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Invest better: 15 new ETFs with expenses so tiny you need a microscope to see them! Investing & Retirement October 17, 2017
Another financial services firm is ready to give the likes of BlackRock and Vanguard a run for their money in…
Equifax data breach
Equifax Data Breach: Credit agency loses $7.2 million contract with IRS Money & Credit October 17, 2017
Problems continue to mount for credit-reporting agency Equifax, who this week lost its bid to keep a major contract with…
Study: Two-thirds of Americans don’t know bank overdraft protection is optional
Study: Two-thirds of Americans don’t know bank overdraft protection is optional Banks & Banking October 17, 2017
Banks have a certain air of authority in their correspondence with customers — and why wouldn't they? The banking industry…
Joe Nelson birthday trek
Trip of a lifetime: Get FREE food, gas and lodging the Joe Nelson way Budgeting & Saving October 17, 2017
In the world according to Joe Nelson, a birthday should be about a gift you give to the world —…
Why paying with cash may not save you from credit card fees
Why paying with cash may not save you from credit card fees Money & Credit October 16, 2017
You've been through the drill a million times: The cashier rings up your item and asks you the question: "Are…
Equifax data breach
Credit Freeze Guide: The best way to protect yourself against identity theft Money & Credit October 16, 2017
With Equifax's announcement of its catastrophic security breach, now would be a really good time to consider freezing your credit,…
Kid dressed as businessman on Wall Street
Hey, parents! Here’s how to get $20 of free stock for your kids Stocks October 16, 2017
If you're like an estimated 41% of parents, you've never talked with your kids about investing. That statistic is courtesy…
38-year-old millionaire shares 5 secrets to retiring early
38-year-old millionaire shares 5 secrets to retiring early Money & Credit October 16, 2017
All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves series. Check…
MONEY MYTHS | The truth behind 13 money myths that could derail your finances
MONEY MYTHS | The truth behind 13 money myths that could derail your finances Commoncents October 14, 2017
Unless you live, well, under a tree, you've probably heard the phrase, "money doesn't grow on trees." What you probably…
Equifax data breach
Report: 21% of consumers have never checked their credit Money & Credit October 13, 2017
In the aftermath of the Equifax data breach, American consumers were faced with a stark reality: They could either use…
Setting goals | How to create a plan that will motivate you to save
Setting goals | How to create a plan that will motivate you to save Commoncents October 13, 2017
The only way to reach your goals is to identify what they are, when you want to reach them and…
Stockpile Halloween $1 stock gift card
Trick or treat: Would you hand out $1 gift cards for company stock instead of candy? Holiday Shopping October 13, 2017
Want to see some Halloween magic? Just one dollar could turn the trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood into investors right before…
10 amazingly cheap Halloween costume ideas
10 amazingly cheap Halloween costume ideas Life October 13, 2017
Halloween can be expensive. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend a record $9.1 billion on…
The 5 best credit cards for travel
The 5 best credit cards for travel Credit & Debit Cards October 12, 2017
With the leaves beginning to fall in earnest, you may be wondering if you can squeeze in one last trip…
Equifax data breach
Equifax Data Breach: Embattled credit bureau says it was hacked again Money & Credit October 12, 2017
Already in the midst of the worst year ever for a credit-reporting agency, Equifax said Thursday that it was the…
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Financial advisor designations: This free tool sorts through the alphabet soup Investing & Retirement October 12, 2017
Getting investing advice sometimes involves a lot of wading through alphabet soup — IRAs, 401(k)s, CFPs, CFAs... All the acronyms can…
bitcoin
Time to invest? Bitcoin tops the $5,000 mark Investing & Retirement October 12, 2017
It's been called a "fraud" and a "folly" by the financial establishment and prestigious economists alike. Those who trade in…
13 smart money moves to make in your 20s | Getting on the fast track toward financial success
13 smart money moves to make in your 20s | Getting on the fast track toward financial success Commoncents October 11, 2017
Finally having a steady income can be exciting — sometimes a little too exciting. It's easy to get into financial trouble in…
Digital payments forecast: 726 billion transactions a year by 2020, study says
Digital payments forecast: 726 billion transactions a year by 2020, study says Money & Credit October 11, 2017
As technology continues to seep into almost every aspect of our lives, the use of digital payments is set to…
Helping natural disaster victims: Make sure you know where your donation is going
Helping natural disaster victims: Make sure you know where your donation is going Money & Credit October 11, 2017
With so many people affected by natural disasters lately, you may be like millions of other Americans who want to…
Want to save more? | Here’s an easy way to earn 100x more money on your savings
Want to save more? | Here’s an easy way to earn 100x more money on your savings Money & Credit October 10, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement and make…
How to control your spending | Try managing your money the old-fashioned way
How to control your spending | Try managing your money the old-fashioned way Commoncents October 10, 2017
Taking control of your money The concept of money — and everything that goes along with it — can definitely be confusing,…
Equifax data breach
Report: Equifax was alerted to security risk a year before data breach Money & Credit October 10, 2017
A damning news report indicates that the Equifax data breach, which has exposed as many as 145.5 million people to…
Hulu Netflix mobile apps
Hulu’s cheapest plan just got cheaper TV, Satellite & Cable October 10, 2017
While Netflix recently increased subscription prices, Hulu is taking the opposite approach. Hulu drops price after Netflix hike The streaming…
Know your rights with debt collectors
Know your rights with debt collectors Protect Your Rights & Identity October 10, 2017
The phone rings for the 1,000th time and it's a debt collector again. Do you have any rights? What are…
10 things that don’t affect your credit scores
10 things that don’t affect your credit scores Money & Credit October 9, 2017
You may know that things like bankruptcies and maxing out your credit cards can have an effect on your credit…
3 ways the new rules on payday loans will help consumers
3 ways the new rules on payday loans will help consumers Money & Credit October 9, 2017
There are new regulations coming that aim to help borrowers from becoming entrapped by payday loans. The rules, brought about…
Money 101 | 5 basic money rules you can live by forever
Money 101 | 5 basic money rules you can live by forever Commoncents October 9, 2017
The concept of personal finance can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never learned much about it (which is the case…
Personal banking cheat sheet | 11 key terms & phrases you need to know
Personal banking cheat sheet | 11 key terms & phrases you need to know Commoncents October 8, 2017
Personal banking isn't one of the more intuitive parts of life. In fact, it can be really confusing — especially considering…
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