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Where Should You Keep Your Emergency Fund?

Written by Aliyyah Camp - One Comment

An emergency fund is a cash reserve you set aside to be used for unexpected expenses, or for regular expenses in the event of loss of income. If our lives went exactly as planned, we would never experience things like major home repairs, medical problems, or job loss. Unfortunately, all of these things are a […]

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Published on November 23rd, 2016
Modified on November 26th, 2016 - One Comment
Filed under: Banking,Money Q&A,Planning
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The Four Types of Savings Accounts That Everyone Should Have

Written by Aliyyah Camp - Leave a Comment

When it comes to finances, it’s important to be organized. Organization keeps you on track with your goals, makes it easier to budget, and helps you stay sane during tax time. One part of your finances that can messy,  if not organized properly, is your savings. With so many different things to set money aside […]

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Published on November 9th, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Banking,Saving & Investing
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7 bad things about low interest rates

Written by Richard Barrington - 3 Comments

If you have been able to buy a house or refinance a mortgage in recent years, then congratulations. You have been a beneficiary of the Fed’s extraordinary effort to keep interest rates low. For many others though, monetary policy hasn’t been so favorable — in fact, it has cost them dearly. Ostensibly, low interest rates […]

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Published on August 31st, 2015 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Banking,Saving & Investing
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7 financial lessons recent college grads still need

Written by Richard Barrington - 3 Comments

Around this time of the year, new college graduates are leaving their schools with a wealth of knowledge. At the end of their four (or six, or eight…) years of college, graduates have typically tackled a wide range of academic subjects, often with an impressive degree of complexity. Unfortunately, one type of lesson many of […]

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Published on June 15th, 2015
Modified on June 4th, 2015 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Banking,Credit Cards,Debt Reduction,Saving & Investing,Working
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Is the tide turning for savings accounts?

Written by Richard Barrington - 5 Comments

On the surface, savings account rates seem to be stuck in the same rut they have been in for the last couple years; but if you look a little closer, there are some isolated developments that could start to put the interest back in savings account interest rates. According to the FDIC, the average savings […]

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Published on May 19th, 2015 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Banking,Economy,Saving & Investing
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What the CIA Knows About Your Finances

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This post comes from Julia Chang at our partner site LearnVest. First it was your phone records; now it could be your financial transactions. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Central Intelligence Agency is collecting data from U.S. money-transfer companies such as Western Union in an effort to find or track suspected funding for terrorists. […]

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Published on October 10th, 2014
Modified on September 25th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Banking
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Did Apple Just Improve Card Security?

Written by William Cowie - One Comment

image: apple Which side are you on? The universe these days seems to be split into Apple lovers and Apple haters. The lovers anxiously awaited Apple’s annual model change, wondering what they were going to do to save us from that most dreaded of modern conditions: gadget deprivation. Everyone knew the iPhone 6 would come […]

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Published on October 1st, 2014
Modified on September 27th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Banking,Consumer,Credit Cards,Customer Service,Identity Theft
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Buyer, be very wary

Written by Richard Barrington - 6 Comments

I recently spent the better part of an hour being tortured by bankers. Given the contentiousness of the conversation, it is entirely possible that they saw themselves as being tortured by me. However, considering that they had my money and were the ones getting paid to be there, I see it the other way around. […]

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Published on August 18th, 2014
Modified on August 15th, 2014 - 6 Comments
Filed under: Banking
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Sympathy for the banker

Written by Richard Barrington - One Comment

Bankers are not easy to love. In fact, from the mean old man in “It’s a Wonderful Life” to the bonus-baby CEOs who put the world through the financial crisis a few years ago, bankers have become a class of citizen that people love to hate. Like a lot of hatred, though, that sentiment might […]

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Published on March 17th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Banking
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Capital One 360 Bank review

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Capital One has been a major player in the credit-card arena. They expanded into the retail-banking space by acquiring three regional banks — Hibernia, North Fork and Chevy Chase Bank. They became one of the ten largest banks in the nation based on deposits after acquiring ING Direct. ING Direct was one of the most […]

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Published on December 12th, 2013
Modified on August 13th, 2015 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Banking
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