Prepaid Cards With Low or No Fees

It is estimated that about 40 million Americans do not have a bank account. The reasons for this vary. For many, they are unable to qualify for a bank account because of past bounced checks. Bounce too many checks, and you’ll find yourself in the Chexsystems, which many banks use to evaluate potential new banking […]


Citi Private Pass Offering $5 Concert Tickets

I’ve been a banking customer with Citi for nearly 20 years. I use a Citi debit card and the Citi Platinum Select MasterCard. I chose Citi after graduating from law school for one reason and one reason only—it was across the street from my office. While that’s not how I’d recommend choosing a bank today, […]


How to Plan a Funeral that Doesn’t Cost an Arm and a Leg

The memorial for Michael Jackson cost the city of Los Angeles $1.4 million, according to the Associated Press. While most of us won’t be remembered at the Staples Center in front of 11,000 people, funerals are expensive. According to the Federal Trade Commission, a traditional funeral costs about $6,000, and many funerals run well over […]


FreeCreditReport.com Versus myFICO.com

We’ve been spending a lot of time with our credit report and credit score lately. Last month we compared FreeCreditReport.com to annualcreditreport.com to see where you should go to get your free credit report. Then we signed up for the myFICO.com Score Watch credit monitoring service, which gave us a copy of our Equifax credit […]


Citi College Student Credit Cards Offer Double Rewards

Citi is running a double rewards bonus on two of its college student credit cards. For both the Citi Forward College Student Card and the Citi mtvU Platinum Select Visa card, students earn double the Thank You Points for the first three months. Here’s the deal. Both of these cards reward students with 5 Thank […]