Saving

The 411 on 401(k)s

The 411 on 401(k)s

You got the job. Congratulations! At the orientation, the benefits office is going to give you a huge booklet about your retirement plan (or a link to a website that would cause a laser printer to catch fire if you tried to print it all). Here’s what not to do: Set the booklet aside, promise...  Read more

How To

5 Spook-tacular Ways to Save on Halloween

5 Spook-tacular Ways to Save on Halloween

Did you know that the average American household is expected to spend $125 on Halloween this year? If you want to trim that number, here are some ways to save this spooky season: Nasty Noises Once upon a time you had to buy sound effects on a cassette tape and hide a boombox fitted with...  Read more

Planning

5 Money Moves for Fall

5 Money Moves for fall

After a busy summer, you’re likely ready for things to slow down a bit. But are you ready to deal with your financial situation? Do you have an action plan?  Here are five money moves you should consider making this fall: Prepare for rising interest rates Given that the economy is on the mend, you...  Read more

Trends

How Football Fans Prep for the Game (Infographic)

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Watching football isn’t just a matter of turning on the TV or showing up to the stadium to cheer for your team. There are preparations to be made! From tailgating, to rituals, to superstitions — find out how Americans prep for the big game. Click on “Launch Infographic” for an expanded view.

Trends

10 Important Tips for ATM Safety

10 Important Tips for ATM Safety

Just as with mindful budgeting, awareness and common sense make up the foundation of ATM safety. It can be easy to lose sight of the risks associated with ATMs given how convenient they are, but cameras and skimming devices that can scan account and PIN numbers continue to pop up more often than we think....  Read more

Saving

5 Costly Options You Don’t Need in a New Car

5 Costly Options You Don't Really Need in a New Car

Shopping for a new car? Before hitting up the dealership, take a moment to consider which features you truly need. Today’s cars come with high-tech and luxury options that sound great when you’re going for a test spin, but might lead to buyer’s remorse. Budgeting for a new car — and sticking to your budget...  Read more

Saving

Ways to Save During National Coupon Month

Ways to Save During National Coupon Month

September is National Coupon Month, a time to embrace great deals and everyday savings. The good news is that you don’t have to be an extreme couponer in order to save money. Here are a few tips to cut costs using coupons. Start the hunt. There are several places you can find coupons, but your...  Read more