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Premier America Credit Union Promotions: $50 + $50 Bonus [CA, TX Residents]

by Tony Phan @ MoneysMyLife

Premier America Credit Union promotions and sign-up bonus offers will be updated at this page. Typical offers in the past have been for $100 to $200 in bonus cash. Headquartered in Chatsworth, California and established in 1957, Premier America Credit Union has around 20 locations in California and Texas. If you’re not a resident of either […]

Accelerated Death Benefit Rider

by Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at Accelerated Death Benefit Rider.

Having life insurance means that those you love and care about may not have to suffer financial hardship at an already difficult time in their lives. That is because the proceeds from a life insurance policy can be used for a wide variety of different needs, such as the payoff of debt, the continuation of ... Read More about Accelerated Death Benefit Rider

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The 7 Best National Banks In America for 2018

by Jeff Rose @ Good Financial Cents

Everyone needs a safe place to stash their money, instead of burying it in the backyard (or worse, under your mattress). If you're looking for a new bank, you have hundreds of options to choose from, but every year, it seems like there are more banks who enter the market. And we know, every bank... Continue Reading-->

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American Express Personal Savings Account Review

by Jim Wang @ Wallet Hacks

American Express (AMEX) is best known for their credit cards but they do much much more. Credit cards is where they started, many years ago, but now they offer bank accounts too. We know they have great perks on their credit cards, but what about their bank products? Their high yield savings account is called […]

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Life Insurance Living Benefits Rider

by Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at Life Insurance Living Benefits Rider.

Having life insurance in place can allow you the peace of mind in knowing that those who love and care about will not have to face financial hardship in the case of the unexpected. That is because, in addition to providing funds for replacement of income, the cash that life insurance offers can also be ... Read More about Life Insurance Living Benefits Rider

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Is Online Banking Safe? How to Boost Your Banking Security

by Margarette Burnette @ NerdWallet

When you bank online, you trust that your account is safe from hackers. Even so, online accounts can seem to consumers like easy targets: Instead of robbing a bank, a…

14 Freezer Cooking Tips you Never Knew About

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Freezer meals are the best thing since the invention of the freezer. They make meal time prep shorter and easier, not to mention the money you'll save just by making crockpot freezer meals. If you're a beginner or a freezer cooking veteran, implementing these Freezer Cooking Tips have saved me time, frustration, mess, and money. I have been freezer cooking and developing entire crockpot

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Get Free Money Fast – 16 Easy Ways to Shower Yourself with Real Cash

Get Free Money Fast – 16 Easy Ways to Shower Yourself with Real Cash


Good Financial Cents

Treasure hunters would revel at the idea of getting free money. But is it really a thing? I mean, are there seriously companies out there that will just give money away because they are nice?

What is a Certified Financial Planner, and should you use one?

by Jeff Rose @ Good Financial Cents

In this day and age, professionals are laden with the alphabet after their names. My industry is no exception. When I started my career with my previous firm, we immediately acquired the AAMS (Accredited Asset Managment Specialist) Designation. While serving in Iraq, in my downtime I studied for the CRPC (Chartered Retirement Planning Consultant). These... Continue Reading-->

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How to Easily Budget with a Spreadsheet

by Mark @ Lauren Greutman

Budgeting is what saved my finances and what got me out of debt. And while learning how to budget generally isn't fun, I've got an awesome way to make it a lot easier. I've got the BEST budget spreadsheet for you. Even if you suck at spreadsheets – just give this a try. I personally use it, and the students

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Introducing Automatic Savings, a New Way to Bank With Chime That Pays You to Save

Introducing Automatic Savings, a New Way to Bank With Chime That Pays You to Save


Chime Banking

We started Chime with a simple mission: to help our members save money, form healthy financial habits and get ahead without a lot of hard work. Today, we’re pleased to announce a major milestone in accomplishing that mission by introducing an interesting-bearing Savings Account that helps members save simply by using their Chime Visa® Debit Card. …

First Tech Federal Credit Union Review

by Jeff Rose @ Good Financial Cents

There are plenty of different banks and credit unions for you to use all across the country. Each of them has different products, perks, and disadvantages you'll need to consider when you're shopping around for the perfect bank. What separates one from another? Today we're going to look at First Tech Federal Credit Union. We'll... Continue Reading-->

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The Number 1 Way to get Everything you want in Life… Seriously

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Well geez, with a title like that, there are probably some pretty high expectations for this post. Buckle up! If you are wondering how to get everything you want; my first question is this: Can you actually get EVERYTHING you want in life? So what do you want? A better job? A bigger house? A new car? You could work your butt

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Chase Savings Account Review: $150, $200 and $300 Promotional Codes

by MM Team @ Banking Bonuses – Maximizing Money

The Chase Savings Account is now offering 3 different promotions, including a $150 cash bonus when you deposit $10,000, a $200 bonus when you deposit $15,000, and a $300 bonus when you deposit $25,000. [Read More] Chase Savings Account Review: $150, $200 and $300 Promotional Codes

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6 Ways You’re Wasting Money By Trying To Save Money

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Did you know that sometimes trying to find ways to learn how to save money can actually cause you to waste money? Yes, it's true! If you're not careful, what you think is saving you money may actually be costing you more money now or later down the road. And, I'm guilty of doing this as well. Don't worry, though,

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How to Budget when your Money is Running Out

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

We've all been there, probably more than once. I know I had to learn how to handle money when my budget was running out in the school of hard-knocks. But, when your money is running out, it's easy to react emotionally. Some people freeze and do nothing, others by ignoring the issue, others by spending more as their form of therapy. My goal

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SunTrust Bank Business Checking Account $200 Bonus Offer

by MM Team @ Banking Bonuses – Maximizing Money

SunTrust Bank will give you $200 in bonus cash when you open a new SunTrust Business Checking account and make $1,500 in qualifying deposits within 30 days, available for businesses in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia. [Read More] SunTrust Bank Business Checking Account $200 Bonus Offer

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7 Top Questions to Ask Before Opening a Bank Account 

7 Top Questions to Ask Before Opening a Bank Account 


Credit.com

 There are 7 questions to ask before opening a bank account, including what type of account you need, and what fees you’ll be charged. Let’s break it down.  

How cooking with an ALDI Meal Plan will Save you Thousands per year!

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

The creation of the ALDI meal plan really started when my husband and I were in $40,000 of debt and we were running at a $1,000 deficit each month. Something needed to change . The fastest way to cut down our deficit and see immediate results was at the grocery store. I started shopping deals, clipping coupons, and taking advantage of stock-up

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SaverLife: Buy in to you

SaverLife: Buy in to you


SaverLife

SaverLife is a free savings program from nonprofit EARN. We’ll help you save money with tips, support, and rewards

Warning: 5 Valentine’s Day scams your wallet will NOT love!

Warning: 5 Valentine’s Day scams your wallet will NOT love!

by Alex Thomas Sadler @ clark.com

Valentine’s Day is a popular time for people who are hoping to find love online.

But while you might be looking for love, there are others who are just trying to take your money!

According to the National Retail Foundation

Protecting your money | 7 ways to keep your money safe, even from your own bank

Protecting your money | 7 ways to keep your money safe, even from your own bank


Clark Howard

Here’s a list of steps you can take to make sure your money is protected!

Legacy Texas Bank Checking Review: $200 Bonus (Texas only) *Current Clients only*

by Howard Young @ Bank Checking Savings

Are you currently banking with Legacy Texas Bank? Legacy Texas Bank is currently offering existing clients a generous $200 bonus when you apply and qualify for a new Maximum Checking Account with a minimum opening deposit of $100 by March 31, 2018. Once you have signed up for a new account, all you have to have to... Keep Reading↠

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What credit card refinancing options do you recommend?

by Saundra Davis @ SaverLife

My favorite approach to debt reduction is a payment plan. It helps you reduce interest by paying the debt in a way that works within your budget. A payment plan also minimizes the risk of consolidating, which can incur additional debt. If you decide that refinancing or consolidation are best for you, here are a…

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Why We Give

by Mark @ Lauren Greutman

It can seem hard to give, especially when your budget is out of control.  But – I have a question for you today…Is generosity part of your monthly budget?   There was a time when we were in a ton of debt and were running a deficit in our budget every month. At one point, we were in the red by

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Frequently Asked Questions - Bank of Internet USA

Frequently Asked Questions - Bank of Internet USA


Bank of Internet USA

Bank of Internet USA invites you to read answers to some of the questions most frequently asked about our innovative online banking products and services.

SmartyPig Review: What it is and How it works

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Setting and achieving goals for ourselves is important. I would even say it's vital… especially when it comes to money. It is possible to get things you want without going into debt, and SmartyPig is proof of that. Let me share with you this SmartyPig Review, in hopes you realize just how amazing it is! SmartyPig is a type of ‘micro savings'

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14 ways to save on Valentine’s Day

14 ways to save on Valentine’s Day

by Charis Brown @ clark.com

Valentine’s Day can be expensive. From the flowers to the candy, to the dinner out and jewelry gifts, you might be wondering if there is a smarter way to spend your hard-earned dollars on the romantic holiday. The truth is, …

10 dollar store ‘deals’ that are actually duds

10 dollar store ‘deals’ that are actually duds

by Theo Thimou @ clark.com

Have you looked at the unit price on food items and household necessities at Dollar Tree? Sometimes the price is far from a deal...

