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Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (4/8/11)

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This week our favorite blogs include stories about problem resolution and new realities. Take a look at these posts for a heads up on new scams, a break on bank fees and relationship spending advice. And as always, if you enjoy any of our favorites, we encourage you to follow them on twitter for regular updates. And don’t forget to follow Credit.com at @CreditExperts.

Good News on Overdrafts! Citi Will Pay Small Checks First
In the past, Citibank’s overdraft processing policy posted the largest charges/checks ahead of smaller charges. This method enabled Citi to charge an overdraft fee for any additional charges that didn’t clear. According to CNNMoney, Citi will now start cashing checks smallest to largest, giving consumers that are just getting by a small reprieve.  This is great news in the fee fight! @cnnmoney

Cohabitation Nation: The Financials of Living Together Without Getting Married
Unmarried couples are living together more than ever before. With this new partnership dynamic comes new financial planning methods. Mintlife breaks down some of the best practices when sharing a home but not a marriage. Check out the infographic! @mint

Big Banks Have a Powerful New Opponent
Sparked by the interchange fee battle, the big banks are being taken to task by an alliance of small and large retailers. Not only are they fighting for the fee reversal, but also airing advertisements skewering Wall Street on greed and being “too big to fail.” @NYTimes

Why We Need Financial Education in Schools
Scott Gamm argues that schools should teach personal finance as a part of a basic curriculum. While this isn’t likely to happen overnight, Scott encourages parents to take an active roll in educating their children about how to best handle their money. @HuffingtonPost @ScottGamm

FBI Warns of Spam, Lottery Scams and Potassium Iodide Price Gouging
What do Jamaican callers with lottery claims, Automated Clearing House spam and unfair price gouging have in common?  All are on the latest FBI list of warnings to watch and be aware of. @WalletPop

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