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Risky debit card use

When you swipe your debit card in these spots, you may find someone swiping your money.

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Grandma's check-giving guide

Grandma check-giving can get complicated. We help you simplify your generosity. Read more

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Buy checks online to save money

If you haven't bought checks recently, the cost may surprise you. Here's how to save.Read more

Is senior checking a good deal?

Senior checking accounts are touted as a bargain. Are they better than basic checking?Read more

8 places to park newly found cash

Don't bury money in the yard! Check out these other options that offer safekeeping.Read more

Carpooling to save coin

Ready to save some money (and potentially retain your sanity)? Try carpooling.Read more


Checking that pays

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High-yield checking can pay big

A Bankrate survey finds you can earn a good return if you meet account requirements.

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How often to compound interest?

Dear Dr. Don, Is it better to have interest compounded on your money daily, monthly or quarterly? Which gives you the most for your money invested? Thanks, -- Jan Juxtapose Dear Jan, With all else being equal, the more... Read more

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New rules to stop college checking rip-offs?

The U.S. Department of Education is proposing new rules for the deals colleges strike with banks to promote checking accounts and other products to students.  ... Read more


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