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Here’s a new way to fund your Acorns account
Here’s a new way to fund your Acorns account Money & Credit November 21, 2017
If you're familiar with Acorns, you probably know it's an app that lets you invest spare change and hopefully turn…
Money 101 | 5 simple money rules to last a lifetime
Money 101 | 5 simple money rules to last a lifetime Commoncents November 16, 2017
The concept of personal finance can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never learned much about it (which is the case…
Tired of living paycheck-to-paycheck? | Here’s the #1 way to end the vicious cycle!
Tired of living paycheck-to-paycheck? | Here’s the #1 way to end the vicious cycle! Commoncents November 16, 2017
Do you know where your money is actually going every month? If not, then that's a huge warning sign that it's…
Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo offers a new way to get out of overdraft charges Banks & Banking November 15, 2017
Got direct deposit with Wells Fargo? The bank is offering a new program that will scrub overdraft charges from your…
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Will catch-up contributions to your 401(k) be taxed in the future? Saving For Retirement November 14, 2017
Savers breathed a collective sigh of relief when House Republicans left their retirement alone in the Tax Cuts and Jobs…
Equifax data breach
Equifax CEO on whether company has encrypted its data: ‘I don’t know’ Money & Credit November 14, 2017
After the year Equifax has had, you'd think the Atlanta-based credit-reporting agency would have mastered its messaging by now, but…
Charity during the holidays: Make sure you know where your donation is going
Charity during the holidays: Make sure you know where your donation is going Money & Credit November 13, 2017
These last months of the year are a time for celebrating holidays with family, giving thanks, and sharing Here's how…
What happens to your store credit card when the store goes out of business?
What happens to your store credit card when the store goes out of business? Credit & Debit Cards November 13, 2017
With the holiday season in full bloom, the large crowds at the malls and shopping centers might belie a fact…
TIAA Financial Center
Here’s why Clark is no longer recommending TIAA Investing & Retirement November 13, 2017
TIAA has long had a stellar reputation in the investment world as a careful steward of money belonging to clients…
7 free or cheap ways to celebrate Veterans Day (Plus 70+ deals for vets & their families today!)
7 free or cheap ways to celebrate Veterans Day (Plus 70+ deals for vets & their families today!) Military November 11, 2017
In honor of Veterans Day, now is the perfect time to talk about some ways to honor the brave men…
49 companies hiring U.S. veterans (and a new ranking of the best places to work!)
49 companies hiring U.S. veterans (and a new ranking of the best places to work!) Jobs & Military November 10, 2017
Many U.S. companies have been putting more emphasis on hiring U.S. veterans — with some hosting big one-day events and…
How to rethink your budget | It’s not just about spending less, but spending smarter
How to rethink your budget | It’s not just about spending less, but spending smarter Commoncents November 10, 2017
Contrary to popular belief, budgeting isn’t actually about restricting yourself and never having fun — it’s just about understanding your…
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Here’s why consumer credit card debt is at a record high Credit & Debit Cards November 9, 2017
You might be able to look at your bank statements for confirmation, but if you didn't already now, credit cards…
5 ways to not go broke this Christmas
5 ways to not go broke this Christmas Budgeting & Saving November 9, 2017
Christmas is just around the corner, making this the perfect time to figure out how to play Santa Claus on…
Amicable divorce
DIY divorce? Don’t over look this important step when splitting a 401(k) or pension Marriage & Divorce November 8, 2017
If you're having an amicable divorce, you might be tempted to think you can just split all your assets and…
Automatic bill pay warning | How to avoid hidden dangers that could cost you big bucks
Automatic bill pay warning | How to avoid hidden dangers that could cost you big bucks Commoncents November 7, 2017
Automatic bill pay: Hidden dangers to avoid You probably get asked by the companies you do business with if you…
Saving for education? The proposed tax bill could change a few things
Saving for education? The proposed tax bill could change a few things Financing Education November 7, 2017
If you're saving for a child's higher education, there are some proposed changes written into the Tax Cuts and Jobs…
Don’t make this big mistake when using autopay for your bills
Don’t make this big mistake when using autopay for your bills Credit & Debit Cards November 7, 2017
It seems like hardly a week goes by that we don't hear about another credit card security breach. Although consumers…
Need to improve your credit score fast? | Follow these steps!
Need to improve your credit score fast? | Follow these steps! Commoncents November 7, 2017
There's one thing at the center of your entire financial life: your credit score. From your ability to borrow money…
Survey: 1 in 3 consumers say they’ll spend less than $50 on their priciest gift this holiday
Survey: 1 in 3 consumers say they’ll spend less than $50 on their priciest gift this holiday Credit & Debit Cards November 7, 2017
A lot of Americans are going to resist the urge to splurge on expensive gifts this holiday season. Those are…
Your 401(k) and the tax bill: Contribution limits would remain untouched, but other changes may be coming
Your 401(k) and the tax bill: Contribution limits would remain untouched, but other changes may be coming 401k Plans And Payouts November 7, 2017
When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was unveiled by House Republicans last week, a lot of attention was dedicated…
Half of Americans think this credit card practice should be illegal
Half of Americans think this credit card practice should be illegal Credit & Debit Cards November 3, 2017
When you’re out shopping through the holiday season and get to the register, keep in mind that sales associates are…
Guess who’s paying the most in checking account fees…
Guess who’s paying the most in checking account fees… Banks & Banking November 3, 2017
U.S. consumers with household income of $30,000 and less a year pay an average of $31 a month in checking…
Investing 101 | How to get started with $1,000 or less
Investing 101 | How to get started with $1,000 or less Commoncents November 3, 2017
The idea of investing for the first time on your own can be intimidating — and confusing. But with a little…
Can’t manage your money? | This simple budgeting method is your best solution
Can’t manage your money? | This simple budgeting method is your best solution Commoncents November 3, 2017
How to take control of your money It's no secret that the concept of money — and everything that goes along…
Wells Fargo Greenhouse app
Wells Fargo’s new app will eliminate overdraft fees for users Banks & Banking November 3, 2017
Considering their reputation for sneaky fees, poor customer service and paying you next to diddly-squat on your deposits, the nation's…
11 hourlong gigs to earn extra money with your extra hour this weekend
11 hourlong gigs to earn extra money with your extra hour this weekend Work at Home & Telecommuting November 3, 2017
If you believe that time is money, you're probably happy about gaining an hour this weekend, when Daylight Saving Time…
Want to be rich? Follow these 11 habits of super successful people
Want to be rich? Follow these 11 habits of super successful people Money & Credit November 3, 2017
Everyone is looking for the ultimate secret to success — that one plan, idea, tip or piece of advice that will…
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Here are the key takeaways you need to know
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Here are the key takeaways you need to know Income Taxes November 3, 2017
Now that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was unveiled by House Republicans on November 2, we're beginning to get…
Preparing for the unexpected | How to protect your future financial security
Preparing for the unexpected | How to protect your future financial security Commoncents November 3, 2017
If an unexpected expense came up, how would you pay for it? If the answer is not "with cash," then…
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