar Reached

SolarReviews Weekly Review: Suniva Bankruptcy, Record Low Costs for Solar Reached

by @ Solar Reviews

Last week saw new twists and turns in the Suniva bankruptcy even case while a new solar farm in Arizona is coming in at historically low prices. Meanwhile, the renewable energy industries continue to grow in the US and across the world.

NRG’s YieldCo to Invest $150M in Residential Solar Projects

NRG’s YieldCo to Invest $150M in Residential Solar Projects

by @ Solar Reviews

NRG YieldCo will invest up to $150 million into NRG Home Solar’s Residential Solar portfolio, one of the first times a YeildCo will be used to purchase a residential solar portfolio in the U.S.

TSYS Inks Partnership with JPMorgan to Supply B2B Virtual Card

TSYS Inks Partnership with JPMorgan to Supply B2B Virtual Card

by Tatjana Kulkarni @ Bank Innovation

Payments solution provider TSYS snagged a deal with JPMorgan to provide its Virtual Payment Precept card to the bank’s corporate customers. Corporate customers can use the B2B payables card is for both accounts payable and accounts receivable to reconcile transactions. The card also has single-use account capabilities. It is issued by Mastercard and Visa. In […]

New York Speeds Development of Solar at Schools With K-Solar Program

New York Speeds Development of Solar at Schools With K-Solar Program

by @ Solar Reviews

Already 48 schools from 25 New York school districts have signed power purchase agreements to go solar through the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA’s) K-Solar program. Now NYPA is expanding the program with two additional solar power vendors.

Solar Spectrum Acquires Bankrupt Sungevity for $50 Million

Solar Spectrum Acquires Bankrupt Sungevity for $50 Million

by @ Solar Reviews

Solar Spectrum, a new company backed by equity firm Northern Pacific Group, has acquired Sungevity for $50 million as part of a court-approved bankruptcy sale. The sale handed the new company Sungevity’s infrastructure, $800 million in assets and more.

World Bank, ISA's Global Solar Atlas Will Promote Worldwide Solar Development

World Bank, ISA's Global Solar Atlas Will Promote Worldwide Solar Development

by @ Solar Reviews

Developing and financing solar around the world just got a lot easier thanks to the release of the online Global Solar Atlas. The tool enables users to evaluate potential solar sites in one region or in multiple countries simultaneously.

The 11 Companies Announced for the Bank Innovation 2018 DEMOvation Challenge

The 11 Companies Announced for the Bank Innovation 2018 DEMOvation Challenge

by Grace Noto @ Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE – Here they are. This morning, Bank Innovation officially announced the 11 companies that will be participating in its 2018 DEMOvation Challenge. These 11 companies will present technologies and products in front of an attentive audience of fintech professionals during Bank Innovation 2018, which will take place this March in San Francisco. This year’s […]

OneRoof Energy Adds Solar Loans to Repertoire of PV Financing Options

OneRoof Energy Adds Solar Loans to Repertoire of PV Financing Options

by @ Solar Reviews

Solar leases and power-purchase agreements (PPAs). have dominated residential solar growth. But now a small, but increasing number of companies are starting to offer another alternative—loans. OneRoof Energy is the latest to offer solar loans.

An In-Depth Review of Ally Bank’s Rates

by Sarah Li Cain @ MagnifyMoney

Since it spun off from General Motors auto financing in , Ally Bank has proved to be one of the best online-only banks in the industry. Like most online-only banks, Ally charges minimal fees for deposit accounts and requires low or no minimum balances. Rates on Ally’s checking, savings, CD and money market accounts are … Continue reading An In-Depth Review of Ally Bank’s Rates

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World Bank Boosts Solar in India Through ISA Partnership

World Bank Boosts Solar in India Through ISA Partnership

by @ Solar Reviews

The World Bank Group announced a new collaboration on June 30 with the International Solar Alliance (ISA), which will result in $1 trillion in solar investments by 2030. The World Bank also signed an agreement to loan $1 billion to finance solar in India.

Solar Beats Natural Gas—in Minnesota

Solar Beats Natural Gas—in Minnesota

by @ Solar Reviews

An administrative law judge in Minnesota has ruled that a solar proposal is a better deal for Minnesotans than a competing natural gas proposal. The proposal by Geronimo Energy would include up to 100 megawatts solar arrays between 2 MWs and 10 MWs.

Chase United TravelBank Card $150 Bonus + No Foreign Transaction Fee + No Annual Fee

by Danny Nguyen @ Bank Deal Guy

Compare this card with other travel related cards here. With the United℠ TravelBank Card, you can $150 in TravelBank cash after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. In addition to the bonus incentive, you will earn 2% in TravelBank cash per $1 spent on tickets purchased from United and 1.5%... Read More →

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10 Bank Promotions That Pay You To Open An Account

10 Bank Promotions That Pay You To Open An Account


Investopedia

Find out which banks are running cash promotions this summer.

Major Nordic Banks Join Hands to Form Cross-Border Ecosystem

Major Nordic Banks Join Hands to Form Cross-Border Ecosystem

by Tatjana Kulkarni @ Bank Innovation

Major Nordic banks are coming together to explore the possibility of a regional cross-border payment infrastructure between the different Nordic countries of Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. These banks include Danske Bank, DNB, Handelsbanken, Nordea, OP Financial Group, SEB and Swedbank. In a statement released by the banks today: The Nordic payment markets are among […]

Chase Spent $600 Million on Fintech Deals in 2016 [Video]

Chase Spent $600 Million on Fintech Deals in 2016 [Video]


Bank Innovation

$600 million of JP Morgan Chase’s $9.5 billion technology spend in 2016 went to fintech solutions, and given the company’s 2016 results, it seems like money well spent. According to the company’s Annual Report 2016, released today, the bank’s spend on fintech included improving its mobile and digital services. Chase ended the year with 26 million active customers on its mobile app. It also reported 94 million transactions took place in 2016 on its P2P service, Chase QuickPay, representing a 30% increase year over year—and as Chase is one of the banks supporting Zelle, it expects further development in P2P

Ford Invests in Wind/Solar for Dealerships

Ford Invests in Wind/Solar for Dealerships

by @ Solar Reviews

Ford announced that will install wind and solar-powered systems at four of its dealerships under a new pilot program with partner Wind Energy. Under the partnership the Ford dealerships in Michigan, California and New York will install the Windy System.

