Laurie Blank

How to Deposit Cash Into Your Bank Account

While it’s true that cash deposits are becoming less common, there are still times when you may need to deposit cash. What if you deal with an online bank. How do you deposit cash when there are no physical locations or ATMs? Here are some different ways to deposit cash at both brick and mortar and online banks.

How to Verify Funds on a Check and How to Avoid Getting Scammed

Unfortunately, financial fraud is a common occurrence in today’s world. Verifying funds on a check is an easy but important step you can take to avoid getting scammed out of your money. In this article, I’ll show you how to verify funds on a check and uncover some check-writing scams you should be aware of. 

How Long Is a Check Good For?

Ever wondered how long a check is good for? It's important to know for several reasons because checks that remain outstanding or uncashed for long periods can affect you financially in several ways. In this article, we discuss what you need to know about check cashing, both for checks you get and for checks you write. 

Where to Get Cheap Clothes: 18 Places to Save Money on Clothing

Affordable options exist, but it often means sacrificing quality and style. Thankfully, you can get a wide variety of clothing - including name-brand clothing - at great prices, you just need to know where to look. We've compiled a list of 18 places to get cheap clothes. Let's take a closer look, starting with online stores.

Buying a Car After the Lease Is Up: What You Need to Know

If you're leasing a vehicle, you may be wondering whether you should buy it out at the end of the lease term. But is buying a car after the lease is up a good idea? The answer to that question is that it depends on various factors.

How to Invest as a Teenager: Investing Basics for Parents and Teens

Are you a teen wondering how to invest? Or are you the parent of a teen wondering whether or not you should let your teen invest? There are many reasons why teenagers should consider investing their money. In this article, I share some investing essentials teens and their parents need to know before getting started.

GO2bank™ Review: The Ultimate Mobile Banking App? 

GO2bank is a fintech-owned online bank whose mission is to "simplify banking by enabling you to quickly and affordably access, manage and move your money." In fact, they refer to themselves as "the ultimate mobile bank account. In this GO2bank review, we’ll help you decide if that’s a true descriptor. 

6 Best No Credit Check Loans

No one shops around for the highest interest rate they can find when they need a personal loan. But sometimes a financial emergency or other circumstance requires that you obtain the easiest, and fastest loan you can find. That's where emergency loans come in. Here are 6 of the best no credit check loans you can get today.

Petal 2 Visa Credit Card Review

Petal Visa credit cards offer features and benefits that can help you build credit without using a secured credit card. Other features include lower interest rates, higher credit limits, and cash back rewards. In this Petal 2 Visa Card review I cover the features, to help you determine if the Petal 2 Visa card is right for you.

How Safe Deposit Boxes Work (And What You Shouldn’t Keep In Them)

Safe deposit boxes (also called safety deposit boxes) can be a valuable tool for keeping important items safe. However, it’s important to know exactly how safe deposit boxes work.
If you’re not clear on the rules, you could end up being stuck in an unfortunate situation where you can’t get your items out of your safe deposit box. 

The Impact of Getting a DUI on Your Finances 

The most noticeable impact of getting a DUI is the potential for loss or damage of life. However, it can be tough on your finances as well. In this article, we explain how a DUI - aside from the tragic ramifications it leaves on tens of thousands of lives physically and emotionally each year - can affect your pocketbook. 

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