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WhataBummer

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Fees And Limits - Beware!!!
Updated: Dec 19, 2013 by Sperry8  |  3 comments  |  Bank Reviews

I recently opened up a Salem Five account, after all 1.25% guaranteed til Apr 2012, that's for me! However, be very careful before you open an account. read more

Jailed For Cashing Chase Check At Chase Bank
Updated: May 21, 2012 by EatTheRich  |  4 comments  |  Bank Deals

From News Story - KING5.com AUBURN, Wash. - Buying his own home was a big accomplishment for construction worker, Ikenna Njoku, of Aubu read more

Coulee Bank rate cut To 2.55%, Same $25K Cap.
Updated: May 4, 2012 by ekat  |  6 comments  |  Bank Deals

From their website: 2.55% Annual Percentage Yield (APY) paid on balances between $.01 and $25,000, and 0.30% APY paid on all amounts above $25,000 each read more

SmartyPig Is Cutting Its Savings Account Rate to 1.10% APY
Updated: Dec 2, 2011 by Ken Tumin  |  2 comments  |  Bank Deals

Just received the following interest rate notice: Effective June 15, 2011, the interest rate paid on SmartyPig savings accounts will be adjusted. The read more

3 Tips On Choosing A Cash-Back Credit Card
Updated: Oct 25, 2011 by Ricochet  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

From Bankrate.com Which cash-back card is best? If you pay your balance in full each month and use your credit card frequently, you may want to consider read more

Why Credit Unions Are A Better Financial Choice For Us Than Big Banks
Posted: Oct 24, 2011 by WhataBummer  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

From DailyFinance Those occupying Wall Street and other cities -- and those standing in soildarity with them elsewhere -- are disgusted with the read more

Discover Brings Back Single-Use Account Numbers
Updated: Oct 23, 2011 by RJM  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

From Moneyland | TIME.com After discontinuing a security feature that let cardholders generate a one-time use number for transactions last month, read more

I.R.S. Raises Maximum Annual 401(K) Contribution
Posted: Oct 21, 2011 by WhataBummer  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

From NYTimes.com Bucks blog Workers will be able to contribute more money to their 401(k) retirement plans next year, under new limits set by the read more

‘Gotcha’ Fees Force Customers To Quit Banks
Posted: Oct 21, 2011 by WhataBummer  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

From Moneyland | TIME.com Hidden bank fees are pushing the working poor out of mainstream banking and into riskier, more expensive alternatives to read more

One More Reason It Pays To Switch Banks
Updated: Oct 20, 2011 by Ken Tumin  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

From Moneyland | TIME.com Recent media focus concerning the price of brand loyalty—sparked in part by Bank of America’s decision to start read more

Is There Any Point Begging Banks To Drop Debit Card Fees?
Posted: Oct 20, 2011 by WhataBummer  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

From Moneyland | TIME.com In the aftermath of Bank of America's new $5 monthly debit card fee, politicians, consumer groups, and plain old angry read more

Consumers Will Switch Banks Over Debit Fees, Survey Finds
Posted: Oct 19, 2011 by WhataBummer  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

From Businessweek About 30 percent of U.S. consumers said they’d leave their banks over fees for using their debit cards, according to a survey by read more

BofA, Wells Fargo, JPM Sued Over ATM Fees
Posted: Oct 19, 2011 by WhataBummer  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

From Bloomberg Bank of America Corp., Wells Fargo & Co. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. were sued for allegedly colluding to fix the fees paid by read more

It's Official: Social Security Benefits To Go Up 3.6% In 2012
Posted: Oct 19, 2011 by WhataBummer  |  0 comments  |  Miscellaneous

From AP via CBS MoneyWatch.com Social Security benefits will go up by 3.6 percent next year, the first increase since 2009 for the one in five read more

8 Things You Should Shred Right Now
Updated: Oct 18, 2011 by Ken Tumin  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

From MainStreet.com via Yahoo! Finance According to financial services consulting firm Javelin Strategies and Research, identity theft affects 11 million read more

5 Things You Don't Know About Your Credit Score
Posted: Oct 18, 2011 by WhataBummer  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

From Moneyland | TIME.com Maybe you think you know all there is to know about your credit score. Don’t pay late; don’t have a slew of read more

7 Charts That Explain Why The Occupy Wall Street Protesters Are So Angry
Posted: Oct 18, 2011 by WhataBummer  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

From The Atlantic Last week, published a chart-essay that illustrates the extreme inequality that has developed in the US economy over the past 30 read more

Why Women Should Manage Their Own Money
Posted: Oct 18, 2011 by WhataBummer  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

From US News and World Report These six strategies can help women fight the odds of facing financial trouble in retirement. Continue reading...

Petition On Debit Card Fee Attracts 200,000 Supporters
Posted: Oct 14, 2011 by WhataBummer  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

From NYTimes.com An online petition started by a young Washington, D.C., woman opposing Bank of America’s new $5 a month debit-card fee has read more

TCF Bank Adds New $28 Daily Overdrawn Balance Fee
Posted: Oct 14, 2011 by WhataBummer  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

From The Consumerist Reader Jeff used to intentionally overdraw his bank account in order to have enough money to feed his family and gas the car. At read more

12 Steps To Kick Your Bank Fee Addiction
Posted: Oct 14, 2011 by WhataBummer  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

From CBS MoneyWatch.com Feel like you’re powerless to avoid bank fees, particularly in the wake of Bank of America's new $5 debit card fee read more

Banks Woo Clients With Cheap Credit-Card Cash
Updated: Oct 14, 2011 by francisB  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

From Bloomberg The four biggest U.S. banks are encouraging their most creditworthy customers to take on more debt, mailing credit-card read more

How To Divorce Your Bank In 5 Easy Steps
Posted: Oct 12, 2011 by WhataBummer  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

From Moneyland | TIME.com With all of the ire Americans are directing toward big banks these days, a lot of people are talking about making a change. read more

Maryland CU Gets Member Clearance To Convert To Bank
Posted: Oct 12, 2011 by WhataBummer  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

From American Banker Members of Har-CO FCU voted to approve the conversion of the $200 million credit union to a mutual savings bank, the first read more

USAA Won’t Charge Extra Fees For Debit Card
Posted: Sep 30, 2011 by WhataBummer  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

From San Antonio Business Journal On the heels of Bank of America's announcement that the bank would charge customers a $5 monthly fee for debit card read more

New B Of A Fee May Hasten Debit's Demise
Posted: Sep 30, 2011 by WhataBummer  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

From American Banker Article Bank of America Corp. is giving up on debit cards — and the customers who use them for most of their read more

Citibank Jacks Up Monthly Fees On Checking Accounts
Posted: Sep 30, 2011 by WhataBummer  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

From The Consumerist Citibank sent customers a letter informing them that starting in December, they're raising monthly fees on checking accounts, in read more

Survey: The Frugal ‘New Normal’ Has Become The Norm
Posted: Sep 30, 2011 by WhataBummer  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

From Moneyland | TIME.com Throughout the recession and the slow, meek recovery that has followed, there has been much discussion about a "new read more

Conforming Loan Limit Shrinks This Weekend — Will It Hurt The Already Beaten Down Market?
Posted: Sep 30, 2011 by WhataBummer  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

From Moneyland | TIME.com On Saturday, federally guaranteed loans — the limits on which were increased during the financial upheaval of 2008 to read more

5 Tips From Early Retirees
Updated: Sep 30, 2011 by niniss  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

From US News and World Report Practical steps average people can take to leave the workforce early. Read article...