SolarWorld Latest Photovoltaic Manufacturer to Fall Into Bankruptcy

SolarWorld Latest Photovoltaic Manufacturer to Fall Into Bankruptcy

by @ Solar Reviews

SolarWorld, an international solar panel manufacturer headquartered in Germany and with a manufacturing facility in Oregon filed for insolvency in Bonn, Germany this week. It’s the latest solar manufacturer to fall with the news coming shortly after the

PG&E Signs PPA With Mosaic Offering Solar Investors a 5.5% Return

PG&E Signs PPA With Mosaic Offering Solar Investors a 5.5% Return

by @ Solar Reviews

Mosaic and its project partner Pristine Sun signed a power-purchase agreement (PPA) for a 322 kilowatt PV array with Pacific Gas & Electric under its feed-in tariff program. The PPA allows investors in the project to experience a 5.5 percent annual return

MCE Buys 150MWs From EDF Renewable Energy’s Desert Harvest Solar Project

MCE Buys 150MWs From EDF Renewable Energy’s Desert Harvest Solar Project

by @ Solar Reviews

MCE a not-for-profit, public electricity provider in California just signed a power-purchase agreement (PPA) with EDF Renewable Energy for 150 megawatts of its Desert Harvest Solar Project underway in southern California.

Landlord could have prevented deadly Bronx blaze with $5 safety cap: lawyer

by Lexi @ The Real Deal New York

A $5 child-safety cap for stoves could have prevented the deadly December fire at 2363 Prospect Avenue in the Bronx that killed 13 people, the lawyer for victims of the blaze said. The fire was sparked by a 3-year-old boy playing with a stove, and attorney Robert Vilensky, who is representing the victims in a pending lawsuit against landlord D&A Equities, said all the company had to do to stop this was purchase the child-safety […]

Big Banks Still Fueling Climate Change With Fossil Fuel Investments

Big Banks Still Fueling Climate Change With Fossil Fuel Investments

by @ Solar Reviews

In 2016 the world’s biggest banks invested $87 billion into extreme fossil fuels, which include tar sands, Arctic, and ultra-deepwater oil as well as coal mining and other efforts, helping speed climate change. While that’s 22 percent less than in 201

Inside Compass’ recruiting machine

by Lexi @ The Real Deal New York

UPDATED, Feb. 13, 9:38 a.m.: Residential brokerages in New York woke up on Dec. 7 with 450 million new reasons to fear Compass. Softbank’s cash infusion in that amount accelerated the firm’s nationwide growth timeline, and by the end of that month, it had recruited 50 agents in New York to close out 2017 with 888 agents in its hometown — up from 479 in mid-December 2016. “The word ‘slow’ is not part of the […]

How to do Valentine’s Day the Clark Smart way

How to do Valentine’s Day the Clark Smart way

by Clark Howard @ clark.com

Valentine’s Day is coming up. Are you ready, guys? Every year I see people who haven’t planned ahead and have to make last-minute purchases at the end of the business day on February 14. I just know they’re getting fleeced …

Bank Innovation: Fintech-Bank Partnerships Hinge On Compliance Awareness, Finicity CEO Says

by Finicity Editor @ Finicity

Bank Innovation’s Grace Noto interviewed Finicity CEO Steve Smith about the current state of collaboration between fintechs and banks. Steve expains that, when it comes to collaboration with FIs, showing a willingness to work within regulatory principles, or at the very least a willingness to grasp them, can go a long way towards a bank viewing […]

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Bank Of The West Review: $150 Checking Account Bonus

by Tony Phan @ MoneysMyLife

Get the latest Bank of the West bonuses and promotions here. There are branches in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, IA, ID, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, UT, WA, WI, WY. Typical promotions for Checking accounts have been for $150, $200 and $300. They also oftentimes have promotions for their investment services […]

Hasbro’s not Playing Around, Buys Over 25,000 MW-Hours of Renewables

Hasbro’s not Playing Around, Buys Over 25,000 MW-Hours of Renewables

by @ Solar Reviews

Hasbro, the toy company that created Nerf, My Little Pony and Transformers, has purchased 25,699 megawatt-hours of renewable energy certificates (RECs) from 3Degrees to offset 99.6 percent of its 2016 global electricity consumption.

M&T Bank $200 Checking Bonus [AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, MD, NJ, NY, OR, PA, VA, WA, WV] (YMMV)

by Danny Nguyen @ Bank Deal Guy

If you are a resident in one of the following states: AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, MD, NJ, NY, OR, PA, VA, WA, or WV, M&T Bank is offering you a $200 bonus when you open a new personal Checking Account with promo code TE and completing certain requirements! Below is all the information and details you need to... Read More →

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SolarReviews Weekly Review: Good, Bad Sides of Clean Energy Jobs, Banks

SolarReviews Weekly Review: Good, Bad Sides of Clean Energy Jobs, Banks

by @ Solar Reviews

Last week we got a glimpse of how many clean energy jobs California has—more than a half million, but at the same time we learned killing President Barak Obama’s (D) Clean Power Plan is a missed opportunity to create another half million jobs.

IRS Allows Community-Solar Customers to use the ITC

IRS Allows Community-Solar Customers to use the ITC

by @ Solar Reviews

In a Private Letter Ruling, IRS ruled that community-solar buyers can take advantage of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC). The ITC allows solar owners to receive a 30 percent tax credit for the solar panels and related equipment that they’ve purchased.

