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Save to Win (Lottery Tickets)!
Mon, 09/22/14 | 7 Comments
Save to Win (Lottery Tickets)!

Do you like playing the lottery?
Then you’ll LOVE turning your savings account in to a lottery ticket!
OK, that sounds worse than it is, but that’s the general concept behind Save to Win and other “prize …

Credit Cards Vs. Debit Cards: Why Millennials are Choosing the Wrong One
Mon, 09/15/14 | 39 Comments
Credit Cards Vs. Debit Cards: Why Millennials are Choosing the Wrong One

According to a Bankrate survey, 63% of millennials do not have a credit card, opting for debit cards or cash instead. This compares to 35% of adults over age 30.
What’s the deal? The survey didn’t …

FDIC Insurance: The Interesting History Behind it, Coverage Amounts, & How to Protect your Bank Assets
Wed, 05/22/13 | 5 Comments
FDIC Insurance: The Interesting History Behind it, Coverage Amounts, & How to Protect your Bank Assets

When you walk in to virtually any bank these days, you should be able to find a sticker or sign that says, “FDIC“, along with the statement “Deposits are backed by the full faith and …

Interest Rates: APR vs. APY (and why it Matters)
Wed, 10/10/12 | 6 Comments
Interest Rates: APR vs. APY (and why it Matters)

When comparing interest rates that a bank offers on a mortgage, home equity line of credit, car loan, credit card, certificate of deposit, or savings account, it’s important to know exactly what rate you are …

Big Banks Abandon Debit Card Fees: Score Another Win for Consumers!
Thu, 11/3/11 | 9 Comments
Big Banks Abandon Debit Card Fees: Score Another Win for Consumers!

In response to heavy consumer and media backlash, the big banks have retreated on their plans to add debit card fees. Win!
Bank of America, the second largest bank in the U.S., was the final to …

4 Banks where Checking Accounts & Debit Cards are Still Free
Mon, 10/17/11 | 18 Comments
4 Banks where Checking Accounts & Debit Cards are Still Free

The large banks have started charging (or have increased) monthly fees for checking accounts and debit cards. They are begging to lose your business. I’ll highlight some banks and other alternatives that you can switch …


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