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Compare Credit Cards with CreditCardChaser.com

Credit Card Chaser is a new site of mine that provides innovative tools for consumers to compare credit cards in order to find the best choice based on their spending habits. In addition, Credit Card Chaser offers a set of calculators that enable people to see which cash back credit cards are the best, find out how long it would take to pay down certain debts, calculate a balance transfer, and more.

If you’re in the market for a credit card, check out CreditCardChaser.com to compare cards and find the best one for you.

MyRatePlan Launches Bank Accounts Comparison Tool

MyRatePlan recently launched its newest vertical: a way to compare bank accounts against one another including fees, minimum deposits, interest rates, customer reviews, and more.

We partnered with BankRate in order to bring users 100% up-to-date banking information so that they can make the best choices for themselves.

Users can compare bank accounts here: http://www.myrateplan.com/bank-accounts

MyRatePlan Launches All-New Credit Card Comparison Tool

I wanted to announce that MyRatePlan launched a brand-new credit card comparison tool built from the ground up. Users can compare credit cards across tons of different categories and customize the search to fit your credit and spending habits. The tool also lets you visualize savings and earnings by using one card over another. You can check it out here: http://compare.myrateplan.com

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AOL is still the weirdest successful tech company in America

How to Mine Bitcoins

Simple article on how to mine bitcoins.

Mining bitcoins – a process that helps manage bitcoin transactions as well as create new “wealth” – are the new Beanie Babies. Luckily for us, however, bitcoins seem to be going up in value and should maintain their value over time, unlike your mint condition Tiny the stuffed Chihuahua.

But how do you get bitcoins? You can begin by buying them outright, but the market is currently wild. At $188 per coin, the direction of the bitcoin is anyone’s guess right now and, unlike equities, these things don’t split. In short, you should probably mine. But what is bitcoin mining?

Think of it as work done by groups of people to find large prime numbers or trying keys to decrypt a file. You can read a lot more about it here but just understand that for every block mined you get 25 coins or, at current rates, $4,722.25. Currently a single bitcoin is valued at $188, an alarming result that is probably caused by money movements related to Cyprus and a general bubble-like excitement over the platform in general. In fact, many wager that the DDOS attacks on many bitcoin-related services are direct action by hackers to inject instability in order to reduce the price.

Wallaby Card - Interesting New Credit Card Aggregator to Maximize Rewards

The Wallaby card aggregates all your credit cards into one card, and then applies charges to the appropriate credit cards you own in order to maximize your rewards.

The first 1000 people to sign up get a free lifetime membership. Sign up here.

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Simple | Worry-free Alternative to Traditional Banking

Dwolla Adds Support For LinkedIn, Allowing You To Send Money To Your Professional Contacts

Web and mobile payments platform Dwolla announced today that it now includes integration with LinkedIn’s API, allowing users to send and receive payments to their connections on LinkedIn’s social network. Previously, Dwolla had integrated with Facebook and Twitter to offer similar functionality. And just last week, Dwolla added Foursquare support, too, allowing Dwolla users to passively check-in to a location when making a purchase.

Dwolla, for those unaware, is a company attempting to disrupt how payment networks operate by creating a network that’s devoid of personal information. With the service, users can send and receive funds to and from other Dwolla users as well as with a select group of supported merchants. But most importantly, Dwolla’s distinction from other players in the payments space is its focus on cash, an under-represented market in electronic payments. Users fund Dwolla accounts with cash from their own bank account, and can then use the company’s Web-based platform or their mobile phone to perform the payments at rates that are often far less than on PayPal.

U.S. Treasuries are still triple-A in that there is no question that we will repay the interest and the principal. Every contract will be repaid. So our bonds are triple-A. Our currency, the dollar, is not triple-A. Our bonds are.
- Warren Buffett

Bye-Bye California Real Estate... And I Mean it This Time

During the ‘08 panic, the government was doing whatever it could in an attempt to stimulate the economy. Programs like TARP and Quantitative Easing were covered in the media, but a lesser-known stimulus was the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. The Act increased the loan limit that could be backed by the FHFA in some bubble areas as much as $729,759. Essentially, regulators would find the median sales price for the county with the highest median values and would then use that price to derive the loan limit for…