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

09.02.16

Personal Finance 101: What Is a Certificate of Deposit?

If you’re looking for a place to stash your money for a longer period of time than a regular checking or savings account, you may

09.02.16
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Personal Finance 101: What Is a Cash Advance?

So you need some cash, and you need it quick. Should you take a cash advance from your credit card? Featured Offers The process seems easy

08.23.16
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Authorized Users vs. Joint Accounts: What’s the Difference?

Whether you’re married, in a relationship, or single, you’ll maintain a personal credit score and credit history. However, there may be times when you want

08.22.16
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ACH Transfer: How Much Does It Cost to Send Money Between Banks?

When you move money from one bank account to another, you’re doing what’s known as an automatic clearing house transfer, or ACH. If you receive

08.19.16
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How to Find the Best CD Rates in 2016

The first thing you should ask yourself before searching for the best CD rates is how long you’re OK being without your money. Maybe you’re

08.19.16
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Best Savings Account in 2016

Looking for places to grow your money without much risk is difficult these days, but finding the best savings account might be a good place

08.19.16
Best Savings Acct

The Best High-Interest Savings Accounts Online for 2016

Don’t expect the savings accounts at your brick-and-mortar bank to notice that the Federal Reserve raised interest rates. Rates have been at historic lows for years

08.15.16
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How to Cash a Check (and Skip the High Fees)

For 92.3% of American households, cashing a check is often (but not always) as simple as going down to their bank and spending a few

08.12.16
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Til Death Do Us Check? When a Joint Bank Account Makes Sense

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes… a joint checking account. Combining assets when uniting as a married couple seems only natural, and often

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