Today: March 06, 2015

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100 Commission-Free Trades from Zions Direct




Qualifying customers of Zions Direct can now get 100 commission-free trades for 12 months. That includes online purchases of stocks, bonds and CDs. For details visit www.zionsdirect.com

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5 Tips for Handling Early-Year Medical Expenses

The clock on insurance deductibles reset on Jan. 1, and that means big medical bills are in store for some. Patients may be required to pay thousands of dollars before their health care coverage kicks in.

Insurers typically begin or renew policies in January, and that means customers could face some daunting cost-sharing requirements in the first few months of the year. That’s especially true if they need surgery or have a particularly expensive prescription. Read More

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Simple Banking Services for the Homeless




A traditional banking environment is not the right approach for everyone. The Compass Housing Alliance provides banking and mail services for thousands of people within Seattle’s homeless population.

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Republicans Critical of Obama’s ‘Amnesty Bonuses’

Millions of immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama’s executive actions could get a windfall from the IRS, a reversal of fortune after years of paying taxes to help fund government programs they were banned from receiving.

Armed with new Social Security numbers, many of these immigrants who were living in the U.S. illegally will now be able to claim up to four years’ worth of tax credits designed to benefit the working poor.
For big families, that’s a maximum of nearly $24,000, as long as they can document their earnings during those years. Read More

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What is an ETF? An Art Collection Analogy




Aren’t exchange traded funds and mutual funds pretty much the same thing? In this video we try to address this question and point out some of the differences with assistance from some artistic friends.

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359 Winning Bidders in Zions Direct Securities Auctions

Zions Direct, the online broker-dealer that allows its customers to purchase bonds, FDIC-insured CDs and other securities in its daily web-based auctions, announces its weekly auction results. Since 2006, Zions Direct has auctioned over $3.9 billion in more than 18,000 fixed-income auctions. Read More