The Best Savings Accounts in Arizona for 2024

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With only about a dozen banks headquartered in the state, Arizona doesn’t offer its residents as many financial options as its neighbor California. The Phoenix Business Journal characterizes the state as a banking desert. That doesn’t mean you can’t get an excellent savings account in Arizona, but if you want to maximize interest earnings, you… Continue reading The Best Savings Accounts in Arizona for 2024

Best Travel Credit Cards for 2024

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Travel credit cards can help you score free hotel rooms and flights. Find out more about how these cards work and which ones you should use.

Best Rewards Credit Cards for 2024

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Whether you want to earn rewards for gas, groceries or dining, we have recommendations for you.

Best Cash Back Credit Cards for 2024

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Selecting the right cash-back credit card could mean the difference between getting 1% back or 6% back on your purchases.

How to Start Investing With $100 or Less

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With the exception of a big bump at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the stock market has been riding high for the past decade. The S&P 500, a stock index, has seen an average annual growth of 13.6%, according to investment bank Goldman Sachs. That means money invested in 2010 could be worth nearly… Continue reading How to Start Investing With $100 or Less

Upgrade Savings Account Review 2024

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Now that interest rates are rising, it’s time to reconsider where you are keeping your savings. While many savings accounts at traditional banks continue to pay little to nothing in interest on customer balances, the APYs on online high-yield savings accounts have gone up significantly. The Upgrade Premier savings account is one way to earn… Continue reading Upgrade Savings Account Review 2024

What Are ATM Networks and How Do They Work?

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Have you noticed that some banks tout the size of their ATM network? Financial institutions use this as a way to let customers know it will be easy for them to manage their checking accounts and access cash. Some banks will also enable customers to use ATMs for savings account access as well. But what… Continue reading What Are ATM Networks and How Do They Work?

American Express®, Member FDIC, Checking Account Review of 2024

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While some traditional banks have put conditions on their free checking accounts — such as requiring a minimum balance or a certain number of direct deposits — online banks often do the opposite. They regularly offer free checking accounts with no strings attached. The American Express®, member FDIC, checking account is no exception. Offered by… Continue reading American Express®, Member FDIC, Checking Account Review of 2024

How to Open a Checking Account When You Have Bad Credit

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You have bad credit, but that doesn’t have to mean a checking account is out of reach.

Are Credit Card Sign-up Bonuses Worth It?

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There are plenty of enticing credit card offers available, but be smart about signing up. Here’s how to evaluate your options and select the best card for your needs.

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