When to Crack into Your Retirement Savings Early

While it’s usually best to avoid withdrawing from your retirement funds early, there are a few special situations when it can be advantageous to do so. Discover which scenarios might legitimize this transaction and learn how ...

New Semester Prep: How to Save Money on Campus

If you’re attending college, you don’t need anyone to tell you that it’s very expensive. No matter if your parents are paying your tuition, you took out loans or you have at a part-time job, you want to make sure that your ...

Identifying Your Wants Vs. Your Needs

The foundation of successfully managing your finances is budgeting, and a pillar of budgeting is learning to distinguish your needs from your wants. If you can’t differentiate those, you could wind up overspending on luxuries ...

Common Financial Fees

You’re working hard to build up your financial accounts by filling them with the money you’ve earned. When you look at your monthly statements, sometimes you might notice some of that cash being deducted to pay a variety of ...

What to Know About Mobile Check Depositing

For decades, the only way to deposit a check into a bank account was to physically go and wait in a long line at the local bank. In the meantime, losing or damaging the check, forgetting about it or simply getting too busy to ...

Should Having Children Change Your Retirement Savings Priorities?

If you have children, chances are you want to help them pay for some portion of their university tuition. Although it might be tempting to focus on building your child’s education fund above your retirement fund, it’s not ...

What Qualifies as a Strong Password?

In the age of ever-increasing internet involvement, the threat of someone hacking into your information by breaking through your passwords grows daily. To make an account far more resistant to hacking, following these basic rules ...

Financial Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

No matter how old you are, the entrepreneurship bug can bite you and give you the itch to start a business. If you have been working for some time, you probably have some experience in the industry you’re launching into and ...

Should You Install a Banking App on Your Phone?

It’s not unlikely your smartphone is rarely out of reach if not constantly in your hand during waking hours. Smartphones are a one-stop-shop for seemingly every need you have, whether it’s surfing the web, responding to emails, ...

When Should You set up a Child’s Savings Account?

It’s never too early to start saving money, which is why a growing number of parents are opening savings accounts for their children. Doing so can help establish a brighter financial future for your child. Dave Sieminski of ...