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American Express Personal Savings Review

by Luke Landes

Amex entered banking years ago. Today, they offer great rates with low fees. Check out our take in this American Express savings account review. By far, the most requested review on shizennougyou is for the American Express Personal Savings Account. Amex offers one of the highest interest rates available with this savings account, making […]

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Best Online Savings Accounts of 2017

by Richard Barrington
Best Online Savings Accounts

The best high-yield online savings accounts offer strong interest rates and great customer service, making them a popular option for savers. In addition, studies show online savings accounts come with lower fees. Read More “High-yield” is, unfortunately, a bit of a misnomer these days. A decade ago, interest rates were 4 percent and 5 percent among select […]

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The Difference Between Savings Accounts and Money Market Accounts

by Luke Landes

One could be forgiven for confusing a savings account with a money market account (MMA for short). There are, however, some key differences between the two account types. Here’s what you need to know about savings accounts and a MMA. Savings accounts and a MAA are different from each other practically in name only. From […]

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A Review of Aspiration Summit Checking Account

by Michael Pruser

Aspiration Summit checking account offers a unique blend of features. From an excellent interest rate to virtually no fees, Aspiration is ideal for consumers looking to be treated fairly by a bank. Read our Aspiration Summit checking account review for all the details. In the world of cash back and interest rates, I try to […]

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A New Bank of America Perk: Free Museum Passes

by Abby Hayes

Bank of America has a long history of supporting the arts through philanthropy and raising awareness. But they’re stepping up their game in 2017 with their Museums on Us program. This program allows qualifying Bank of America members to get into local museums for free on certain weekends, through the rest of this year! Here […]

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Capital One Spark Business Checking Account Review

by Michael Pruser

I created my small business in 2010. One of the very first things I did was sign up for a business checking account. Living in Miami at the time, there was a brick-and-mortar Citi location just a half block away. So, that is the bank I signed on with. The “green” business checking account was […]

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Are You Earning 1.12% On Your Savings? SmartyPig Members Are

by Michael Pruser

If you’ve been paying attention to high yield savings rates over the past few months, you may have noticed they’re on their way up. No, not to the 4 percent – 5 percent levels we saw about a decade ago. But, slowly, interest rates are creeping in a positive direction. SmartyPig is one of the high yield […]

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CIT Bank Review and Bonuses

by Stephanie Colestock

CIT Bank bonus offers can be very rewarding. We track these bonuses and CIT rates, which currently are the best you’ll find for an online savings account. Everybody needs a safe place to tuck away their emergency fund or vacation savings. A high yield savings account is a great option. Considering that the average savings […]

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Is Quicken Right for You? Here’s Our Ultimate Review

by Abby Hayes

We’ve always been fans of Quicken here at shizennougyou, and we’ve got a lot of reviews floating around to prove it. But you don’t really need reviews of Quicken from five years ago. You just need to know what to expect from the latest version: Quicken 2017. Here, we’ll give you the highlights, and […]

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A Free Online Checking Account Earning High Interest: The FNBO Direct Checking With BillPay

by Stephanie Colestock

Have you been looking for a new online checking account? Preferably one with a higher-than-average interest rate? Then the FNBO Direct checking account may be the answer. I’m a bit particular when it comes to my checking accounts. I don’t like paying any monthly fees, regardless of how much money I keep in the account. […]

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