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Are emergency funds overrated?

It's good to be prepared, but you don't have to keep all your money in a bank. Read more

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5 money myths dispelled

The following are 100 percent true statements: A penny saved is a penny earned. A home is a great investment. Money doesn't grow on trees. Are you nodding in agreement? Gotcha! According to money experts, there are plenty...Read more

Have a savings bond tax problem?

Dear Dr. Don, I have a number of savings bonds that will stop earning interest in the next three to four years, months apart from each other. I retired in 2013. Is there any way for me to legally avoid paying the income...Read more

Make $1 million after age 70

Just about all of us imagine the thrill of getting rich someday. There is an almost universal appeal to the notion of having enough money to sit on a beach and sip tropical drinks, or to travel the world while leisurely crossing...Read more

6 must-have checking features

In 2001, paper checks accounted for 60 percent of noncash bank payments. By 2011, they were only 20 percent and the decline shows no sign of slowing, according to the St. Louis Federal Reserve. So as the U.S. moves deeper...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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Have a savings bond tax problem?

Dear Dr. Don, I have a number of savings bonds that will stop earning interest in the next three to four years, months apart from each other. I retired in 2013. Is there any way for me to legally avoid paying the income... Read more

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Watch out for fake online banks

The SEC has filed an action against a fake bank that allegedly defrauded investors out of millions.  ... Read more

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