10 Tips to Get More Bang From Your Bank

Overdraft fees and difficulty resolving disputes, opening accounts and accessing money top the list of complaints that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regularly gets about banks. Fortunately, there are a growing number of alternatives to the traditional big banks — some offering higher returns, better service and peace of mind. If you are shopping for … Read more10 Tips to Get More Bang From Your Bank

Hack #1308: Put yourself in situations where you can’t even spend if you wanted to!

Hack #1308: Put yourself in situations where you can’t even spend if you wanted to! Had to laugh at this recent comment on our Stamp Hustling post: “It’s easier to hit a high savings rate when you’re underwater for 90-day patrols.” Haha… It came from our retired submariner friend, Nords, who RACKED UP the money … Read moreHack #1308: Put yourself in situations where you can’t even spend if you wanted to!

How to Ditch Your Bank in 5 Simple Steps

The news that Wells Fargo customers have spent the past couple of days suffering through a series of inconveniences is a reminder that you don’t have to put up with your bank’s lousy service. The latest Wells Fargo fiasco — which reportedly involved everything from wonky ATM access to online banking services on the fritz … Read moreHow to Ditch Your Bank in 5 Simple Steps

Build Your Emergency Fund by $100 a Month, Get 2.45% Interest: CIT Savings Builder Review

If you want to avoid spending your entire life worrying about money, having an emergency fund is a must. With some savings tucked away for a rainy day or a surprise bill, you’ll have the means to stay afloat financially if you face financial hardship or simply want to splurge without capsizing your budget. A … Read moreBuild Your Emergency Fund by $100 a Month, Get 2.45% Interest: CIT Savings Builder Review

Best Banks and Financial Products of 2019

Best Banks and Financial Products of 2019 Morning, friends! If you’re on the hunt for a new bank or credit card or financial app right now, this post is for you. MyBankTracker.com just came out with their annual “Best of Banking Awards,” and while I don’t typically share lists like this, I’m trying to be … Read moreBest Banks and Financial Products of 2019

Savings Accounts vs. CDs vs. Money Market Mutual Funds

If you’re saving money for a near-term goal — like buying a house, taking a trip, or building an emergency fund — the priority should be keeping the money safe. The last thing you want to do is invest it in something risky, only to find that the money isn’t there when you need. But it’s … Read moreSavings Accounts vs. CDs vs. Money Market Mutual Funds

Save More Money Using 5 Fun Tricks in 2019

The personal savings rate is coming back from the brink of death, but there is little doubt most of our emergency funds could use a boost. How do we save more? We all know we should cut the cable cord and drop the morning mochas, but those suggestions seem like work. So, rather than make … Read moreSave More Money Using 5 Fun Tricks in 2019

Celebrate Fed Rate Hike by Earning More Cash at These 5 Banks

If you aren’t already earning as much interest as possible on your savings, now is a great time to cash in. The Federal Reserve increased the benchmark federal funds rate on Wednesday, putting it in a range between 2.25 and 2.5 percent. This marks the fourth hike of 2018 — and the first time since … Read moreCelebrate Fed Rate Hike by Earning More Cash at These 5 Banks