banking

The Fine Art of Negotiating With Your Financial Institution

Paying more and getting less in your financial agreements? Learn how to get past the red tape and negotiate with people who can say "yes."

7 Modern Ways to Balance Your Checkbook

It's no longer necessary to pore over that ledger and paper bank statement. You can "balance your checkbook" the modern way.

5 Personal Finance Tasks That Aren't as Hard as You Think

Personal finance sounds tricky in theory. In practice, it's much easier than you might think.

How to Use Bucket Budgeting to Overhaul Your Finances

Bucket budgeting brings the appeal of the classic envelope system to the modern age.

5 Alternatives to a 401(k) Plan

If you're nervous about the future of 401(k) plans, you'll be pleased to know you have other options.

How to Earn Money With Your Emergency Fund

Your emergency fund is always there for you. But if you're creative, you can also make it earn money for you.

9 Signs Your Identity Was Stolen

Usually, you know when you're the victim of a crime. But identity theft can be a sneaky, subtle scam. Watch out for these warnings.

Money a Mess? Try This Personal Finance Starter Kit

There may be no personal finance starter kit you can order right to your door (yet, anyway), but don't worry: You can build one yourself.

Build a Secure Future Starting With Your Next Paycheck

Don't just dump your next paycheck directly into your checking account. Make these wise money moves instead.

Boost Your Savings by Making Your Money Harder to Spend

We're always trying to protect our money. But too often we forget to protect it from ourselves.

4 Ways Your Credit Union Is Changing — for the Better

Your local credit union is making some major changes, and it's all good news for you.

4 Ways Your Money Can Support Your Values

Want to give back without going broke? Use your everyday finances as a means of funding your values.

4 Big Business Accounting Tools Every Side Gig Needs

Operate your side hustle like a big business to maximize income — and avoid issues with the IRS.

5 Tricky Interview Questions Successful CEOs Always Ask

If you thought your last job interview was tough, wait till you see the hard-hitting questions these successful CEOs bring to the table.

Reach Your Money Goals Faster With a Simple Naming Trick

Mortgage repayment, emergency funds… these things may not be "fun," but a cheeky approach to banking can make them a whole lot less stressful.

Take Control With These Easy 5-Minute Money Fixes

Get smarter about finance, get better at managing your money, and get savvier at scoring discounts on everything you buy, all in five minutes or less.

A New Bank On The Block: Fee Free Banking with Simple

If you're looking for a great online bank with loads of tools and services and zero fees, check out the new bank in town: Simple.

The 5 Millennial Money Apps Everyone Should Use

Pay with… cash? That's for the olds. These new-fangled payment and money-management apps are changing how kids of every age do personal finance.

5 MicroSaving Tools to Help You Start Saving Now

Every little bit adds up — and faster than you think! If you can't afford large savings contributions, try these microsaving tools instead.

Capital One 360: A Competitive Banking Option

CapOne 360 is a great option for those looking for low fees and great interest rates!