banking

Sallie Mae Debit Card Is A Helpful Convenience For Students, If Handled Responsibly

April 9, 2011

The student loan company Sallie Mae is preparing to release a student debit card in partnership with Mastercard. The new program, which will start this summer, allows students to receive financial aid money and tuition refunds in a special checking account. Sallie Mae Debit Card Features Perks of the accounts include: A free checking account […]

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Top 5 Things to Consider When Shopping for a Home Safe

April 7, 2011

When a tragedy strikes, will your meaningful belongings and documents be protected? It is never too late (or early) to add a safe to your house. Burglary, fire and floods are all variables that cannot be controlled however; you can do something to ensure that at least irreplaceable items and important documents will not be […]

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American Express Getting Into Debit Market

April 6, 2011

American Express has always been the most mysterious credit card company. Besides the fact that many establishments don’t accept the gold and black card, their presence in the debit market has been non-existent. As the companies first step in the wide world of consumer debit, American Express opened last week a new product called Serve. […]

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Debit Card Transaction Limits and $5 ATM Fees

April 5, 2011

Banks are hurting right now and are doing everything in their power to continue minting the kind of money their shareholders expect. Due to changes in legislation, some banks are considering limiting the size of debit card transactions. Chase Bank recently announced they are considering capping debit card transactions at $50 or $100 to protest […]

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Why Certificate of Deposits Are One of the Safest Places to Put Your Money

April 1, 2011

Volatile markets, falling home prices and an unpredictable economy are all reasons for one to be concerned about the safety of one’s money. If you are seeking to keep your assets protected, then I suggest using Certificates of Deposit, or CDs, as one of the safest places to keep your money. There are several reasons […]

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New Unemployment Debit Card Costing Consumers

March 21, 2011

We are a part of a debit nation. Cash and checks are becoming more and more obsolete. Now days, we turn to debit for everything from daily purchases to disability benefits, and now unemployment payments. Over 30 states have made commitments to begin issuing debit cards for those on unemployment. Deals have been made with […]

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Essential Treasury Management Services

March 1, 2011

What is treasury management and why is it important for your business? Treasury management is a generic term used to describe popular banking products and services for businesses and non-profits. Treasury management, also known as cash management, allows organizations to easily control cash flow in an efficient and effective manner, while staying up-to-date with financial […]

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Why Every Small Business Needs a Merchant Account

February 21, 2011

If you have a small business or even run a website on Ebay, then a merchant account may give you the ability to process credit cards and debit cards, which gives you the convenience of never having to turn away a paying customer because you can’t process their payment. There are many companies that offer […]

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Simplify You Banking and Financial Needs

January 28, 2011

If you are a small business owner, chances are you are very busy trying to run a company or companies, balance your family and personal life, and have some time for leisure and relaxation. In order to be able to accomplish all of this without getting overworked and overwhelmed, you must be smart with you […]

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How to Create a Business Cash Flow Statement

January 20, 2011

Cash flow statements are extremely useful for a business to get a complete picture of all money coming into the business and all money going out of your business during a specific period of time.  When organizing your small business finances, you should create a cash flow statement annually at a minimum, but businesses of […]

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