One of my favorite banks, SmartyPig, which still offers an above average 1.75% APY on savings, is rewarding one lucky customer with $4,951 to help pay off their debts (or take a vacation, shop for Christmas presents, etc.). That figure just happens to be the average amount owed by Americans on their credit cards. It’s an 8-year low, but there is some work left to do, and SmartyPig wants to help.
To enter the “Race Out of Debt” contest, open a SmartyPig account here, then follow the directions on SmartyPig’s blog post announcing the contest. Good luck!
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The Lost Decade of Investing: Was All Really Lost? The big take-away for me – the market is broader than the S&P 500, and there were opportunities to make money over the last ten years. (@Generation X Finance)
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