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5 money myths dispelled

Be savvy with money. Avoid these "truths" about saving, investing and spending. Read more

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Should you pay with phone?

"Cash, credit or smartphone?" isn't something you're likely to hear at a retailer or restaurant. In fact, using a smartphone to make in-store purchases isn't just rare; many people aren't even aware it's an option. Still,...Read more

Are emergency funds overrated?

For years, financial writers have parroted the conventional wisdom that people need an emergency fund equal to three to six months' worth of living expenses in a safe, liquid account. Like most such rules, that formula seems...Read more

Survey: Few saving for emergencies

The Great Recession should have been a case study in the value of saving. But a new survey from Bankrate shows that many Americans aren't preparing for the next downturn with a rainy-day fund . Bankrate's Financial Security...Read more

2014 Credit Union Survey

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Credit unions: Free checking zone

Credit unions stand their ground on free checking, while it has declined at banks.

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Quickest path toward $1 million?

Dear Dr. Don, This question involves how best to make for a better life for my family. How can I make a one-time investment of $5,000 grow into $1 million or more over 60 years? One of my broader goals is to encourage my... Read more

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CFPB concerned about overdraft fees

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau again has raised concerns about overdraft protections at banks, today releasing a report that says small debit card purchases lead to expensive overdraft fees. "Today’s report shows that consumers who opt in to overdraft coverage put themselves at serious risk when they use their debit card," CFPB Director Richard Cordray  ... Read more


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