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

by Kevin Mercadante @ Consumerism Commentary

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

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Received a bogus tax refund check? How to safely return it to the IRS

Received a bogus tax refund check? How to safely return it to the IRS

by Theo Thimou @ clark.com

Like the flu epidemic, this is one IRS refund check scam that just won't let up and is likely to mutate further. Forewarned is forearmed!

Award Sale War: Deeply Discounted Alaska Airlines Flights to Many Locations Starting at 5,000 Miles One-Way

Award Sale War: Deeply Discounted Alaska Airlines Flights to Many Locations Starting at 5,000 Miles One-Way

by Jason @ Million Mile Secrets

Via Frequent Miler, right on the heels of a Delta Airlines award sale, Alaska Airlines is having a sale on award flights from lots of cities with prices starting at 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles one-way!  You can even get some good deals from the West Coast to Hawaii for only 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles! To get …

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 …

4 Reasons I’ve Outgrown the W Hotel Brand

4 Reasons I’ve Outgrown the W Hotel Brand

by The Points Guy @ The Points Guy

I’ve always been a Starwood fan and have spent many years staying in properties from its different brands — I’m even a Lifetime Platinum member. The St. Regis is luxury (almost) perfected, and I always enjoy a solid Westin or Le Meridien stay. Even Sheraton has surprised me recently — Starwood seems to be upgrading the …

Discover it® – Cashback Match™ Review

by Joe Taylor Jr. @ Consumerism Commentary

Learn More The Discover it® – Cashback Match™ makes a habit of saying no. No annual fee, no late fee on your first late payment, and no APR hike for paying late. Discover®’s latest incarnation of cash back cards aims to simplify the relationship between cardholder and card issuer into one of easy cooperation. The […]

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Net Worth Update: January 3, 2018

by DailyGrindFree @ Freedom from the Daily Grind

We continued to add $1500 to my 457 retirement account and decided not to put money on our Vanguard taxable account for the next several several month. That money will go to Mrs’s 2107 Roth IRA.  We also continued to make a few bucks from other investments & side hustles.       This month’s biggestRead more about Net Worth Update: January 3, 2018[...]

Uber institutes mandatory 6-hour break for its most active drivers

Uber institutes mandatory 6-hour break for its most active drivers

by Craig Johnson @ clark.com

When you summon an Uber, how often do you think about your driver’s well-being?

Do we know where he or she has traveled in the last hour – or last few hours? Do you have any idea how rested the …

These are the most and least expensive states for home insurance

These are the most and least expensive states for home insurance

by Theo Thimou @ clark.com

With home insurance costs set to rise in 2018, there's never been a better time to re-shop your insurance. But here's a shocker: Sometimes you're better off paying a little more to be with a quality insurer who will be there when the chips are down!

Facebook poll: 77% of parents want to choose the age their children go online

Facebook poll: 77% of parents want to choose the age their children go online

by Craig Johnson @ clark.com

Facebook continues to be immensely popular even though the number of people using the social media site on a daily basis dipped slightly to 1.4 billion in the company’s latest earnings report. The site has also been under intense scrutiny …

How to Find the Best Cell Phone Plans of 2018

by Stephanie Colestock @ Consumerism Commentary

Comparing cell phone plans makes going to the dentist look fun. To help, here are our ratings and comparisons of the best cell phone plans in 2018. These days, it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t have a cell phone. They’ve become a staple in our lives. And, for many without a landline, they’re a […]

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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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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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How to Enroll in Chase Online Bill Pay

by Anthony Nguyen @ Bank Checking Savings

Got a busy schedule and need to pay your bills on time? Chase Online Bill Pay allows you to bank on your own schedule. Save time and money by taking care of any recurring bills without the hassle of writing or check or paying for postage. Essentially, this Chase feature allows you to automatically set... Keep Reading↠

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PenFed Credit Union CD Rates, Checking, Savings, Money Market, and IRA Accounts

by Lindsay VanSomeren @ MagnifyMoney

PenFed Credit Union—also known as Pentagon Federal Credit Union—got its start in 1935. Since then, it has grown to become one of the largest credit unions in the country, with over 1.6 million members and $24 billion in assets. While it does offer in-person branches, anyone can also access their accounts online. Like most credit … Continue reading PenFed Credit Union CD Rates, Checking, Savings, Money Market, and IRA Accounts

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Amboy Direct eSavings Account $50 Bonus Review

by Adam Luehrs @ Consumerism Commentary

Amboy Direct offers an eSavings account with a competitive rate and a $50 bonus. Get all of the details in our Amboy Direct review. There’s a chance to get a cash bonus of $50 if you’re planning to open a new interest-earning bank account. Amboy Direct is offering a limited-time bonus for new customers of […]

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Wells Fargo Offers $250 Bonus for New Checking Customers

Wells Fargo Offers $250 Bonus for New Checking Customers


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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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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!

What’s the catch? $200 bonus Nationwide Bank Checking account - MagnifyMoney

What’s the catch? $200 bonus Nationwide Bank Checking account - MagnifyMoney


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$200 Bonus for Opening New Chase Checking Account Ends Soon | Million Mile Secrets

$200 Bonus for Opening New Chase Checking Account Ends Soon | Million Mile Secrets


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Ally Bank Savings Account Review

by Rob Berger @ Consumerism Commentary

I’ve banked with Ally Bank for years, opening both a savings account and CD. In this Ally Bank review, we’ll look at rates, fees and account types. Just over ten years ago, General Motors was having trouble remaining in business. Its subsidiary that provided customers financing for automotive purchases, GMAC, converted to a bank holding […]

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New report names best wireless network for video streaming

New report names best wireless network for video streaming

by Mike Timmermann @ clark.com

Which of the major wireless providers gives you the best mobile video experience? A new study ranks them from best to worst!

How to roll over a 529 plan, and why it may be a good idea

How to roll over a 529 plan, and why it may be a good idea

by Wes Moss @ clark.com

When my 10-year-old son was born, his grandmother generously put $1,000 into a Franklin Temple 529 plan for him. A 529 is a tax-advantaged savings plan for educational expenses. This IRA-like vehicle is a great way to help fund a …

Debt Consolidation vs. Debt Management: Which Strategy Is Right for You?

by Ben Luthi @ Student Loan Hero

If you’re drowning in debt, you might be feeling a sense of helplessness. You’re not alone. U.S. households carry an average of $110,095 in debt, according to data from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Census Bureau. Your borrowing options are probably limited because of how much debt you have, and your credit is likely suffering. […]

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Which Credit Card Should Be Your First?

by Aliyyah Camp @ Consumerism Commentary

Getting a credit card as a young adult is a big step. To help, we’ve researched the best first credit card options and how to make this important choice. Getting your first credit card is a significant financial milestone. Maybe you’re a college student jumping into personal finance for the first time. Or maybe you’ve […]

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Corporate Culture: What it Means & Why it Matters

Corporate Culture: What it Means & Why it Matters

by Tina Torres @ Solarity

Corporate culture is a collective value system shared among an organization’s employees. It’s what gives an organization personality and purpose. Organizational values largely influence both the employee and customer experiences, whether intended or not. Why does that matter? If corporate culture can define the customer experience, great care must be invested to develop a culture…

Why am I Involved in my Community?

Why am I Involved in my Community?

by Molly Greenwalt @ Solarity

I vividly recall, spending hours in front of a local grocery store in below freezing temperatures while ringing bells for the Salvation Army, handing out candy canes and singing Christmas carols to the patrons entering and exiting the store.

A Review of Betterment – Robo Advisor

by Michael Pruser @ Consumerism Commentary

Is Betterment a smart way to invest your money? Our detailed Betterment review gives you everything you need to make a sound investing decision. Betterment is a different type of brokerage. Most discount brokerages want to get customers to trade as frequently as possible. But Betterment is looking to be your asset manager. Currently, the […]

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In The Near Future

In The Near Future

by Chad Ritchie @ Solarity

In the near future, a touch of a screen is all you will need to apply for a loan, pay your bills, and transfer money to family and friends.  Members who visit Solarity Credit Union’s digital ecosphere will be amazed and inspired by a simple, seamless banking experience.

Nicole’s Heart Foundation 1st Annual 5k Walk/Run

by 1stadmin @ 1st Constitution Bank

1st Constitution Bank was proud to be a sponsor at the Nicole’s Heart Foundation’s 1st Annual 5k Walk/Run. The Foundation provides subsidized and free heart screenings to high school athletes in Monmouth and Middlesex Counties. Special thanks to our very own Tina Hungrige who is one of the founding board members and Treasurer of Nicole’s Heart Foundation. Great job raising over $11,000! Nicole lost her life at 18 due to Sudden Cardiac Arrest due to an undetected congenital heart defect. The Foundation’s mission is to bring greater awareness, education, and stress the importance of cardiac screenings for high school athletes.

Publix offering 90 days of generic meds for just $7.50

Publix offering 90 days of generic meds for just $7.50

by Theo Thimou @ clark.com

You probably already know that a lot of other retailers have offers of a 30-day supply of select generics for $4 or a 90-day supply for $10. Well, Publix is lowering that price to $7.50 for a 90-day supply.

15 credit cards that will pay to replace your stolen or damaged cell phone

15 credit cards that will pay to replace your stolen or damaged cell phone

by Mike Timmermann @ clark.com

If your cell phone is ever stolen or damaged, having one of these credit cards in your wallet could really pay off! Read more about this little-known credit card perk.

Leadership has nothing to do with gender

Leadership has nothing to do with gender

by Carrie Gabbard @ Solarity

Based on my experience in the workforce, I don’t think that leading and how one leads should be correlated with gender in the least. To me, a strong leader has a strong leadership philosophy and practice that far transcends gender and all of the hundreds of other things that make us unique. To divide it…

Earn $5 In ShopYourWay Points With Every Uber Ride 2/13-2/15/18

by DDG @ Danny the Deal Guru

Starting today, you can earn $5 through the ShopYourWay program for every Uber ride until 2/15/2018. After that you will still earn SYW points, but only $2 per ride.

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Earn 10,000 Bonus IHG Points at Kimpton Hotels, Offer is Now Public

Earn 10,000 Bonus IHG Points at Kimpton Hotels, Offer is Now Public

by DDG @ Miles to Memories

You could earn 10,000 bonus IHG points at Kimpton Hotels. The offer is now public and part of the IHG Rewards Club Accelerate Q1 promo for stays through April 30th, 2018.

