CHECK IT OUT! www.BestParking.com

Every Friday, I am going to bring you Your Smart Money Moves check it out website.   These websites may range from coupon sites to deal sites to just cool places that I think can help you save time or money in your life.   With so many new cool websites popping up all over the internet, feel free to send me one by clicking here if you think there is a post that would be worthwhile for Your Smart Money Moves readers. Synopsis: BestParking.com (formerly NYCGarages.com) is a free parking search engine that steers drivers toward the cheapest and most convenient parking facilities in 18 cities and 79 airports.  Over 125,000 motorists rely on the website each month to easily compare the hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly rates at over 3,000 parking facilities, thereby saving hundreds of dollars on parking. (source: BestParking.com) The largest parking operators in the nation have partnered with BestParking.com to offer guaranteed rates, reservations, coupons, monthly specials, ...

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Will My Gift Cards Expire?

Now that the holiday season is over, I’m sure that everyone walked away with a few gift cards from family, friends, or co-workers. Whether it be an i-tunes card, store card, or just a good old debit card, each gift card should be closely examined so you make a smart money move and don’t lose any value of the gift. The Federal Credit Card Act of 2009 included provisions for gift cards that became effective August 22, 2010 and applies to cards sold after that date.  Under the Act, many types of retail cards are prohibited from charging inactivity fees unless the card has been inactive for at least 12 months.  All terms and conditions for a card must be disclosed directly on the card.  Additionally, gift cards may not expire for at least five years after purchase. (source: federalreserve.gov) Gift cards may still have terms and conditions that can decrease the value of the gift card.  These include charging: ...

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