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When you swipe your debit card in these spots, you may find someone swiping your money.

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Unplanned expenses: Are you ready?

Do you have enough in emergency savings to cover a job loss or medical emergency? Read more

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Free checking, sans direct deposit

Can't find free checking unless you sign up for direct deposit? Try this option.Read more

6 facts about checking overdrafts

A transaction that exceeds your balance can cost you. Learn how to protect yourself.Read more

Cash in childhood savings bonds?

You've matured, but maybe not those savings bonds you received as a kid.Read more

52-week savings challenge

Can you save big bucks by tweaking your budget? We test out a new way to save every week.Read more


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High-yield checking can pay big

A Bankrate survey finds you can earn a good return if you meet account requirements.

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When to hold, sell savings bonds?

Dear Dr. Don, I own some Series EE savings bonds purchased in 1994. Should I cash these in or save them? And when do they mature? Thanks. -- Linda Longbond Dear Linda, Wow! You purchased these more than 20 years ago... Read more

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Banks under constant hacker attacks

U.S. banks are under constant siege from hackers, leading to data breaches that threaten customers' accounts and increase overall costs.  ... Read more


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