Personal Finance & Credit / Banks & Banking

  • Beware of sneak attack bank fees

      

    While you've been enjoying a little vacation, your bank was hoping you wouldn't notice they were trying to pull another fast one on you. Read more: 2 reasons to never use a debit card...

  • 6 signs a couple should not say 'I do' to joint checking

      

    Marriage should be a union of hearts, minds and souls… but checking accounts? Perhaps that's one area where the relationship would be healthier if each spouse kept a little personal...

  • Credit cards with the most & fewest fees

      

    Credit card issuers are piling on more and more outrageous fees -- with the average card now carrying six different types of fees. During the month of June, CreditCards.com analyzed the...

  • 13 things I learned about money In my 20s

      

    Like many people nearing the big 3-0, I’ve spent some time thinking (obsessing) about where I am in my life and what I want to accomplish going forward. While many of those thoughts have...

  • Why you should never issue a post dated check

      

    Don't give someone a check until you are ready for it to clear. Here's why.

  • Banking's Wall of Shame: Is Your Institution on It?

      

    If your credit card issuer is mistreating you, or if you're having trouble with your mortgage lender, you've got a new place to turn for help. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...

  • Free Ways To Transfer Money

      

    Looking to send money from person to person without spending a fortune? There are more options coming into the marketplace. Walmart is getting into the cash wire business with a new service...

  • Why You Need To Turn Paper Statements Back On

      

    Another day, another report about major security breaches! I read recently about a ring of hackers figured out how to break into the big banks' back office system in the fall of 2013. To...

  • Best Websites To Get A Small Business Loan

      

    Getting a loan as a small business or an entrepreneur isn't easy. Thankfully, microloans financiers and peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders have stepped up with funds. Here's a look at the...

  • Is Apple Pay secure enough yet?

      

    Clark looks at some serious security concerns for people using Apple Pay. Is it ready for prime time?

  • The Best Banks Are Not Banks At All...

      

    Looking for the best bank in America? Don't look at any of the bigs like Bank of America, Chase, Well Fargo, or Citibank. Credit unions are king I have long believed companies that...

  • Should you take a longer loan to lower car payments?

      

    Buying a car? You might be tempted to take out a longer loan to lower your payments. Clark weighs in on this popular practice.

  • Sample Letter: Stop Automatic Payments

      

    To Whom It May Concern: I am writing to request that you stop (insert company's name) from making future automatic withdrawals from my checking account. These charges are unauthorized. I...

  • Facebook to offer free money transfers

      

    Facebook wants to make transferring money easier with a new app that will let you do it for free.

  • Bi-monthly mortgage plans can be a ripoff

      

    Many homeowners looking to pay off their mortgage early are setting up official bi-monthly payment plans. Why it’s a bad idea, and what to do instead.