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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The Correct Way to Pay Off Personal Debt: The Debt Avalanche

by Luke Landes @ Consumerism Commentary

The debt avalanche is the fastest and cheapest way to pay off you debts. But is it always the best way? Sometimes the debt snowball may be better. When it comes to math, things are pretty straightforward. No matter what language you speak, one and one always equals two. And, in theory, finances should work […]

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A Guide to the Best Home Security Systems

by Stephanie Colestock @ Consumerism Commentary

The security of your home and family have never been more important. In this detailed guide, we rate the best home security systems and companies. No matter how safe your neighborhood — or even your city — is, you’ve likely considered a security system for your home. But choosing the right one (that won’t cost […]

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How Listening to our Members has Helped us Provide Better Experiences

How Listening to our Members has Helped us Provide Better Experiences

by Ralph Cumbee @ Solarity

Solarity launched a ‘Voice of the Member’ initiative in October of 2015, and we have received nearly 5,000 surveys since inception. Of those nearly 5,000 surveys, we have responded to every single one. 

Trump Budget Proposal Takes Aim at IDR, PSLF, and Billions in Grants

by Miranda Marquit @ Student Loan Hero

With the latest Congressional budget battle just ended, President Donald Trump just submitted his budget proposal for fiscal year 2019. The $4.4 trillion budget boosts spending on the military and infrastructure while cutting funding a number of programs, including Medicare. Among the Trump budget cuts are those to education spending. The budget calls for huge […]

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The Ultimate Checklist for 2018 Grads Preparing for Student Loan Payments

by Andrew Pentis @ Student Loan Hero

For all the knowledge you gained in college, you might feel uneducated and unprepared about how to handle your student loan payments once you graduate. After all, that grace period after graduation when you don’t have to make student loan payments won’t last forever. With the average graduate’s monthly payment hovering around $351, you might […]

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JetBlue Sale, One Way Flights Starting at Just $39

JetBlue Sale, One Way Flights Starting at Just $39

by DDG @ Miles to Memories

JetBlue is offering fares as low as $39 one-way. You need to book by 2/14/18 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local time).

Do’s and Don’ts When Using Shopping Apps

by Lauren Schwahn @ NerdWallet

Retailers such as Target and Amazon are embracing mobile applications to help consumers save money and time with features like digital wallets and augmented reality. When used strategically, apps can…

Chase Savings Account Review: $150, $200 and $300 Promotional Codes

by MM Team @ Banking Bonuses – Maximizing Money

The Chase Savings Account is now offering 3 different promotions, including a $150 cash bonus when you deposit $10,000, a $200 bonus when you deposit $15,000, and a $300 bonus when you deposit $25,000. [Read More] Chase Savings Account Review: $150, $200 and $300 Promotional Codes

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Trees for Troops – Free Christmas Trees for Eligible Military Families

by Lizann Lightfoot @ The Military Wallet

When my husband was deployed to Afghanistan, he often mentioned how depressingly sandy and brown it was there. He dreamed of seeing anything green and alive that would remind him of home. Imagine the impact on his unit when they received a live Christmas tree from America at their forward operating base. With a live [...]

KeyBank Checking Account Promotion – Deposit $500, Get $200 Bonus

KeyBank Checking Account Promotion – Deposit $500, Get $200 Bonus


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Smoke in Rear of Southwest Plane Causes Emergency Evacuation

Smoke in Rear of Southwest Plane Causes Emergency Evacuation

by Jeffrey Preis @ The Points Guy

A Southwest Boeing 737 headed from John Wayne International Airport (SNA) in Orange County, California, to San Jose (SJC) was evacuated in an emergency Monday night due to a fire. Flight 2123 was stopped by ground crews after being pushed back from its gate when they noticed a fire in the rear of the plane. The Boeing 737-700, with …

Our Family’s Expenses: December 2017

by DailyGrindFree @ Freedom from the Daily Grind

This month’s expense report includes a few big items like auto insurance premium, tuition payment and Christmas gifts. Let’s take a look at the details.   We continued to use EXCEL to track our expenses. No surprises there.   I know there are many of you out there who like to have a detailed budget for everything. I don’tRead more about Our Family’s Expenses: December 2017[...]

Life Insurance and Millennials — What to Consider Now

by Barbara Marquand @ NerdWallet

Getting married, buying a house and having kids are all good reasons to purchase life insurance. But if other financial priorities keep getting in the way, there’s an economic consideration…

Is AARP Worth It? We Asked a 35 Year Old Who Joined

by Jim Wang @ Wallet Hacks

There's a running joke in our household that my wife gets AARP solicitations because of her name. It's a little old-fashioned, like Thelma or Gladys (but not those), and unlikely to make a comeback (sorry honey!). We get the mailings because AARP uses the postal service's geographic mailing service, it's literally spam by mail without […]

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Navy Federal Credit Union $25 New Membership Promotion

by MM Team @ Banking Bonuses – Maximizing Money

Navy Federal Credit Union is offering a $25 new membership promotion for simply starting a new membership and opening a new membership savings account with a $5 minimum balance. [Read More] Navy Federal Credit Union $25 New Membership Promotion

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2018 Federal Income Tax Brackets

by Stephanie Colestock @ Consumerism Commentary

The IRS has released the 2018 tax rates. Here they are by income and tax filing status. We also cover exemption amounts and standard deduction. Ah, fall has arrived. You know, the time of year when the leaves change colors, the days get shorter . . . and the IRS releases next year’s tax brackets. […]

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On The Brink

On The Brink

by Carrie Gabbard @ Solarity

The financial services market is entering a new era of continuously changing consumer demands. Consumers simultaneously want and need world-class digital capabilities, and in-depth, personalized financial guidance. How will employees approach work when the type of work they actually do will change over their career? With optimism, openness, and ability, they jump right in. Being…

The Best Current and Historical Bank Interest Rates — February 2018

by Rob Berger @ Consumerism Commentary

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

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A day in the life …

A day in the life …

by Andrew Clapton @ Solarity

I have worked in financial services for nearly 25 years. I have been a banker, a mortgage loan officer, an insurance agent, as well as a team member with Solarity Credit Union. Transitioning to a credit union was a turning point in my career. I have always been very customer-focused and being a team member…

Congratulations to Sergio Diaz on Boy Scouts of American 2017 Service Award

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Now Public, Earn 10,000 IHG Points with Kimpton Stay

by DDG @ Danny the Deal Guru

Stay between January 1 and April 30 and get customized offers, bonuses, and the chance to earn points faster. As an extra bonus, receive an additional 10,000 points with your next Kimpton Hotels stay.

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Exploring the PNW

Exploring the PNW

by Luz Medrano @ Solarity

I asked one of my soldiers, “where is Yakima, and what is there to do there?” To which they replied, “Sgt., nothing. It's a small town that has nothing but farming, take what makes you feel at home because I am sure they will not even have a mall.” So, for three weeks of training, I stayed in the barracks, didn't leave the base, and was miserable. I promised myself I'd never come back to a town like this.

New Federal Veterans ID Card Now Available – How to Apply for the New VIC

by Ryan Guina @ The Military Wallet

Update – January, 2018: VA Again Accepting ID Card Applications. The VA began accepting applications for the Veterans Identification Cards at the end of November 2017. Shortly afterward, the VA announced they were unable to process ID card requests due to the overwhelming response. Veterans were instructed to submit their email address on a waining [...]

From Faith to Finance

From Faith to Finance

by Sherrin Melcher @ Solarity

So there it was, my career, I was going to be a youth pastor. I had a plan in motion to go the college get a counseling degree and then on to seminary for my pastoral license. But life is funny just when you have it all figured out; it throws you a curve ball.

When Will I Get My Tax Refund? 2017 Tax Year Refund Schedule (2018 Tax Season)

by Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at When Will I Get My Tax Refund? 2017 Tax Year Refund Schedule (2018 Tax Season).

The first day to file your 2017 taxes is January 29, 2018. The IRS reports that 9 out of 10 taxpayers who filed electronically in 2017 received their tax refunds within 21 days. Some taxpayers receive their refund in as little as 8 days, and most receive it within 10-14 days. The IRS no longer ... Read More about When Will I Get My Tax Refund? 2017 Tax Year Refund Schedule (2018 Tax Season)

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Fifth Third Bank Again Offers $200 Checking Bonus

Fifth Third Bank Again Offers $200 Checking Bonus


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Fifth Third Bank is offering its $200 Checking Bonus now through June 30, 2017. Available in FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NC, OH, PA, TN, and WV, based on Zip...

How to Get Your Credit Score for Free

by Abby Hayes @ Consumerism Commentary

You can get your credit score for free if you know where to look. Here are eight ways to check your FICO score without paying a dime. Many consumers know that they can get a free annual credit report from each of the three credit reporting bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. But this report only […]

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2017 Veterans Day Freebies, Retail Discounts, and Special Offers

by Ryan Guina @ The Military Wallet

Veterans Day is a time to celebrate the service of those who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe. While military members don’t serve for recognition, it’s nice to know that many companies and organizations set aside a day to honor their service. This page lists a variety of Veterans Day offers for our [...]

Chase Bank Business Savings Account $200 Cash Promotion

by MM Team @ Banking Bonuses – Maximizing Money

Get a $200 bonus when you open a Chase Business Savings Account in-branch and deposit a minimum of $15,000 for at least 90 days. [Read More] Chase Bank Business Savings Account $200 Cash Promotion

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7 of the Best Places to Open an IRA in 2018

by Kevin Mercadante @ Consumerism Commentary

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

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Life Insurance Living Benefits Rider

by Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at Life Insurance Living Benefits Rider.

Having life insurance in place can allow you the peace of mind in knowing that those who love and care about will not have to face financial hardship in the case of the unexpected. That is because, in addition to providing funds for replacement of income, the cash that life insurance offers can also be ... Read More about Life Insurance Living Benefits Rider

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Why You?

Why You?

by Brandon Babin @ Solarity

If you find yourself sliding out of bed, dreading to go to work, waking up in the morning knowing your contribution to society isn’t rewarding, driving the long route to work only to wait in your car until the last minute with a massive inhale exhale before entering your work space, then it’s time to make a change and this blog is speaking to you.

