3 easy ways to avoid costly bank charges

Being nickeled and dimed with incidental charges by your bank can be frustrating. In addition to those small fees being hit with high overdraft fees is even worse. According to Business Insider small fees and overdraft charges are 2 of the top 5 things causing customers to switch banks in the U.S. Stay on top

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3 ways to save on your summer getaway

Are you getting ready for a summer getaway that you saved all year for? It’s important to make your vacation budget last, so you can do it again next year. Spending too much money on vacation is easy. Stretch your dollar on this summer’s recess on these 3 essential things. Getting Around Town With the

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Why switching banks may actually make sense

Are you looking for a new checking account, and feeling overwhelmed by all of the options? It’s safe to say you’re not alone. There are more account providers today than ever before. For example T-Mobile now offers a bank account. There are rumors that Amazon will be the next major brand to offer its own

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How to avoid the rising cost of traditional Checking

There are few things more annoying than paying a monthly fee just to have a checking account. Unfortunately in 2019 monthly fees have increased yet again, which is continuing an upward trend according to MoneyRates latest survey. All types of checking account fees should try to be dodged, but monthly service fees are crucial to

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3 clear signs it’s time to consider a Credit Union

Consumer loyalty to one bank is not what it used to be. One of the main reasons for this is a four letter word that starts with F.  FEES… These days choosing the wrong financial institution can cost you hundreds a year in fees. Checking accounts offered by mega banks have increased most fees in recent years. So

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Switching banks sucks, but avoiding needless fees doesn’t

The act of switching to a new bank or credit union has traditionally been anything but easy. Technology is changing the standard and is making it less difficult to start a new relationship with a financial institution. Digital account opening combined with services like clickswitch are leading the way to help consumers redirect their automatic

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3 Reasons to Start Saving More Money on the Side

It’s hard to predict when an unexpected cost is going to pop up without warning.  Whether it’s a home repair or a surprise medical bill it’s always better to be prepared ahead of time.  There are a number of ways an emergency fund can help you financially.  Here are just a few that are important

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