Why is a Budget Necessary?

by Mark @ Lauren Greutman

This may surprise some of you, but I have a love/hate relationship with budgeting.  I find myself asking the question, why is a budget necessary? It's been mostly hate over the past few years.  I recognize how important it is, and when I'm going strong, it can almost be enjoyable.  But if you fall off the wagon – gosh, it

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Checking Account Debit Card Options | KeyBank Rewards & Cards

Checking Account Debit Card Options | KeyBank Rewards & Cards


Key.com

KeyBank’s debit card options include some of the best checking accounts available. Find out more about our MasterCard debit card.

Ally Bank Online Checking, Savings, CD, Investing Promotions

by Tony Phan @ MoneysMyLife

Ally Bank is another great online-only bank, and offers nationwide online Checking, Savings, Money Market, CD and IRA accounts that earn market leading rates. Ally Bank is an internet-only bank based in Utah and offers a wide variety of deposit accounts, as well as auto financing services. Their online banking platform features Ally eCheck Deposit, which offers […]

Find & Cancel Subscriptions with a Simple Text Message

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Subscription services are everywhere these days. You can find a subscription service for just about anything you want. Some of them can be really convenient and helpful, but some of these subscriptions are pretty useless… especially if you forgot you were paying for them. The creators of ‘Ask Trim‘ ran into this problem in their own finances and decided to do something abut

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7 Ways Parents can Help Pay for College

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

It's no secret that college tuition costs have risen pretty drastically over the years. If you want to help finance your children's college career, it's never too early to start, and it's never too late either. Some parents are still on the fence on whether to help pay for their children's college at all. That is a good discussion to have.

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Retirement Investing – 7 Reasons why you should be a Lazy Investor

by Mark @ Lauren Greutman

When you think of the word “investing”, do you get intimidated? Well, if you have shied from Retirement Investing for one reason or another, let me break it down a little for you. It doesn't have to be as intense and intimidating as it may have been. There are two main stereotypes we imagine when thinking about a person that is

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4 Tips to Protect Yourself from Getting Stiffed as a Freelancer

by Guest Post @ Money Nomad

Freelancing opens up a wide world of possibilities for those stuck in dead end jobs that they hate. Certainly, the idea of supporting yourself with a full-time freelance business is an exciting one. Of course, one of the hardest transitions to make from corporate gig to freelance life is no longer having a regular guarantee […]

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Five Star Bank Checking Account Bonus: $250 Promotion (New York Only) *In-Branch*

by Howard Young @ Bank Checking Savings

Are you interested in making free money? Five Star Bank is currently offering qualified residents of New York a $250 bonus when you apply and qualify for a new Premier Checking Account by April 30, 2018. To get started, you must open a new account in-branch. For those who are not familiar with the current promotion, you... Keep Reading↠

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Banks Will Pay You Up to $400 Just for Opening a Checking Account

Banks Will Pay You Up to $400 Just for Opening a Checking Account


MONEY.com

But you'll have to jump though a lot of hoops to get the cash.

TaxAct Review 2017 – A Powerful Tax Software Solution to Fill Most Needs

by Kevin Mercadante @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at TaxAct Review 2017 – A Powerful Tax Software Solution to Fill Most Needs.

TaxAct is one of the leading tax preparation software packages available. The service was founded in 1998, and it enables you to prepare all types of returns, regardless of the degree of difficulty. Small and medium-size business tax returns are a niche of this product, but they even have a professional edition available for career ... Read More about TaxAct Review 2017 – A Powerful Tax Software Solution to Fill Most Needs

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FreeTaxUSA Review: Completely Free Federal Tax Filing Services

by Kevin Mercadante @ Wallet Hacks

FreeTaxUSA is a tax preparation software program that is exactly what the name implies – free. At least it is for filing your federal income tax return. Like many other free tax prep services, they do charge a fee for e-filing state income tax returns. They provide the free version of the program, but you […]

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Places Where Americans Live the Most Balanced Lifestyles

by Kali McFadden @ MagnifyMoney

As Americans, we’re often focused on status markers, like the amount of money we make, but research indicates that time we spend with people we care about, good health and income equality are some of biggest factors that lead to happiness. It’s not just how much we earn, it’s what we have to do to … Continue reading Places Where Americans Live the Most Balanced Lifestyles

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10 Banks That Do Not Use ChexSystems (2017 Edition) - Personal Finance Made Easy - Banking, Loans, Credit Card Advice | echeck.org

10 Banks That Do Not Use ChexSystems (2017 Edition) - Personal Finance Made Easy - Banking, Loans, Credit Card Advice | echeck.org


Personal Finance Made Easy - Banking, Loans, Credit Card Advice | echeck.org

ChexSystems, a company you’ve probably never heard about until you find your name in it. Then a nightmare begins where you are ousted from the banking system. Existing bank accounts are suddenly closed by your bank. Attempts at opening a new bank account at various national and local banks result in flat out rejections. Welcome …

Why is Being Poor More Expensive?

by Mark @ Lauren Greutman

Too many people believe that being poor is easy. After all, the poor get profound government benefits, right? It's not as easy for them as you may think. Being poor is more expensive than being in the upper or middle classes in more ways than one. If you're above the poverty line, this article is sure to show you that

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25+ Restaurant Apps That Give Free Food for Downloading

by Jim Wang @ Wallet Hacks

Do you like free food? And it's nowhere near your birthday? If you have a smartphone and are willing to download some apps, you can still score some free food. Fast food is a guilty pleasure for many of us, especially when life is crazy, and you need food fast or when you need a […]

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What is DIRECTV NOW, How Does it Work, and What Channels do they have?

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

It sure seems like Cable TV is on the run with all of the cheaper and more flexible alternatives to cable there are. Well, one of the newer kids on the block is DIRECTV NOW. The number of DIRECTV NOW channels you can get is pretty impressive. Depending on the size of the package you have, you can have anywhere

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Slow Cooker Chili – 3 Ways – 3 Amazing Recipes

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Slow Cooker Chili is quite possibly the best thing on the planet. Especially in the Fall and Winter, and Spring, and … well, I think I love chili anytime! I enjoy it so much because it is SO EASY to prepare, it is PACKED with flavor, and it's so hearty. These three Slow Cooker Chili recipes are very different from

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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card Online

by Brayden McCarthy @ Fundera Ledger

It’s easy to think that applying for a business credit card online is super simple. After all, with all of […]

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Here’s Why You Should Switch to Online Banking

by Due.com @ Chime Banking

When it comes to banking, individuals often default to what they know best. And that’s traditional banking. Unfortunately for them, they’re likely going to face a lifetime of long lines and hidden fees. Well…it’s not that bad but there are surely better solutions. Thanks to online banking you can now do all your banking without […]

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Uber institutes mandatory 6-hour break for its most active drivers

Uber institutes mandatory 6-hour break for its most active drivers

by Craig Johnson @ clark.com

When you summon an Uber, how often do you think about your driver’s well-being?

Do we know where he or she has traveled in the last hour – or last few hours? Do you have any idea how rested the …

Overdraft fees got you down? Here is How to Avoid Overdraft Fees for Good!

by Mark @ Lauren Greutman

What's worse than getting dinged $35 multiple times for overdraft fees? Not much. Believe me, I've been there. Here's how to NEVER pay these pesky fees again!

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Waiver of Premium Rider

by Paul Moyer @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at Waiver of Premium Rider.

Life insurance can provide peace of mind in knowing that loved ones and survivors will have the funds that they need in case of the unexpected. But, not all life insurance policies are exactly alike, so in many cases, adding various riders can help to better “customize” the coverage to fit specific anticipated needs. A ... Read More about Waiver of Premium Rider

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Health Sharing Programs: The Complete Guide to Medical Cost Sharing

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Mark and I have been part of a medical cost sharing ministry for a few years now, and we LOVE it! When Mark quit his job to come work full time with me, he lost his healthcare insurance benefit package. So we started shopping around for health insurance products. Because of the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA, or “Obamacare”), we knew that

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Navy Federal Credit Union Review

by Jeff Rose @ Good Financial Cents

You probably won't be surprised to hear there are over 6,000 banks and another 6,000 credit unions in the United States. You can't drive down the road without passing at least a dozen different banks. If you're looking for a new bank, it can be an overwhelming search. Each bank or credit union is going... Continue Reading-->

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How to Keep a Side Hustle and a Day Job Simultaneously

by Due.com @ Chime Banking

While it seems as if everyone is turning a side hustle into a full-time gig, the reality is not everyone wants to do that. Heck, not everyone even should do that! Contrary to how you may be feeling, it doesn’t make you any less of a business owner to keep your day job. That being said, you […]

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Get Free Money With These 5 Bank Promotions

Get Free Money With These 5 Bank Promotions


The Balance

Bank promotions that will get you hundreds of dollars of free money by opening new bank accounts such as savings and checking accounts.

