Month: January 2015

Is Overdraft Protection Real? A Look at the Big 4 Banks

Overdraft fees originated as a way for wealthy bank clients facing a liquidity problem to borrow money from the bank as a line of credit and pay it back with some interest. Today, overdraft fees often target those on the

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Broke Millennial Turns Two

On Saturday, Broke Millennial turned two. While I still feel like a bit of a novice, blogging years are somewhat like dog years and making it to two is about the equivalent of a sweet 16. I spent my real-life sweet

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A Credit Card Reward for the Environmentally Conscious

Environmentally conscious Americans routinely look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. They carry water bottles to avoid buying one-time plastic receptacles. Some bike or take public transit to reduce emissions from a car (or simply to save money). Others

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Practical Tips How I Save (and You Should Too)

This post is part of the TaxACT How I Save blog tour, which teaches you ways to keep more money in your pocket. Last year, TaxACT saved America over $240 million on tax preparation. How much can you save? To learn more about tips and strategies on saving, click

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ChexSystems: You May Not Know Them, But They Know You

Many Americans possess an elementary understanding of both credit reports and credit scores and how each plays a significant role in a person’s financial life. A bad credit report can prevent you from getting a job. A low credit score

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