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3 Financial Indicators That Tell You When to Open a CD
Sep 11

3 Financial Indicators That Tell You When to Open a CD

You’ve done everything the financial experts recommend — saving three to six months in emergency funds, regularly adding to your 401(k) and IRA, paying off your debt and putting away a percentage of your salary. Congratulations! And now you find you have quite a bit of money on hand just sitting in a savings account.

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If You’re Asking When to Buy a House, New Reports Suggest Today’s the Day
Sep 10

If You’re Asking When to Buy a House, New Reports Suggest Today’s the Day

After making the big decision to become a homeowner, when to buy a house is the next big issue to tackle. What if we told you the answer is right now? Maybe you’ve heard the conventional wisdom that you can’t time the market when it comes to buying stocks, but nobody said anything about real

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Chase Freedom vs. Discover it®: Finding the Better Cash Back Credit Card
Sep 09

Chase Freedom vs. Discover it®: Finding the Better Cash Back Credit Card

Cash back is such a great form of credit card rewards — it’s hard to go wrong with cash. After all, it’s a great feeling to know that you’re getting a little money back on your spending. Two of the more popular cash back credit cards are the Chase Freedom and Discover it® cards. Their

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What to Consider When Deciding on a Credit Card Upgrade or Downgrade
Sep 05

What to Consider When Deciding on a Credit Card Upgrade or Downgrade

You may not even realize it, but your credit card issuer may offer a higher- or lower-tiered credit card that you can switch to. For example, American Express Blue Cash Everyday is free, while American Express Blue Cash Preferred comes with more benefits and an annual fee of $75. The key to being happy with

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New Citi Double Cash Card Offers 2% Cash Back: Should You Get It?
Sep 04

New Citi Double Cash Card Offers 2% Cash Back: Should You Get It?

Make way for a new entrant to the pool of cash back credit cards: the new Citi Double Cash Card. It has the chops to become one of the most popular cash back credit cards, thanks to its generous cash back program. The Double Cash Card has no annual fee and offers unlimited 1% cash

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8 Ways to Sidestep the Chase No Cash Deposits Policy

8 Ways to Sidestep the Chase No Cash Deposits Policy

Ever since Chase ended its policy of allowing people to make cash deposits into accounts other than their own, angry consumers have expressed frustration and anger over the move. The Chase no cash deposits policy has sparked a lot of conversation about why the bank changed its rules and what it means for customers. “This

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How to Finance Home Repairs If You Have Zero Savings

How to Finance Home Repairs If You Have Zero Savings

For far too long you’ve put up with warped windows, wavy floors, uninsulated pipes in danger of bursting, stained ceilings and a sagging deck that is no longer safe. To finance these home repairs and other improvements before winter sets in and causes further water damage, such as mold and dry rot, consider tapping some

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Chase Freedom Changes How You Earn Bonus Points: Keep It or Toss It?
Sep 03

Chase Freedom Changes How You Earn Bonus Points: Keep It or Toss It?

Well, that didn’t take long. Earlier this month, I covered some of the major changes that were coming to the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, one of the more popular travel rewards credit cards. Recently, I got an email notice that my Chase Freedom card will be experiencing some changes as well… and they’re not good

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What You Need to Know About the Latest Bank Security Hack
Sep 02

What You Need to Know About the Latest Bank Security Hack

Big banks experience cyber attacks nearly every day, according to JPMorgan Chase Bank. That scary admission comes in response to the latest banks security hack on Chase and other big banks. The raiders are said to have used sophisticated and unique malware to get deep enough into the banks’ computer systems to delete and manipulate

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Checking Account Fee Comparison at Top 10 U.S. Banks
Aug 31

Checking Account Fee Comparison at Top 10 U.S. Banks

Free checking accounts have been non-existent at major U.S. banks for quite some time now, but you can still get your checking accounts for free. Many banks are willing to waive the cost of these pesky monthly fees when certain requirements are met — typically by maintaining a minimum balance or by posting direct deposits

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