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Funding Reward Checking Accounts
Posted by: pearlbrown  |   2 votes  |  4 answers
In the face of declining caps and declining rates on RCAs,  I went through a preliminary exercise to determine how best to deploy my available cash across 11 RCAs so as to ear... read more
Installment Savings Accounts?
Posted by: Avocat  |   6 votes  |  3 answers
Several banks' insallment savings accounts are reasonable rates for the duration they are offered.  The problem being the lag time of placing money into the accounts. As a h... read more
Fort Knox FCU Early Withdrawal Penalty -- Refusal To Allow Closure
Posted by: me1004  |   15 votes  |  3 answers
For a while now, there has been the suggestion that getting into longer term CDs with relatively small early withdrawal penalties might be a good way to get better returns. The lat... read more
Reward Checking Accounts - When Are They Worth It?
Posted by: bemson  |   4 votes  |  7 answers
I think I've just come up for air... Reward checking accounts seem very attractive. However, what do we really make when we're spending so much? At $5K and 3% APY, you earn $12... read more
Banks And CU's Capable Of Exchanging PGP Email
Posted by: mrpink  |   2 votes  |  0 answers
I've heard that there are some non-US banks that are capable of receiving and sending email (real email, not web messages).  I heard a German bank is even capable of sending a... read more
Super Rich Stocking Up On Gold - Wise Investment?
Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   2 votes  |  0 answers
The super rich have increased their purchases of gold ETFs, futures and bullion. Does owning some gold make sense from an insurance policy against future economic and currency cris... read more
Gold ATMs Coming To America
Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   2 votes  |  0 answers
From CNBC.com: A German firm that installs and manages gold vending machines aims to introduce them into the United States this year as it expands rapidly to take advantage of dema... read more
Negotiating Higher CD Rates - How Much Money Does It Take?
Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   1 vote  |  0 answers
Any long-time CD investor will know that you can often negotiate higher CD rates than what banks post. It often requires a large deposit to get the best deals. It was mentioned in ... read more
Interest Rates For Very High Balances For Money Market Or Savings Accounts
Posted by: lou  |   1 vote  |  1 answer
Ken - Is there a way of locating accounts that have a tiered interest rate for accounts with $100,000 or $500,000 minimum balance? i would think it might be possible to find rates ... read more
IRA Cds How Do They Work?
Posted by: fullself  |   1 vote  |  1 answer
Can someone explain how IRA cds work?  If I see a rate I like can I buy it in my Roth at Fidelity or do I have to buy directly from that bank?... read more
Which Is Better: Credit Card Hotel Rewards Or Cash Rewards?
Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   1 vote  |  0 answers
Mr Credit Card answers a reader's question about this. The reader spends $25K per month (small business owner) and has to pay with either Visa or MasterCard. Other factors are cons... read more
BB&T BONUS
Posted by: adityanm  |   1 vote  |  0 answers
Has anyone received the $50 bonus after 10 bill payments yet? I paid my  10th bill last week and am waiting.... read more
Has Anyone Had A Reward Checking Closed Because Of Small Debits?
Posted by: Ally6770  |   2 votes  |  5 answers
This has not happened to anyone I know. Just curious.... read more
"Mystwu" On Investing
Posted by: Mike  |   1 vote  |  0 answers
(bold mine)  This commentor offers a very interesting investing strategy.  If you are still here, mystwu, I know I would enjoy a more specific and detailed explanation.&n... read more
Which Canadian Banks Allow Americans To Open CAD Accounts?
Posted by: livresrares  |   4 votes  |  0 answers
Canada's economy is doing better than that of the US.  Their central bank is raising interest rates.  I would like to see a review of any Canadian banks that allow Americ... read more
Which Banks To Link To Reward Checking?
Posted by: linmarie  |   2 votes  |  2 answers
I'm want to set up a high-yield checking account.  I currently have checking accounts at both Chase & Wells Fargo.  Are these good banks to link to the high-yiel... read more
Citibank INCOMPETENT, Even Criminal, In Handling Of Forced Credit Card Conversion
Posted by: me1004  |   3 votes  |  3 answers
Continuing this horrible saga of Citi Bank's forced conversion of Dividend Platinum Select Mastercards to its new World Mastercard, the latest and apparently final slap in the face... read more
Question: Benefit Of Credit Card Branding
Posted by: darkdreamer4u  |   1 vote  |  1 answer
Ken, do you know/have access to some information about how credit card branding works? I'm curious who benefits how from, e.g., an NFL or Amazon branded credit card or the BP Chase... read more
Question: Interchange Fee On Credit Card
Posted by: anter  |   1 vote  |  1 answer
hi, I remenber there is a site where you type in the 1st 4 number of your credit card(Bank id i think), and it tells you the interchange fee it charges, and some other stuff. does ... read more
Citi Master Card Changeover -- More Negative Developments
Posted by: me1004  |   1 vote  |  0 answers
About a month ago, there was a discussion in the forum about City mastercard imposing a change of account upon we holders of its Dividend Platinum Select card. Citi sent out notice... read more

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