5 Ways to get your Spouse on Board with Money – and avoid Marital Disaster.

by Mark @ Lauren Greutman

I gotta be honest. Writing this article wasn't very fun. Getting your spouse on board with finances can be excruciatingly difficult. I get lots of emails daily, and some of the most powerless and helpless-feeling readers who reach out to me are those who feel stuck because of their spouse's reluctance to come together with money. Why? Because money and relationships

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How to Boost Your Digital Nomad Success by Leveraging Influencers

by Guest Post @ Money Nomad

Nowadays, various people gather online in order to socialize and build their presence, while businesses use this opportunity to reach a broad number of people across the globe. Marketing efforts businesses use today are constantly changing and evolving in order to reach target audiences more effectively. One such innovative strategy is influencer marketing. Although, influencers […]

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How do you save on Meat and Produce at the Grocery Store?

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

One question I am asked on a regular basis is, “How do I save on meat and produce at the grocery store?” I understand! Meat and produce can be quite expensive and rack up your grocery bill every week. If you think about it, it is kind of unfortunate that the healthiest and most natural foods are the most expensive

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As an Authorized User, Can I Open My Own Account for the Same Card?

As an Authorized User, Can I Open My Own Account for the Same Card?

by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

“Reader Questions” are now answered twice a week — Tuesdays and Thursdays — by TPG Assistant Editor Brendan Dorsey. Brendan has been with TPG for a year and a half and hails from Northern California. After being an authorized user on someone’s credit card account, you may be considering an account of your own. Maybe …

Estate Planning with Life Insurance

by Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at Estate Planning with Life Insurance.

Although most people don’t like to think about what might happen to their loved ones after they’re gone, the reality is that if you aren’t properly prepared for certain situations, a potentially bad scenario could become much worse for the people that you care about most. In fact, for most people to achieve lasting peace ... Read More about Estate Planning with Life Insurance

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How to Budget for a Trip Around the World in 5 Simple Steps

by Money Nomad @ Money Nomad

What if I told you that you could travel around the world without a rich man’s budget? Not only is it a possibility — it’s a very attainable dream that anyone struggling with both wanderlust and a strict financial plan can turn into a reality. And no, you don’t have to regretfully lug all of […]

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Why do different companies show different credit scores? Credit Karma showed my score 70 points higher than the banks!

by Saundra Davis @ SaverLife

Ah, the mysteries of credit scores. Let’s get the nuts and bolts down, then we can talk about the best approach to getting the information you need. There are several credit reporting companies and they each use different calculations. The key to managing your credit score is to know the source of the information and…

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Cashback Checking | Online Checking Account | Discover

Cashback Checking | Online Checking Account | Discover


Discover Bank

Online checking accounts from Discover Bank, Member FDIC offer no monthly fees or balance requirements. Open a Discover Cashback Checking� account today.

Square Cash lets anyone with a debit card send money instantly over email

Square Cash lets anyone with a debit card send money instantly over email


The Verge

What if sending money was as simple as sending an email?That’s the premise of Square Cash, launching today for all debit card users in the US, using any email service. To use Square Cash, all you...

How to do Valentine’s Day the Clark Smart way

How to do Valentine’s Day the Clark Smart way

by Clark Howard @ clark.com

Valentine’s Day is coming up. Are you ready, guys? Every year I see people who haven’t planned ahead and have to make last-minute purchases at the end of the business day on February 14. I just know they’re getting fleeced …

Chase Coupon Promo Codes: $200, $300, $350, $500 (Feb 2018)

by Tony Phan @ MoneysMyLife

Chase Bank coupon codes, bonuses, and promotions for their Checking, Savings and Business accounts can all be found up-to-date here. Chase promotions are constantly updated throughout the year, so bookmark this page for updates. Many Chase coupon codes are periodically available. Current and past coupons include the following: $100, $150, $175, $200, $250, $300, $350, $400, $500, $600 and […]

Chase Bank Bonus Coupon Codes – $150, $200, $350, $500 – New $500 Combo Link Available

by MM Team @ Banking Bonuses – Maximizing Money

Check out these Chase Bank bonus coupon codes to earn a $150, $200, $350, or even $500 cash reward when you open a new Chase checking account or savings account including business accounts, plus there is a new $500 Chase combo link available through March 3, 2018. [Read More] Chase Bank Bonus Coupon Codes – $150, $200, $350, $500 – New $500 Combo Link Available

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5 skills recruiters love to see on your resume

5 skills recruiters love to see on your resume

by Mike Timmermann @ clark.com

Job recruiters may spend only a few seconds looking at your resume, but career experts say a well-crafted skills section could keep them reading a lot longer. 

New report names best wireless network for video streaming

New report names best wireless network for video streaming

by Mike Timmermann @ clark.com

Which of the major wireless providers gives you the best mobile video experience? A new study ranks them from best to worst!

6 Tips for Being a Productive Digital Nomad

by Guest Post @ Money Nomad

I’ve been on the road since February 2017, changing the city I live in on a regular basis. I escaped the severe winter in Bulgaria by seeking refuge in the warm climate of South East Asia. Over the last eight months, I’ve been through Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai in Thailand, then on to Podgorica […]

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13 ways to save money at Publix

13 ways to save money at Publix

by Theo Thimou @ clark.com

With 1,169 stores across the Southeast, Publix is a beloved fixture to a lot of grocery shoppers — even if it isn't exactly known for having the lowest prices! But it is possible to shop Publix and save a lot of money at the same time. Here's how to do it...

Heartland Financial USA – $200 Consumer Checking Account Bonus – AZ, CA, CO, IA, IL, KS, MO, MT, NM and WI

by MM Team @ Banking Bonuses – Maximizing Money

Earn up to $200 in bonus cash with a consumer checking account when you enroll in eStatements and have at least 1 $500 direct deposit, available at various community banks in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, and Wisconsin. [Read More] Heartland Financial USA – $200 Consumer Checking Account Bonus – AZ, CA, CO, IA, IL, KS, MO, MT, NM and WI

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Bank of the West $150 New Checking Account Bonus

by MM Team @ Banking Bonuses – Maximizing Money

Bank of the West is offering $150 in bonus cash when you open a new personal checking account online or in-branch, set up a direct deposit of at least $250, and make 10 debit card purchases per month for 2 months.

This Bank of the West promotion is available to residents of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming[Read More] Bank of the West $150 New Checking Account Bonus

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Over 100 Websites that Pay You to Refer Friends - Money Nomad

Over 100 Websites that Pay You to Refer Friends - Money Nomad


Money Nomad

The easiest way to make money online is to refer your friends to referral programs that pay when they join or makes a purchase. Here are 100 such programs.

Evolve Federal Credit Union Rewards Checking Account Review: 5.00% APY Up To $10,000

by John Catral @ Bank Checking Savings

Available for residents of Texas, Evolve Federal Credit Union is currently offering a generous 5.00% APY when you sign up and open a new ePriority Checking account. If you are currently interested, the bank is offering you the attractive APY rate on a balance up to $10,000. Not only are you able to bank with ease with... Keep Reading↠

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You Don’t Have to Overpay for Your First Home

by Holden Lewis @ NerdWallet

A typical first-time home buyer pays thousands of dollars more than an experienced buyer would pay for the same house, according to research from two housing economists. First-time buyers overpaid…

20 Things to Cut from Your Budget That Will Save you $10,000

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

A new year is always a good time to reevaluate your budget. Are you spending too much? Are you saving too little? Do you have a vacation planned in the new year that needs a savings plan? Whatever your reason is, if you are looking for some ways to cut expenses this year, I've got 20! You could still be

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The 6 Best Credit Cards for Business Expenses, No Matter What You Spend On

by Brayden McCarthy @ Fundera Ledger

Very few things are certain in small business finance, except that no two businesses’ balance sheets are identical. And since […]

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How to Open a Free Online Bank Account with Chime

by Melanie Lockert @ Chime Banking

Whether you want to open your first bank account or switch to a new one, it can be a daunting process. You may be wondering “How long does it take to open a bank account?” Or, “What do I need to open a bank account?” You may also feel unsure about the next steps. Here’s […]

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What is a Monthly Maintenance Fee, and How Do I Avoid Them?

by Melanie Lockert @ Chime Banking

What if you asked a friend to watch over your precious jewels and she said, “Yeah, no problem.” But later on, she hit you up for a monthly fee for babysitting your jewelry. How would you feel, especially as she didn’t tell you upfront about this so-called fee? Probably a little peeved, right? Unfortunately, this […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Consolidate Student Loans

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Should you consolidate student loans or not? This is a question we have an entire generation asking. Is it worth it? What are the advantages and disadvantages? If I have some federal and some private student loans, can I refinance them together? There is a lot to consider, and there's a lot at stake. The total US student loan debt amount

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Best Savings Accounts And High Yield Rates February 2018

by Tony Phan @ MoneysMyLife

Do you need to find out which bank has the best Savings Account rates? Or, how about which has the best Money Market interest rates? Maybe you need a quick overview of the differences between the two types of interest-earning accounts to begin with. We’ll go over all of these questions and help you find the best […]

Bank accounts: �200 switch bonus or 5% interest current account

Bank accounts: �200 switch bonus or 5% interest current account


MoneySavingExpert.com

Martin Lewis reveals how to compare and switch to the best bank accounts that can save you �100s a year.

