12.27.15
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New Year’s Resolutions: Six Ways to Hack the 52-Week Money Challenge

New Year’s is nearly upon us, and with it the chance to start fresh and make some changes in our lives. The most common New Year’s resolution is to

12.02.15
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Credit vs. Debit: Which Card Should You Use Online?

In case you hadn’t heard, most banks and businesses began transitioning their credit cards and credit card terminals away from magnetic stripes and toward EMV technology on

11.30.15

How to Find the Best Mortgage Rates in 2016

The best mortgage rates are still at historic lows heading into 2016. According to the St. Louis Federal Reserve, average 30 year fixed mortgage rates

11.04.15
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Why Your Teen Should Open a Checking Account

My parents had me open my first checking account when I was around 13 or 14. I didn’t realize how valuable this simple step of

10.30.15
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Budgeting Software Showdown: Alternatives to Mint.com

Since its founding in 2006, Mint.com has grown from a small financial startup into a formidable personal finance tool with more than 15 million users.

10.11.15
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The Tortoise in Your Portfolio

“Rule No. 1 is never lose money. Rule No. 2 is never forget Rule No. 1.” — Warren Buffett Buffett’s quote seems to state the

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

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

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