A Tree Falls On Your Car, Now What?

Your car was just inundated in a flash flood, consumed in a fire, blown away by a tornado, or crushed by falling debris. After you make sure that all of your loved ones are okay and your house is intact, you turn your attention to your now-useless car. Does your policy cover natural disasters? If…
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New Study Shows Credit Card Fees And Rewards Are On The Rise

You are exposed to countless credit card ads on TV and other media, but did you notice anything unusual about them? You do not hear much about rates, unless they are 0% introductory rates. You do, however, hear quite a bit about rewards programs. Credit card issuers are battling for market share based on increasing…
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Fun Facts About Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

by Jeff Hoyt, MoneyTips Editor-in-Chief Now that the Super Bowl is over, what does a sports fan have to look forward to in February? There is the NBA, hockey, college basketball, and one other semi-sports related staple that warms up the late winter — the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. The SI swimsuit edition turned fifty…
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Banks And Negative Interest Rates: What It Means To You

Why Go Negative? Imagine a notice from your bank saying that instead of paying interest on your deposits, from now on they’re going to charge you for the privilege of keeping money at their bank — effectively a negative interest rate. Why would you keep money in that bank at all? You would do better…
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Moneytips: Using The IRS2Go App

Your smartphone is probably full of fun apps, but we have one more app to add to help you deal with a painful task: your taxes. Did you know that the IRS has a free smartphone app to help taxpayers handle basic tax-related functions? They do, and it has been in existence since 2011. The…
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