April 26, 2018

Banking Articles

Are Cryptocurrencies Safe

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been making headlines recently, mostly laced with warnings that they might be more conducive to fraud than regular currency. They are scams just waiting to happen, according to some experts. Ponzi schemes and other frauds involving Bitcoin are being investigated across the country, some of them targeting retirement accounts. The […]

Coping With Holiday Stress

Stressed? Depressed? Here’s How To Cope If you’re feeling Grinch-y, Scrooge-y and a bit more than bah hum-bugged, overwhelmed by the array of demands the holidays bring, there are ways to make things better, according to a Mayo Clinic release. Among the stressors are too many – sometimes unwelcome – guests, selecting and then paying […]

10 Tips To Protect Against Identity Theft

Forget the bogey man, dragons and things that go bump in the night. Save the fear factor for the unscrupulous among us who steal our identities and leave us floundering, financially fractured and caught in a web of never-ending effort to prove who we are. The stories are rampant. Every year, more than 16 million […]

Wal-Mart Offers new GoBank Accounts Sans Overdraft Fees

Joining other large retailers that engage in semi-banking practices, shopping giant Wal-Mart has opted to provide a card-based program for customers who may overspend their accounts while purchasing in their stores. The world’s largest retailer had teamed with Green Dot Corp., a leader in creating reloadable prepaid cards. New mobile checking accounts issued by Wal-Mart […]

Money Management

How To Plan A Savings Plan

When the time comes that you are finally a little ahead of the bills and want to make the best use of your financial “leftovers,” how do you proceed? Saving with a concrete plan in mind will avoid the haphazard trickle of savings that too many people rely on to enhance their investment earnings. … [Read More...]

What Would You Do With An Extra $500

What if you found yourself with $500 that wasn’t committed to any part of your budget. Could happen. An income tax return, for instance. Regardless of the source of your windfall, it’s time to consider how to get the most benefit from it by looking at short-term investment options. Having one or … [Read More...]

Simplify Next Car Purchase

Unless you really like spending time in car dealerships haggling over the details of a car purchase, try to minimize the hassle by using your computer or mobile device to accomplish the legwork before settling down to the details. If you have a particular vehicle in mind, check Consumer Reports … [Read More...]

Save Money At Costco

Large families have obvious advantages when they shop Costco. But if you are single and haven’t much living space to store your bulk purchases, is it worthwhile? It can be if you share the advantage with a friend. Split up bulk packages of essentials such as toilet paper, paper towels, laundry … [Read More...]