Personal Finance Roundup

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Personal Finance Roundup

A weekly look at money advice from across the Web.

It seems several personal finance writers have been looking out for credit cardholders this week. Two posts, in particular, stand out. WalletPop highlights 7 sneaky credit-card fees you may not have noticed if you haven't looked carefully at your statement lately. Money Under 30 explains why you shouldn't fall for credit-card signup bonuses without doing your research first.

Here are more personal finance tips and insights from across the Web:

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Investing in Stocks: It’s Not as Bad as You Think [Get Rich Slowly]
If you’ve decided to make stocks a part of your long-term portfolio, I think that understanding the role dividend reinvestment plays will give you a little more confidence to hang in there.

Home Loan Documentation Checklist [Money Smart Life]
Whether you’re applying for a home loan or looking at mortgage refinancing you’ll have to fill out a lot of paperwork and provide documentation of your income and assets before the bank will process the loan.


Best Banking Promotions for the Month of July [Money Crashers]
Several banks are offering customers a chance to earn free cash.

The Cheapest Days to Shop Online []
Dress pants are cheaper on Mondays. You can get better deals on kids' clothing on Wednesdays. Find out on which days other items are discounted most.

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