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USAA Youth Banking: An Early Lesson in Fiscal Responsibility

Fiscal responsibility is a lesson best learned early. Here are some great options to consider for youth savings, checking, and prepaid cards.

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Will Your Student Loans Keep You from Getting a Home? Image Image courtesy of marin at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Will Your Student Loans Keep You from Getting a Home?

Student loans may not have the negative impact on getting a mortgage loan than you might think. But there are some things to keep in mind before applying for a mortgage.

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Should you Deposit Money With A Bank in Trouble?

If you find a bank in poor financial health that offers a competitive rate for CDs and savings accounts, does their poor financial health make the investment worth it?

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PayPal Gets Competitors

If you want to send money to your friend or family member, you will soon have more options. Bank of America, Chase and Wells Fargo form a partnership to give PayPal a run for its money, and their partnership will soon include more banks as well.

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NUVO Offers 2.02% APY on Growth Savings Account

Interested in a savings account that pays more than most CD rates? Balances up to $24,999 earn 2.02% APY with this online account.

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SalemFivedirect Offers 1.25% Savings Rate and 0.55% Checking Rate Image Image courtesy of hywards at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

SalemFivedirect Offers 1.25% Savings Rate and 0.55% Checking Rate

These online-only accounts have no monthly fees, no minimum balance requirements, and deposits up to $1,000,000 earn this competitive interest rate. There is, however, some (small) fine print to be aware of.

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Tired of Rising Gas Prices?  Fight Back with A Good Gas Reward Card Image LinkedIn

Tired of Rising Gas Prices? Fight Back with A Good Gas Reward Card

The Discover Open Road card offers up to $50 caskback for gas fill-ups with no annual fee and several other nice perks. However, if you don’t routinely pay off your balance in full each month, you should use caution before you use this card as a savings tool.

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Webster Bank Offers Up to $100 Bonus for New Accounts

Webster Bank is offering tiered cash bonuses for new accounts in NY, MA, RI and CT, but this offer is only good until 7/11/11. It's a great deal, if you already have certain banking practices in place.

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People's Bank and Trust of Pickett County Offering 1.90% APY 12-Month CD

People's Bank and Trust of Pickett County Offering is offering a 1.90% APY 12-Month CD. That's one of the most competitive 12-month cd rates for any bank in the country.

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BestCashCow Research: Banks That Offer High Rates As Stable Or More Stable Than Their Peers

One question I frequently get asked when discussing bank rates is whether higher rates are usually offered by distressed banks. The thinking goes that distressed banks need to hang on to deposit dollars in order to maintain their ... Read →

JPMorgan Has Found Consumer Breaking Point for ATM Fees

Banks are constantly trying to add fees to accounts. The greatest and most prevalent are ATM fees. However JPMorgan found the consumer breaking point.

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New England States Have Safest Banks; Georgia and Florida the Least Safe Image pinterest.com

New England States Have Safest Banks; Georgia and Florida the Least Safe

Looking for the safest banks in the country? According to data from BestCashCow, you should look to New England. Along with snow, steepled churches and the New England Patriots, the New England states have the safest banks based on average weighed Texas Ratios.

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Have $10,000 to Deposit? If So, Capital One Offers Nice Bonuses Image Image courtesy of Serge Bertasius Photography at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Have $10,000 to Deposit? If So, Capital One Offers Nice Bonuses

If you're one of the lucky people who have $10,000 or more to deposit in a liquid savings account, Capital One is offering a $50 bonus for opening an account plus an extra 10% quarterly bonus on all interest earned.

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Citizens Bank Offers New Customers Up to $240; Additional Bonuses Available for Going Green Image Image courtesy of alex_ugalek at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Citizens Bank Offers New Customers Up to $240; Additional Bonuses Available for Going Green

If you use bill pay often, Citizens Bank will pay new checking customers $40 a month for each month you make at least 5 bill pay transactions of $50 or more. The offer is good for up to 6 months, so you can get paid up to $240. Additionally, if you open a Green Checking account, you can earn even more money in bonuses.

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Have a Little to Invest for the Long Term? Check Out Astoria Federal Savings CDs

If you have only $500 to invest for the long term, Astoria Federal Savings offers 2.65% APY for a five-year CD. Additionally, you can withdrawal your credited interest without penalty, if needed.

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