Have you ever wondered why some banks have “National Association” after their names and others don’t? If you look at the bottom of the Bank of America website, it says, “Bank of America, N.A.” At the bottom of Discover Bank’s website, it just says, “Discover Bank, Member FDIC.” I was doing research when I noticed […]
There are very few "financial" things you do each and every day - spending money is one of them.
Whether it's on gas to get to work, food to put in your body, or shampoo to wash your hair - you're spending money.
If you want instant progress with your finances, it's by learning how to save more of your cash. This archive will show you all the tricks I know to make your dollar go further.
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Have you noticed a recent rise in the number of “cash management accounts?” If the term is new to you, you’re not alone. I only learned about these a few weeks ago and they’re fascinating. They are not technically bank accounts. The companies that have them are not banks. They’re usually some other type of […]
Did you know that Capital One launched a brand new online savings account called 360 Performance Savings? I sure didn’t! Unfortunately, it’s not a particularly exciting new account. I have a few accounts with Capital One Bank but they all were legacy ING Direct accounts. Capital One acquired ING Direct back in 2012 and I […]
A few years ago, I opted to get Lasik. I was having problems with my contact lenses, after using them for years and not having any issues, and it got to the point that I was sick of it. During allergy season, my eyes would change sizes just enough that the contacts would slide around. […]
Do you know how you spend your money? Not too long ago, your only option was to purchase similar budgeting software like Quicken. But what if you don’t have extra cash to spend on software to watch your cash? That’s when getting free budget software can be very useful. They may not have all the […]
You can find thousands of free makeup and beauty tutorials on YouTube, but the problem is that most of these beauty professionals use a myriad of pricey beauty products. Yes, you want to look your best, but you also don’t want to spend a large portion of your budget on vanity. Here are six ways […]
Home Depot is a mecca for folks looking to spruce up their homestead. And it makes total sense. You can find practically anything home improvement related within its gigantic, warehouse walls. Whether the interior of your dwelling needs a facelift, a major system needs to be repaired, or your landscape needs some love, the retailer […]
My friend Stefanie O’Connell recently got married. People get married all the time. The reason I’m telling you about Stefanie is that she did something very few people do – she returned her engagement ring. (but, obviously, accepted the proposal) Why? Well, her post goes into great detail on why but it comes down to […]
FinCon is one of the best conferences I’ve ever been to. If you are in financial media, you need to find your way to FinCon. Before I get into my FinCon wrap up post, I want to thank PT, Nick, Jessica, Justin, Jay, Susan, Libby, and the rest of the FinCon staff and volunteers for […]
Did you know that Panera Bread bakes its bread on-site every day? I knew their bread was good but I thought perhaps they were like half-baked elsewhere, frozen, and delivered on site for the final baking. Kind of like the over rolls you get at the grocery store. It turns out fresh dough is delivered […]