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

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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

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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

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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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Banking Basics: How Do Money Orders Work, Anyway?

What is a money order? It’s simply a little piece of paper that allows the person named to receive a specified amount of cash. Money

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How and Where to Get a Personal Loan

Personal loans can be a useful tool to help you get your finances back on track. When you’re swimming in high-interest credit card debt, for instance,

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Here’s How to Send Money to Someone – Quickly, Easily, and Cheaply

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

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Personal Finance 101: What Is a Cashier’s Check and How Do I Get One?

“Cashier’s check” is one of those financial terms you may have heard thrown around, but what does it really mean? How is a cashier’s check


Personal Finance 101: What Is a Money Market Account?

If you’ve run across the term “money market account” at your bank, you’ve probably wondered what it means. While it might sound kind of imposing, a

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How to Break Out of the Overdraft Cycle

Most of us are familiar with overdrafts, whether it’s something we’ve actually done ourselves or not. We write a check for an amount greater than

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How to Escape the Trap of Expensive Banking

One of the most powerful articles I’ve ever read is “When You’re Poor, Money Is Expensive,” in the Atlantic. The article lays out in incredible detail

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Three Painful Bank Fees (and How to Avoid Them)

We’ve always known that banks make major money off fees. Just how much has often been tricky to say, but for the first time last

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What Should I Do With My Newfound Money?

It happens several times in the lives of most adults. For some unexpected reason, you suddenly have more money than you had yesterday. Maybe that

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How to Avoid Feeling Disconnected from the Numbers

I’ve been saving for retirement in some fashion or another since I was 22 years old. That means I’ve been accumulating money in various retirement


Best Personal Checking Account Promotions in 2016

If you need a new checking account, banks from coast to coast are offering attractive promotional bonuses to lure your business. A bank checking account

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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

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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


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

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