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  • Zombie Hand
    March 25, 2014

    A zombie bank account refers to the practice of banks reopening closed checking accounts without notifying the account holder, or bank accounts “coming back from the dead.”

    When a Closed Account Comes Back to Life

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  • March 10, 2014

    Almost no one starts reading about finance for pleasure. That would be like jumping into a pit full of venomous snakes just for kicks. Well… some people do that, but they're crazy, and there's a reason why there aren't very many of them. It's...

  • February 20, 2014

    Are you struggling to save money? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! For most people, saving money is an afterthought. But before you get ready to pay for your next...

  • February 13, 2014

    Whether they do it online, through texting tactics or by stealing your wallet the old-fashioned way, identity thieves are constantly concocting new cons.

    One reason card companies are working hard to...

  • January 30, 2014

    While most people have been banking and paying bills online for more than a decade, a growing percentage are starting to use technology to analyze their expenses and investments and correct any problems to help...

  • September 26, 2013

    It doesn't matter how many times you transfer credit, or what introductory APR you can find. If you are spending more money on a regular basis than you are earning, your debt will continue to worsen until...

  • September 12, 2013

    In the race for class president, these days Coverdell ESAs are the runner-up next to the increasingly popular 529 plan. But the race for...

  • April 30, 2013

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Smartphone users are just getting used to issuing voice demands to make phone calls, get directions or ask for dining-out options.

    Now mobile phone users...

  • April 21, 2013

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Alpesh Chokshi has a money-saving tip for you, but the big surprise is the source: While Chokshi is a senior executive with American Express, a card long...

  • April 6, 2013

    NEW YORK (LowCards.com) — More consumers are turning to their phones to take care of their banking needs, according to data from the Federal Reserve.

    A late-November study,...