2018 Review of Prosper Lending and Borrowing

by Guest Author @ Consumerism Commentary

Prosper claims to offer great rates for both borrowers and investors. In this Prosper review, we put these claims to the test. Prosper offers a different way to look at lending. The Prosper platform is a peer-to-peer marketplace where people can borrow money for all aspects of life. It’s an interesting platform for people who […]

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Best Bank Account Bonuses and Offers February 2018 - NerdWallet

Best Bank Account Bonuses and Offers February 2018 - NerdWallet


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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…

8% eBay Bucks Bonus Offer For Buyers and Sellers [Targeted]

8% eBay Bucks Bonus Offer For Buyers and Sellers [Targeted]

by DDG @ Miles to Memories

Earn 8% in eBay Bucks on every qualifying item when you buy, or earn 8% on the value of the items you sell. No minimum purchase/sale amount.

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 …

Received $300 for opening Chase Total Checking Account

Received $300 for opening Chase Total Checking Account


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How long does it really take to get $300 for opening a Chase Total Checking Account? In our case, not too long. Not even a month. I am really starting to like Chase and the products being offered b…

6 Ways to Get Free Redbox Codes

by Stephanie Colestock @ Consumerism Commentary

Redbox is a great way to watch moves. And while it’s cheap, you can do even better. Here are six ways to get free Redbox codes. I’ll be honest: I can’t even remember the last time I paid just to watch a movie. Between streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and my Amazon Fire Stick, I […]

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They Moved Up!

They Moved Up!

by Carrie Gabbard @ Solarity

In the year 2016, forty-five (45) percent of our positions that became open were filled with internal applicants. Nineteen (19) percent of our positions that became open were filled with external applicants – who were referred by internal employees.

Our Family’s Expenses: January 2018

by DailyGrindFree @ Freedom from the Daily Grind

Hello 2018. There wasn’t anything unexpected other than a few education related expenses spilling over to this month. Let’s take a look at the details.   We continued to use EXCEL to track our expenses. No surprises there.   I know there are many of you out there who like to have a detailed budget for everything. IRead more about Our Family’s Expenses: January 2018[...]

How to Plan a Purr-fect Flight With Your Cat

by Gregory Karp @ NerdWallet

Taking a cat or kitten along on a commercial flight can seem like a straightforward idea, but the logistics can mount. You may face additional costs, not to mention documentation…

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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Integrity & Trust

Integrity & Trust

by Pete Stromberg @ Solarity

Bringing integrity to our roles as organizational leaders is an essential component of our success.  Integrity is vital to the establishment of a trust-filled environment.  Together, integrity and trust represent a powerful team for when they align positive outcomes are achievable by all. 

Accelerated Death Benefit Rider

by Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at Accelerated Death Benefit Rider.

Having life insurance means that those you love and care about may not have to suffer financial hardship at an already difficult time in their lives. That is because the proceeds from a life insurance policy can be used for a wide variety of different needs, such as the payoff of debt, the continuation of ... Read More about Accelerated Death Benefit Rider

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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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How to Find the Most Affordable Cell Phone Plans

by Abby Hayes @ Consumerism Commentary

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

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3 Times It’s Worth Chasing That Checking Account Bonus | Student Loan Hero

3 Times It’s Worth Chasing That Checking Account Bonus | Student Loan Hero


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Some banks offer sign-up bonuses to new customers. But are they worth the effort? Here are three times it's worth signing up for a checking account bonus.

Waiver of Premium Rider

by Paul Moyer @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at Waiver of Premium Rider.

Life insurance can provide peace of mind in knowing that loved ones and survivors will have the funds that they need in case of the unexpected. But, not all life insurance policies are exactly alike, so in many cases, adding various riders can help to better “customize” the coverage to fit specific anticipated needs. A ... Read More about Waiver of Premium Rider

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14 ways to save on Valentine’s Day

14 ways to save on Valentine’s Day

by Charis Brown @ clark.com

Valentine’s Day can be expensive. From the flowers to the candy, to the dinner out and jewelry gifts, you might be wondering if there is a smarter way to spend your hard-earned dollars on the romantic holiday. The truth is, …

How to Apply for a Credit Card Hardship Program

by Stephanie Colestock @ Consumerism Commentary

A credit card hardship program can help you deal with mounting credit card debt. This guide walks you through these programs, including what they are, how they work, how to apply, and their effect on your credit score. No matter how particular you are with your budget, life can always knock everything off-kilter. Illness, injury, […]

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Altura Credit Union (CA) Offering Signature Personal Loan with 7.49% Interest Rate

by Melissa @ APRfinder

Racking up high-interest credit card debt is easy to do; paying it off in a short period of time isn’t always as simple. The accumulation of interest each month a balance remains unpaid makes it difficult to make a dent in the total amount of debt owed. Fortunately, a personal loan is a lump sum […]

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Heartland Financial USA – $200 Consumer Checking Account Bonus – AZ, CA, CO, IA, IL, KS, MO, MT, NM and WI

by MM Team @ Banking Bonuses – Maximizing Money

Earn up to $200 in bonus cash with a consumer checking account when you enroll in eStatements and have at least 1 $500 direct deposit, available at various community banks in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, and Wisconsin. [Read More] Heartland Financial USA – $200 Consumer Checking Account Bonus – AZ, CA, CO, IA, IL, KS, MO, MT, NM and WI

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Terminal Leave: Take it or Sell it Back? – Pros and Cons of Both Options

by Forrest Baumhover @ The Military Wallet

There are any number of articles out in the web-space about whether you should take terminal leave upon retirement or separation, vice selling back your unused leave. Ryan Guina’s Cash Money Life article is a very good primer on why this should be considered on a case-by-case basis, and why each decision on whether to take terminal leave is a personal one.

The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards of 2018

by Michael Pruser @ Consumerism Commentary

Enjoy free travel with this list of the best travel rewards credit cards of 2018. I’ve personally used several of these credit cards for free flights and hotel stays. It’s time to plan your holiday travel. That may mean cashing in the travel rewards you’ve accumulated on credit cards–or it may mean starting to use […]

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Estate Planning with Life Insurance

by Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at Estate Planning with Life Insurance.

Although most people don’t like to think about what might happen to their loved ones after they’re gone, the reality is that if you aren’t properly prepared for certain situations, a potentially bad scenario could become much worse for the people that you care about most. In fact, for most people to achieve lasting peace ... Read More about Estate Planning with Life Insurance

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10 things you must do if your identity is stolen

10 things you must do if your identity is stolen

by Laura Sayers, ClarkDeals.com @ clark.com

As cliché as it may sound, I never thought I would be a victim of identity theft. I have always been extremely careful with my personal information — shredding my personal documents, leaving my checkbook at home and only providing …

AEA FCU Offering $100 Gift Card for Members Closing on a New Mortgage in AZ

by Melissa @ APRfinder

Buying a home comes with several expenses, including a down payment, closing costs, and moving costs. In addition to these common out-of-pocket costs, new homeowners also end up spending money on furnishing the home, fixing cosmetic woes, and buying appliances or décor. Each of these added purchases can stack up quickly, making it necessary to […]

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The Perfect Fit

The Perfect Fit

by Elyssa Granger @ Solarity

I am packing for college and trying to decide where in the world was my “fit.” Never did I imagine it would be at a bank, Credit Union, or in a financial industry whatsoever.

Becoming a Solarian

Becoming a Solarian

by Pete Stromberg @ Solarity

Solarity recognizes that its greatest strength is its employees.  A highly competent and intrinsically motivated team is what sets us apart from the competition.  In light of this, Solarity has just completed a comprehensive overhaul of its onboarding and training program.  This program is designed to ensure that all Solarians are ready and able to…

I salute you. Leveraging recognition to support our core values.

I salute you. Leveraging recognition to support our core values.

by MaryAbigail Dills @ Solarity

Data has shown that happy employees produce more and accomplish more. It is an exciting age to be in. We have gone from Ford creating the standard eight hour work day to beginning to harness the creativity, individuality and diversity of our employees to benefit our companies. The challenge is for business leaders to figure…

2017 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts – Over 100 Free Meals!

by Ryan Guina @ The Military Wallet

Updated: Nov 11, 2017. Happy Veterans Day! There are many restaurants and companies who want to thank our veterans by providing them with discounts or a free meal. To those companies offering veterans a free meal or discount, the military community gives a collective thanks! Download a PDF of these Veterans Day free meals and [...]

RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler User Guide – Schedule Your Military ID Card Appointment Online

by Ryan Guina @ The Military Wallet

Getting a new military ID card can be a simple process if you’re on active duty. You can usually just go to your base personnel office or Pass & ID center during office hours, sign up on the waiting list, and get a new card issued within the hour. But you may need to schedule [...]

The Best Prepaid Debit Cards of 2018

by Luke Landes @ Consumerism Commentary

Find the best prepaid debit cards of 2018, including low fee cards and those you can use for free. We compare features, fees, and bonuses. Prepaid debit cards have always been a controversial topic. Some cards carry insanely high fees just for making everyday purchases. Suze Orman’s entry into the prepaid card business, the Approved […]

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Get Paid to Live on Bahamas and Care for Flamingos

Get Paid to Live on Bahamas and Care for Flamingos

by Jeffrey Preis @ The Points Guy

Baha Mar, a massive resort that recently opened on Nassau, Bahamas, after more than 10 years of construction, sits on 1,000 acres and a half-mile stretch of beachside property and cost over $4 billion to build. The resort includes three hotel properties (totaling 2,300 rooms), 42 restaurants and lounges, an 18-hole golf course, a casino and the resort’s …

Pawtucket Credit Union Offering Two Mortgage Specials with No Closing Costs

by Melissa @ APRfinder

Being a homeowner is a major life achievement for many people, but it takes a hefty amount of financial planning to get the job done right. Purchasing a home requires a down payment which can range from 0% to 20%, depending on the type of loan and credit history of the borrower, but it doesn’t […]

This post originally appeared on APRfinder.

Pros and Cons of Interest-Only Mortgage Payments

by Luke Landes @ Consumerism Commentary

Interest only mortgage payments appeal to many because of the low monthly payment. But are they a good way to go? We list the pros and cons. A while back, a Consumerism Commentary reader named Ryan suggested I write about interest-only mortgages. I thought this was an interesting request. So I definitely wanted to address […]

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A Complete Guide to Refinancing Your Mortgage

by Stephanie Colestock @ Consumerism Commentary

Trying to decide whether to refinance a mortgage? In our guide, we walk you through how to refinance a mortgage and where to find the best rates. Have you been in your current home mortgage for a few years? Do you see advertised mortgage rates well below what you’re locked in for? And do wonder […]

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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. […]

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

Get a $200 Bonus from US Bank When You Open a New Checking Account - Miles to Memories

Get a $200 Bonus from US Bank When You Open a New Checking Account - Miles to Memories


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US Bank has a new checking account bonus available that can earn you $200. This is one of the best offers that they have and the requirements for the bonus are pretty easy.

