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06.30.11

Best Credit Cards to Use When Traveling Abroad

Stan Reybern

With summer in full swing, many of us are packing up our bags and jet-setting around the world. Before you take off though, keep in mind that your credit card might be costing you more than you thought with foreign transaction fees. Below are BillShrink’s picks for the best cards to use while traveling that won’t affect your travel budget

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06.20.11

Coin Collecting: Should You Invest in Gold?

Stan Reybern

Gold is one of the oldest forms of value. Investors usually turn to gold to hedge against inflation, governmental fiscal crises and collapses, weakening currency, and national debt. Gold can also be quite attractive since it has a universal value that is not subject to the bureaucracy of politics and other factors. However, you should still be cautious when making

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06.08.11

Mobile Apps: Banking, Payments and Scanners; Oh My!

Stan Reybern

From smart phones to tablets, there is an explosion of smart devices on the market, each of which has more computing power than NASA did back in 1969 when they sent astronauts to the moon. These powerful devices have paved the way for some new and truly innovative user applications. These applications aim to change the way people live their

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06.02.11

Savings in America

Stan Reybern

We all know that we’re supposed to save. You have to save for retirement, emergencies, college, large purchases, etc. However, this doesn’t mean that everyone is saving or knows how much they should be saving. During the peak of the housing bubble, the savings rate for Americans dropped to an all time low of .9% – meaning we were saving

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05.18.11

Debit vs Credit Rewards: Which Do You Prefer?

Stan Reybern

Almost everyone loves rewards programs. After all, who doesn’t want to be rewarded for buying things that they presumably would have bought anyway? Though there are many types of rewards programs out there, the two most commonly used are the ones associated with debit cards and credit cards. Most consumers are familiar with the types of rewards offered by credit

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05.16.11

The Future of Banking

Stan Reybern

When I turned nine, my grandmother gave me a bright yellow, circa 1980 Robie the Robot Bank from Radio Shack for my birthday. When I placed a coin into Robie’s hand, he lifted it to his mouth and swallowed my change, keeping it safe for a rainy day in his metal belly. The best part was always the little robot

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11.14.10

12 Things About Wall Street That Should Still Worry You

Stan Reybern

Several foreboding obstacles remain to be dealt with before the millions of people who buy and sell securities feel as comfortable doing so as they once did.

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