Northern Paper Mills CU $100 Checking Account Cash Bonus – Wisconsin

by MM Team @ Banking Bonuses – Maximizing Money

If you live or work in Brown County, Wisconsin, or work for Georgia Pacific Corporation in Green Bay, Wisconsin, you can earn a $100 bonus for opening a new personal checking account with Northern Paper Mills Credit Union. [Read More] Northern Paper Mills CU $100 Checking Account Cash Bonus – Wisconsin

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How to Budget your bills using a Budget Planner

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Being debt-free, and living happily within your means is something everyone wants to accomplish! Since Mark and I began our journey of financial freedom a decade ago, one little thing (well, I guess it's actually a BIG thing when you think about it…) that has bugged me is the lack of practical tools for the everyday person trying to get their budget

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5 of the Best Things to Sell to Make Money

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

The phrase, “There's a market for everything (anything), ” is really true. This is great news for many of us that are looking for things to sell to make money. We aren't going to head down a path of ‘questionable' items or ideas. We're G-Rated here, folks. Besides, there are so many legitimate (albeit creative or uncommon) things you can sell

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How To Invest in Real Estate (11 Different Ways!)

by Jeff Rose @ Good Financial Cents

Most investment portfolios and retirement plans are invested in stocks and fixed-income investments. But real estate is an excellent portfolio diversification because it’s a “hard asset”. As well, the long-term investment performance of real estate is hard to argue with. Adding some real estate to your portfolio can improve your investment returns over the long... Continue Reading-->

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4 Ways to Protect Yourself from Financial Abuse

by Saundra Davis @ SaverLife

Even if you are doing all you can to manage your money, we know there are some circumstances where your bank, job, or landlord may be taking advantage of you. These situations can be financial land mines, so it’s crucial to know your rights and get help if you need it. Let’s take a look…

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Best Bank Account Bonuses and Offers February 2018 - NerdWallet

Best Bank Account Bonuses and Offers February 2018 - NerdWallet


NerdWallet

Excellent cash bonuses are available if you open checking or savings accounts with some banks. Here are the best offers this month: Checking account offers and savings promotions Top picks…

How to Keep Your Money Safe While Travelling

by Money Nomad @ Money Nomad

Travelling is a great way to gain new experiences, relax and explore yourself. Unfortunately, travelling isn’t cheap. If you handle your money poorly while overseas, you might find yourself trapped in a bad situation. If you don’t have access to cash during your trip and you’re travelling with a group or with children, the situation […]

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This Is The Tallest Hotel In The World

This Is The Tallest Hotel In The World

by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

In Dubai, a city synonymous with superlatives, the Guinness Book of World Records just confirmed newcomer Gevora Hotel to be the world’s tallest at just over 356 meters high (1,168 feet). Neighbor and previous record-holder the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai stands just one meter shorter at 355 meters (1,165 feet). The Gevora Hotel has four restaurants, …

How to Save Money on Back to School Shopping

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Being a mom with kids in school is hard work! Even when school’s out for the summer, the job doesn’t end. Before you know it, Fall is right around the corner and it’s time to shop for back to school. There are usually different school supply lists to work off of, clothing to be purchased, and it can get SO

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How to Work in the Gig Economy and Still Reach Your Money Goals

by Colin Ashby @ Chime Banking

Working in the gig economy offers some great perks. For starters, you get the flexibility of setting your own hours. Plus, you can often find gigs instantly using an app rather than prospecting new work yourself. Nearly one in four Americans have earned money in the gig or “platform economy” over the last year, according to Pew […]

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What the heck is “trailing interest”?

by Saundra Davis @ SaverLife

TFW when you make that final credit card payment to bring your balance to zero, and you get hit with another bill for interest!  So what is trailing interest and how do I avoid it? When you are using credit cards, timing is everything. The difference between the date you make a credit purchase and…

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3 Tips for Managing Your Money with Financial Simplicity

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

One of the main objections to budgeting is that it “complicates” financial management.  What about Financial simplicity? But budgeting solves plenty of problems – primarily overspending. There are many financial solutions to financial problems that at first sound complicated – but when you dig deeper you can find ways to implement them with simplicity. Albert Einstein once said: Everything should

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The Best Slow Cooker Recipes on the Internet

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

I know that's a bold statement, but I stand by it. I've made TONS of slow cooker recipes. You can't just take a normal recipe you like and dump it in a crockpot. The slow cooker isn't a magician's hat. You can't just throw in some ingredients, and *POOF* out comes a magical meal. Some things work with a slow cooker and

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Clark Howard 2.12.18

by @ clark.com

Topics: Financial planning advice for young people; When should you give your Social Security number?; Exactly how much more it costs to shop on Amazon

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Chase Bank Business Savings Account $200 Cash Promotion

by MM Team @ Banking Bonuses – Maximizing Money

Get a $200 bonus when you open a Chase Business Savings Account in-branch and deposit a minimum of $15,000 for at least 90 days. [Read More] Chase Bank Business Savings Account $200 Cash Promotion

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Fidelity Go Review: Robo-Advisor With Low Management Fees

by Tony Phan @ MoneysMyLife

Brought to you by the well-known firm, Fidelity Investments, Fidelity Go is a robo-advisor that offers a clear pricing structure that is somewhat different to its rivals, giving you an all-inclusive fee that impressively covers all investment expenses too.  This is one of its most significant benefits as it gives you access to all of […]

Pay off Debt or Invest? The Best Guaranteed Return on your Money!

by Mark @ Lauren Greutman

Let's face it, being in debt is not fun. And unfortunately, most Americans have this in common. Did you know that the average American household credit card debt is over $16,000? And that doesn't even take into account auto loans, college loans, or mortgages. If you've been wondering if you should pay off debt or invest in retirement, I'd like to propose

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How to Plan a Purr-fect Flight With Your Cat

by Gregory Karp @ NerdWallet

Taking a cat or kitten along on a commercial flight can seem like a straightforward idea, but the logistics can mount. You may face additional costs, not to mention documentation…

10 Bank Promotions That Pay You To Open An Account

10 Bank Promotions That Pay You To Open An Account


Investopedia

Find out which banks are running cash promotions this summer.

Asian Pot Roast – Instant Pot & Slow Cooker

by Mark @ Lauren Greutman

If you love a good pot roast but are looking for a new twist on it, you've got to give this Asian Pot Roast a try! Pot Roast is just amazing. I swear, every time I create a recipe using a chuck roast, I must sing its praises. It's just got that rich, rib-sticking quality that leaves you so satisfied.

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15 credit cards that will pay to replace your stolen or damaged cell phone

15 credit cards that will pay to replace your stolen or damaged cell phone

by Mike Timmermann @ clark.com

If your cell phone is ever stolen or damaged, having one of these credit cards in your wallet could really pay off! Read more about this little-known credit card perk.

Steps to Get Retirement Ready at Every Age

by Saundra Davis @ SaverLife

You’re never too old or too young to prepare for retirement. Sure, starting early is best (you can do more with less), but if you’re just getting started, focus on what you CAN do rather than what you missed out on. Here’s the deal. If you’re in your 20s: Get ready! Start NOW and save regularly.…

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Navy Federal Credit Union $25 New Membership Promotion

by MM Team @ Banking Bonuses – Maximizing Money

Navy Federal Credit Union is offering a $25 new membership promotion for simply starting a new membership and opening a new membership savings account with a $5 minimum balance. [Read More] Navy Federal Credit Union $25 New Membership Promotion

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How to Budget Money without Sacrificing your Life

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Whether you're in debt or not, learning how to budget money is essential for your future. You don't have to sacrifice your life to do it either! You might need to adjust your value system a little bit and learn what tools will work for you. But trust me, it will be worth it. You will be happier, feel more

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Bank Deals, Bonuses, Promotions, & Offers - February 2018

Bank Deals, Bonuses, Promotions, & Offers - February 2018


Bank Checking Savings

Here are the best national bank deals, bonuses, promotions, and offers. You'll find the best banking perks with no fees, free checking, big cash offers. You'll find the best national bank promotions from both big and small banks both checking and savings accounts such as Chase Bank, Citibank, Bank of America, PNC Bank, Santander Bank, HSBC, Capital One, U.S Bank, Wells Fargo, and many more.

Should I save for my child in a custodial account or a 529 account?

by Saundra Davis @ SaverLife

Think about the goal YOU have for your child. What is the point of the savings? A 529 is a good choice for children’s savings, but there are limitations. If you want the child to have more flexibility there are other options like a Roth IRA, which allows you to withdraw your original contributions without…

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How MoviePass and AMC’s squabble is affecting your movie-going experience

How MoviePass and AMC’s squabble is affecting your movie-going experience

by Craig Johnson @ clark.com

It wasn’t long ago that movie theaters were looking at the doomsday clock, wondering when the credits would roll and the curtains would fall on their business model. With the rise of streaming services and TV’s resurgence, cinema was quickly …

GoFundMe Guide: Getting My Money

GoFundMe Guide: Getting My Money


GoFundMe Help Center

You'll need to verify two things in order to set up your withdrawals successfully on GoFundMe. 1. Your identity.To do this, you will need to fill out your personal details such as name, address, ...

