09.02.16
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What Is a CD or 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
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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

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

08.03.16
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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

07.29.16
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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,

07.10.16
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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

06.21.16
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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

06.14.16

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

06.08.16
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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

05.28.16
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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

03.23.16
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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

02.11.16
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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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