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Best Low Interest Credit Cards to Help You Eliminate Debt
Today, Dec 19

Best Low Interest Credit Cards to Help You Eliminate Debt

You’ve heard of people getting trapped in credit card debt even though they’re making large monthly payments. The culprit? Interest. With a low interest credit card, you can minimize the interest that you pay and avoid falling into this trap yourself. To warn you about the pitfalls of a high interest rate (sorry, but we think it’s for

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The Best Credit Cards to Save Money on Family Travel

The Best Credit Cards to Save Money on Family Travel

Trips with the family are great for making treasured memories, but it doesn’t often come cheap. According to a 2014 study by American Express, the average summer trip is expected to cost $1,246. For a family of four, that’s almost $6,000! With the holidays right around the corner, use a travel credit card to save

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The Right Way to React When Your Chase Credit Card Gets Canceled
Yesterday, Dec 18

The Right Way to React When Your Chase Credit Card Gets Canceled

Credit cards, like other bank accounts, can change over time for many reasons. Card issuers can come out with newer cards and sometimes, they’ll automatically switch existing card customers to the new card. Or, perhaps the existing card isn’t getting enough applicants. Or, the card issuer is acquired by another company. Whatever the reason, when it

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Best Prepaid Debit Cards With Low Fees 2014
Dec 16

Best Prepaid Debit Cards With Low Fees 2014

We get it. Not everyone can get (or wants) a traditional checking account or credit card. But, in this day and age, you still need to swipe. Right? That’s why prepaid cards exist.   Why you should get a prepaid card: You have difficulty getting a checking account or credit card. You need a debit

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When Picking a New Bank Based on Bank Reviews Consider These Helpful Tips
Dec 15

When Picking a New Bank Based on Bank Reviews Consider These Helpful Tips

Before buying a pair of movie tickets, picking a pizza restaurant, choosing a TV or booking a hotel room, people will first go online to see what others are saying. They want to hear the buzz, good or bad. That goes for financial institutions, too. Consumers will scour scores of bank reviews to find the

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4 Easy Ways to Maintain Your Credit Score Abroad
Dec 12

4 Easy Ways to Maintain Your Credit Score Abroad

Moving abroad is the adventure of a lifetime. While you’re definitely going to have your hands full planning your trip, it’s also important to prepare for when you eventually move back to the United States. Protecting your credit score while abroad should be one of your financial goals because otherwise, you’ll be starting over from

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Why Chase’s Basic Checking Account Struggles to Beat Online Checking Accounts
Dec 10

Why Chase’s Basic Checking Account Struggles to Beat Online Checking Accounts

As one of the nation’s largest banks, Chase often comes to mind for people who are looking for a new checking account. However, other banks have become such attractive alternatives that it is hard to leave them out of the conversation. Online banks, in particular, are worth noting. Because online banks don’t have to pay

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Bank Tellers Reveal the 10 Naughtiest Customer Habits
Dec 09

Bank Tellers Reveal the 10 Naughtiest Customer Habits

The holiday season is here and for people working in customer service positions, December can be a difficult time as they handle a flood of stressed-out shoppers. It’s not just the stores where tensions run high and patience levels are low; bank tellers are also dealing with plenty of folks who aren’t exactly overflowing with

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What to Consider Before Opening a Joint Checking Account With Your Partner

What to Consider Before Opening a Joint Checking Account With Your Partner

These days, getting married isn’t an automatic part of life for many serious couples. According to the latest U.S. Census in 2010, 12 percent of couples were unmarried and this doesn’t even include serious couples who weren’t living together. If you’re in this kind of relationship, managing money can get a little tricky. While you

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Lessons Learned When Wells Fargo Didn’t Honor Widow’s CD
Dec 05

Lessons Learned When Wells Fargo Didn’t Honor Widow’s CD

Why is that we always get stuck with the short end of stick when banks mess things up? A perfect example is Arizona’s KPHO’s story on Rosemarie Braunstein, a widow who recently found her late husband’s $18,000 paper certificate of deposit (CD) from 1984 that Wells Fargo refused to honor because they had no record

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