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Citibank $50 Statement Credit Back To School Offer

by Luke Landes

Editor’s Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available. If you’re a student in need of a credit card, you’ll want to do your homework on which card is the best for you. Are you looking for a credit card with a low APR so you can carry a ... Continue reading this article…

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Paid Insufficient, My Old Friend

by Smithee

Last week on Facebook I was celebrating the new law that stops banks from auto-enrolling new customers into overdraft programs, making it merely optional instead. A more conservative friend from college expressed his dislike of the law, asking me (I’m paraphrasing) “What happened to personal responsibility in this country? Why is it a good thing ... Continue reading this article…

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Inactive Savings Accounts Can Be Turned Over to Your State

by Luke Landes

The state will take your money if you’re not vigilant. I received a warning the other day that I’m in danger of having the funds in one of my savings accounts handed over to the state of New Jersey. I’ll explain why in a moment. First, I should explain that rather than keeping a simplified ... Continue reading this article…

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How to Not Get Hired: Drink or Hold Alcohol

by Luke Landes

My job interview for my current corporate position included, for some reason, discussion of visiting bars on the Jersey shore to listen to mediocre cover bands. While in my future manager’s office, we were not actually drinking. It’s a good thing there was no alcohol during the interview, because rather than winning the job, if ... Continue reading this article…

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The Best Credit Cards for College Students, October 2014

by Luke Landes

Over the last three years, there has been a strong initiative to reform the banking industry in terms of attracting and maintaining credit card customers. Student credit cards have seen many of the changes. Gone are the days of marketing on college campuses for free t-shirts, and if you’re under 21 without a reliable source ... Continue reading this article…

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Student Loan Debt Surpasses Credit Card Debt

by Luke Landes

According to the latest statistics from the Federal Reserve and the publisher of FinAid.org, the total amount of money Americans have borrowed on government and private student loans at $830 billion has surpassed the total American consumer balance on credit cards, only $827 billion. As the Wall Street Journal mentions when sharing this information, this ... Continue reading this article…

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Make Sure You Really Want to Jailbreak Your iPhone

by Smithee

If you heard about it at all, you heard right: it’s no longer illegal to jailbreak your iPhone. That means you can install any app you want on it, regardless of whether it exists in the official App Store. But according to Apple, this will void your warranty, so proceed with caution. I’d recommend looking ... Continue reading this article…

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Degrees With Low Salaries: How to Beat the Odds

by Luke Landes

Eleven years ago or so I began my career with my bachelor’s degree in hand. Once I stabilized a little, I had a job with one of the top organizations in the world. It was a non-profit organization, and despite its prestige, it was a non-profit organization with staffing nightmares and horrific cash flow. My ... Continue reading this article…

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Podcast 68: Personal Investing, Carol Fabbri

by Luke Landes

On today’s episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Carol Fabbri, co-author of the book Personal Investing: The Missing Manual. During the interview, Carol discusses many the preparation a person should make before investing, the different categories of investors, choosing the right index funds, a reasonable return on investment that investors should ... Continue reading this article…

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CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Visa® 30,000 Bonus Miles Offer

by Luke Landes

Editor’s Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available. CitiBank, one of the premier credit card lenders in the US today, has developed a new credit card offer for small business owners that need to travel. For a limited time, the CitiBusiness® AAdvantage® / Visa® is awarding new cardholders ... Continue reading this article…

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