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 ...

Online vs. In-Person: Where to Make Your Transactions

With the advent and spread of smartphone technology, entrusting your money to an online bank has become an increasingly popular alternative to the traditional experience. Traditional banks, however, still offer several distinct ...

What Is a Money Market Account?

A money market account is an account that typically comes with a higher interest rate than other savings accounts. If investing in stocks and bonds is not something that appeals to you, but you would still like to make your money ...

Using CDs for Your Savings

From savings accounts and money market accounts to stuffing cash into a jar in the cabinet or beneath the mattress, there are a wide variety of ways to save your money. These options offer varying advantages and drawbacks, but ...

Extra Steps to Secure Your Online Banking Profile

Online banking is a modern-day service that provides convenience if you often find yourself on the go. When banking online, you never have to worry about waiting in line or making it into a branch before the close of business. ...

Know the Differences between Simple and Compound Interest

When borrowing money, odds are you’ll be paying interest on that loan. It pays to know the differences between simple and compound interest and how these can be advantageous or disadvantageous for you in various situations, ...

Adjusting Your Investments for Retirement

The end goal of every hard-working American is a long, fruitful and well-earned retirement. If you are still in the early stages of putting together your retirement portfolio or bearing down on the golden age, there’s still ...

Is Pet Insurance for You?

Adopting an animal is a major investment. Besides the initial fees incurred from the breeder, pet store or animal shelter, you have to financially take care of them by providing toys, food and various other expenses. Pets have ...

Pros and Cons of Having an Emergency Fund

Having an emergency fund may seem on the surface to be a common-sense proposition. Money set aside specifically for the purposes of having it in the event of an emergency acts can be a valuable buffer between yourself and financial ...