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Save by all means necessary

[ad_1] Hero Images/Getty Images The Great Recession has been in the rearview mirror for years now, but one disturbing legacy lingers: substantial anxiety about savings. In Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index survey, Americans who are less comfortable about their savings than they were a year ago outnumber those who say they’re more comfortable by nearly […]

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High yields no match for my laziness

[ad_1] russell underwood/UpperCut Images/Getty Images It’s confession time. I’m earning zero interest on my checking account, and I know better. Bankrate is out this week with a new survey of high-yield checking accounts which found more than 50 checking accounts that pay substantial interest on deposits, in some cases 3% or more, provided you use […]

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Alaska Airlines to acquire Virgin America

[ad_1] MyLoupe/Universal Images Group Editorial/Getty Images The airline market is getting a shock of cold air with a new airline marriage announced this week. Alaska Airlines will acquire Virgin America in a $4 billion deal that will expand the airline’s West Coast presence, the airlines said. The combination still needs regulatory and shareholder approval, but […]

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Starbucks rewards changing; customers rebel

[ad_1] John Keeble/Getty Images Starbucks is changing its rewards program, and the global coffee vendor has heard howls of protest over the move. Starting April 12, Starbucks Rewards will be based on what you buy rather than on how many times you visit its shops, the company’s website says. You’ll earn 2 stars for every […]