BBVA Compass Bank Checking, Savings, CD Account Promotions

by Tony Phan @ MoneysMyLife

Find the latest BBVA Compass bank promotions, bonuses and offers here for Checking and Savings accounts. Typical bonus amounts are $25, $50, $100, $125, $250, etc. Sometimes there will also gift bonuses, such as tablets and other electronics. BBVA Compass was established in 1964 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. They have over 650 branches […]

Clark Howard 2.9.18

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Topics: Clark Stinks; Uber getting into the electric bike game

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Plan Your Mayan Riviera Honeymoon With Royal Holiday Vacation Club

by Money Nomad @ Money Nomad

The world is full of breathtaking and romantic vacation spots, leaving you with a big decision to make when it comes to planning your honeymoon. There’s no reason to get overwhelmed trying to choose between Paris or some exotic island, though. You’ll find all you need to have the honeymoon of your dreams when you […]

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How To Become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

by Jeff Rose @ Good Financial Cents

I get asked pretty frequently about what the requirements are to become a Certified Financial Planner™ and what I went through to achieve the designation. Knowing there are over 800,000 people who can be considered “financial advisors” to some degree, I knew I had to differentiate myself. But, it wasn't all about being different; it... Continue Reading-->

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Do’s and Don’ts When Using Shopping Apps

by Lauren Schwahn @ NerdWallet

Retailers such as Target and Amazon are embracing mobile applications to help consumers save money and time with features like digital wallets and augmented reality. When used strategically, apps can…

The Healthiest (& Unhealthiest) States in America

by PolicyGenius @ Chime Banking

With the start of a new year, many of us have embarked on self-betterment resolutions. The vast majority of these are health-related: Eat healthier, get more exercise, sleep better, stay fit, lose weight. But what about financial health? Many of us are resolving to get our financial house in order, too. It turns out the two are […]

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Checking Account Information, Features & Tips

Checking Account Information, Features & Tips


Better Money Habits

Learn how to utilize your checking account features with checking account information and tips from Better Money.

First Bank Financial Centre Business Checking Bonus: $300 Promotion (Wisconsin only)

by John Catral @ Bank Checking Savings

Available for business owners of Wisconsin, First Bank Financial Centre is currently offering residents of Wisconsin a generous $300 bonus when you sign up and open any new Business Checking Account. All you have to do to get started is open any new business account at your nearest branch or online, and then have at least 50... Keep Reading↠

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How to Raise Your Credit Score 100 Points or More in Less Than 5 Months

by Jeff Rose @ Good Financial Cents

Raising your credit score 100 points is easier than many people might think, especially if you currently have bad credit. Step 1 – Know Where You Are Pull your credit score to determine where you are and how much damage control you need to do. There are dozens of websites that you can use, but... Continue Reading-->

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PenFed Credit Union CD Rates, Checking, Savings, Money Market, and IRA Accounts

by Lindsay VanSomeren @ MagnifyMoney

PenFed Credit Union—also known as Pentagon Federal Credit Union—got its start in 1935. Since then, it has grown to become one of the largest credit unions in the country, with over 1.6 million members and $24 billion in assets. While it does offer in-person branches, anyone can also access their accounts online. Like most credit … Continue reading PenFed Credit Union CD Rates, Checking, Savings, Money Market, and IRA Accounts

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Who Has The Best Car Insurance for Young Adults in 2018?

by Jeff Rose @ Good Financial Cents

When you’re a teenager or young adult, buying car insurance isn’t the most pleasant of experiences. On the one hand, auto insurance coverage is required for all drivers in every state in the US (except New Hampshire). On the other, teenagers and young adults pay the highest premiums for coverage. We’re going to try and... Continue Reading-->

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Best Bank Bonuses in Florida

by Anthony Nguyen @ Bank Checking Savings

Editor’s Note: If this is not your state, you can click on the state(s) above to see the Best Bank Bonuses being offered in your selected state(s). As the Floridians say,”Visit Florida” for some of the Best Bank Bonuses in Florida! Before you head out to Walt Disney World, grab some awesome bank deals for some extra spending... Keep Reading↠

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Alliant Credit Union Checking, Savings, CD Promotions & Offers

by Tony Phan @ MoneysMyLife

Find the latest promotions, offers, and updated rate information for Alliant Credit Union here. Alliant Credit Union is based in Illinois and offers personal banking products and loans to hundreds of thousands of members. Unlike many credit unions, Alliant allows anyone nationwide to join with just a $10 charitable donation to Foster Care to Success. […]

Return of Premium Rider

by Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at Return of Premium Rider.

If you have people in your life that you care about, then you are likely a good candidate for life insurance coverage. That is because the funds that are received from a life insurance policy can be used by the beneficiary (or beneficiaries) to pay off debt, continue paying ongoing bills, and even to make ... Read More about Return of Premium Rider

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Publix offering 90 days of generic meds for just $7.50

Publix offering 90 days of generic meds for just $7.50

by Theo Thimou @ clark.com

You probably already know that a lot of other retailers have offers of a 30-day supply of select generics for $4 or a 90-day supply for $10. Well, Publix is lowering that price to $7.50 for a 90-day supply.

6 Myths About Using Credit Cards for the Sign-Up Bonuses

6 Myths About Using Credit Cards for the Sign-Up Bonuses


Wise Bread

If you play the game right (and yes, it’s a game), you can come away with some very sweet bonuses and rewards from credit card sign-up promotions.

Not so magical: Disney raises the cost of park admission again!

Not so magical: Disney raises the cost of park admission again!

by Theo Thimou @ clark.com

Planning a trip to the Magic Kingdom or Disneyland this year? It's going to cost you a pretty penny thanks to increased admission costs, but there are some ways you can save.

American Express is hiring and you can work from home

American Express is hiring and you can work from home

by Mike Timmermann @ clark.com

American Express is once again hiring work-from-home customer service professionals.

Here’s How the GOP Might Finally De-Fang the CFPB

by Shen Lu @ MagnifyMoney

Update: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday released a new five-year strategic plan, outlining a less aggressive approach to its mission of protecting consumer rights. The consumer watchdog revised its mission and vision for 2018 through 2022. Under the new mission, the CFPB will be “equally protecting the legal rights of all,” including consumers … Continue reading Here’s How the GOP Might Finally De-Fang the CFPB

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5 Easy ways to make an extra $500

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

I think everyone is wondering how to make extra money on the side. I mean, who couldn't use some extra dough? If you have a little free time and some drive to build that emergency fund, pay off more debt, or save up for a vacation, here are 5 ways you can make an extra $500 on the side. 5

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Banking 101: What Do You Need to Open a Bank Account?

Banking 101: What Do You Need to Open a Bank Account?


Deposit Accounts

Many of us are interested in having a place to keep our money. A bank or credit union can offer the opportunity for you to earn interest on your deposits, as...

10 Best "Signup Bonus" Credit Cards (2018) - CardRates.com

10 Best "Signup Bonus" Credit Cards (2018) - CardRates.com


CardRates.com

Signup bonuses can come in many forms: cash back, travel rewards good toward free flights and hotel stays, or bonus points redeemable for merchandise and more. Signup bonuses are always changing, so it’s a good idea to know what kind of bonus you want and take advantage while it’s available. But no matter what you’re …

4 Companies Help You Get Paid for Your Work Now – Not Next Payday

4 Companies Help You Get Paid for Your Work Now – Not Next Payday


MagnifyMoney

Cash flow crunch is sometimes the reason for a financial emergency, so four companies are looking to spare you from the need for a payday loan.

Up to $500 for Opening Chase Checking and Savings Accounts

Up to $500 for Opening Chase Checking and Savings Accounts


The Points Guy

For a limited time, Chase is giving up to $500 in bonuses when you open new checking and savings accounts.

Thinking of the Lowe’s Business Credit Card? Here Are Some Alternatives

by Brayden McCarthy @ Fundera Ledger

Are you considering filling out the Lowe’s business credit card application but want to get more information before making the big […]

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Chase Business Checking Account $200 Banking Bonus

by MM Team @ Banking Bonuses – Maximizing Money

There is a brand-new offer for a $200 bonus when you open a Chase Total Business Checking account (or any Chase business checking account), deposit $1,000 within 10 business days of account opening, maintain that $1,000 balance for 60 days, and complete 5 qualifying transactions within 60 days, including debit card purchases, Chase QuickDeposit, ACH (credits), and wires (credits and debits). [Read More] Chase Business Checking Account $200 Banking Bonus

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6 Steps to Getting Out of Debt with One Income Quickly

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

If you are living on one income, paying off debt may seem impossible. But, don't lose hope! If you've been wondering how to get out of debt on one income, here's some great steps to get you going! 6 Steps to show you How to get out of debt on one income 1. Evaluate your Unconscious Spending Habits  The first place to

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Impulse Buying: 5 FUN Ways You Can Avoid Spontaneous Spending

by Mark @ Lauren Greutman

You may have read Lauren's article revealing she's a Recovering Spender. She's not alone. There are countless recovering spenders out there that struggle with impulse buying. I've even been known to spend too much from time to time. Let's face it: spending is fun. And sometimes, it can be even more fun to make spontaneous purchases. So how do you

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Requirements to Get Your Personal Loan Approved

by Marty Minchin @ MagnifyMoney

For the right consumers, personal loans can be a quick way to get much-needed cash for anything from a home repair to a college tuition. With the right qualifications, you can be approved for a personal loan in the morning and have the cash deposited into your account in as little as one day depending … Continue reading Requirements to Get Your Personal Loan Approved

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Top 5 tax refund myths debunked

Top 5 tax refund myths debunked

by Theo Thimou @ clark.com

Every tax season, there's a lot of anxiety surrounding tax refunds. Here's what you need to know to stay sane!