Watch Out for This New Tax Scam

by KaToya Fleming @ MagnifyMoney

Tax season can be the most profitable time of year for savvy thieves. And just a week into filing season, the IRS has uncovered a new trick cybercriminals are using to scam you out of your money. The IRS warns tax preparers and consumers about a new scam in which criminals are using consumers’ account … Continue reading Watch Out for This New Tax Scam

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411 on the 509

411 on the 509

by Solarity @ Solarity

Adventure, nature, and the Yakima Valley will begin to unfold as you dive into it. There is so much to explore in the Yakima Valley…from music and craft beverages, to outdoor activities and local sports…one just has to look.

Chase Bank Bonus Coupon Codes – $150, $200, $350, $500 – New $500 Combo Link Available

by MM Team @ Banking Bonuses – Maximizing Money

Check out these Chase Bank bonus coupon codes to earn a $150, $200, $350, or even $500 cash reward when you open a new Chase checking account or savings account including business accounts, plus there is a new $500 Chase combo link available through March 3, 2018. [Read More] Chase Bank Bonus Coupon Codes – $150, $200, $350, $500 – New $500 Combo Link Available

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Premier America Credit Union Promotions: $50 + $50 Bonus [CA, TX Residents]

by Tony Phan @ MoneysMyLife

Premier America Credit Union promotions and sign-up bonus offers will be updated at this page. Typical offers in the past have been for $100 to $200 in bonus cash. Headquartered in Chatsworth, California and established in 1957, Premier America Credit Union has around 20 locations in California and Texas. If you’re not a resident of either […]

Today's Best Bank Bonuses, Deals and Promotions

Today's Best Bank Bonuses, Deals and Promotions


Consumerism Commentary

Get the best bank bonuses, promos and deals with this regularly updated list of bank signup promotions. Get $300 or more just for opening a bank account.

The Best Online Savings Accounts in February 2018

by LaTisha Styles @ MagnifyMoney

Updated February 9, 2018 After years of low interest rates, there is a pricing war happening for online savings accounts. Long gone are the days of 0.01% APY. If you are willing to open an online savings account (which is FDIC insured), you can now easily get a 1.50% APY or higher. Interest rates are … Continue reading The Best Online Savings Accounts in February 2018

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2018 IRS Tax Refund Schedule (2017 Tax Year) – When Will I Receive My Tax Refund?

by Ryan Guina @ The Military Wallet

When it comes to filing a federal tax return, there are a few questions that people care about more than any other – how much am I paying on taxes, how much will I get back in my tax refund, and when will I receive it? Everything else, the say, is just details. There is [...]

Doing Your Own Taxes? Pros Say Avoid These 4 Blunders

by Tina Orem @ NerdWallet

It’s easy to make mistakes when you’re trying to do your own tax return, but some mistakes seem to happen way too often. We asked a couple of tax pros…

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

by DDG @ Danny the Deal Guru

Priority Pass will be the first lounge membership program to integrate LocusLabs’ indoor mapping and wayfinding features within its app, through an update due in the coming weeks.

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Is Personal Capital Safe? Personal Capital Security Explained

by Jim Wang @ Wallet Hacks

I use Personal Capital on a monthly basis to collect my net worth information. I've been at it for over a decade. When I tell people I use a tool to do it, they all ask me the same question – is Personal Capital safe? Security is one of the biggest concerns people have with […]

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Member Experience: A Rallying Cry

Member Experience: A Rallying Cry

by Ralph Cumbee @ Solarity

For us, the Member Experience has become a key competitive differentiator, driving decisions on where and how to do business, while attempting to build brand loyalists. This effort has been carried to all levels of the organization and has become a rallying cry for our team.

Free $10 at Amazon with Discover Card

Free $10 at Amazon with Discover Card

by DDG @ Miles to Memories

There's a new offer that can get you a free $10 to spend on products sold and shipped by Amazon.com. All you need to do is switch your set your Discover card as the default 1-Click payment method

Do Something Different this Year with our Holiday Gift Guide

by Stephanie Colestock @ Consumerism Commentary

No reason to give the same boring gifts this year. Our holiday gift guide offers creative and inexpensive gift ideas that your friends and family will love. Christmas is right around the corner. Do you have all of your gift shopping done yet? If you’re anything like me, the answer is no. This isn’t because […]

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The Best Investments for a Teenager

by Luke Landes @ Consumerism Commentary

It’s never too early to start investing. In fact, we wish high school students invested even a little. So here are some tips on how to invest as a teenager. It doesn’t hurt to start talking to even young kids about investing. But when they’re teenagers, the can–and should–get hands-on experience. Like many other kids […]

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TaxAct Review 2017 – A Powerful Tax Software Solution to Fill Most Needs

by Kevin Mercadante @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at TaxAct Review 2017 – A Powerful Tax Software Solution to Fill Most Needs.

TaxAct is one of the leading tax preparation software packages available. The service was founded in 1998, and it enables you to prepare all types of returns, regardless of the degree of difficulty. Small and medium-size business tax returns are a niche of this product, but they even have a professional edition available for career ... Read More about TaxAct Review 2017 – A Powerful Tax Software Solution to Fill Most Needs

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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 […]

As an Authorized User, Can I Open My Own Account for the Same Card?

As an Authorized User, Can I Open My Own Account for the Same Card?

by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

“Reader Questions” are now answered twice a week — Tuesdays and Thursdays — by TPG Assistant Editor Brendan Dorsey. Brendan has been with TPG for a year and a half and hails from Northern California. After being an authorized user on someone’s credit card account, you may be considering an account of your own. Maybe …

Here’s How the GOP Might Finally De-Fang the CFPB

by Shen Lu @ MagnifyMoney

Update: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday released a new five-year strategic plan, outlining a less aggressive approach to its mission of protecting consumer rights. The consumer watchdog revised its mission and vision for 2018 through 2022. Under the new mission, the CFPB will be “equally protecting the legal rights of all,” including consumers … Continue reading Here’s How the GOP Might Finally De-Fang the CFPB

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This Is The Tallest Hotel In The World

This Is The Tallest Hotel In The World

by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

In Dubai, a city synonymous with superlatives, the Guinness Book of World Records just confirmed newcomer Gevora Hotel to be the world’s tallest at just over 356 meters high (1,168 feet). Neighbor and previous record-holder the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai stands just one meter shorter at 355 meters (1,165 feet). The Gevora Hotel has four restaurants, …

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How Many Savings Accounts Do You Need?

by Abby Hayes @ Consumerism Commentary

Back in the day, we had just one savings account. Mine came with a passbook. Now we ask–how many savings accounts do you need? We have the answer. These days, more banks are offering low- or no-fee savings accounts. This can make it tempting to open a lot of different accounts. And, in some cases, […]

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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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Our Family’s Expenses: November 2017

by DailyGrindFree @ Freedom from the Daily Grind

Month of November was a tough one. One of our family members was in a car accident. We had to spend 4-5 days in a hospital and over two weeks at home. As much as it was a trying a few weeks, it was also a family bonding time for us.   We continued to useRead more about Our Family’s Expenses: November 2017[...]

How 12 Olympians Pinched Pennies to Chase Gold

by Teddy Nykiel @ NerdWallet

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,…

First Commonwealth Bank offering Home Equity Loan with 3.75% Rate

by Melissa @ APRfinder

Homeowners have several options when it comes to accessing affordable financing. A home equity loan can be used to fund major expenses, like a family vacation, college tuition, or a home renovation. A fixed loan may also be a good source of funding for debt consolidation, especially in a low interest rate environment. Each financial […]

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A day in the Life of a Process Improvement Analyst

A day in the Life of a Process Improvement Analyst

by Adi Vagicherla @ Solarity

Bill Gates once said he’d rather hire the lazy people since they find the easiest ways to accomplish given tasks. I’ve seen that quote float around the internet many times and just like my annoying uncle on Facebook, I believe everything on the internet is true. Process Improvement is finding the best ways to achieve…

American Express is hiring and you can work from home

American Express is hiring and you can work from home

by Mike Timmermann @ clark.com

American Express is once again hiring work-from-home customer service professionals.

The Why. The What. The How.

The Why. The What. The How.

by Jason Weatherley @ Solarity

The Why To be the financial services organization of choice for people who want extraordinary experiences. This is “the why;” this is filter every member interaction, every decision and every project is run through at Solarity. If a project doesn’t pass this filter it doesn’t get approved to move forward. The What If it provides…

TransUnion TrueIdentity – Free ID Theft Protection & Credit Report

by Ryan @ APRfinder

The IT revolution has yielded smartphones, digital banking and cloud services, forever changing the financial services sector. Now anyone with even a simple smartphone can be connected to a wealth of digital services. But there is one major issue with the IT revolution. It is now easier than ever for criminals to steal personal information […]

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What do our Members Expect from us?

What do our Members Expect from us?

by Gary Caskey @ Solarity

Expectation: a belief that something will or is likely to a happen.  A belief about how successful or good something will be.

Warning: 5 Valentine’s Day scams your wallet will NOT love!

Warning: 5 Valentine’s Day scams your wallet will NOT love!

by Alex Thomas Sadler @ clark.com

Valentine’s Day is a popular time for people who are hoping to find love online.

But while you might be looking for love, there are others who are just trying to take your money!

According to the National Retail Foundation

Southwest Airlines PSA for International Flights

Southwest Airlines PSA for International Flights

by Mark Ostermann @ Miles to Memories

There is something you need to remember when checking in for international flights on Southwest Airlines.

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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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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5 Times a Federal Parent PLUS Loan Is a Mistake

by Elyssa Kirkham @ Student Loan Hero

Today’s parents are borrowing more — and more often — to fund their children’s educations. Most parents who borrowed for a child’s education reported a combined student loan balance of $40,000 or higher, according to our parent student loans survey. For these parents, managing a federal Parent PLUS Loan or other student debt often competes […]

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Life in Yakima

Life in Yakima

by Micayla Lemieux @ Solarity

I’ve always kind of disliked the Yakima Valley.  Being born and raised in the Lower Valley I always felt bored by the lack of nature and the small town feel and the fact that there was never anything interesting to do in town.  Then I had the chance to move to Southern California for a…

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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These 5 Gas-Saving ‘Tips’ Don’t Work

by Philip Reed @ NerdWallet

When gas prices spike, drivers love to swap gas-saving tips. The crazier the tip, the faster it seems to spread. The problem is, some such “tips” are more urban legend…

Not so magical: Disney raises the cost of park admission again!

