Hey college grads - picture this: after receiving your diploma, you’ve landed a great job at a Fortune 500 company and you’ve got a killer apartment in Harbor East overlooking the water, on which you spend your weekends out on your new boat, where your new “bling” sparkles in the sunlight. Now take a safety pin and pop that ridiculous dream cloud. I could say I’m sorry for smashing (or popping) your dreams, but instead I’m going to say welcome to the real worl... [More]
Shhh...looka there...it appears to be a rare Free checking account from what looks to be the 1st Mariner family. Just as I suspected, that there beaut is the Absolutely Free Checking Account from 1st Mariner Bank.
Sadly, this breed used to roam across our nation, but began dying off in city after city. You see, according to Bankrate, in 2009 76% of banks had a substantial population of free checking, but in 2010 that number dropped to 65%. The factors that are causing this species to be... [More]
There has been a lot of discussion this week revolving around the Credit Card reformation act that became effective this week (If you missed the conversation, check out the Credit Legislation post for details). A result of the proposed legislation was a knee jerk reaction by the credit card companies to raise rates across the board to all of their customers, as future rate hikes will be regulated a bit more aggressively. Over the past few months, many good customers whose rates... [More]