November 24, 2017

Banking Articles

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 […]

Wealth Gap Lasts Into Retirement

It just seems to make sense that if you keep plugging along at a your job, by the time you retire you should have come closer to the level of wealth some others enjoy. Not so, experts in the field say. Thousands of Americans struggle to set aside enough money to enjoy retirement, particularly those […]

Check-Users Are Hoarding More

Echoes of the Great Recession are still resounding in the minds of many Americans. They are holding more cash in their checking accounts and for longer than at any time in the past 25 years. The recession has had a different impact than expected, experts say. In earlier periods of low inflation and a slowly […]

Money Management

Managing Financial Stress

Americans born after World War II grew up in an era of unparalleled prosperity and now it shows. Part of what built that great economy was the entrenched attitude that “I need more.” The result was unmanageable national debt, waste of natural resources, class conflict and a frustrated … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

One-Minute Guide To Debt-Reduction

Sounds like a dream. No more debt. No sleepless nights trying to figure out how to scale the mountain of credit card debt. No painful personal contacts with collectors. Financial freedom! The advice takes just a minute. Here we go! Resolve to spend less than you make. No other financial wisdom … [Read More...]

How to Save Money Even If You Aren’t a Saver

It can sometimes seem as if some people are natural, born savers, while others simply aren’t. If you’re not one of them, it’s possible to become one by changing a few tactics and by committing to making it happen. How can you start saving money even if you’ve never been a saver in the past? Make … [Read More...]