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Where the Money Is: March 31

Why now is a good time to dive into that 10-K you've been meaning to read. Join Motley Fool banking analyst David Hanson and Matt...

Why Discover Financial Services Is a Buy Today

When looking at credit card stocks, many investors immediately gravitate toward the biggest players in the space, often overlooking Discover...

What's the Best Use for Your IRS Refund?

So you're getting an IRS refund -- maybe even a bigger one than you anticipated. The average refund this year is over $3,000, according to...

Is Target Dumb for Pursuing Smart Cards?

Taking the position of "better late than never," Target is accelerating its $100 million investment into chip-enabled smart card technology...

Grand Theft Wallet: 5 Ways Retailers Trick You Out of Money

The greatest trick a retailer will ever play on you is to make you seem like you got a great deal while actually cutting you an awful one....

How One Small Bank Is Battling MasterCard and Bank of America


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With credit and debit card fraud and security breaches running rampant these days, a bizarre...

8 Valuable Money Habits to Implement This Year

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Talking about money is viewed as taboo in many circles, but at the end of the day, money is what makes the world...

Could Credit Cards Be Eclipsed By EMV Cards?

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Credit cards have long been a double-edged sword for many people. In certain scenarios, they can be life-savers. Given...

Starbucks Is Already in Front of the Next Big Trend in Retailing

One day not so far into the future, you will have no need for cash, credit cards, or even a wallet. All you will need to purchase your triple...

The Wrong Reason to Buy MasterCard and Visa

MasterCard and Visa are major competitors, but a recent agreement shows their willingness to protect consumers and their businesses.

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When Should You Begin to Aggressively Pay Down Your Mortgage?

The clear advantages of paying off your mortgage as quickly as possible have changed quite a bit over the past few years. The urgency to pay...

Denied a Checking Account? Here's What to Do

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A checking account can be at the center of a person's financial life and provide access to common tasks...

One Retailer Doesn't Fear Online Competition


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Home shopping was once all the rage before e-commerce became the latest shopping trend. HSN has stepped up...

Big Gain in Key Jobless Claims Data Despite Extended Benefits Expiration

100279619The U.S. Labor Department reported a surge in weekly jobless claims during the past week. Bloomberg had been calling for almost no change at 327,000,...

Need a credit break? It never hurts to ask.

According to some estimates, the average American household carries nearly $10,000 in credit card debt alone. If you're only able to make the minimum...