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Series of articles to understand your options for banking. We cover ins and outs of checking and savings accounts, different types of banks, etc.

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Why Do You Do That With Your Finances?

In his recent Friday Forward blog, author and CEO Robert Glazer, shares the “pot roast” story (you may know it): A mother was preparing a pot roast for her family’s Easter meal while her young daughter helped. Knowing her daughter

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Giving Joy

I’ve made a lot of mistakes with my wallet. A dress shirt that didn’t quite fit – mistake. A monthly subscription I hardly used – mistake. A toy that my daughter is not (and probably never will be) interested in

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How Does a Bank Work?

We use banks almost every day of our lives – yet we rarely (if ever) think about how they operate. I thought it would be fun to take a brief, “banking 101” view of how the banking system works. Types

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Banking Hacks – Negotiate Your Way to Better Rates & Fees

Checking, savings, CDs and money markets. Mortgage loans, auto loans, credit cards, personal loans and student loans. Insurance, investment, ID theft protection, mobile banking, online banking, bill pay, and overdraft protection. National banks, community banks, and credit unions.  Navigating your

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Reducing Risks to Your Family’s Finances

I work in the IT industry as a virtualization engineer, and 90% of my job is about reducing risk, eliminate single points of failure and implementing redundancy. Everyday a number of situations arise in my regular job that make me

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