Alaska Flash Sale: West Coast to Texas and Midwest From 10,000 Miles Round-Trip

Alaska Flash Sale: West Coast to Texas and Midwest From 10,000 Miles Round-Trip

by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

Just after Delta’s flash sale, Alaska launched its own sale fares for award flights this afternoon. Travelers based in Texas or on the West Coast will benefit the most from these deals, which begin at 10,000 Mileage Plan miles and $12 round-trip. In order to take advantage of these flash sale rates, you must purchase your …

Your Guide to Insuring Someone Else's Life

by Barbara Marquand @ NerdWallet

Buying life insurance on someone else and naming yourself as beneficiary might sound like a plot point in a film noir mystery. But taking out a policy on another person…

5 Awesome Pot Roast CrockPot Recipes

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

If you've been following this website for any length of time, you might know my love affair with the Pot Roast. And Pot Roast in a Crockpot? It's a match made in heaven! There are several reasons why the pot roast is so amazing: It's cheap. Regular price, it's around $5 per pound. But you can often find it on

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Why Big Banks Charge Fees

by Lindsay VanSomeren @ Chime Banking

Raise your hand if you’re fed up with big bank fees. These pesky fees can put a damper on your day and a drain on your finances. According to a 2016 survey by the Pew Charitable Trust, a full quarter of people who use bank overdraft services regularly end up paying out at least one week’s […]

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Bank Of The West Review: $150 Checking Account Bonus

by Tony Phan @ MoneysMyLife

Get the latest Bank of the West bonuses and promotions here. There are branches in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, IA, ID, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, UT, WA, WI, WY. Typical promotions for Checking accounts have been for $150, $200 and $300. They also oftentimes have promotions for their investment services […]

Doing Your Own Taxes? Pros Say Avoid These 4 Blunders

by Tina Orem @ NerdWallet

It’s easy to make mistakes when you’re trying to do your own tax return, but some mistakes seem to happen way too often. We asked a couple of tax pros…

New report: The 3 best SUVs under $30,000

New report: The 3 best SUVs under $30,000

by Mike Timmermann @ clark.com

If you're shopping for a new vehicle soon, Consumer Reports is out with a list of the best SUVs on the market in 2018.

Perfectly Creamy Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip

by Mark @ Lauren Greutman

This Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip will be the most sought after food item at your Super Bowl party for sure! Sure, there might be other Buffalo Chicken Dip Crock Pot recipes out there, but there are a couple things that make this one absolutely perfectly creamy, spicy, and tangy. Do you want to know the secret? Well, it's

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Around the World in Eight Inflight Magazines

Around the World in Eight Inflight Magazines

by Anthony Grant @ The Points Guy

You’ve settled into your seat, a middle with no way out. There is no in-flight entertainment monitor. You left your iPad on the rental car counter. Things are looking grim. But then you realize you’re not condemned to hours of boredom: Your salvation is coming in the form of a little handheld friend in the seat pocket …

The 5 BEST ways to use your Income Tax Refund

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Tax season is here which means that you may get an Income Tax Refund! If you're one of the 100.3 million Americans that received a tax refund in 2015, you probably expect to get that extra bit this year as well. This is exciting! Who doesn't love extra cash? The average tax refund in 2015 was a little over $3,000, with

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What to do if you overdraw your checking account

What to do if you overdraw your checking account


The Christian Science Monitor

It happens to everyone at some point. Here's what to do if you overdraw your checking account.

When Your Budget Doesn’t Work (and What You Can Do About It)

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Ya know what's discouraging? When you're trying to get better at something, but it just isn't panning out. You've followed the steps: 1,2,3 and it just isn't working. You ask, “What am I missing?” Like when your budget doesn't work. What happens when you do your budget, you've cut all you can cut, and it still doesn't work!? To quote

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Quorum Federal Credit Union CD Account Review: 2.00% APY 11-Month, 2.25% APY 25-Month CD Rates Increased (Nationwide)

by Howard Young @ Bank Checking Savings

Now is the best time of the year to start a new account experience. With that said, Quorum Federal Credit Union is offering residents nationwide a wide selection of rates to fit all your banking needs. Whether you are looking for a short term or long term solution, there is definitely an account to fit... Keep Reading↠

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Bank of America $100 Checking Account Cash Bonuses

by MM Team @ Banking Bonuses – Maximizing Money

Bank of America has a new $100 bonus offer available for opening a Core Checking or Interest Checking account by February 28, 2018, and receiving 2 qualifying direct deposits of $250 or more each within 90 days from account opening. [Read More] Bank of America $100 Checking Account Cash Bonuses

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5 Methods to Consolidate Credit card debt

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Are you looking to consolidate credit card debt? I can certainly say from experience that I understand the discouragement you feel when you don't think you'll ever see the end of your debt. I think most people dealing with credit card debt have trouble knowing where to start. But, you can do something about it. Debt consolidation isn't for everyone, but it

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Sign up to share your story!

by SaverLife @ SaverLife

Share your story and inspire future Savers like you! We are looking to talk to our Savers about their experiences and how saving money with SaverLife changed their lives. Please note that this is not the submission form for the Savers Win Grand Prize Story Competition. That page will be available in mid-February.  

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Budget Travel Tips for Sandals Montego Bay Jamaica

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Mark and I have been married for almost 15 years. We were married at the young age of 21 and still in college. And when 2 broke college students get married, there isn't much money for a honeymoon. So our very budget-friendly honeymoon was at the Jersey Shore and we stayed in a beautiful bed and breakfast. Don't get me

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SaverLife’s Top 5 Tips for Saving Money

by Saundra Davis @ SaverLife

We’ve heard so much great feedback from the SaverLife Community on money hacks they use to stretch their dollars and meet their savings goals. Let’s take a look at some of the top money-saving strategies that Savers have shared: 1. Negotiating with Bill Companies “For our medical bills, we got payments reduced by hospital and…

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The Top 10 Best Life Insurance Companies in the U.S. in 2018

by Jeff Rose @ Good Financial Cents

Sorting through life insurance policies can be frustrating and time-consuming. We've done the research for you and come up with a list of the top 10 best life insurance companies - so you can get back to enjoying life knowing your loved ones will be taken care of.

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4 Reasons I’ve Outgrown the W Hotel Brand

4 Reasons I’ve Outgrown the W Hotel Brand

by The Points Guy @ The Points Guy

I’ve always been a Starwood fan and have spent many years staying in properties from its different brands — I’m even a Lifetime Platinum member. The St. Regis is luxury (almost) perfected, and I always enjoy a solid Westin or Le Meridien stay. Even Sheraton has surprised me recently — Starwood seems to be upgrading the …

The Mindset You Need to Become a Digital Nomad

by Money Nomad @ Money Nomad

Looking back at the days of the dot-com bubble, there has been a dramatic change in what it means to work in an internet-related business. Gone are the times where developers, content creators, marketeers, and consultants were pictured as desk-jockeys, sitting in an office day and night without much contact with the outside world. Nowadays, […]

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How to Self-Publish an Ebook with No Blog Traffic

by Money Nomad @ Money Nomad

You don’t have to be an accomplished author to self-publish an ebook. In fact, you don’t even need a blog with high traffic volumes to get started. These accomplishments can be helpful, but today is the best day to start writing your first ebook regardless of your prior experience. Side hustles like self-publishing an ebook […]

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How to Budget when you don’t make enough money

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Many people have been trying to answer the question of How to Budget when you don't make enough money. It's a difficult place to be in for sure. But just because you don't make enough money to cover your expenses right now doesn't mean you have to throw up your hands in defeat. you can get through this! Here's how to budget

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The Top 6 Business Lending Solutions

by Meredith Wood @ Fundera Ledger

As an entrepreneur seeking first-time funding to expand your small business, it’s easy to become overwhelmed at the surprisingly wide […]

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6 Real-Life Money Lessons You Can Learn From Monopoly

by Kim Galeta @ Chime Banking

When I was growing up, my favorite board game was Monopoly. Recently, I decided to re-explore the game with my nieces and nephews. And, wow! I realize now just how many life lessons can be learned from this classic game. For starters, Monopoly is a game of strategy that offers ways to manage your money […]

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Marcus by Goldman Sachs Review: GS Bank Takes on Online Savings, CDs, and Personal Loans

by Lindsay VanSomeren @ MagnifyMoney

Most Americans probably think of fancy white-collar stock traders on Wall Street when they think of Goldman Sachs, a global investment firm that’s been around since the late 19th century. In recent years, Goldman made a major pivot, launching a new arm of the company called GS Bank, which would provide internet-only savings accounts to … Continue reading Marcus by Goldman Sachs Review: GS Bank Takes on Online Savings, CDs, and Personal Loans

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Watch Out for This New Tax Scam

by KaToya Fleming @ MagnifyMoney

Tax season can be the most profitable time of year for savvy thieves. And just a week into filing season, the IRS has uncovered a new trick cybercriminals are using to scam you out of your money. The IRS warns tax preparers and consumers about a new scam in which criminals are using consumers’ account … Continue reading Watch Out for This New Tax Scam

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Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Review: 50,000 Bonus Miles + $100 Statement Credit

by Anthony Nguyen @ Bank Checking Savings

When you sign up for a United MileagePlus® Explorer Card you can earn yourself a attractive 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of account activation. Also, you can earn $100 statement credit after you make your first purchase. In addition to that, get priority boarding and 2 redeemable United Club passes each year, so I... Keep Reading↠

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These are the most and least expensive states for home insurance

These are the most and least expensive states for home insurance

by Theo Thimou @ clark.com

With home insurance costs set to rise in 2018, there's never been a better time to re-shop your insurance. But here's a shocker: Sometimes you're better off paying a little more to be with a quality insurer who will be there when the chips are down!

