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Our team of experts is here to help provide unbiased, common-sense personal finance advice & insights. Get money management tips & ideas, learn how to improve your budgeting and receive guidance on how to save & invest your money to drive greater returns. These are just some of the personal finance topics our experts address.

The Top 5 Hiding Spots to Find Unclaimed Money That’s Yours

The Top 5 Hiding Spots to Find Unclaimed Money That’s Yours

The Top 5 Hiding Spots to Find Unclaimed Money That’s Yours

Did you know that according to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, state governments collected $7.763 million in unclaimed property or money in 2015? And only $3.235 million made it back to its rightful owners. That left $4.528 million unclaimed. That begs the question, is some of that unclaimed money yours? And while the process... Read More

The Complete Guide to Buying a Vacation Home in Retirement

The Complete Guide to Buying a Vacation Home in Retirement

The Complete Guide to Buying a Vacation Home in Retirement

It’s been a goal for decades—a vacation home—and now it’s time to realize that goal. And while you should absolutely seize this opportunity, there are a lot of details to figure out before buying a vacation home during retirement. Here’s what you need to know about owning a vacation home from start to finish. Paying... Read More

How Does Google Wallet Work and Is It Safe?

How Does Google Wallet Work and Is It Safe?

How Does Google Wallet Work and Is It Safe?

Mobile payments—rather than a credit card, or check—are becoming more and more popular and more and more common. In fact, globally, mobile payments are expected to be almost $50 billion by 2021. Being able to use your smartphone or smartwatch to make payments makes a lot of sense. We carry them almost everywhere and adding more credit... Read More

CFPB Proposes Changes to Payday Loan Regulations

CFPB Proposes Changes to Payday Loan Regulations

CFPB Proposes Changes to Payday Loan Regulations

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB was created to ensure consumers receive fair treatment from financial companies, such as banks, credit card issuers and lenders. It implements and enforces federal consumer finance laws. But one law it hasn’t yet enacted is an Obama-era payday loan regulation aimed to protect consumers from debt accrued with... Read More

How Much Money to Save for an Emergency

How Much Money to Save for an Emergency

How Much Money to Save for an Emergency

An emergency fund is a must-have safety net. CNN reported that nearly 25% of American adults had no emergency savings whatsoever. Only 29% had the recommended six months of savings tucked away. This all begs the question, “How much emergency fund do you need?” Experts agree that you should have at least enough saved to cover six to... Read More

8 Reasons to Save Money in 2019

8 Reasons to Save Money in 2019

8 Reasons to Save Money in 2019

There are numerous reasons to save money in the coming year. Whether you’ve recently graduated college or have been in the workforce for years, it’s never a bad time to take a good, hard look at your finances. You never know what 2019 may bring, but you want to be ready for anything. Here are... Read More

Finding a Good Budget App for You

Finding a Good Budget App for You

Finding a Good Budget App for You

Are you looking for an easy way stick to your budget? Having a budgeting app can identify unplanned discretionary spending and help you save money. When you have something to hold you accountable to your spending habits, it’s easier to control where your money goes. You can find a good budget app that allows you to manage your money easily from your smartphone. Benefits... Read More

How to Make More Money

How to Make More Money

How to Make More Money

Late payments, rejected loan applications and dried-out bank accounts can be depressing. There are always ways to spend money, but how do you make more money when you need it? Can you earn extra money on the side? If you’re worried about money, try these easy money-making methods on the side. You don’t have to... Read More

How Can I Deal with Financial Troubles?

How Can I Deal with Financial Troubles?

How Can I Deal with Financial Troubles?

No one wants to deal with financial troubles. Unfortunately, even when you’re going out of your way to avoid them, you may find yourself with overdue payments, overdrafts and a plummeting credit score. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Your situation might feel hopeless at times, but you have several different options when financial problemshaunt you.... Read More

Finding the Best Payment Apps

Finding the Best Payment Apps

Finding the Best Payment Apps

Mobile payments are steadily increasing as consumers find a wider range of reliable apps to use for payments. Payment apps prioritize convenience while making it easy to track your spending habits. You can use your credit card number to set up an account, allowing you to pay digitally. Payment apps provide safe and secure ways to... Read More

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