Inside Barclaycard’s Co-Branding Strategy

Inside Barclaycard’s Co-Branding Strategy

by Tatjana Kulkarni @ Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE – What’s a bank to do when it’s core market is somewhere else and it’s trying to establish itself as a major player in a market already dominated by a set of major banks? The answer, at least to Barclaycard, is co-branding. Based in the U.K., Barclays is one of the major banks in Europe. […]

Tesla Makes $2.8 Billion bid to Purchase SolarCity

Tesla Makes $2.8 Billion bid to Purchase SolarCity

by @ Solar Reviews

Tesla Motors made a surprise move when it offered to purchase SolarCity. The up to $2.8 billion offer would represent a value of $26.50 to $28.50 per share, which Tesla said is a premium of approximately 21 to 30 percent higher than SolarCity’s stock.

Chase Checking and Savings Bonuses of Up to $400

Chase Checking and Savings Bonuses of Up to $400


Deposit Accounts

Chase has a long history of checking and savings account bonuses. The deals have improved over the years, and now there’s one that pays up to $400 for new...

10 dollar store ‘deals’ that are actually duds

10 dollar store ‘deals’ that are actually duds

by Theo Thimou @ clark.com

Have you looked at the unit price on food items and household necessities at Dollar Tree? Sometimes the price is far from a deal...

Chase Bank $300 Total Checking Bonus - Bank Deal Guy

Chase Bank $300 Total Checking Bonus - Bank Deal Guy


Bank Deal Guy

Opening a new Chase Total Checking® Account offers you the potential to earn a Chase Bank $300 Total Checking Bonus by applying in-branch!

JPMorgan Chase names new heads of real estate banking

JPMorgan Chase names new heads of real estate banking


The Real Deal New York

JPMorgan Chase promoted Priscilla Almodovar, the former head of the New York State Housing Finance Agency, and commercial lending vet Chad Tredway to

Earn Referral Bonuses With Chase Bank Accounts, Plus Up To $350 Signup Bonus - Danny the Deal Guru

Earn Referral Bonuses With Chase Bank Accounts, Plus Up To $350 Signup Bonus - Danny the Deal Guru


Danny the Deal Guru

Chase Bank usually has one of the best bonus offers for new checking and savings account. Now they are also offering a $50 referral bonus for those who already have an account and want to invite friends to join Chase. Those who sign up can get up to $350.

Banking Exchange: Is there a “Bluetooth” for U.S. open banking?

by Finicity Editor @ Finicity

Steve Cocheo from Banking Exchange interviewed Finicity CEO Steve Smith about how Bluetooth offers a feasible model for creating open banking standards here in the U.S. Steve explains that a special interest group could take the place of government regulation, enabling both banks and fintechs to combine their efforts for market-driven innovation. Read the full article here.

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Chase Total Checking Account Bonus

by Liz Pham @ Bank Deal Guy

Right now, Chase Bank is offering a sign-up bonus when you open their Chase Total Checking® Account. This account is very easy to use and you’ll have access to many features such as online banking, bill pay, mobile banking services like Chase DepositFriendlySM ATMs nationwide, and more! With over 16,000 ATMs and 5,100 branches, convenience is definitely... Read More →

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Apple, VF Corp, More Going 100% Green With RE100 During Climate Week

Apple, VF Corp, More Going 100% Green With RE100 During Climate Week

by @ Solar Reviews

The RE100 initiative is gaining steam. At Climate Week NYC this week already 10 companies from Apple to VF Corp (owner of The North Face, Timberland and other lifestyle companies) to Bank of America, annoyed that they will commit to 100% renewable energy.

TurboTax Live Discount – Is There A Coupon For TurboTax Live ?

by Darren Tatch @ MyDealsClub.com

 TurboTax Live – What You Need To Know About Click Here To Save up to $20 on TurboTax! Limited time only. TurboTax Live provides you with the Expert Services of a professional tax expert to assist you getting your return 100% correct. if you have concerns or questions associated with your return. Read below to make a […]

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Best Bank Account Bonuses and Offers February 2018 - NerdWallet

Best Bank Account Bonuses and Offers February 2018 - NerdWallet


NerdWallet

Excellent cash bonuses are available if you open checking or savings accounts with some banks. Here are the best offers this month: Checking account offers and savings promotions Top picks…

Crowdfunding May Bring Solar Energy to Non-Profits

Crowdfunding May Bring Solar Energy to Non-Profits

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Non-profits cannot take advantage of most solar leasing initiatives, power purchase agreements, or financing programs that make the adoption of solar power easier. The solution may be somewhat straightforward and may take the form of crowdfunding.

The First Carbon Neutral Car Dealership in the World is Motorcars Honda

The First Carbon Neutral Car Dealership in the World is Motorcars Honda

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The first carbon neutral automotive dealership in the world is Cleveland Ohio’s Motorcars Honda, which was recognized by British Petroleum (BP) for the achievement. Among its efforts it installed a 335 kW solar array producing roughly 70% of its energy.

More Hotels to Redeem your Free Night with the IHG Credit Card

More Hotels to Redeem your Free Night with the IHG Credit Card

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The IHG credit card is one of my favorite credit card to hold onto year after year. Now that you can book Kimpton hotels through IHG, it makes the free night certificate that comes with the IHG credit that more valuable! Kimpton has more then 60 boutique hotels and many of them look pretty awesome.…

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SolarReviews Weekly News: Solar to grow to 429 GWs, Sungevity Purchased

SolarReviews Weekly News: Solar to grow to 429 GWs, Sungevity Purchased

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Solar continues to grow, finds the news last week. A new report anticipated that the global solar industry could grow to 429 gigawatts of new installations annually by 2026.