A Beginner’s Guide to Monetizing a Hobby

by Shen Lu @ MagnifyMoney

Making extra money from a side hustle can be extremely gratifying, especially if it’s something you love doing. And it seems like it’s never been easier to pick up side gigs or monetize your hobbies. There are 57.3 million freelancers in the U.S., according to a 2017 survey commissioned by the Freelancers Union and Upwork, … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Monetizing a Hobby

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How Focusing on the Female Customers You Care About Can Be Good for Your Bottom Line (and the World)

by Eric Goldschein @ Fundera Ledger

When running a business, it’s tempting to want to be all things to all people. But there’s a reason why […]

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My FAVORITE Pork Loin Recipes

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

The Pork loin is an awesome cut of meat! It can be cooked so many different ways and works amazingly in the Crockpot or Instant Pot! With these recipes, there's a little something for everyone. We've got sweet, savory, smokey, creamy, and Cuban recipes. With all those, something will definitely hit that craving! 6 of my all-time favorite Pork Loin Recipes 1.

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My Weekly Shopping Trip and Meal Plan – July 9th

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Hey all – I hope you are having a great summer so far! If you haven't read my life update, I recommend heading on over to that blog post here and reading up on the changes that will be happening here on this website. Once of the many things that you've missed in the past few years are my shopping

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Best Bank For Small Business? These 4 Top The List

Best Bank For Small Business? These 4 Top The List


Fundera Ledger

If you’re ready to get serious about your business, you’ll want to set up a business bank account. Use this guide to find the best bank for small business.

How to Maximize Your Savings During Tax-Time

by SaverLife @ SaverLife

See how you can win prizes for pledging and saving your tax refund.  Taxes can seem daunting, but there are a lot of free resources out there to help you file your taxes for free, get reliable help with your taxes, take advantage of tax credits that you qualify for, and even win prizes this…

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How to Budget Your Bills in 6 Simple Steps

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

One of the hardest things for many of us is coming up with a practical budget that is not overly complicated. Learning how to budget your bills is a very important first step. The theory is simple enough – “Don't spend more than you make”, but the execution take a little more work.  A commonly asked question I get is –

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Beefy Mac and Cheese Recipe

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

It was hard convincing my family to stray away from boxed macaroni and cheese.  I grew up with it.  My husband grew up with it.  It was basically what some of my kids survived on in their picky years. The tide turned for us when I saw Rachael Ray make homemade cheese sauce only one time, and I knew that

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Baked Orange Chicken Recipe

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Your family will go wild for this Baked Orange Chicken Recipe.  The flavors are bright and delicious and it's a tad bit healthier than takeout since there's no deep frying involved! The ingredients for this recipe are pretty basic.  You might need to pick up a few things at the market, but I promise that all of these elements are necessary

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Instant Pot Bolognese Sauce

by Mark @ Lauren Greutman

What is better than a rib-sticking, hearty, complexly flavored bolognese? How about when it's an Instant Pot Bolognese Sauce Recipe that will take literally 45 minutes from start to finish? And most of that time is spend cooking in the Instant Pot, so you don't have to do anything. Too good to be true? Nope. You've got to give this

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Are Investing in P2P Loans a Good Idea in 2018?

by Money Nomad @ Money Nomad

The social sharing economy has revolutionized the way you – the average person – make money in ways very few people envisioned a decade ago! Don’t believe me? Think about Uber, Airbnb, or the tv show Shark Tank; none of these platforms existed before 2008 – 10 years ago. Another concept that was just getting […]

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5 Types of Commercial Loans to Consider for Your Business

by Meredith Wood @ Fundera Ledger

If you have a small business and need funding to grow into a new space, purchase a new piece of […]

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The Best Online Savings Accounts in February 2018

by LaTisha Styles @ MagnifyMoney

Updated February 9, 2018 After years of low interest rates, there is a pricing war happening for online savings accounts. Long gone are the days of 0.01% APY. If you are willing to open an online savings account (which is FDIC insured), you can now easily get a 1.50% APY or higher. Interest rates are … Continue reading The Best Online Savings Accounts in February 2018

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10 things you must do if your identity is stolen

10 things you must do if your identity is stolen

by Laura Sayers, ClarkDeals.com @ clark.com

As cliché as it may sound, I never thought I would be a victim of identity theft. I have always been extremely careful with my personal information — shredding my personal documents, leaving my checkbook at home and only providing …

Amazon warning: Beware of deliveries you didn’t order

Amazon warning: Beware of deliveries you didn’t order

by Theo Thimou @ clark.com

It all started innocently enough for a Massachusetts couple when a phone charging hand warmer showed up unannounced on their doorstep about five months ago. Then the unwanted deliveries didn't stop!

How to Decide Whether to Get an Instant Approval Business Credit Card

by Maddie Shepherd @ Fundera Ledger

When you’re searching for a business credit card, time is of the essence. It’s easy to be intrigued at the […]

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Best Personal Checking Account Promotions in 2017 - The Simple Dollar

Best Personal Checking Account Promotions in 2017 - The Simple Dollar


The Simple Dollar

If you need a new checking account, banks from coast to coast are offering attractive promotional bonuses to lure your business. A bank checking account bo

Help is out there! Resources for when the unexpected happens

by Saundra Davis @ SaverLife

Few words describe the human experience better than the quote by writer and cartoonist Allen Saunders: “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” We all know this is true, so what can you do when things don’t go according to plan? Sure, an emergency fund can give you a sense…

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When Will I Get My Tax Refund? 2017 Tax Year Refund Schedule (2018 Tax Season)

by Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at When Will I Get My Tax Refund? 2017 Tax Year Refund Schedule (2018 Tax Season).

The first day to file your 2017 taxes is January 29, 2018. The IRS reports that 9 out of 10 taxpayers who filed electronically in 2017 received their tax refunds within 21 days. Some taxpayers receive their refund in as little as 8 days, and most receive it within 10-14 days. The IRS no longer ... Read More about When Will I Get My Tax Refund? 2017 Tax Year Refund Schedule (2018 Tax Season)

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The Best Bank Sign-Up Bonuses and Perks

The Best Bank Sign-Up Bonuses and Perks


Two Cents

Let’s say your bank sucks, treats you poorly, and you’re ready to break up with them. While you’re on the hunt for a new, better place to store your money, remember this: some banks will pay you to switch.

Received a bogus tax refund check? How to safely return it to the IRS

Received a bogus tax refund check? How to safely return it to the IRS

by Theo Thimou @ clark.com

Like the flu epidemic, this is one IRS refund check scam that just won't let up and is likely to mutate further. Forewarned is forearmed!

An In-Depth Review of Ally Bank’s Rates

by Sarah Li Cain @ MagnifyMoney

Since it spun off from General Motors auto financing in , Ally Bank has proved to be one of the best online-only banks in the industry. Like most online-only banks, Ally charges minimal fees for deposit accounts and requires low or no minimum balances. Rates on Ally’s checking, savings, CD and money market accounts are … Continue reading An In-Depth Review of Ally Bank’s Rates

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How to Get Started with the Chase Mobile App

by Anthony Nguyen @ Bank Checking Savings

Chase Mobile is the mobile banking app for customers of JP Morgan Chase Bank, and it’s available for Android, iPhone, Windows, and Amazon Fire. The app offers a number of convenient features and can complete almost all of your personal banking tasks. Some of you guys out there may have trouble getting started with this app, so... Keep Reading↠

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20+ Apps/Websites That Give A $5+ Sign-Up Bonus - No CC Required

20+ Apps/Websites That Give A $5+ Sign-Up Bonus - No CC Required


Frugal For Less

Sign-up bonuses are a great way to earn some free cash or to help you get started toward that first cash out. Here's a list of 20+. Updated frequently.

