How I protect myself from identity theft

Banks Warn Customers About Fraud More Often

May 25, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Whether it’s a text message, phone call, email or letter, your banking institution can let you know when fraudulent activity occurs on your account. Do you get fraud alerts?

3 New Polls that Depress Me about Americans and Money

March 20, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

How can the greatest country on Earth not be so great with its money?

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All the Best Places for Your Money in 2017

January 9, 2017 | Dori Zinn

If you want to make the best investments in 2017, bank at Ally, get a Capital One credit card, and live in Nashville. Those are some of the biggest recommendations from experts as you look to make the best decisions for your money this year.

Is Tying The Knot Easier Than Uniting Finances?

November 24, 2016 |

For those who answer yes, there’s good advice and even outside help.

14 Ways to Avoid Paying Irritating Bank Fees

November 15, 2016 | Money Talks News

No. 9 is the easiest, and No. 12 sounds weird but it’s awesome.

Surprising No One, Bank Fees Are Higher Than Ever

October 4, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Just realized you needed some cash? You’re about to pay $25 for that $20 bill. ATM fees are continuing to climb to record highs for the 10th straight year.

You don't have to pay dumb banking fees.

Disgusted by What You’re Forking Over in Bank Fees?

July 19, 2016 | Money Talks News

You are not alone. Millions of Americans are caught in a vicious cycle that benefits the bottom line of the banks.

How to identify fraud in your credit reports

Millennials Will Direct the Future of Fraud Management

June 8, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

If banks give this generation the tools to bank easier and safer, they’ll earn themselves loyal customers. If not…

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Ask The Expert: Is Online Banking Really Safe?

January 27, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader’s online bank account has his mother worried.

You don't have to pay dumb banking fees.

Finding A Bank That Treats You Fairly

November 12, 2015 |

Believe it or not, there are great banks, and there’s surely one for you.


Ask The Expert: Which Is Better? Bank Or Credit Union?

October 7, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader’s relationship might hinge on the answer.

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Where To Get A Bank Account That Actually Earns You Money

May 14, 2015 | Jess Miller

Switching to one of these high-yield checking accounts could earn you hundreds in interest per year.

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Low-Income Americans May Have More Financial Options Soon

April 2, 2015 | Jess Miller

Banks and credit unions are marketing to a whole other demographic. Here’s why that’s good news.

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Here Is The Best Bank Account For You Right Now

March 23, 2015 | Jess Miller

Savings rates aren’t that high, but banking shouldn’t be costing you money.

You don't have to pay dumb banking fees.

6 ways to beat dumb banking fees

March 17, 2015 | Brandon Ballenger

Why pay a bank to use your money? Avoiding fees involves some simple tech and even simpler questions.

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Credit Unions Are Dropping Free Checking Too — But Millennials Don’t Care

March 10, 2015 | Jess Miller

Still store your money in a national bank? Here are five reasons that will change your mind.

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How To Hide Money From Your Spouse: A Sneaky, Step-By-Step Guide

February 24, 2015 | Jess Miller

If you’re going to do something immoral, at least do it the right way.

America Saves Week

America Saves Week: How To Save Money AND Time

February 23, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Give me 20 minutes, I’ll give you a guarantee: You’ll learn how to save big bucks on just about everything.

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The Secret To A Successful Marriage: Separate But Equal Cash

February 10, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

5 marital problems you’ll never face by keeping your money a mystery.

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Quiz: Are You a Millennial When It Comes to Money?

January 27, 2015 | Jess Miller

They might not have all the answers, but some of millennials’ money habits may surprise you.

High interest savings accounts

Ask The Expert: Where Can I Find High Interest Savings Accounts?

December 31, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is disgusted at the painfully low rates his bank is offering.

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Why You Need To Be Careful About Moving Bank Accounts

October 20, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Banks are running promotions to get you to switch. Here’s how to make some money and not lose any.

How you think about money can make you rich — or broke

October 2, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

A new PBS documentary about the psychology of spending translates neuroeconomics into plain English

ATM fees rise to all-time high

September 30, 2014 | Jess Miller

It’s getting expensive to withdraw your own money.

The 5 easiest tech tricks for overcoming your fear of money

September 15, 2014 | Jess Miller

Think managing money is scary? Technology can give you courage — or at least peace of mind.

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This week around the web

September 12, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Guaranteed jobs, money that saves itself, and the best banks around. Welcome to easy street.

How I finally beat the bank.

I finally beat the bank that took all my money!

May 21, 2014 | Angela Colley

My bank suddenly closed my checking account and didn’t return my money. I got it all back. Here’s how.

Banking apps may be better than you think.

4 Things Banking Apps Are Good For

April 10, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Banking apps don’t always do what we want, but when they do it saves time and money.

HSBC closed my checking account without telling me.

Yup, your bank can close your checking account without telling you!

March 14, 2014 | Angela Colley

After seven years, my bank suddenly closed my checking account and didn’t return my money. Here’s what I learned.