11.28.16
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Which Type of Bank Account Is Best For Your Money?

While most of us understand the importance of saving money, that doesn’t mean we know where to save it. Unfortunately, figuring out which type of

11.28.16
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Should You Invest Your Short-Term Savings?

A lot of people hate the idea of keeping money in a savings account. They feel like it’s just sitting there, earning next to nothing,

11.26.16
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Can a CD Loan Help You Build Credit or Tap Emergency Cash?

Here’s an approach to establishing, building, or repairing credit that few people are likely aware of: a CD loan. More specifically, the process usually involves

11.09.16
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How to Choose a Teen Checking Account

For many teens, learning about algebra and geometry is more common then learning to manage one’s personal finances. Perhaps it’s an unfortunate oversight in our education system,

11.08.16
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Best Brokers For Penny Stock Trading of 2016

For most investors, a simple buy-and-hold portfolio of index funds is the way to go. The majority of my own portfolio, which I’ve been managing

10.12.16
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How to Make an International Wire Transfer

Your college student is doing a semester abroad, and you need a way to send cash in case of an emergency. Or maybe you live

10.10.16
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The Disney Savings Account: Is There a Better Way to Save for Your Dream Vacation?

While there’s no denying that Disney vacations are expensive, there are plenty of ways to save money on your trip. Stay in an off-site condo instead of

10.07.16

Best Money Market Accounts for 2016

The best money market accounts (MMAs) can be a great low-risk investment for building that emergency fund or storing extra cash. They offer better interest

10.02.16
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Three Big Reasons It Costs More to Be Poor

While even high-earning Americans often struggle with money, making ends meet is particularly difficult for the poor. Americans in the lowest income bracket spend an astonishing 182% of their income.

09.28.16
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What Is a Checking Account?

While you can get by without one, a checking account is a safe and efficient way to store your paycheck and access it when you

09.26.16
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Best Online Brokers for Beginners

I started managing my own money in a brokerage account almost 10 years ago. I had a little bit of money saved, and I didn’t

09.26.16
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Where to Exchange Currency Without Getting Fleeced

As a former professional basketball player who had to buy things in Israel, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Russia, and Germany, I became quite familiar with

09.20.16
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The Ultimate Guide To Wire Transfer Fees

As anyone with a smartphone knows, it’s getting easier and easier to send money directly from your bank account to a friend or family member’s

09.16.16

TD Ameritrade Review

TD Ameritrade’s prices are slightly higher than its competitors, but the services it provides more than make up for it. is one of the largest

09.13.16
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Overdraft Fees: What Banks Charge

It happens to the best of us: You write a check or make a purchase on your debit card only to find out later that

09.12.16

What Is a Certified Check?

Certified checks are a popular method of payment for big transactions. That’s because, unless the person is particularly adept at forging checks (a felony), you’re

09.08.16
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What Is a Credit Builder Loan?

If your credit isn’t great, but you want to make it better, you might be at your wits’ end. Fortunately, there’s a lesser-known credit product

09.06.16
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How to Wire Money in Five Steps

“Wiring money” may sound old-fashioned, like sending a telegram or mailing a letter via the Pony Express, but it’s still one of the fastest ways

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