Not so magical: Disney raises the cost of park admission again!

by Theo Thimou @ clark.com

Planning a trip to the Magic Kingdom or Disneyland this year? It's going to cost you a pretty penny thanks to increased admission costs, but there are some ways you can save.

10 Bank Promotions That Pay You To Open An Account

10 Bank Promotions That Pay You To Open An Account


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Find out which banks are running cash promotions this summer.

How to Get Free or Cheap Flu Shots

by Jim Wang @ Wallet Hacks

The flu is bad news. Like really bad news. And the 2018 flu season is going down as one of the worst in recent memory. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention keeps an influenza map of the United States and for the first time, the entire contiguous United States is the same color – […]

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Amazon warning: Beware of deliveries you didn’t order

Amazon warning: Beware of deliveries you didn’t order

by Theo Thimou @ clark.com

It all started innocently enough for a Massachusetts couple when a phone charging hand warmer showed up unannounced on their doorstep about five months ago. Then the unwanted deliveries didn't stop!

Traditional and Roth IRA Contribution Limits for 2018

by Rob Berger @ Consumerism Commentary

The IRS just released IRA contribution limits for 2018. Unfortunately, the limits didn’t change from 2017. The ROTH IRA income limits, however, did change. Here are the details. You have more time than you might think to contribute to your traditional and Roth IRAs. Rather than an end-of-year deadline, you have until you file your […]

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1st Constitution Bancorp to Acquire New Jersey Community Bank

by 1stadmin @ 1st Constitution Bank

CRANBURY, N.J., November 6, 2017 – 1st Constitution Bancorp (Nasdaq: FCCY), the holding company for 1st Constitution Bank, and New Jersey Community Bank (OTC PINK: NJCB) jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger pursuant to which 1st Constitution Bancorp will acquire New Jersey Community Bank in a stock and cash transaction valued at approximately $4.00 per share, or approximately $7.6 million in total consideration. Upon the closing of the transaction, New Jersey Community Bank will merge with and into 1st Constitution Bank. The merger has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both institutions, and is anticipated to be completed at the end of the first quarter of 2018. The transaction is subject to approval by the shareholders of New Jersey Community Bank, as well as regulatory approvals, and other customary closing conditions. Under the terms of the merger agreement, New Jersey Community Bank shareholders will receive $1.60 in cash and 0.1333 shares of 1st Constitution Bancorp common stock, subject to adjustment as set forth in the merger agreement, for each share of New Jersey Community Bank common stock that they own. 1st Constitution Bancorp expects to issue approximately 254,392 […]

What’s Coming Next: Digital Banking Platform

What’s Coming Next: Digital Banking Platform

by Chad Ritchie @ Solarity

Technology has simplified things for me and I no longer need to resort to questionable parenting acts to remain comfy on the couch.

Rebrand or Brand Refresh?

Rebrand or Brand Refresh?

by MaryAbigail Dills @ Solarity

A brand is not something that you create and then put on the bookshelf.  It requires attention and evolves organically along with your business. It is your company’s personality. Think about all of the things you have learned over the last year. Have you learned to use some new words, present concepts more clearly, changed your hair or bought a few new outfits? You are constantly refreshing your personal brand, and it is vital that you pay the same level of attention to your company’s brand.

131 Retailers Will Ship for Free This Year

by Stephanie Colestock @ Consumerism Commentary

On Free Shipping Day (December 15) 131 retailers will ship your purchases to you for free. Here are all the details you need to know. According to the latest statistics, over 55 percent of shoppers are now buying their Christmas gifts online. This isn’t surprising to me personally. With Amazon’s free Prime shipping, I do most […]

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A Surprisingly Lucrative Way to Use Points That No One Talks About

A Surprisingly Lucrative Way to Use Points That No One Talks About

by Million Mile Secrets @ Million Mile Secrets

I get travel inspiration when I hear folks share stories of their adventures.  So here’s the next installment of our weekly series where Million Mile Secrets team members shares their travel successes (and failures) with you! Jason:   When it comes to booking Big Travel with Small Money most folks in the miles & points hobby focus …

Places Where Americans Live the Most Balanced Lifestyles

by Kali McFadden @ MagnifyMoney

As Americans, we’re often focused on status markers, like the amount of money we make, but research indicates that time we spend with people we care about, good health and income equality are some of biggest factors that lead to happiness. It’s not just how much we earn, it’s what we have to do to … Continue reading Places Where Americans Live the Most Balanced Lifestyles

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Beer; Washington’s Craft

Beer; Washington’s Craft

by Ben Record @ Solarity

It is Friday night in Yakima and you are headed out with a few friends for a beer. But, where are you going for this beer? And what beer will you drink? If this sounds like something you and your friends might struggle with, don’t worry I am here to help! I have put together a list with my top three breweries in the Yakima Valley, explaining why they are my favorite and what my favorite beer is at each. Enjoy!

Banks Will Pay You Up to $400 Just for Opening a Checking Account

Banks Will Pay You Up to $400 Just for Opening a Checking Account


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My Full Review:  Spend a Little to Save a Lot With the AMEX Platinum Card 60,000 Point Offer

My Full Review: Spend a Little to Save a Lot With the AMEX Platinum Card 60,000 Point Offer

by Million Mile Secrets @ Million Mile Secrets

Right now, you can earn 60,000 valuable AMEX Membership Rewards points when you open The Platinum Card® from American Express and meet the minimum spending requirements.  That’s enough for a Business Class flight to Europe, 2 round-trip flights to Hawaii, or free nights at luxury Hilton hotels that can be worth $1000s!  That said, it comes with a …

Blue Federal Credit Union Offers Are Quite The Gimmick

by Tony Phan @ MoneysMyLife

Blue Federal Credit Union offers some impressive rates on their Checking and Savings accounts. Unfortunately, the highest rates available are a bit of a gimmick, so don’t get too excited. On the plus side, accounts are available for nationwide application. Established in 1951 and headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Blue Federal CU has nearly 15 locations […]

Branches Are Changing…

Branches Are Changing…

by Sam Johnson @ Solarity

Introducing the Engagement Center and the Engagement Center Guides The Engagement Center is a new concept for Solarity Credit Union. It merges world-class staff training with the power of new technology, which allows us to focus on building lasting relationships with our members. We call the Engagement Center staff “Engagement Center Guides” because they have…

Press Release: 44% of Parents Feel Guilty They Haven’t Saved More for Kids’ College

by SLH Staff @ Student Loan Hero

“A new survey by Student Loan Hero finds more than 57% of parents have saved less than $10,000” Austin, Texas, Feb. 13, 2018 — 44% of parents who are currently saving for family college costs reported feeling guilty that they haven’t stashed away more to date, according to a new survey from Student Loan Hero. […]

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Net Worth Update: December 4, 2017

by DailyGrindFree @ Freedom from the Daily Grind

We continued to make our regular mortgage payments, added $1500 to my 457 retirement account, deposited $1200 to Vanguard taxable account and continued to make a few bucks from other investments & side hustles.           This month’s biggest expenses were our mortgage payment and regular monthly bills.   Any comments, suggestions, encouragements, or advice is welcomeRead more about Net Worth Update: December 4, 2017[...]

Northern Paper Mills CU $100 Checking Account Cash Bonus – Wisconsin

by MM Team @ Banking Bonuses – Maximizing Money

If you live or work in Brown County, Wisconsin, or work for Georgia Pacific Corporation in Green Bay, Wisconsin, you can earn a $100 bonus for opening a new personal checking account with Northern Paper Mills Credit Union. [Read More] Northern Paper Mills CU $100 Checking Account Cash Bonus – Wisconsin

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Looking for Credit Union Student Loans? Here’s How to Find and Apply for Them

by Christy Rakoczy @ Student Loan Hero

Do you need private student loans to cover the cost of your education? Though many prospective borrowers head straight to a big bank or online lender for a student loan, these aren’t your only options. Consider student loans from credit unions, too. Like banks and online lenders, credit unions are financial institutions that lend money. […]

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50 Tips to Help Establish Your Emergency Fund

by Luke Landes @ Consumerism Commentary

50 Ways to build an emergency fund. Tips, tricks and strategies on saving more for emergencies and where to keep your rainy day money. There’s a reason Dave Ramsey’s famous Baby Step #1 is to build an emergency fund. It helps people get on track for becoming financially independent. I don’t agree with everything Ramsey […]

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13 ways to save money at Publix

13 ways to save money at Publix

by Theo Thimou @ clark.com

With 1,169 stores across the Southeast, Publix is a beloved fixture to a lot of grocery shoppers — even if it isn't exactly known for having the lowest prices! But it is possible to shop Publix and save a lot of money at the same time. Here's how to do it...

3rd Annual Music Saved My Life Charity Softball Tournament

by 1stadmin @ 1st Constitution Bank

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Hotel Review Part 2: Casino, Restaurants and Service Issues

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Hotel Review Part 2: Casino, Restaurants and Service Issues

by Bethany Walsh @ Miles to Memories

Part 2 of our Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Review. Covering the casino and restaurants in detail. This part also discusses what I believe to be the largest negative of the otherwise beautiful resort.

10 Steps to Break the Credit Card Habit

by Abby Hayes @ Consumerism Commentary

Credit cards offer convenience, security, and rewards. Overspend with a credit card, however, and the interest and fees can bury you. Here are 10 tips to stop using credit cards. If you’ve got a bad credit card habit, chances are you know it. Whether or not you’re willing to admit it is a whole other […]

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Net Worth Update: February 4, 2018

by DailyGrindFree @ Freedom from the Daily Grind

We continued to add $1500 to my 457 retirement account and decided not to put any money on our Vanguard taxable account for the next several months. That money will go to Mrs’s 2107 Roth IRA starting next week. We also continued to make a few bucks from other investments & side hustles.   This month’sRead more about Net Worth Update: February 4, 2018[...]

Net Worth Update: October 2, 2017

by DailyGrindFree @ Freedom from the Daily Grind

We continued to make our regular mortgage payments, added $1500 to my 457 retirement account, deposited $300 to Vanguard taxable account and continued to make a few bucks from other investments & side hustles. As you may have noticed, this month, I only deposited $300 to Vanguard taxable account. I may also skip the next month.        Read more about Net Worth Update: October 2, 2017[...]