Amazon: Fitkeeper Smart Body Scale only $16.99 (Regular Price: $79.99)

by Geri Ann @ MyLitter – One Deal At A Time

Fitkeeper Smart Body Scale, $16.99 (Regular Price: $79.99) Talk about a Smart Body Scale Super Simple operation, easy to set up and use Easy to track your body health information: about Body Weight, Body Fat Body Water, Muscle Mass BMI, BMR, Bone Mass Visceral Fat, Protein Physique Rating Fat-free Body Weight Subcutaneous Fat Skeletal Muscle and […]

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Get $10 When You Set Your Discover Card As Default 1-Click Payment on Amazon

by DDG @ Danny the Deal Guru

For a limited time, when you set your Discover card as the default 1-Click payment method at Amazon.com, you will receive a $10 savings on your next eligible Amazon.com purchase made on or before March 31, 2018. Here’s how it works: Click on the ad promoting this offer. On the 1-Click landing page, sign in to…

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Omnicom Group extends 300K sf at L&L’s 195 Broadway 

by Rich Bockmann @ The Real Deal New York

Big Four advertising conglomerate Omnicom Group is rearranging its offices at 195 Broadway in Lower Manhattan in a deal that frees up some of the building’s upper floors for landlord L&L Holding Company. The Fortune 500 company extended the term for another 15 years on the roughly 288,000 square feet it occupies in the 29-story building, which for much of the 20th Century had been the headquarters of AT&T, sources told The Real Deal. The deal relocates some of […]

Chase Car Rental: Get Cheap Rental Car Deals Now | Expedia

Chase Car Rental: Get Cheap Rental Car Deals Now | Expedia


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Best Bank Deals, Bonuses, & Promotions In Iowa

by Danny Nguyen @ Bank Deal Guy

Editor’s Note: Not your state? No worries, you can click on the state(s) above to see the Best Bank Deals, Bonuses, & Promotions being offered in your state. New to bank bonuses? No worries! See our Beginners Guide To Bank Bonuses. Amongst the sea of corn fields you can find some pretty nice bank bonuses. Here is a... Read More →

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Amazon: BLACK+DECKER Countertop Convection Toaster Oven only $54.09 (Regular Price: $89.99)

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BLACK+DECKER Countertop Convection Toaster Oven, $54.09 (Regular Price: $89.99) Clip the $11 coupon Easy-to-use buttons provide precision control over time, The digital timer ensures accurate results Set it for short jobs like toasting and broiling, or longer for baking. The oven turns off when the timer runs out. Keeps counters clean and makes it easy […]

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LifeLock Review: Is It Worth It?

by feedback@creditdonkey.com (Kim P) @ CreditDonkey Reviews

Protecting yourself against identity theft seems like it's worth its weight in gold. Do you really get as much protection as you think with services like LifeLock? Find out below.

Last year more than 143 million people had their personal information exposed during the Equifax hack. This demonstrates just one of the thousands of security breaches that happen each year. LifeLock claims to protect your identity from these types of incidents beyond what a basic credit freeze offers.

LifeLock claims to monitor more than just your credit. They monitor the dark web, unauthorized address changes, online scams, and public records. The depth of the monitoring you get depends on the chosen plan. LifeLock also offers identity theft restoration services and 24-hour customer service.

With a LifeLock membership, you can monitor one driver's license number and Social Security number. But you can monitor up to 10 credit cards and/or bank accounts. You may also enter up to five home addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers.

Who Is LifeLock Best For?

  • If you are at high risk for identity theft: Consumers who aren't proactive in their attempts to protect identity theft may benefit from the service. While LifeLock can't prevent identity theft, it can alert members of a breach. Think of it like an alarm system. The crime has been committed, but now you can attempt to minimize the damages.

  • If you don't know how to recover from identity theft: Identity theft is overwhelming. Victims must take several steps to stop the perpetrator from doing more damage. There could also be damages that must be undone, such as unauthorized accounts opened in their name or fraudulent use of medical insurance/benefits. LifeLock's bread and butter is their restoration services, helping victims put their lives back together.

  • If you don't regularly check your credit and/or financial accounts: Checking your credit reports, monitoring bank statements, and watching your credit card accounts is time-consuming. If you aren't vigilant about watching these accounts, LifeLock may give you a little peace of mind knowing you may receive an alert if something is amiss.

Why We Like LifeLock

  • Learn of a breach early: There's no foolproof way to prevent identity theft or fraud. What LifeLock offers, though, is quick notification of certain adverse actions on your accounts. This gives you the chance to try to minimize the damages before they get out of hand.

  • Restoration services help repair the damage: After you experience identity theft or fraudulent account activity, LifeLock's agents offer their services in fixing the problem. They may not be able to fix everything, but having their expertise on your side may help.

  • Reimbursement for loss funds: Each of LifeLock's plans offer coverage, similar to an insurance policy for lost or stolen funds. However, their reimbursement is subject to many restrictions, especially if another insurance policy or financial institution will cover the loss.

  • User-friendly platform and app: Members can access the LifeLock member portal on their PC, laptop, or mobile device. In the platform, members have access to their account information as well as all alerts, whether critical or non-critical. Members can view the alerts at their leisure and determine what/if anything they must do.

  • Multiple alert options: LifeLock offers several alert options to make sure you are aware of a potential situation. They offer alerts via phone, email, and text. You can also customize the alerts you receive, changing thresholds for various accounts based on your needs.

  • 24/7 customer service 365 days a year: LifeLock representatives are available for questions and concerns 24/7 every day of the year. However, any restoration services are only available during business hours.

  • Lost Wallet Protection: Losing your purse or wallet may put you at risk for identity theft and/or credit card fraud. LifeLock offers assistance in handling the tasks necessary to stop anyone from using the lost information. They include this service in all 3 plans.

  • Scans a trillion data points regularly: LifeLock claims to scan a trillion data points daily. The exact data points they scan will determine how well it protects you. However, it's likely more than you would scan yourself, and even a small bit of protection may help.

  • Monitors accounts rather than freezes them: A credit freeze prevents thieves from accessing your credit information moving forward. If you were already hacked, though, the criminals have what they need. Monitoring may help alert you of any new activity even after you freeze your credit.

