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5 Money-Saving Bank Account Perks You’re Not Taking Advantage Of
Dec 25

5 Money-Saving Bank Account Perks You’re Not Taking Advantage Of

Opening a new checking or savings account usually involves a certain amount of paperwork and if you’re like most people, you probably don’t take time to read through all of it. I readily admit that I’ve skimmed over things like fee schedules and disclosure statements more than once. The problem is that when you’re not

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Will Wearable Payment Technology Catch on, or Is It Pure Hype?
Dec 24

Will Wearable Payment Technology Catch on, or Is It Pure Hype?

With wearables growing in the marketplace and ending up in the hands of more consumers, it comes as no surprise that payment and wallet services are jumping in with payments apps for wearable devices. PayPal, Apple Pay and Google Wallet have all been players in the game for a while, but new, and sometimes unusual,

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Are Banks Open on Christmas Eve?
Dec 23

Are Banks Open on Christmas Eve?

Christmas is finally here! This year Christmas Eve falls on a Wednesday, and both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will affect bank schedules. Find out which banks plan to stay open on Christmas Eve and get the holiday bank hours for the the 10 largest banks in the U.S. Christmas Eve is the last business day before

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Travel Hacking Secrets From a Frequent Flyer Miles Junkie

Travel Hacking Secrets From a Frequent Flyer Miles Junkie

Most anyone who does any regular amount of traveling has an eye on their airline and other travel and hotel miles, but have you ever wondered how some people really rack up frequent flyer miles so they are able to travel the world or take their families on big trips? Welcome to the world of

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4 Freelancing Tips Every Millennial Needs to Know
Dec 22

4 Freelancing Tips Every Millennial Needs to Know

The Freelancer’s Union estimates that 53 million people are freelancing and 38 percent of them are under 35. The flexibility and freedom that goes along with being your own boss is typically what lures them in, along with the idea that they can make big bucks without ever getting off the couch. After being self-employed

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4 Easy Investments for 20-Somethings Who Want to Grow Their Money
Dec 21

4 Easy Investments for 20-Somethings Who Want to Grow Their Money

Investing can seem extremely intimidating, especially if you’re a young, new investor. Most of us aren’t taught how to invest in school and the financial news makes it seem like you have to be a genius to figure everything out. Is this fear keeping you on the sidelines? Don’t worry. Investing can be much easier

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12 Holiday Savings Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas
Dec 20

12 Holiday Savings Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas

Enough already! If I hear one more holiday song about spending money, I think I’m going to stroke out. This year, according to PNC Financial Services Group, if you went out and purchased every item mentioned in “The 12 Days of Christmas,” you would be out $27,673, a 1 percent increase over last year (at

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Money Tips to Reduce Travel Costs on Your Trip to Cuba
Dec 19

Money Tips to Reduce Travel Costs on Your Trip to Cuba

Millennials — or anyone else — interested in traveling to Cuba have a lot to know before they go, as traveling to Cuba is unlike any other travel experience. It is too early since the diplomatic changes have been announced between the U.S. and Cuba to clearly estimate what the transportation costs might be because

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YNAB vs. Mint: Which Is the Better Budgeting Tool?
Dec 18

YNAB vs. Mint: Which Is the Better Budgeting Tool?

For some people, sitting down and making a budget is about as pleasant as getting a root canal. Tracking your expenses, remembering when all of your bills are due and keeping an eye on what’s going in and out takes up a lot of time and it can lead to frustration if the numbers don’t

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5 Financial Steps to Take Before Becoming a Stay-at-Home Parent
Dec 17

5 Financial Steps to Take Before Becoming a Stay-at-Home Parent

Welcoming a new addition to your family for the first time is a big step and it’s definitely not something you want to do without planning ahead. Aside from buying all the essential baby gear, you also need to work out your financial strategy, especially when one parent is planning to leave their job and

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