The European Central Bank raises its benchmark interest rate ahead of the Fed for the first time in 4 decades.
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Even bank fees and loan fees and interest rates are fair game for haggling.
At the rate things are going, the middle of 2011 could be the real crunch point for the year.
Offers of 0% balance transfers are showing up in mailboxes again. They can help you get out of debt, if you use them carefully.
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