Why You Might Look Elsewhere

  • Only one credit bureau monitored with the first two plans: You have to pony up and pay for the most expensive plan to get monitoring of all three credit bureaus. Since not all companies report to all three bureaus, you may not have the protection you need.

  • Limited coverage guarantee: Despite their million dollar coverage guarantee, there are many limitations. If your identity is stolen or accounts hacked into, it must be due to some failure or defect on LifeLock's behalf for the guarantee to take effect. If LifeLock did what they promised and you still got hacked, the guarantee may not apply.

  • No family plan: If you want to protect more than one family member, such as a spouse or child, you have to pay for separate plans. This could get costly depending on how many family members you want to protect.

Plans

All plans include the following:

  • Dark web monitoring
  • LifeLock Privacy Monitor
  • Notification of unauthorized address changes
  • Lost Wallet Protection
  • Alerts for Social Security number breaches

In addition to the basic features, LifeLock has three tiers to choose from:

  • LifeLock Standard: As the cheapest plan available, this plan monitors one credit bureau and provides up to $25,000 reimbursement for stolen funds.

  • LifeLock Advantage: The mid-plan still only monitors one credit bureau, but they also provide the credit score from that bureau. It also offers bank account and credit card monitoring and notifications of data breaches. LifeLock will also provide crime reports for your area and report on any fictitious identity issues.

  • LifeLock Ultimate Plus: The largest plan offered provides all of the above benefits, plus monitoring of all three credit bureaus with credit scores. You may also request monthly credit scores from one credit bureau; however, it is the Vantage 3.0 score, not FICO. You can also opt to have certain investment accounts monitored and receive alerts of bank account takeovers. LifeLock also provides priority customer service for Ultimate Plus members.

Keep in mind: LifeLock does not do business with all banks, credit card companies, or financial institutions. Their scans may miss issues with specific companies if they are not within the LifeLock network.

Customer Service

LifeLock's customer service seems to be where they shine. With accessibility around-the-clock, either on the phone or online chat, customers can ask questions and address concerns any time of day or night. If you experienced identity theft of credit card fraud, you'll need to wait until business hours to secure any restoration services, though. Chances are this is due to the representative's need for access to the bank and credit card companies that operate during business hours.

LifeLock also offers a breadth of customer service options online. Their member portal is user friendly and provides all up-to-date information about your account statuses. Their website also offers a multitude of resources that may either answer your question or help you figure out what to do next.

Customer Service Phone Number: 1-800-416-0599

How to cancel: If you obtained your LifeLock service directly from LifeLock, call 1-800-LIFELOCK (543-3562). You can also cancel via your member portal. If you obtained the service through a third-party, you must contact the third-party to cancel.

How It Compares

  • Identity Guard: With Identity Guard, you get basic identity protection with the exception of driver's license number monitoring. They offer a breadth of services that monitor what happens on your accounts, but they lack the restoration services needed to pick up the pieces. Their customer service is more of an "advice line" than professionals fixing the problem.

  • ID Shield: With ID Shield, you get a $5 million guarantee if your identity is stolen, and you can monitor up to 2 adults and 8 children on one plan. However, they only monitor one credit bureau (TransUnion), no matter which plan you choose. In the event that your identity is stolen; however, you have access to private investigators who also help you restore your identity and/or accounts.

  • IdentityForce: With IdentityForce, you get more than financial protection. They monitor social media sites, blogs, and court records too. Their most basic plan includes most everything LifeLock's most expensive plan offers. However, they do not offer a family plan.

Bottom Line

So is LifeLock worth it?

If you are willing to pay for credit monitoring because you won't do it yourself, it may give you a little more protection against identity theft. Keep in mind that there's no way to completely prevent someone from stealing all or part of your identity. If you are not proactive in keeping your passwords secure and monitoring your accounts on a regular basis, it might be worth the peace of mind to know when something is amiss.

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BBVA Compass Bank Checking, Savings, CD Account Promotions

by Tony Phan @ MoneysMyLife

Find the latest BBVA Compass bank promotions, bonuses and offers here for Checking and Savings accounts. Typical bonus amounts are $25, $50, $100, $125, $250, etc. Sometimes there will also gift bonuses, such as tablets and other electronics. BBVA Compass was established in 1964 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. They have over 650 branches […]

Brookfield Buys TerraForm Global, Majority of TerraForm Power, SunEdison’s YieldCos

Brookfield Buys TerraForm Global, Majority of TerraForm Power, SunEdison’s YieldCos

by @ Solar Reviews

Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management and TerraForm Global, TerraForm Power, announced that Brookfield will purchase both of the renewable energy YieldCos, which were launched by the now bankrupt SunEdison.

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Alta Energy Adds Solar to Modular Classrooms, Saves School System $250K a Year

Alta Energy Adds Solar to Modular Classrooms, Saves School System $250K a Year

by @ Solar Reviews

Schools are a great place to install solar power. Alta Energy is on its way to helping Poway Unified School District (PUSD) save $250,000 annually in energy costs through a power purchase agreement.

Starbucks Rewards Visa Card Review

Starbucks Rewards Visa Card Review

by Ask Sebby @ Optimal Strategy - AskSebby

Starbucks just launched a new credit card in partnership with Chase to help you earn more Star points. 

“American Horror Story” house has become a nightmare: lawsuit

by Kerry Barger @ The Real Deal New York

What a nightmare. The owners of the “American Horror Story” house in Olympic Park have sued the brokers who negotiated the $3.2 million deal and the former owner for failing to disclose its connection to the FX show. Since the couple purchased the home in 2015, it has become a “macabre tourist attraction” for fans of the horror show who “trespass, attempt to break in, and [create] a significant nuisance,” according to the lawsuit. Dr. […]

ACI Worldwide Preps BMO Bank for Realtime Payments in Canada, Zelle in U.S.

