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Interest Rate Creep? What a Fed Hike Could Mean for Your Finances

Rumor has it Fed Chair Janet Yellen is ready to make a move. Here's how her macro decision would impact you on a micro level.

Cash Is King: More Homebuyers Are Forgoing Financing

In the last year, there's been a huge increase in the number of all-cash deals on home sales. What's driving the trend?

Your Newest Lender: The Post Office?

The U.S. Postal Service is considering offering basic banking services. Would you trust them with your money?

You May Have Extra Money Lurking in Your Wallet

Research shows that $1 billion in gift cards goes unredeemed every year. These tips will ensure you use them before you lose them.

How Does a High-Yield Checking Account Work?

A checking account that earns you money? It sounds great, but there's a catch. Find out if high-yield checking is right for you.


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Banking 101

Think your bank just accepts deposits and dispenses cash? Actually, it does a lot more. Learn why banking is important and how you should do it smartly.

10 Things You’re Embarrassed to Ask About Banking

Is it safe to deposit a check using my phone? How long should I hold on to bank statements? Find out the answers to these questions and more with this comprehensive guide to banking.

Top Banking Mistakes to Avoid

Avoid these banking mistakes to save smarter, save more and avoid getting nickel and dimed.


I Want to Switch Banks

We won't promise this checklist will make switching banks completely pain-free, but at least you'll still clear of head-slapping moments that cost you money.

I Want to Set Up a Savings or Checking Account

It's easy to open a bank account. But getting checking and savings accounts that are best for you takes more know-how. Find out what you need to know.

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