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3 Ways To Budget as a Couple So You Don't Kill Each Other

What word could strike fear in the hearts of grown men and women alike more than the word “budget”? Maybe not everyone has that fear, but chances are that in a married couple, at least one spouse HATES budgeting. Mark's take: For us, Lauren has wanted nothing to do with ...

How to answer the credit card income-verify email

How to answer the credit card income-verify email

Gotten a notice from your credit card issuer asking you to verify income? It's real. But here's how you should to handle it.

How long do blemishes stay on your credit score?

How long do blemishes stay on your credit score?

How many years will an unpaid bill linger on your credit report? Here's how your credit score is really calculated and how long it takes for blemishes on your credit report to disappear.

How To Find the Best CD Rates

There's a hot scam going on around the country that's stealing your money with a promise of high returns on a seemingly safe product. We're in an era when people are struggling to find short-term CDs that pay more than 1%. Yet people who are on fixed incomes or are ...

Do You Know How Much You're Paying To Invest?

What you don't know about your retirement plan can hurt you. If you work for a smaller company and have a 401(k), the fees associated with that plan can be very, very high. Your investments should never have fees higher than .75% at the absolute worst. But in many cases, ...

 

Is Your Bank the Subject of This YouTube Parody?

Looking for the best bank in America? Don't look at any of the bigs like Bank of America, Chase, Well Fargo, or Citibank. Long-time listeners know I have a disdain for giant monster mega-banks. And I'm not alone in my feelings, according to The New York Times; a new Harris ...

 

Best Credit Cards for Military Members

Looking for the best credit cards for military personnel? I've got new info to share with you. The best credit cards for military personnel Pentagon Federal Credit Union has just launched the PenFed Defender American Express Card with no annual fee and 1.5% cash back on all purchases. If you ...

 

5 Money Skills Every Parent Should Teach Their Teenager

Parenting is not for wimps! I remind myself of this truth almost every other day while parenting my four children (they’re now 26, 24, 20 and 19). A huge part of our parenting responsibility lies in what we teach our children. I’m a firm believer in being intentional about teaching, ...

How To Get a Lower Interest Rate on Your Credit Card

An oldie but goodie is back and it could save you money on your credit card payment. Negotiate your interest rate down So many of us who have a decent credit score are getting solicitations for new credit cards that are vastly superior to the cards we have now. Did ...

A new fee-free mobile banking option

A new fee-free mobile banking option

Are you one of millions of Americans on the secret bank "banned list," banned from opening a new bank account? Here's a fee-free solution for you.

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