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by Tatjana Kulkarni @ Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE – Canada is on a five-year plan to revamp its payment infrastructure, as of 2016. Bank of Montreal has tapped real-time solutions provider ACI Worldwide to prepare it for these changes, Bank Innovation has learned. For the U.S., BMO is working with the Naples, Fla.-based ACI to integrate with Zelle, the bank-backed P2P payments […]

How To Avoid Chase Bank Account Monthly Fees

by Hilary Tran @ Bank Deal Guy

Bank accounts are a useful way to track your transactions and keep an eye on all your expenses. Not only do you know that your money is safe, but you can also earn interest with the money that you have in your bank account. However, nothing is free and bank accounts come with the threat... Read More →

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AT&T Deals For Existing Customers

by Darren Tatch @ MyDealsClub.com

What AT&T Deals Are Available For Existing Customers ? Today we’re going to examine the great AT&T deals for existing customers we list here at MyDealsClub and find out what deals are available to you through AT&T. Today, you can get more services than ever before from AT&T. You can upgrade your plan for better entertainment, […]

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Aby Rosen buys New York REIT retail condos for $31M

by Eddie @ The Real Deal New York

Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty has purchased eight retail condominium units at 122 Greenwich Avenue in the West Village for $31 million from New York REIT. New York REIT had hired RKF last June to market its units at the property, which is also known as One Jackson Square. The company is in the midst of a massive liquidation and also recently sold the retail condo unit and parking garage at 350 West 42nd Street to […]

Top U.S. Banks Are Investing Most in Personal Finance Fintechs

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by Tatjana Kulkarni @ Bank Innovation

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CIT Bank $100 Savings Bonus Promotion

by Tom Andrew @ Rebates Money

CIT Premier High Yield Saving Account Summary As the winner of many awards in 2017, CIT bank is offering a deal that provides maximum growth and investment in your future. The Premier High Yield Savings Account has an APY that’s 21x the national average. For example, if you were to deposit $10,000 into this account, […]

Combining Efficiency Tech and Solar Power, Arkados Plans to buy SolBright for $15 Million

Combining Efficiency Tech and Solar Power, Arkados Plans to buy SolBright for $15 Million

by @ Solar Reviews

Industrial energy efficiency software firm, Arkados Group, announced plans to acquire solar developer SolBright Renewable Energy in a $15 million deal. Under the proposal, Arkados will buy SolBright’s assets with a mix of cash, debt and stock.

JetBlue Fare Sale, Flights Starting At $39 One Way

by DDG @ Danny the Deal Guru

JetBlue has a new two-day fare sale with prices starting from $39. There’s some decent deals in there, whether you’re paying cash or using TrueBlue points. You need to book by 2/14/18 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local time) and fly between 3/6 and 6/13/18.

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TurboTax Small Business : $30 Off Coupons For Corporations Or Small Businesses

by Darren Tatch @ MyDealsClub.com

Who Should Use TurboTax Business? If you are an entrepreneur that runs his or her business or are in a partnership, S Corp, LLC, or Trust, the TurboTax’s Business Edition is something you should consider trying. In this article, we will be discussing their Business Edition in detail and will be offering you an exclusive […]

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Here are the week’s top luxury sales

by Lexi @ The Real Deal New York

Each week, The Real Deal and CityRealty look back at Manhattan’s priciest apartment sales.

Chase Total Checking Coupon Code

by Anthony Nguyen @ Bank Deal Guy

The Chase Total Checking® account is Chase Bank’s most popular checking account, and one of the best checking accounts among all major banks. It’s also the most simple checking account offered by Chase and it’s very easy to use! Some great features that you can expect are online banking, bill pay, mobile banking services, plus... Read More →

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Choose and switch to a better bank for you | A step-by-step guide to cheaper & easier banking

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Most people stick with the same old bank because they just don’t want to deal with the hassle of moving everything — but it can be a lot easier than you think — and save you a ton of cash! He…

Obama Calls for Investing in Tomorrow’s Solar Workforce and Projects

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Banks are more ready than ever to invest in solar, according to Obama. “We’ve got banks like Connecticut’s Green Bank and private banks like Goldman Sachs ready to invest billions of dollars in renewable energy,” he said.

Wells Fargo’s Shari Van Cleave Joins Bank Innovation 2018

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by Tatjana Kulkarni @ Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE – Shari Van Cleave, who manages Wells Fargo’s Digital Labs, has joined the speaker faculty for Bank Innovation 2018 Bank Innovation 2018 will take place March 5-6 in San Francisco. Within Wells Fargo’s Digital Labs, Van Cleave manages a team of technology leaders to pilot various endeavors in consumer banking. Prior to this, Van […]

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by Eddie @ The Real Deal New York

HFZ Capital Group has purchased a commercial building on the Upper East Side for $22.5 million in a potential assemblage play, according to property records. The developer purchased the two-story building at 1135 Lexington Avenue from Mary McCullough and John Bono, a pair of Long Island-based sellers. It currently houses a branch of First Republic Bank. HFZ also owns 1131 Lexington Avenue, which they purchased at the end of November for $7.1 million, according to […]

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It’s Official! SolarCity Joins the Tesla Family With Approval of 85% of Shareholders

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by @ Solar Reviews

This afternoon (Nov. 17) Tesla Motor’s shareholders approved the $2.6 billion purchase of SolarCity, with 85 percent of them voting in favor of the deal. While many assumed the acquisition would be approved, it still took months to accomplish.

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250 Megawatt Moapa Solar Project Purchased by First Solar

250 Megawatt Moapa Solar Project Purchased by First Solar

by @ Solar Reviews

The 250 megawatt solar farm that the Moapa Band of Paiutes are building on tribal property was purchased by First Solar last week from K Road Power Holdings. The project is the first utility-scale solar project on a Native American reservation.

Suniva Bankruptcy Gets Weird as ITC Considers Petition, Holding Industry Ransom

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by @ Solar Reviews

Suniva's bankruptcy is placing most of the US solar industry at risk over a controversial filing with the International Trade Commission (ITC). The commission decided to hear the petition this week. One of Suniva’s investors pushed for the filing.

