Being Poor Is Expensive

Jun 9, 2014 by

Are you one of 70 million “underbanked” Americans? A new documentary called “Spent” publicizes your plight with the aim of spurring changes that will save you money and make life a bit easier.

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Target Payment Card Hack

Dec 27, 2013 by

Did you use a credit or debit card at a U.S. Target during November 27 (Black Friday) through December 15? Then you need to read this!

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To Save Enough Start Early!

Aug 20, 2013 by

The Web teems with advice on how best to save for retirement. But one recommendation overwhelms all the rest: start saving early so compounding can work its beautiful magic.

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Evicted by E*Trade

Aug 15, 2013 by

If you’re a U.S. citizen living outside of the U.S., the government’s presumption seems to be you’re a terrorist and/or a tax cheat. That’s beginning to make financial life tough for Americans living abroad.

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Top 10 FTC 2012 Complaints

Mar 6, 2013 by

A crook may already have filed your tax return and collected a refund in your place. That crime is behind an explosion in ID theft complaints to the FTC.

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Hot Spot Security

Feb 20, 2013 by

For the right guy with the right equipment, plucking your personal information out of thin air is a cinch.

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Ally Bank Savings Review

Feb 1, 2013 by

Ally Bank’s online savings account sports a very competitive interest rate and is FDIC insured, so it’s an excellent choice for stashing cash you don’t want to put at risk.

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Short Sale Tax Break Ending

Dec 10, 2012 by

Are you aiming to rid yourself of an underwater mortgage through a short sale of your home? Getting it done before the end of the year could save you thousands in income tax.

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3 Diamonds and a Dog #12

Oct 29, 2012 by

I share my latest picks for three pieces of online content with the power to help people make better money choices (the Diamonds), and one that’ll mess you up (a Dog).

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Bank Fees Rising

Oct 1, 2012 by

Banks need money (who doesn’t!), and they’re getting it from their customers—one way or another.

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