How a Monthly Money Mindset Helped Us Grow Rich

by Holly Johnson @ Lauren Greutman

Are you tired of struggling? Do you feel like you’re never making any progress? Changing your money mindset might be what you need to get ahead! Like you, we struggled with money. The cash flew out as quickly as it came in, leaving us penniless at the end of every month. Our incomes were fine; we simply didn’t use them

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Bury Your Money: Put Your Money & Investments in “Time Capsules”

by Jim Wang @ Wallet Hacks

When I started investing, I eased into it very gently. I didn't trust the stock market. I was comfortable with saving the money. I wasn't comfortable putting it in the “stock market.” My formative adult years started in 1998, the year I started college. I was going to Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh and studying Computer […]

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American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card Review: 5,000 MQM + 35,000 Delta Skymiles + $100 Statement Credit

by Anthony Nguyen @ Bank Checking Savings

The Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card is currently offering 35,000 Delta Skymiles and 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs)  when you spend $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Additionally, you can get a $100 Statement Credit when you make a Delta purchase within the first 3 months. For every 5,000 bonus miles redeemed, that’s $50 off... Keep Reading↠

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The Problem with Overdraft Fees

by Paul Sisolak @ Chime Banking

“Overdraft” is not a word we like to hear. Why? It generally means you’ll be dinged with a fee you don’t want to pay. To clarify, an overdraft fee occurs when you don’t have enough money in your bank account to pay for a purchase. When this happens, your bank will pay for the transaction […]

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"Free Money" from the Government: Variations on a Scheme

"Free Money" from the Government: Variations on a Scheme


Consumer Information

Federal officials, consumer advocates, and businesses are hearing from people who have responded to ads, websites, phone calls, text messages, and visits from salespeople who claim the federal government will pay their bills – for everything from utilities, cable, and cell phones to their mortgages, student loans, and insurance premiums.

How much Money is Social Media Stealing from You?

by Mark @ Lauren Greutman

Almost all of us have succumbed to it. It didn't even exist 15 years ago, but it's now part of our daily lives. We love it and hate it at the same time. It helps us keep in touch with friends we wouldn't otherwise, but it has also become a compulsion that steals our time. There are a few recent

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How to Overcome Financial Mistakes with Grace

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Have you ever made a financial decision that you immediately regretted? I've made SO many of those, as I document in my book The Recovering Spender. I've learned a lot about bad financial mistakes over the years, the good and the bad.  As we go through life and realize that we have little control over the things happening around us,

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How I Made $1,000 with a 4 Month-old Blog in January

by Rob @ Money Nomad

I’ve learned a lot while blogging on MoneyNomad.com and freelancing. In addition to working with a variety of large brands, I’ve had the privilege to work with, and learn from, multiple 6-figure bloggers. Last year I had an idea. Why not take what I’ve learned over the years and see if I can build a […]

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How to Enroll in Chase Online Bill Pay

by Anthony Nguyen @ Bank Checking Savings

Got a busy schedule and need to pay your bills on time? Chase Online Bill Pay allows you to bank on your own schedule. Save time and money by taking care of any recurring bills without the hassle of writing or check or paying for postage. Essentially, this Chase feature allows you to automatically set... Keep Reading↠

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10 Ways ANYONE can Fail at Money

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Whether you're making lots of money and would consider yourself ‘financially successful' or you are drowning in debt and have a spending deficit, you can be Failing at Money. Failing at Money has to do with what you do with what you have, NOT how much money you make. We've all seen celebrities who live lavish and luxurious lives and wished

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How to Get Out of Debt, Fast! A Step-by-Step Guide

by Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at How to Get Out of Debt, Fast! A Step-by-Step Guide.

If you know the basics of personal finance, you may already know the most powerful force in the financial universe is compound interest. With compound interest, it’s easier to grow wealthier over time as the interest you earn compounds on itself over and over again. Unfortunately, compound interest can just as easily work against you as ... Read More about How to Get Out of Debt, Fast! A Step-by-Step Guide

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Your Last Will and Testament

by Jeff Rose @ Good Financial Cents

Creating an estate plan, writing down your last will and testaments, and identifying a healthcare proxy don’t seem like a fun way to spend a weekend. However, organizing your end of life paperwork and making sure you have a plan for your finances are some of the most important tasks you can complete as an... Continue Reading-->

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Recall alert: Fujitsu battery packs pose fire risk

Recall alert: Fujitsu battery packs pose fire risk

by Craig Johnson @ clark.com

A brand of battery packs available throughout North America over the past few years is being recalled because they can overheat and cause a fire, its manufacturer said.

Lithium-ion battery packs, sold under the Fujitsu brand but supplied

The Best Internet Freebies on the Web

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Who doesn't love free stuff? When it comes to Enjoying Life on a Budget, sometimes some free stuff can really help! I've compiled a list of some of the best internet freebies I could find. If you're just looking to give up your name and email address in exchange for a thimble-full of shampoo that's not what these freebies are.

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An online-only bank with some SWEET cashback rewards.

An online-only bank with some SWEET cashback rewards.


Lauren Greutman

It's an online-only bank with some rewards I have not seen any traditional bank offer. Like $500. Like no fees. These guys do things much differently...

The 8 Best Bank Promotions (Checking and Savings) in 2018

The 8 Best Bank Promotions (Checking and Savings) in 2018


The Dough Roller

Looking for the best checking accounts or savings accounts? These bank promotions can get you cash back when you open a new account and a top APR.

4 Frugal Tips That Are Completely Not Worth It

by Makenzi Wood @ Wallet Hacks

Frugality gets a bad rap these days. Too often folks assume that being frugal is the same as being a cheap, miserly skinflint. Of course, frugality means different things to different people, but at its basest definition, it's about being wise about where you spend your money and time. I like to simplify things, so […]

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A Waste of Money: 25+ Things I Won’t Buy Anymore

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

On my journey to being as financially responsible as possible, I've discovered things I've bought that are just not worth buying anymore. Either they are a complete waste of money, I can do it myself for much cheaper, or I can do it myself better. One thing is for sure, it might not be quite as convenient anymore. But think about

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Tax Professional or DIY? Here’s How to Choose

by Gemma Hartley @ Chime Banking

The thought of filing taxes on your own can be daunting. At the same time, hiring a professional accountant comes at a price: around $273 of your potential refund. But, with the availability of low-cost online options – like TurboTax and TaxAct – you may still be wondering if hiring a tax professional makes the most sense […]

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Cincinnati Federal Review: $250 Checking Account Bonus [OH Residents]

by Tony Phan @ MoneysMyLife

Find the latest promotions and bonuses from Cincinnati Federal updated here. Offers have typically ranged from $150 to $250 in the past. Established in 1922 and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Federal has 4 locations in the state. If you’re not an Ohio resident, use our Bank Bonuses page for other offers, including those from […]

31 Ways to Enjoy the Summer for FREE (or really cheap)

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

The excitement of Summer vacation is upon us! If your schools haven't let out for the summer yet, they will very soon, and that means your kids will need things to do. Finding cheap, free, and easy Summer activities for your kids can make all the difference in your sanity, and their enjoyment. I love Summer vacation. I love getting to

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How to Eat Out on a Budget

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Mark and I eat at home on a regular basis using my ALDI MEAL PLANS. Not only does it save money, but it's typically healthier, too. I usually do my meal planning and grocery shopping on Sunday afternoon and come home with some pretty amazing grocery bargains which keep us from eating out most weeks. But sometimes, it's nice to eat out.

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Chime Bank: What it is and How it works

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

Banks without physical branches are on the rise. This might make some of you a little uncomfortable, but it actually makes complete sense for many Americans. Because there are no brick-and-mortar locations to acquire, staff, and manage; online banks like Chime Bank can pass along those savings to you by offering some pretty impressive rewards. “What if I ever need to physically go to the

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Review of Barclays Online Savings and CDs

by Lindsay VanSomeren @ MagnifyMoney

Barclays is one of the largest and oldest banks in the world. In fact, it’s even older than the United States itself, having been founded by two London bankers in 1690. It’s been chugging along ever since, and while it’s still headquartered in the UK, they’ve branched out to become a multinational corporation with operations … Continue reading Review of Barclays Online Savings and CDs

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13 Lies Making You Broke

by Mark @ Lauren Greutman

If you've ever asked yourself, “Why am I broke all the time?” or “Why do I feel broke?” or “How come I never have money?” Sometimes it's perception, and sometimes it's reality. But in any case, we all know that our culture lies to us daily. We've gotten used to it. Just watch any advertisement. “Take this pill, you'll lose

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20+ Best Bank Promotions & Bonus Offers ($100 Minimum!)

20+ Best Bank Promotions & Bonus Offers ($100 Minimum!)


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See the best nationally available bank promotions and signup bonuses available ($100 minimum!) - we keep this list of 20+ bank offers updated weekly. No expired promotions or tiny banks listed, just nationally available, easy to get promos.

Is a Reading Retreat the Next Yoga Retreat?

Is a Reading Retreat the Next Yoga Retreat?

by Jeffrey Preis @ The Points Guy

In the past couple years, a new kind of retreat has been popping up and it doesn’t feature a spa or yoga, nor is it a creative writing getaway. Nope, it’s a reading retreat and there’s only one rule here: The reading room must be silent at all times. You don’t even have to BYOB (bring …

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Personal Update: Some BIG Changes to my life

by Lauren @ Lauren Greutman

It has been a crazy past 4 months for me… I won't get into all the details but there have been things that I've been unhappy with in my life, causing my to make some drastic personal changes. I stopped taking care of myself; putting work and the kids above myself.  That left me empty, spiritually bankrupt, and disliking the

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