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Learning how to manage money through a saving and checking account
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How to Make an Italian Pizza: The Simple, Step-by-Step Guide

How to Make an Italian Pizza: The Simple, Step-by-Step Guide | Managing a Savings Account | Scoop.it

Want to know how to make a real Italian pizza? The most important part is getting the Italian pizza dough right! More than just the base of the pizza, the dough is what gives the pizza its texture, holds together the flavors, and—if done right—can make you feel like you’ve been transported right back to Italy.

Ingredients (makes dough for 4 pizzas, each one about 12 inches in diameter):

600 mL of warm water7 cups (1kg) flour, type “00″*2.25 teaspoons (25 grams) yeast6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil1.5 tablespoons salt2 teaspoons sugar

*A note on the flour: In Italy, “00″, or “doppio zero,” flour is the most highly-refined and finest-ground flour available. Not available where you are (or too expensive?). An all-purpose flour should work just as well!


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5 reasons to open a separate savings account - by Ian Farquharson - Helium

The majority of people these days will have a checking account available through which most of their money, such as their salary, will pass.

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After reading this article I have a new outlook on opening a savings account. I even may open a new account for different saving expenses! First of all, the idea of the article is that it is wise to open a seperate savings account for particular expenses such as college. In addition, it is wise to keep a seperate account for the following reasons, you will have a better interest rate, it is easier to keep track of money, and it is harder to access your account so it will not tempt you to spend all your savings. I am pretty sure that now I am going to open a seperate savings account for my college expenses so that I can recieve the benefits and better track my money.

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Brenden Christian LeGault's comment, January 22, 2013 9:57 AM
My thoughts. I found this article to be really useful. For one, I did not know that you can get higher interest rate by opening a separate savings account from the savings account i already have. I can also categorize what savings can go to each account. On top of this, the account is more difficult access, keeping my money safer and ending any temptations to make withdrawls.
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American Express and Walmart Launch Bluebird: a New Alternative to Debit and Checking Accounts

American Express and Walmart Launch Bluebird: a New Alternative to Debit and Checking Accounts | Managing a Savings Account | Scoop.it
Bluebird is designed for the millions of Americans who are looking for more value, service and transparency from their checking and debit account, and has no monthly, annual or overdraft fees.

http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2012/10/08/american-express-walmart-launch-bluebird-a-new-alternative-to-debit-checking-accounts


http://www.brandchannel.com/home/post/2012/10/08/American-Express-Walmart-Bluebird-100812.aspx


"Bluebird is our solution to help consumers who currently may be poorly served by traditional banking products," stated Dan Schulman, group president of American Express, in a press release. "In an era where it is increasingly 'expensive to be poor,' we have worked with Wal-Mart to create a financial services product that rights many of the wrongs that plague the market today."


The nationwide launch of Bluebird this month — first online, and then to some 4,000 Walmart stores across America — follows a pilot test of the program late last year.


Building on a pilot program launched in late 2011, Bluebird was shaped by feedback from consumers who said they were not getting the value they expect from traditional checking account and debit services because of increasingly higher fees. According to an independent study by Bretton Woods1, consumers now pay an average of $259 per year for a basic checking account and that cost is rising due to higher minimum balance requirements and a growing list of fees being added to these services.


“Our customers tell us that they’re tired of navigating a complex maze of dos and don’ts to avoid the ever growing list of fees found on checking products. Bluebird solves this problem and we believe it’s the best product on the market to help customers affordably manage their everyday finances,” said Daniel Eckert, vice president of financial services for Walmart U.S. “At Walmart, we are always looking for ways to make a difference by using the strengths that come with our size, scale and reach to take on the challenges that matter most to our customers. Reducing the costs and frustration that come with high fees is one of these issues.” 

“The financial services landscape is changing. Technological advances, regulatory changes, and evolving consumer needs are redefining payments ranging from prepaid, to checking and debit.  Bluebird is our solution to help consumers who currently may be poorly served by traditional banking products. It allows them to easily and safely move, manage, and spend their money.


 


http://www.npr.org/2012/10/09/162591208/wal-mart-american-express-to-debut-new-card


Wal-Mart and American Express have teamed up to offer a new prepaid card. The two companies say it will act like a checking account, but without the many fees that frustrate customers. Audie Cornish talks with Stephanie Clifford, retail reporter for The New York Times.




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I found this acticle very interesting! First of all, Walmart and American Express have teamed up to launch a new type of credit card called "Blue Bird." What Blue Bird does, is it iworks the same as a typical debet car except for the fact that there are no pesky pop up fees for using and accessing your card. That way, the card is in the users hands and not the banks. Blue Bird works to make the best checking and savings oppertunities and experiences for its customers! I may want to look a little deeper into what Blue Bird had to offer because I could benefit from the savings it offers while I am attending college.

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Personal savings accounts

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Check out this cool web site featuring the best advice found on the WWW in its sector. Be sure to peruse the web-site often for extensive up-to-date material!
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I found this article very helpful! It lays out all of the different types of saving and checking accounts and describes what each has to offer. I wish I would have saw this scoop before I created my savings account because now I have a much better understanding of how they work. I would reccomend this to anyone that is just starting up a savings account or is new to managing their money becuase it is clear, to the point and very useful! Also, it mentions information about Holiday Clubs, things I didn't even know that existed, and how to sign up for one. I might consider signing up for a Holiday Club becuase I want to do a lot of traveling in the future and their are many benefits of having a Holiday Club Card.

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