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What a Near-Perfect FICO Score Looks Like and How You Can Get It Too

MyBankTracker | Posted 07.22.2014 | Money
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Does a perfect FICO score exist? No one has even seen one, if it is even possible to attain. But, we found someone who is extremely close to it. Na...

10 Financial Breaks Single People Wished They Could Get from Uncle Sam

MyBankTracker | Posted 07.20.2014 | Money
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There are unique benefits that married people can take advantage of, as long as you know what you are eligible for. If you plan on tying the knot i...

7 Reasons to Have a Savings Account for Social Gatherings

MyBankTracker | Posted 07.15.2014 | Money
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If you are not financially prepared, social engagements can leave your finances strained. When you plan and set aside funds for social engagements, you won't have to dip into your emergency fund, your day to day spending account or max out credit cards.

Getting Married Soon? 10 Smarter Ways to Spend the Average Wedding Budget

MyBankTracker | Posted 07.08.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

The need to make one day memorable has resulted in dress purchases that rival down payments on a car and a catering bill that can easily run into the thousands. One of the most cited reasons for divorce is money woes, which makes this pricey wedding-planning process quite ironic.

5 Money Moves to Make -- May 2014

MyBankTracker | Posted 07.06.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

May is the perfect time to take stock of your finances and make money moves that will reinvigorate your bank accounts. Enjoy the sunshine and set yourself up for a cool summertime by following our advice.

How Does the FICO 8 Bankcard Score Differ From a FICO Credit Score?

MyBankTracker | Posted 07.01.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

The credit-scoring industry has often brought confusion to consumers who have no idea that there are different kinds of credit scores -- many of which...

SunTrust Raises Out-of-Network ATM Fee: 5 Things to Know for the Week

MyBankTracker | Posted 06.29.2014 | Money
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This week, SunTrust Bank will join some of the other big banks in making it more expensive for customers to use an out-of-network ATM. Other things to...

Still Waiting on Your Tax Refund? Find Out When It'll Arrive

MyBankTracker | Posted 06.24.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

The 2014 tax season may be over, but many Americans are still eagerly anticipating their tax refunds. Knowing that they'll get money back, they probab...

How My Husband and I Raise Money-Smart Kids

MyBankTracker | Posted 06.22.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

One of the most practical ways that we impart money savvy to our children is by constantly reinforcing the notion that money isn't just for spending.

I Didn't File Taxes -- Now What?

MyBankTracker | Posted 06.17.2014 | Money
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No matter the reasons behind your decision to not file your taxes by April 15, the sooner you buckle down and do it, the better off you will be, and a weight will be lifted off of your shoulders.

Filing for a Tax Extension? What You Should Know

MyBankTracker | Posted 06.15.2014 | Money
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While time is ticking for you to complete your taxes, don't get so caught up trying to file that you make a mistake!

How to 'Spring Clean' Your Credit Cards

MyBankTracker | Posted 06.08.2014 | Money
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Credit cards are a useful tool for managing purchases, building credit, and reaping rewards point, cash back, or travel points. Unfortunately, the ter...

5 Money Moves to Make -- April 2014

MyBankTracker | Posted 06.03.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

Spring is here! With warm weather approaching, you're already thinking about all the things want to do and the places you want to go. Before that, why...

Milk Your Credit Card Rewards Without Spending a Dime

MyBankTracker | Posted 06.01.2014 | Money
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Collecting points, bonuses, and other rewards by using a rewards credit card can be exciting, fun, and addicting. However, there are many ways to rack...

10 Ways College Students Waste Money

MyBankTracker | Posted 05.27.2014 | Money
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With student loans ballooning, credit card debt piling up, and the unanticipated costs of life after graduating (such as relocating, buying clothes for work, transportation) -- college students can easily find themselves deep in debt before they even apply to a single job.

How Your Credit Score and Credit Report Are Examined by Lenders

MyBankTracker | Posted 05.25.2014 | Money
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Knowing the difference between a credit score and credit report can help you make the right financial decision when it comes to applying for lines of credit, and can also help you get better interest rates on loans.

4 Ways to Avoid ATM Withdrawal Fees

MyBankTracker | Posted 05.20.2014 | Money
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Someone who uses an out-of-network ATM five times per month is looking at a monthly expense around $20 to $25, or $240 to $300 per year.

That Credit Card 'Convenience Fee' May Be Illegal

MyBankTracker | Posted 05.13.2014 | Money
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When a small mom-and-pop shop slaps on a small "convenience fee" for an in-store purchase with a credit card, it is likely confusing the term for a surcharge. Under a 2012 ruling, merchants cannot impose a credit card surcharge of more than 4 percent of the transaction.

Obama Announces Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Help

MyBankTracker | Posted 05.11.2014 | Money
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Since it was introduced, FAFSA has been simplified. In 2009 it took as much as an hour and half to fill out. Today, intuitive, online software lets parents and students skip irrelevant questions and load financial info directly from the Internal Revenue Service website.

Be Happy With Your Bank: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

MyBankTracker | Posted 05.06.2014 | Money
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If you're in a banking relationship that you're unhappy with -- of if you're looking to open a new account at an institution -- it's wise to figure ou...

How To Bank For Free

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.28.2012 | Money

Despite an uptick in the number of big banks charging fees for low-balance checking accounts, free checking accounts are not dead--yet. A new tool...