Concessions hit record highs once again in Brooklyn and Queens

by Lexi @ The Real Deal New York

The rental markets in Brooklyn and Queens kicked off 2018 by once again setting new records for the amount of deals that include concessions, according to a report from Douglas Elliman. In Brooklyn, the amount of new rental transactions with concessions or where the owner paid the broker commission was at 47.5 percent for January, a massive increase from 18.1 percent a year ago, while in Queens, it hit 50.8 percent, up from 38.5 percent […]

NY Green Bank's 13 Transactions in 2016 Net $927M in Clean Energy Investments

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by @ Solar Reviews

New York’s green bank to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects committed $250 million into a total of 13 transactions in 2016. Those investments are being met by $677 million in private sector investments, amounting to $927 million.

Five Star Bank Checking Account Bonus: $250 Promotion (New York Only) *In-Branch*

by Howard Young @ Bank Checking Savings

Are you interested in making free money? Five Star Bank is currently offering qualified residents of New York a $250 bonus when you apply and qualify for a new Premier Checking Account by April 30, 2018. To get started, you must open a new account in-branch. For those who are not familiar with the current promotion, you... Keep Reading↠

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Wean Green Glass Storage Bowl Set only $19.95(Reg $55)

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Right now you can score an amazing deal on this Wean Green Storage Bowl Set for just under $20, this is a 16 piece set counting lids, so you receive 8 bowls with lids in various sizes! Wean Green Glass Storage Bowl Set, $19.95 (Regular Price: $55) Microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe Watertight and airtight […]

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How 12 Olympians Pinched Pennies to Chase Gold

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We’re used to hearing stories of triumphant Olympians overcoming all odds to achieve their dreams. But for many, staying afloat financially is a lesser-known hurdle as they ski, skate, jump,…

Manhattan leasing lagged in January compared to a year ago: Colliers

by Rich Bockmann @ The Real Deal New York

Large, six-figure leases drove Manhattan’s office market last year to its second most-active year in more than a decade. And while the start of 2018 saw its share of big deals, they weren’t as big as the blockbusters that kicked off 2017. Manhattan leasing activity totaled 2.96 million square feet in January, down roughly 34 percent from a year earlier, according to Colliers International. January 2017 saw some unusually large deals, such as the 768,000-square-foot renewal and […]

The worst may be behind NYC’s commercial property market

by The Real Deal Staff @ The Real Deal New York

It’s not necessarily going to get better, but it may not get worse; that’s the conclusion of brokers who’ve been keeping a finger on the pulse of New York’s commercial real estate market. Across the board, the city’s property sales have fallen by 50 percent since 2015, but last year’s sales put the decline into stark contrast; according to the Wall Street Journal, large deals over $100 million totaled $11.6 billion in 2017 compared to […]

Legacy Texas $200 Checking Bonus [TX] (Current Clients Only)

by Danny Nguyen @ Bank Deal Guy

Existing LegacyTexas clients now have the opportunity to earn a $200 checking bonus when you open a new Maximum Checking Account and meeting certain requirements. Below is all the information and details you need to earn your Legacy Texas $200 Checking Bonus! Legacy Texas $200 Checking Bonus Summary To earn your Legacy Texas $200 Checking Bonus, simply open... Read More →

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Amazon: Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks, Variety Pack, 24 Pouches $10.68 (Regular Price $27.72)

by Ady @ MyLitter – One Deal At A Time

Amazon: Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks, Variety Pack, 24 Pouches $10.68 (Regular Price $27.72) Choose to Subscribe and Save then clip the $2 off coupon 4 assorted flavors (Berry Patch, Summer Strawberry, Sunny Citrus, Tropical Treat) 100% daily value of vitamin C No artificial flavors, synthetic colors, preservatives, or high-fructose corn syrup Shipping is FREE […]

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PFM App MoneyLion Reaches 2-Million User Benchmark

PFM App MoneyLion Reaches 2-Million User Benchmark

by Tatjana Kulkarni @ Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE – PFM platform MoneyLion now has two million customers on its app. That number is a milestone for the fintech that launched a little over four years ago. Back in November, Bank Innovation reported the New York. -based personal finance app’s user base to be 1.5 million. Considering that number that’s over 500,000 users […]

Is Online Banking Safe? How to Boost Your Banking Security

by Margarette Burnette @ NerdWallet

When you bank online, you trust that your account is safe from hackers. Even so, online accounts can seem to consumers like easy targets: Instead of robbing a bank, a…

Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Review: 50,000 Bonus Miles + $100 Statement Credit

by Anthony Nguyen @ Bank Checking Savings

When you sign up for a United MileagePlus® Explorer Card you can earn yourself a attractive 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of account activation. Also, you can earn $100 statement credit after you make your first purchase. In addition to that, get priority boarding and 2 redeemable United Club passes each year, so I... Keep Reading↠

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Best American Express and Chase Deals August 2017

Best American Express and Chase Deals August 2017


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Want a "free" Hulu subscription or $10 from Amazon? Here are the best deals from Amex and Chase for August 2017. 

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by John Catral @ Bank Checking Savings

Available for residents of Texas, Evolve Federal Credit Union is currently offering a generous 5.00% APY when you sign up and open a new ePriority Checking account. If you are currently interested, the bank is offering you the attractive APY rate on a balance up to $10,000. Not only are you able to bank with ease with... Keep Reading↠

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Study: Nearly 60% of millennials say social media influences their purchases

Study: Nearly 60% of millennials say social media influences their purchases

by Craig Johnson @ clark.com

Social media has shaped our lives in major ways for most of the past decade, affecting everything from what we watch on TV to how we consume news to even what we wear. Its influence on our lives has not …

Self Lender Review: Is It Good?

by feedback@creditdonkey.com (Kim P) @ CreditDonkey Reviews

Self Lender promises to help you build credit. But is it legit? Read this review to learn how it works.

If you don't have a credit history, creditors probably won't give you a chance. How can you build credit without someone giving you a break?

