10.06.15
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The Best Free Checking Account in 2016

Free checking accounts used to be commonplace, but as banking has grown more sophisticated it’s also gotten more expensive. The Internet, though, has made it

10.05.15
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How My Cheese Addiction Taught Me to Automate My Savings

I wouldn’t consider myself an overly indulgent person. I generally eat two well­-balanced meals a day. I don’t drink very often and I walk a

10.04.15
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Capital One 360 Review

If you’re looking for a strong all-round option in online banking, is a particularly good choice. In fact, it’s The Simple Dollar’s pick for the

10.04.15
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Student Guide to Checking Accounts

If you’re in college, the idea of maintaining a checking account could be brand new to you. After all, this may be the first time

10.01.15
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Six Bills You Can Negotiate Down to Save Money

If you have a love-hate relationship with your monthly bills, you’re not alone. While most of us enjoy a modern lifestyle and all the perks that

09.21.15
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Tips for Opening a Bank Account for Your Kids

Are you trying to teach your child the value of a dollar — and the importance of saving up for special items — by stashing away

09.03.15

Personal Finance 101: How Do Money Orders Work, Anyway?

A money order is simply a little piece of paper that allows the person named on the order to receive a specified amount of cash.

08.12.15
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Personal Finance 101: What Is a Cash Advance?

So you need some cash, and you need it quick. What about taking a cash advance from your credit card? Well, unless you really don’t

08.11.15
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How to Avoid Excess Bank Fees

By Peter Miller The world of consumer banking used to be based on the pillars of free checking and equally free toasters, but those days

08.04.15

How to Earn Free Money with a Bank Bonus

As Forbes contributor Jeffrey Dorfman wrote earlier this year, there are plenty of reasons for experts to believe the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low

07.29.15
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Personal Finance 101: What Is a Debit Card?

A debit card looks like a credit card — and functions like one at the cash register — but acts as a direct link to

07.18.15
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What Do I Need to Open a Bank Account?

If you’re wondering how to open a bank account, take heart: It’s a fairly painless process if you know what you need, what kind of

07.11.15
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Where to Find a Second-Chance Checking Account

Second-chance checking accounts are exactly what they sound like: another chance for you to use a checking account responsibly, even if a bank closed one

07.10.15
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Best Apps to Send Money

If you’ve ever wasted your breath on the phrase, “The check is in the mail,” now’s the time to stop: Several apps allow you to

06.29.15
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Free Business Checking Accounts

If your small business is closely watching a tight bottom line, you’ll be happy to know that free business checking accounts are out there, whether

06.17.15
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Ally Bank Review

As traditional banks struggle with customer frustration over hidden fees and insultingly low interest rates, has positioned itself as the antidote to these problems. By

05.28.15
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Best Banks in 2016

If you’re searching for the best bank, you have a dizzying number of choices. The growth of online and mobile banking means there are more

05.27.15
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Money Management 101: Why You Should Track Your Spending

Do you ever wonder why you run out of money by the end of the month? Do you earn plenty but still live paycheck to

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