Andrew Freiburghouse

Andrew Freiburghouse joins MoneyRates.com as a contributor specializing in tax and personal finance topics.

Over the course of seven years, Andrew Freiburghouse prepared approximately 7,000 tax returns as a junior partner at Los Angeles tax preparation firm Pronto Income Tax of California, Inc. He also represented numerous clients before the Internal Revenue Service, in one case helping to reduce a taxpayer’s IRS debt from $72,000 to $700.

Andrew lives in Brooklyn, NY, and is in the process of starting up his own tax practice

Recent Articles By Andrew Freiburghouse

Do Checking Interest Rates Pay Better Than Savings Account Interest Rates?

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Contrary to what would seem logical, many checking accounts now pay deposit holders better interest rates than comparable savings accounts. How and why?

Free Checking Account Enough? Explore 9 Great Options

Andrew Freiburghouse
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Looking for a new checking account? It may be helpful to know what options exist before you start shopping.

China, U.S. Spending HabIt’s, and Checking Accounts

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As China increasingly wonders about putting more billions into the U.S. financial system, checking account holders should remain aware of the impact that Chinese investments has on the U.S. banking system.

End of FDIC “Tag” Program Shows Dilemma for Smaller Banks

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Checking accounts that don’t pay interest are guaranteed by the FDIC regardless of the amount deposited. This will change at the end of the year. Will that hurt smaller banks?

How to Manage A Checking Account

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While technology can help today, there is still no substitute for diligence when it comes to managing your checking account.

Avoiding Checking Account Fees

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Here are some of the most common checking account fees, along with suggestions on how to avoid them.

No Credit Check Checking Accounts

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You can get a checking account without undergoing a credit check. Here are some tips for finding a no credit check checking account.

How to Choose A Checking Account – Five Questions to Ask

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Opening a checking account is not necessarily as simple as it might seem. There are enough choices offered that consumers may be unsure about what kind of checking account to choose. Here’s a handy five-question guide to making that decision.

Checking Accounts Offer Unsurpassed, Very Valuable Liquidity

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Keeping large amounts of money in a checking account may not earn you high interest rates. But the importance of liquidity is not to be underestimated.

Checking Account Interest Rates – Going Up Anytime Soon?

Andrew Freiburghouse
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Mortgage rates have risen dramatically, but interest rates paid on checking accounts have not necessarily followed suit. What’s going on here and when might this dynamic change?

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