Clark Howard 2.12.18

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Best Personal Checking Account Promotions in 2017 - The Simple Dollar

Best Personal Checking Account Promotions in 2017 - The Simple Dollar


The Simple Dollar

If you need a new checking account, banks from coast to coast are offering attractive promotional bonuses to lure your business. A bank checking account bo

Why I Chose Solarity

Why I Chose Solarity

by Sam Johnson @ Solarity

My first job out of college in 2011 was for the State of Washington Department of Financial Institutions Division of Banks as a financial examiner in Seattle.  Over almost three years I examined nearly 30 community financial institutions all over the state and met their executive teams, learned about their strategies, assessed their financials, and…

How to Improve Your Credit Score

by Stephanie Colestock @ Consumerism Commentary

A good credit score can save you thousands of dollars in lower rates. To help boost your FICO score, here’s our guide on how to improve your credit score. Somewhere along the line, debt became “normal.” In fact, American consumer society has progressed to the point that access to debt is almost essential to living […]

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Return of Premium Rider

by Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at Return of Premium Rider.

If you have people in your life that you care about, then you are likely a good candidate for life insurance coverage. That is because the funds that are received from a life insurance policy can be used by the beneficiary (or beneficiaries) to pay off debt, continue paying ongoing bills, and even to make ... Read More about Return of Premium Rider

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3 Credit Bureaus – Phone Numbers & Addresses for Equifax, Experian and TransUnion

by Wes @ APRfinder

The three major credit bureaus in the United States are Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. There are several likely reasons why you might need to contact one of these companies, but they sure don’t make it easy to get in touch with someone on the telephone. Below you will find the contact info for each US […]

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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 …

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Launches Own Cryptocurrency in 2018

by Melissa @ APRfinder

Cryptocurrency has taken center stage over the last year, with individual investors, financial experts, and major financial institutions all adding their opinions as well as predictions for the future. Digital currencies like Bitcoin are known best for their impressive run-up in value over a short period of time, but with that comes waves of volatility […]

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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 …

Today’s Best Bank Deals, Promotions, and Bonuses

by Stephanie Colestock @ Consumerism Commentary

Get the best bank bonuses, promos and deals with this regularly updated list of bank signup promotions. When opening a bank account, there are a few things you should be looking for: low (or no) fees, the highest interest rates possible, and promotional bonus offers. With the latter, you can often score free money without […]

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10 Legitimate Ways to Watch Free Movies Online

by Abby Hayes @ Consumerism Commentary

There are now more ways than ever to watch free movies online. Here are 10 of them, some of which offer recently released flicks. If you’re anything like me, your family time and date nights often involve watching movies. There’s nothing our five-year-old likes better than curling up on the couch with some popcorn to […]

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Fidelity Go Review: Robo-Advisor With Low Management Fees

by Tony Phan @ MoneysMyLife

Brought to you by the well-known firm, Fidelity Investments, Fidelity Go is a robo-advisor that offers a clear pricing structure that is somewhat different to its rivals, giving you an all-inclusive fee that impressively covers all investment expenses too.  This is one of its most significant benefits as it gives you access to all of […]

Move the decimal vs. double the tax: Which restaurant tipping method is better?

Move the decimal vs. double the tax: Which restaurant tipping method is better?

by Mike Timmermann @ clark.com

Don't know how much to tip? Here are some common ways to figure out the gratuity without a calculator.

Get Free Money With These 5 Bank Promotions

Get Free Money With These 5 Bank Promotions


The Balance

Bank promotions that will get you hundreds of dollars of free money by opening new bank accounts such as savings and checking accounts.

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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How to Prepare Your Taxes & File Your Tax Return – (Possibly for Free!)

by Ryan Guina @ The Military Wallet

Thank you H&R Block for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from H&R Block, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. Filing your taxes isn’t always fun. But it doesn’t have to be a complicated process or take a long time. If your situation is fairly basic, you can file [...]

Am I Accountable?

Am I Accountable?

by Sarah Welch @ Solarity

Accountability in the basic sense is taking ownership of your actions, no “if’s,” “and's,” or “but’s” about it. What makes me accountable?

A day in the life of a Central Operations Assistant

A day in the life of a Central Operations Assistant

by Kari Thompson @ Solarity

Supporting the front-line is the most rewarding part of this position here at Solarity Credit Union. I love being able to assist staff members when they have questions and need help. It makes me feel good to be a “go-to” person for my coworkers.

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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Earn $5 ShopYourWay Points For Every Uber Ride

Earn $5 ShopYourWay Points For Every Uber Ride

by DDG @ Miles to Memories

You can earn $5 through the ShopYourWay program for every Uber ride from 2/13/2018 until 2/15/2018. SYW Members must first link account to Uber.

401(k) Contribution Limits for 2018

by Luke Landes @ Consumerism Commentary

The 401(k) contribution limits and maximums are increasing in 2015, and there are other tax changes to 401(k) to note.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Monetizing a Hobby

by Shen Lu @ MagnifyMoney

Making extra money from a side hustle can be extremely gratifying, especially if it’s something you love doing. And it seems like it’s never been easier to pick up side gigs or monetize your hobbies. There are 57.3 million freelancers in the U.S., according to a 2017 survey commissioned by the Freelancers Union and Upwork, … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Monetizing a Hobby

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Culture is King

Culture is King

by Chad Ritchie @ Solarity

Sitting on my desk is the most prized possession in my financial institution. It is a plastic replica of Thor’s Hammer which probably cost fifty cents to manufacture.  Yet every Friday people wait in anticipation for a chance to win this costume accessory.

Keys to Successful Leadership

Keys to Successful Leadership

by Pete Stromberg @ Solarity

To be successful as a leader, one must display behaviors and adhere to a set of standards on which the members of the organization that he or she leads can observe.  Through consistent adherence to these standards of behavior, success can be achieved.  These qualities run the gamut of leadership behaviors and encompass what you…

You Don’t Have to Overpay for Your First Home

by Holden Lewis @ NerdWallet

A typical first-time home buyer pays thousands of dollars more than an experienced buyer would pay for the same house, according to research from two housing economists. First-time buyers overpaid…

Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card Review

by Michael Pruser @ Consumerism Commentary

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

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4 Crucial Facts About Interest Rates on Parent PLUS Loans

by Christy Rakoczy @ Student Loan Hero

Comparing student loan interest rates is important for parents who are helping fund their child’s college education. Parents who borrow loans to help their children pay for school will typically choose between Parent PLUS Loans and private student loans. Interest rates can vary widely between these products. Interest rates impact both your loan payments and […]

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Bury Your Money: Put Your Money & Investments in “Time Capsules”

by Jim Wang @ Wallet Hacks

When I started investing, I eased into it very gently. I didn't trust the stock market. I was comfortable with saving the money. I wasn't comfortable putting it in the “stock market.” My formative adult years started in 1998, the year I started college. I was going to Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh and studying Computer […]

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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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Accountability

Accountability

by Pete Stromberg @ Solarity

Individuals and teams derive their accountability not from being directed to do something but rather by being empowered to make choices around how best to approach the work in front of them.

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…

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 […]

Zions Bank Online Savings Account Review

by Luke Landes @ Consumerism Commentary

In our detailed Zions Bank review, we cover its savings products, rates, and fees. We also compare it to other online banking options. As of today, Zions Bank offers one of the highest interest rates among high-interest savings accounts. But is it worthwhile to move your money there to take advantage of this interest rate? […]

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Our Family’s Expenses: October 2017

by DailyGrindFree @ Freedom from the Daily Grind

For some reason, it felt like the whole month of October went by too fast. Nonetheless, it is over and it is time for another expense report. Good news is we didn’t face any unexpected expenses in the month of October. The total number was relatively low compared to some of the previous months. Let’s hopeRead more about Our Family’s Expenses: October 2017[...]

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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Is a Reading Retreat the Next Yoga Retreat?

Is a Reading Retreat the Next Yoga Retreat?

by Jeffrey Preis @ The Points Guy

In the past couple years, a new kind of retreat has been popping up and it doesn’t feature a spa or yoga, nor is it a creative writing getaway. Nope, it’s a reading retreat and there’s only one rule here: The reading room must be silent at all times. You don’t even have to BYOB (bring …

Your Guide to Insuring Someone Else's Life

by Barbara Marquand @ NerdWallet

Buying life insurance on someone else and naming yourself as beneficiary might sound like a plot point in a film noir mystery. But taking out a policy on another person…

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 …

Planning for Major Purchases: Finding the Dollars

by Melissa @ APRfinder

Big expenses come up fairly consistently throughout a lifetime. It could be the need for a new home appliance or major car repair, or an unexpected medical bill or personal emergency. No matter the source, a major expense can put a wrench in an otherwise well-thought-out financial game plan. When savings isn’t enough to cover […]

This post originally appeared on APRfinder.

Requirements to Get Your Personal Loan Approved

by Marty Minchin @ MagnifyMoney

For the right consumers, personal loans can be a quick way to get much-needed cash for anything from a home repair to a college tuition. With the right qualifications, you can be approved for a personal loan in the morning and have the cash deposited into your account in as little as one day depending … Continue reading Requirements to Get Your Personal Loan Approved

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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. …

A Review of the SFGI Direct Savings Account

by Michael Pruser @ Consumerism Commentary

In our SFGI Direct savings account review, we were frankly surprised at the high rates offered by this bank many have never heard of. It beats almost all existing online banks. Here are the details. If you haven’t considered an online savings account before, here’s why you should now. Below we review the SFGI Direct […]

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20+ Best Bank Promotions & Bonus Offers ($100 Minimum!)

20+ Best Bank Promotions & Bonus Offers ($100 Minimum!)


Wallet Hacks

See the best nationally available bank promotions and signup bonuses available ($100 minimum!) - we keep this list of 20+ bank offers updated weekly. No expired promotions or tiny banks listed, just nationally available, easy to get promos.

Open A New U.S. Bank Checking Account AND Score $200

Open A New U.S. Bank Checking Account AND Score $200


Hip2Save

Get a $200 bonus when you open a new checking account at US Bank! Head here to get the details!

