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Mortgage Rates Hit New Low: Refinance or Buy Before It's Too Late

One of the best times in recent memory to refinance got even better last week when mortgage rates fell to a 16-month low. Government-sponsored mortgage financial enterprise Freddie Mac said the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 3.97%, the lowest since June 2013 when the average loan
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Get Paid to Transfer Your Credit Card Balance

If you're carrying a balance on a high-interest credit card, you're paying needless interest fees each month. You can save yourself some money by transferring that balance to another low-or-0%-APR card. And with the new Barclaycard Ring Mastercard you can even get paid to transfer your balance. Get
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3 Reasons to Move Your Savings Account Online

An online savings account might not be one of the first things that comes to mind when thinking about growing your money, but it should. Unlike certificate of deposits, known as CDs, which are somewhat inflexible and can take years to mature for low returns, many online
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FBI Says More Than 500 Million Financial Records Stolen This Year: How to Protect Yourself

"You're going to be hacked. Have a plan," Joseph Demarest, assistant director of the FBI's Cyber Division, warned a group of business leaders at a cybersecurity event on Monday. This event, organized by the Financial Services Roundtable, sought to help business owners understand the magnitude of the
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Staples Announces Possible Credit Card Breach

Office supply retail chain Staples announced on Monday that it is investigating a breach in its payment systems. Staples joins Kmart, Home Depot, Dairy Queen and a number of other retailers who have suffered from data breaches over the past few months. The constant stream of new
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6 Surprising Ways Having Bad Credit Hurts

It's been said many times that having a low credit score can hurt your finances. From being denied a credit card to receiving a high-interest rate on an auto loan, poor credit will hurt you. In addition to the recognizable consequences, there are a few lesser known,
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5 Reasons to Use Credit Over Debit

Did you know that you may be better off using a credit card over a debit card for every day purchases? Don’t get us wrong — a debit card is a handy device to make purchases. It saves you the hassle of having to carry a checkbook around,
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Celebrate Family History Month With Ancestry.com

The month of October is Family History Month, and what better way to get in touch with your family’s history than building your family tree? Assembling your family tree isn't always the easiest task, especially if you've never done it before. Luckily for you, Ancestry.com simplifies the
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3 Ways to Improve Your Credit Scores

Improving your credit scores can bring about a lot of benefits. From lower interest rates to more credit card options that offer generous rewards, your credit scores play a major factor in determining your financial health. Here are some tips on how you can successfully improve your
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2x Savings Catcher from American Express Bluebird and Walmart

American Express and Walmart have teamed up to bring you an alternative to checking and savings accounts that can help earn you a little extra cash. American Express Bluebird is similar to a prepaid card, but with tons of extra features and functionality that you can learn
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