Enter Self Lender - a credit monitoring and credit building system that helps people with low or damaged credit increase their credit score.

Read on to see if Self Lender might be the right service for you.

What Is Self Lender?

Self Lender is a free credit monitoring system. But they also offer credit building loans. This is where they make their money.

Self Lender's credit monitoring service gives you on-demand access to your credit score. It gives you access to your credit history at all times. Self Lender also offers suggestions on how to improve your credit. They provide all of this free of cost.

However, the credit building loan is the real meat and potatoes of Self Lender. They provide loans regardless of your credit score. The main purpose of the loan is to build or improve a low credit score. In other words, they give you a chance no matter how many other lenders turned you down.

How Self Lender Works

The Self Lender loan isn't your typical loan. Think of it like a loan in reverse. You don't receive the proceeds from the loan upfront. Instead, it's placed in a Certificate of Deposit for you. The maturity date equals the term of the loan.

You then make payments over the course of the term of the loan (12 to 24 months). Your payments are both principal and interest. At the end of the term, the CD matures. You receive the principal, plus the small amount of interest it gained during that time.

As you make payments, Self Lender reports them to Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. If you make your payments on time, this will help build up your credit score.

Some people think of it like a forced savings program. In order to receive the savings, you have to make timely loan payments. At the end of the term, you will receive the principal amount paid for the loan.

Who Benefits from Self Lender?

Self Lender is ideal for people who have little to no credit. If you've ever tried to apply for credit only to be turned down because you don't have any credit, you are a good candidate. How are you supposed to prove you are credit worthy if no one will extend credit?

This is where Self Lender helps the most. They don't pull your credit to determine eligibility.

It can also be a good option for those with damaged credit. With a poor credit history, many creditors will turn you down for new credit. Without new credit, it's nearly impossible to rectify your score. Self Lender can help by providing you with the credit building loan.

Before you jump on board though, make sure you meet the following requirements:

  • You are at least 18-years old
  • You have a valid bank account
  • You can afford the monthly payments that vary between $25 - $194 per month
  • You could benefit from a forced-savings account

Opening an Account and What It Costs

Opening a Self Lender account takes about five minutes. They need the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Amount of income

Once you provide this information, Self Lender runs a check on ChexSystems. Similar to running your credit, this system checks your bank account history. This keeps an eye on how you treat your bank accounts. They look for overdrafts and bad checks. However, unless you let your overdrafts sit unpaid, you should be in good shape.

If your ChexSystems report comes back clean, Self Lender will ask you which loan amount you want from a predetermined list of options:

  • $525 ($25 paid over 24 months)
  • $545 ($48 paid over 12 months)
  • $1,000 ($89 monthly payment over 12 months)
  • $2,200 ($194 monthly payment over 12 months)

You then enter your payment information. You can use a checking account or debit card. However, using a debit card will cost you an additional 2.99% plus $0.30 as a convenience fee. Using your checking account is best.

Self Lender also charges a small administrative fee based on your loan amount. It varies between $9 and $15. The fee is non-refundable, but is a one-time fee.

How the Credit Builder Loan Helps

The moment you take out the Credit Builder Loan, you have a FDIC-insured Certificate of Deposit opened in your name. Like any other CD, you cannot touch the money until it reaches maturity. In this case, it's 12 or 24 months.

The bank deposits the full amount in the CD, allowing it to earn 0.10% interest over the next 12-24 months. While the interest is really peanuts, the real benefit lies in the payments you make towards the loan.

As long as you make each loan payment on time, Self Lender reports the timely payments to the credit bureaus. According to Self Lender, on average clients with the standard $1,100 loan and timely payments see their credit score increase as much as 45 points in just 6 months.

This only works, however, if all aspects of your credit are in line. For example, if you have a credit card with another company that you let default, your credit score will fall. This is independent of what the Credit Builder loan can do for you. It's up to you how you handle all aspects of your credit profile.

Tip: It's best if you do not pay the Credit Builder Loan early. The main benefit is the timely payments reported to the credit bureau. If you pay it off early, you negate the benefits of the loan. Plus, you cannot touch the CD until maturity or you risk paying a penalty.

Pros and Cons of Self Lender

As with any financial product, there are pros and cons of Self Lender.

Pros

  • All payments are reported to the credit bureau to help you build a credit profile.
  • You have a "forced" savings account.
  • You don't need a credit check to get approved.
  • The upfront administrative fee is affordable.
  • The interest rate is often less than that of a credit card.
  • An installment loan may diversify your credit mix, which further helps your credit score.

Cons

  • If you have a negative history with bank accounts, you may not qualify.
  • Late payments are reported to the credit bureaus and could damage your credit.
  • It costs you 5% per monthly payment if you miss the grace period of 15 days.
  • The interest earned on the CD is next to nothing.
  • You have to pay to take out the loan versus other free ways to build credit.

How It Compares to Other Options to Build Credit

Self Lender isn't the only way consumers with thin or damaged credit can build credit.

  • Secured credit card: This option isn't free upfront, but it can be if handled correctly. Your credit line equals your deposit. You can find secured credit cards that require as little as $200 deposited. If you pay the balance off each month, you don't pay any interest. You can also get your deposit back if you upgrade or close your account.

  • Co-signer on a loan: If you have a willing co-signer for a loan, you may be able to get approved for a standard credit card or installment loan.

  • Authorized user: Ask to become an authorized user on a parent, sibling, or other close relative's credit card. Make sure you ask the credit card company beforehand if they report payment history for authorized users, though.

Bottom Line

If you've exhausted all other "free" options to build credit, Self Lender can be helpful. If you don't have anyone who can co-sign a loan or make you an authorized user, you have two options: a secured credit card or Self Lender. If you don't have the money to open a secured credit card, Self Lender may offer the lower cost way to build your credit.

Make sure before you take this option that you can afford the monthly payments. Paying for a loan that you will only pay late will damage your credit score and cost you money. When taken responsibly, though, the service can help you improve your score in a short amount of time.

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