Around the World in Eight Inflight Magazines

Around the World in Eight Inflight Magazines

by Anthony Grant @ The Points Guy

You’ve settled into your seat, a middle with no way out. There is no in-flight entertainment monitor. You left your iPad on the rental car counter. Things are looking grim. But then you realize you’re not condemned to hours of boredom: Your salvation is coming in the form of a little handheld friend in the seat pocket …

Flying With a Cartoon Penguin, on EVA Air’s Badtz-Maru Airbus A330

Flying With a Cartoon Penguin, on EVA Air’s Badtz-Maru Airbus A330

by J. Keith van Straaten @ The Points Guy

EVA Air's cartoon-themed aircraft offers one of the world's most unique passenger experiences. Pros: Outstanding service and an absolutely unique themed aircraft. Cons: No choice of food in Economy, sub-par lounge options in Fukuoka.

How I got To Where I Am Today

How I got To Where I Am Today

by Patrick Lilly @ Solarity

I’ve been very fortunate to have been steadily employed in the financial industry for the last 40 years. By fortunate, I mean that I never applied for a job in the financial industry until 2014, and then it was in connection with the acquisition of the bank I was working at by another bank that…

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 […]

CIT Bank Review and Bonuses

by Stephanie Colestock @ Consumerism Commentary

CIT Bank bonus offers can be very rewarding. We track these bonuses and CIT rates, which currently are the best you’ll find for an online savings account. Everybody needs a safe place to tuck away their emergency fund or vacation savings. A high yield savings account is a great option. Considering that the average savings […]

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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 […]

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

by 1stadmin @ 1st Constitution Bank

Fact or Fiction: A Credit Card Balance Will Increase Your Credit Score

by Abby Hayes @ Consumerism Commentary

Some say carrying a small credit card balance will increase your credit score. Is that true or an urban legend? We asked the credit experts. I’ve spent countless hours research credit scores. One of the more interesting assertions I came across had to do with credit card debt. Some financial experts say it’s better to […]

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2017 Fall Fest – Jamesburg

by 1stadmin @ 1st Constitution Bank

On October 21, 2017 W. Railroad Ave in Jamesburg was filled with various vendors for the annual Fall Fest. From on site pet grooming to funnel cakes and home made specialty sauces this year’s crowd has plenty to choose from. Fall festivities at the 1st Constitution table offered kids big and small a game of Pumpkin Pong!

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...

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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Chase Coupon Promo Codes: $200, $300, $350, $500 (Feb 2018)

by Tony Phan @ MoneysMyLife

Chase Bank coupon codes, bonuses, and promotions for their Checking, Savings and Business accounts can all be found up-to-date here. Chase promotions are constantly updated throughout the year, so bookmark this page for updates. Many Chase coupon codes are periodically available. Current and past coupons include the following: $100, $150, $175, $200, $250, $300, $350, $400, $500, $600 and […]

Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Nigeria, Injuries Reported From Evacuation

Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Nigeria, Injuries Reported From Evacuation

by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Tuesday night a Delta flight from Lagos, Nigeria (LOS) to Atlanta (ATL) experienced serious engine issues, requiring the crew to make an immediate emergency landing back at Lagos. The airport’s fire authorities scrambled to meet the plane once on the ground. The issue was determined to be serious enough that the crew initiated an emergency …

Chase Bank Sign Up Bonus - New Customers Can Earn $150, $200, $300, or $350

Chase Bank Sign Up Bonus - New Customers Can Earn $150, $200, $300, or $350


The Military Wallet

Chase Bank Sign Up Bonus. These Chase Bank Coupon Codes can earn you up to $350 when you open a new Chase savings or checking account with direct deposit.

SunTrust Bank Business Checking Account $200 Bonus Offer

by MM Team @ Banking Bonuses – Maximizing Money

SunTrust Bank will give you $200 in bonus cash when you open a new SunTrust Business Checking account and make $1,500 in qualifying deposits within 30 days, available for businesses in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia. [Read More] SunTrust Bank Business Checking Account $200 Bonus Offer

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Synchrony Bank Review and Interest Rates

by Adam Luehrs @ Consumerism Commentary

We’ve reviewed countless banks. Our review of Synchrony Bank led to one inescapable conclusion–Synchrony bank offers some of the highest interest rates on savings products. Coupled with low fees, it’s an excellent choice for savers. The main reason why people use Synchrony Bank is its ability to deliver higher-than-average interest rates. Of course, the nice […]

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How to Get Out of a Cell Phone Contract without Paying a Fee

by Kevin Mercadante @ Consumerism Commentary

Being locked into a cell phone contract is no fun. Here’s how to get out of a cell phone contract without paying an early termination fee. We recently received a question that probably every reader can relate to. The writer is asking how to get out of a cell phone contract without paying a fee: […]

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Best Robo Advisors

by Kevin Mercadante @ Consumerism Commentary

A robo advisor can make it easy to invest in an IRA or taxable account. But how do you choose? Here’s our 2018 list of the best robo advisors for your money. This is something of a controversial topic. There are any number of “best robo-advisors” lists, and they all look a little bit different. […]

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Ally Invest Review

by Kevin Mercadante @ Consumerism Commentary

Ally Invest offers is a low cost and very easy to use online broker. Formerly TradeKing, we cover all of its features and costs in this review. You’ve probably heard about Ally Bank. They’re perhaps the best-known online bank, offering some of the highest interest rates available on savings accounts and certificates of deposit. As […]

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How Much Does a Post Office Box Cost?

by Jim Wang @ Wallet Hacks

When I started my business years ago, I thought the responsible business-y thing to do was to get a Post Office box. Why? I honestly don't know. Like business cards, it's just one of those things (at least I use the PO Box!). Since then, I've found that a Post Office Box is a great […]

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Alaska Airlines Uses Our Tag Line While Offering You 5,000 Mile Award Flights!

Alaska Airlines Uses Our Tag Line While Offering You 5,000 Mile Award Flights!

by DDG @ Miles to Memories

Alaska Airlines sent out emails today announcing a new award sale with a familiar sounding name, "Turn Miles into Memories". Award flights start at just 5,000 miles one-way.

The 10 Best Vanguard Funds

by Jim Wang @ Wallet Hacks

I love Vanguard. The bulk of my investments are there, minus a few dividend growth stocks I hold in an Ally Invest account (formerly TradeKing). I'm not the only one. Of the top 25 largest mutual funds by assets, sixteen are from Vanguard (source). A clarification – many of the funds on the Marketwatch list […]

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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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Asbury Park Angel Tree Program

by 1stadmin @ 1st Constitution Bank

For the third year, the Asbury Park Team of 1st Constitution Bank along with their generous customers participated in the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. The Angel tags have a child’s name, age, and wish list on them and they are hung on our Christmas tree in the lobby. When a tag is pulled off the tree and a gift is returned, the holidays become brighter for a child in need. Thank you to everyone who participated. Once again, your generosity was overwhelming!!

Constructive Conflict

Constructive Conflict

by Pete Stromberg @ Solarity

Taking advantage of constructive conflict requires a high degree of trust.  Relationships are key here so it is essential that you take the time to get to know your team, for the team to get to know you, and for the team to get to know one another.  Everyone must feel comfortable in disagreeing with one another and everyone must accept that conflict will be a key element of the organization’s culture.

Evolve Federal Credit Union Rewards Checking Account Review: 5.00% APY Up To $10,000

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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A Survey of the Best HSA Accounts Available Today

by Abby Hayes @ Consumerism Commentary

A Health Spending Account is a great way to pay for healthcare or save for retirement. To help, we’ve surveyed the very best HSA accounts available today. It used to be that consumers didn’t have much choice when it came to HSAs. Many of these accounts were little more than dedicated-use high-interest savings accounts. Now […]

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Meet the 6 Amazing Winners of Our Spring 2018 Student Loan Hero Scholarship

by Rebecca Safier @ Student Loan Hero

Student Loan Hero is excited to announce the six winners of our spring 2018 scholarship. After reviewing hundreds of applications, our financial experts selected six amazing students who impressed us with their drive and commitment to their education. Not only are these students determined to reach their goals, but they also demonstrated incredible resilience in […]

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Vets warn dog owners about threat of potentially deadly bacteria found in water

Vets warn dog owners about threat of potentially deadly bacteria found in water

by Jared Leone | Cox Media Group National Content Desk @ clark.com

Cases of a potentially deadly bacteria being reported throughout the country are prompting warnings from vets to pet owners.

Leptospirosis is a bacteria found in water that can cause serious damage to the liver and kidneys of dogs. It can …

Net Worth Update: November 5, 2017

by DailyGrindFree @ Freedom from the Daily Grind

We continued to make our regular mortgage payments, added $1500 to my 457 retirement account, deposited only $300 to Vanguard taxable account and continued to make a few bucks from other investments & side hustles. As you may have noticed, this month like last month, I only deposited $300 to Vanguard taxable account.          This month’s biggestRead more about Net Worth Update: November 5, 2017[...]

Bank of America $100 Checking Account Cash Bonuses

by MM Team @ Banking Bonuses – Maximizing Money

Bank of America has a new $100 bonus offer available for opening a Core Checking or Interest Checking account by February 28, 2018, and receiving 2 qualifying direct deposits of $250 or more each within 90 days from account opening. [Read More] Bank of America $100 Checking Account Cash Bonuses

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Our Family’s Expenses: September 2017

by DailyGrindFree @ Freedom from the Daily Grind

This was one of the warmest Septembers I had to endure. During September, we at least managed to sneak in a few days of vacation in Boston where the temperatures were in 60s when it was 90+ where we live. I am so ready for the fall. But it doesn’t seem like it wants to beRead more about Our Family’s Expenses: September 2017[...]

25+ Restaurant Apps That Give Free Food for Downloading

by Jim Wang @ Wallet Hacks

Do you like free food? And it's nowhere near your birthday? If you have a smartphone and are willing to download some apps, you can still score some free food. Fast food is a guilty pleasure for many of us, especially when life is crazy, and you need food fast or when you need a […]

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Report: Here are the cities with the most credit card debt

Report: Here are the cities with the most credit card debt

by Craig Johnson @ clark.com

Most people do all they can to pay their bills on time and be good stewards of their financial lives, but even with the best-made plans, setbacks sometimes occur. So it is with credit card debt, which, as we’ve written

This Simple Question Can Save You From Missing Out on Lots of Miles & Points!

This Simple Question Can Save You From Missing Out on Lots of Miles & Points!

by Million Mile Secrets @ Million Mile Secrets

Welcome to the next installment of the Monday small business series! Here’s team member Meghan to share why anyone with a small business or side hustle should never forget to ask a simple question to be sure you’re making the most of your business expenses. Meghan:   I love earning extra cash (and travel rewards!) through various part-time …

Top 5 tax refund myths debunked

Top 5 tax refund myths debunked

by Theo Thimou @ clark.com

Every tax season, there's a lot of anxiety surrounding tax refunds. Here's what you need to know to stay sane!

