11.14.17
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How to Find the Best Mortgage Rates in 2017

Buying a house is always tough, but it’s a lot tougher without the right loan. Thankfully, the best mortgage rates in 2017 are still at

10.24.17
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How to Compare Banks and Credit Unions When Looking for a New Financial Home

Let’s say you’re moving to a new community and thus need a new home for your banking and checking services, or let’s say you’re in

03.24.17
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A Deeper Look at Check-Cashing Services: Do They Really Provide an ‘Alternative Banking’ Opportunity?

A couple of weeks ago, Business Insider published an amazing article by Alex Morrell on check cashing that I think is well worth everyone’s time

12.20.16
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What Is ChexSystems?

Most of us have heard of Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian – the trifecta of credit bureaus that impact everything from credit card applications to car loans.

12.27.16
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The Glass-Steagall Act, Explained

Glass-Steagall refers to four sections of the Banking Act of 1933, which were set to remedy the absolute power of the financial sector by creating a

12.23.16
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What Is a Wire Transfer?

A wire transfer is perhaps the fastest and most efficient way to move money from one business to another or from one person to another.

11.28.16
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Which Type of Bank Account Is Best For Your Money?

While most of us understand the importance of saving money, that doesn’t mean we know where to save it. Unfortunately, figuring out which type of

11.23.16
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Should You Invest Your Short-Term Savings?

A lot of people hate the idea of keeping money in a savings account. They feel like it’s just sitting there, earning next to nothing,

12.08.16
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Can a CD Loan Help You Build Credit or Tap Emergency Cash?

Here’s an approach to establishing, building, or repairing credit that few people are likely aware of: a CD loan. More specifically, the process usually involves

11.09.16
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How to Choose a Teen Checking Account

For many teens, learning about algebra and geometry is more common then learning to manage one’s personal finances. Perhaps it’s an unfortunate oversight in our education system,

03.13.17
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Best Brokers For Penny Stock Trading of 2017

For most investors, a simple buy-and-hold portfolio of index funds is the way to go. The majority of my own portfolio, which I’ve been managing

01.17.17
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How to Make an International Wire Transfer

Your college student is doing a semester abroad, and you need a way to send cash in case of an emergency. Or maybe you live

04.19.17
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The Disney Savings Account: Is There a Better Way to Save for Your Dream Vacation?

While there’s no denying that Disney vacations are expensive, there are plenty of ways to save money on your trip. Stay in an off-site condo instead of

10.13.17
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Best Money Market Accounts for 2017

The best money market accounts (MMAs) can be a great low-risk investment for building that emergency fund or storing extra cash. They offer better interest

09.30.16
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Three Big Reasons It Costs More to Be Poor

While even high-earning Americans often struggle with money, making ends meet is particularly difficult for the poor. Americans in the lowest income bracket spend an astonishing 182% of their income.

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

03.31.17
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Best Online Brokers for Beginners

Meet the Author Jeff Reeves is a financial commentator with 20 years of newsroom and stock market experience. His work has appeared in numerous finance

09.23.16
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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