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Time To Revisit Your Bank Accounts

Time To Revisit Your Bank Accounts

By now you should have received a multitude of letters from your various credit cards or bank accounts. These letters should detail major changes that are taking effect soon as a result of the CARD act. They could include things such as overdraft fees, what will be paid, interest rate changes and fee schedule changes. Don’t just toss those things aside! Pay close attention to the changes and how they might affect you.

One of the changes that I noticed on my Chase account is a fee for charges that end up pulling money from my overdraft protection. I’m also going to be charged a fee for their points program. You know what is going to happen to that account? Say bye bye. There’s no sense in keeping it at this point. I’ve already changed my direct deposit at work to one account and will head on over to Chase during my lunch break to close that account. […]

The Government Saves Me From Myself

The Government Saves Me From Myself

By now, since I’ve been a lazy beast, you’ve probably heard about the restrictions that the Senate passed last week on credit cards. It’s designed to stop the evil credit card empires from taking advantage of the poor, misguided public. Let’s have a look-see shall we? According to my buddies at the MSN Moneycentral (love[…]