Innovation & Creativity

Innovation & Creativity

by Pete Stromberg @ Solarity

Given the option, most employees would choose to join organizations whose culture and values align well with their own. They want to be engaged, they want to be consulted, and they want to feel as though they are having a positive impact.

Best Student Checking Accounts in 2018

by Luke Landes @ Consumerism Commentary

We’ve complied a list of the best student checking accounts in 2017. Options include online and traditional banks that pay bonuses, high interest rates, or both. As we head into a new year, thousands of young adults will be heading to college for the first time. It’s important to get started on the right financial […]

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How to Save Money Without Worrying About Coupons

by Abby Hayes @ Consumerism Commentary

Clipping coupons can save you money. It’s also a pain. Here’s how you can save money without coupons or the hassle that comes with them. The retail industry has everyone fooled. Millions of people spend their time scouring for deals, clipping coupons from the newspaper, plugging into the latest mobile deal applications, and sharing their […]

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The 8 Best Bank Promotions (Checking and Savings) in 2018

The 8 Best Bank Promotions (Checking and Savings) in 2018


The Dough Roller

Looking for the best checking accounts or savings accounts? These bank promotions can get you cash back when you open a new account and a top APR.

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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Review of Barclays Online Savings and CDs

by Lindsay VanSomeren @ MagnifyMoney

Barclays is one of the largest and oldest banks in the world. In fact, it’s even older than the United States itself, having been founded by two London bankers in 1690. It’s been chugging along ever since, and while it’s still headquartered in the UK, they’ve branched out to become a multinational corporation with operations … Continue reading Review of Barclays Online Savings and CDs

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The New Emergency Fund: Seven Components of an Emergency Plan

by Abby Hayes @ Consumerism Commentary

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

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Ultimate Guide to Air Canada Aeroplan Miles: Part 7 – Expert Tricks Revealed

Ultimate Guide to Air Canada Aeroplan Miles: Part 7 – Expert Tricks Revealed

by Million Mile Secrets Team @ Million Mile Secrets

Did you know you can book airline award seats that don’t show on Air Canada Aeroplan’s website?  Or that they offer one of the best infant ticket programs in the world? You might already have access to Air Canada Aeroplan miles with transferable American Express Membership Rewards and Starwood points.  So you don’t need to fly Air …

Can You Eliminate $500 of Your Expenses Each Month?

by Luke Landes @ Consumerism Commentary

How to Save $500 a Month: Saving money doesn’t have to hurt. We’ve developed a plan to help you save an extra $500 a month without sacrificing your lifestyle. Even when you’re good at managing your money, it’s surprisingly easy to let things get out of control. When you’re young and broke, you can be […]

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Why is Member Experience so Important?

Why is Member Experience so Important?

by Sara Wilson @ Solarity

When I was asked to write a blog about why member experience is important, I immediately thought ‘Piece of cake! I can hammer that out in 15 minutes!’  Yet, as I sat down to write it, I struggled. Not because it isn’t important to me, but because the member experience is unique to everyone and…

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 […]

Is Credit Repair Legal?

by Melissa @ APRfinder

Bad credit can take hold of anyone’s financial life, whether due to financial missteps of the past or erroneous information reported by creditors. If you’ve had a late payment on a credit card, an account that found its way to a collection agency, or irresponsible use of credit accounts, your credit history shows a less-than-ideal […]

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8 Ways to Get Free Amazon Gift Cards

by Stephanie Colestock @ Consumerism Commentary

The one thing better than an Amazon gift card is a free Amazon gift card. Here are eight ways to score free Amazon gift cards. If you’re anything like me, you’re used to seeing “Amazon” on your bank statement. Those boxes with blue tape are a mainstay on my front porch, delivering everything from vitamins […]

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Got Core Values?

Got Core Values?

by Mina Worthington @ Solarity

A group of employees got together to decide what our guiding principles would be.  They were a great collection of thoughts on how we would behave and what we would believe.  The only problem with them was that the end result was a 3 page document, and no one can (or should) memorize a 3 page document.

Capital One Quicksilver Review – Get a $150 Bonus

by Michael Pruser @ Consumerism Commentary

The Capital One Quicksilver card combines a $150 signup bonus with 1.5% cash back rewards on every purchase. Oh, and no annual fee. Here are the details. One of the most important rules of sound personal finance is using credit cards wisely. A good cash back credit card, when used for everyday purchases and paid […]

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Thinking About Changing Banks? Consider These Factors

by Melissa @ APRfinder

From online-only financial providers to global banks with a branch on every block, consumers have countless choices for their everyday financial needs. Most banks and credit unions offer similar services and products, including online access to accounts, ATM availability, deposit products like checking and savings, and options for borrowing money. But not all financial institutions […]

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4 Frugal Tips That Are Completely Not Worth It

by Makenzi Wood @ Wallet Hacks

Frugality gets a bad rap these days. Too often folks assume that being frugal is the same as being a cheap, miserly skinflint. Of course, frugality means different things to different people, but at its basest definition, it's about being wise about where you spend your money and time. I like to simplify things, so […]

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Are These 5 Things Worth Credit Card Debt?

by Erin El Issa @ NerdWallet

People don’t talk much about their credit card debt, but it’s common to have it — and to have mixed feelings about it. A recent NerdWallet survey found 55% of U.S. adults…

Discover it® Miles – 3% Cash Back for the First Year

by Michael Pruser @ Consumerism Commentary

It’s the only card that pays you 3% cash back on every purchase the first year. And with no annual fee. The details are in our Discover it Miles review. Some time ago, Discover made the conscious decision to re-brand its entire line of credit cards. Previously known as “More” credit cards, Discover decided to […]

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Quality of Life in Yakima

Quality of Life in Yakima

by MaryAbigail Dills @ Solarity

I promise you, that if you live in Yakima too, you will find your very own top ten that truly makes the Yakima area your home.

How to Get Out of Debt, Fast! A Step-by-Step Guide

by Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at How to Get Out of Debt, Fast! A Step-by-Step Guide.

If you know the basics of personal finance, you may already know the most powerful force in the financial universe is compound interest. With compound interest, it’s easier to grow wealthier over time as the interest you earn compounds on itself over and over again. Unfortunately, compound interest can just as easily work against you as ... Read More about How to Get Out of Debt, Fast! A Step-by-Step Guide

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7 Things You Can Use College Loans For — Besides Tuition

by Elyssa Kirkham @ Student Loan Hero

As a student, figuring out the wisest way to use college loans is tricky. You want to borrow enough to pay for college and focus on your studies, but it can be hard to know where to draw the line. Can you borrow to pay for a new computer? What about your internet bill? Some […]

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E*Trade Review and Current Promotions

by Kevin Mercadante @ Consumerism Commentary

E*TRADE set the bar as one of the first online discount brokers. But is it the broker you should be using? We help you answer that question in our E*TRADE review. It’s curious that the editorial team here at Consumerism Commentary has never reviewed E*TRADE before today. I say that because we have written about […]

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Power Up Your Travel: New Frequent Traveler University Events Announced!

Power Up Your Travel: New Frequent Traveler University Events Announced!

by Jason @ Million Mile Secrets

Are you ready to take your miles & points hobby to the next level? Registration is now open for Frequent Traveler University events in New York from June 9 to June 10, 2018, and in Washington DC from August 11 to August 12, 2018. Both are Signature events, which are great if you’re looking for in-depth wisdom from miles …

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.

Bank of the West $150 New Checking Account Bonus

by MM Team @ Banking Bonuses – Maximizing Money

Bank of the West is offering $150 in bonus cash when you open a new personal checking account online or in-branch, set up a direct deposit of at least $250, and make 10 debit card purchases per month for 2 months.

This Bank of the West promotion is available to residents of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming[Read More] Bank of the West $150 New Checking Account Bonus

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How It’s Done in an Organization that Develops

How It’s Done in an Organization that Develops

by Mina Worthington @ Solarity

I would definitely call Solarity a Development Organization.  This is not to be confused with those entities that work with government to develop business and infrastructure in geographical regions.  It is also not the same as organizational development, which is a term used from organization-wide planning and management to increase performance of the organization. Solarity…

Best Military Money Books – Recommended Books to Help You Achieve Financial Independence

by Ryan Guina @ The Military Wallet

Military members, veterans, and their family members face an assortment of financial challenges that are unique to our community. As military members and veterans, we may find ourselves frequently traveling, being exposed to deployments and special duty assignments, dealing with unique pay and benefits programs, and working through other financial challenges. We also have a [...]

How to Motivate Employees

How to Motivate Employees

by Mina Worthington @ Solarity

I’ve long held fast to the belief that Managers can’t really motivate their employees.  Motivation is something that you either have or don’t have; it’s internal and specific to each individual.  Sure, bad Managers can leave employees feeling un-engaged; but motivated people in an un-engaging environment will leave.  The opposite is true of people who…

New checking account bonus offers for June 2016

New checking account bonus offers for June 2016


Clark Howard

If you’re looking for a new bank and want to cash in on some sign-up bonus offers, there are plenty of them available throughout the month of June. Most of these offers are with the big natio…

BBVA Compass $200 Checking Account Bonus Available Nationwide - Danny the Deal Guru

BBVA Compass $200 Checking Account Bonus Available Nationwide - Danny the Deal Guru


Danny the Deal Guru

BBVA Compass has a new checking account offer for a $200 signup bonus. This one is available nationwide and accounts can be opened online. It's also possible to fund the account with a credit card.

Chase Business Checking Account $200 Banking Bonus

by MM Team @ Banking Bonuses – Maximizing Money

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

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5 skills recruiters love to see on your resume

5 skills recruiters love to see on your resume

by Mike Timmermann @ clark.com

Job recruiters may spend only a few seconds looking at your resume, but career experts say a well-crafted skills section could keep them reading a lot longer. 

Best Bank Account Bonuses For February 2018 | Bankrate.com

Best Bank Account Bonuses For February 2018 | Bankrate.com


Bankrate

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

Survey: 44% of Parents Feel Guilty About Not Saving Enough for College

by Andrew Pentis @ Student Loan Hero

If you paid your own way through college, you might want to give your kids the headstart you never had. In fact, 43% of parents currently saving for their child’s college education didn’t receive the same assistance from their parents, according to our survey. Yet, nearly 40% of the parents we surveyed still have student […]

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