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Sick of Overdraft Fees? There’s an App for That

Sick of Overdraft Fees? There’s an App for That

Sick of Overdraft Fees? There’s an App for That

Remember when banks feared that new consumer protections would make it harder to charge overdraft fees? That those protections would imperil the financial industry and lead to the death of free checking accounts? Well, overdraft fees set something of a record in 2016, with banks collecting $33.3 billion last year—their highest level since 2009, according... Read More

Ingredients to Buy in Bulk and Keep for Years

Ingredients to Buy in Bulk and Keep for Years

Ingredients to Buy in Bulk and Keep for Years

Everyone who goes grocery shopping knows that buying food weekly can become fairly expensive—especially when you add in how much money we waste on food. Luckily, there are many foods that’ll last for years and save you money in the long run if you buy them in bulk and store them properly. Check out these... Read More

The 5 Things Single Parents Need to Consider about Life Insurance

The 5 Things Single Parents Need to Consider about Life Insurance

The 5 Things Single Parents Need to Consider about Life Insurance

As a parent, one of the scariest things to think about is what your children will do if something happens to you someday. This can be even scarier if you’re a single parent without a partner to fall back on. But here’s the thing: you are the sole provider for your children. It’s even more... Read More

Ignoring These 6 Financial Moves Could Ruin Your Retirement

Ignoring These 6 Financial Moves Could Ruin Your Retirement

Ignoring These 6 Financial Moves Could Ruin Your Retirement

You finally have enough money to retire, and you’re counting down the minutes—no, seconds—until you walk out the door for the last time. The excitement is palpable, and you can hardly believe you’ve reached this milestone. After all, it probably took at least thirty years of diligent investing to make your retirement dreams come true.... Read More

How Changing Due Dates on Your Bills Can Help Shore Up Your Monthly Finances

How Changing Due Dates on Your Bills Can Help Shore Up Your Monthly Finances

How Changing Due Dates on Your Bills Can Help Shore Up Your Monthly Finances

Nearly every financial adviser stresses the importance of creating a household budget, a practice that helps curtail spending and often prevents expenses from spiraling out of control. If you’ve already taken this step and continue to struggle with the balancing act between monthly income and expenditures, it can start to feel hopeless. But there’s still... Read More

7 Surprising Facts about Food Prices

7 Surprising Facts about Food Prices

7 Surprising Facts about Food Prices

Many people believe that Americans waste a bunch of money eating out — that avocado toast and lattes are budget wreckers, for example — and that’s sort of true. In 2014, an important line was crossed — for the first time since the government tracked this sort of thing, families spent more eating out than... Read More

5 Sites for Affordable Fashion

5 Sites for Affordable Fashion

5 Sites for Affordable Fashion

There’s a revolution quietly taking place in the fashion industry. In case you haven’t been paying close attention, it’s now easier than ever to look like a well-heeled fashionista without spending like a Kardashian. We can thank the internet, the booming sharing economy and a growing group of savvy entrepreneurs, for this development. These sites,... Read More

Here’s Why You Need to Know Your Net Worth

Here’s Why You Need to Know Your Net Worth

Here’s Why You Need to Know Your Net Worth

It’s perhaps one of the most important financial numbers you should know, but many people aren’t even sure exactly what it is. If someone were to ask, would you know your net worth? Would you even know what the question meant? If you’ve never heard the term until today, fear not. Here’s everything you need... Read More

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