Savings Accounts

5 Things to Consider Before Opening a Joint Savings Account

  Sharing a meal is one thing. Sharing finances is another thing altogether. If you’re thinking about opening a joint savings account with someone, you know there are practical considerations—both legal and emotional—to mull over before you sign up. Here are a few things to consider: Joint savings accounts can make money management easier Any […]

Online Banking

How to Open a Bank Account Online

  Think you don’t have time to open a new bank account online? Think again. Nowadays it’s so simple, you probably can do it on the fly. Once you’ve chosen a bank and the type of account you want, a few basic pieces of information and an internet connection are all you need to get […]

Savings Accounts

The Thing About “High Interest” Savings Accounts

  Although it sounds attractive, the term “high interest” can be misleading. While you shop around for the best rate, it can be hard to keep your facts straight. Here’s what you can expect from so-called “high interest” savings accounts—and an option that may be a better fit for your funds. What is a “high […]

Online Banking

How to Secure Your Home Wireless Network

  You don’t let just anyone walk through your front door. So why let just anyone access your wireless network? Securing your wireless network is the virtual equivalent of locking the door—you give authorized users easy access and prevent unwanted guests. Your wireless network involves multiple items: your router, your computer, and any devices with […]

Savings Accounts

CDs vs. Savings Accounts: Understanding the Difference

You already know that saving money is critical to meeting your financial goals, but choosing the right type of bank account is just as important. Although there are many kinds of accounts, two of the most common ways to save are certificates of deposit (CDs) and savings accounts. Understanding the key features of each type of […]

Savings Accounts

Open a Savings Account Online

  You already manage so much of your life online, it just makes sense to manage your finances online, too. An online savings account can be a great way to save money and make progress toward your financial goals. Take a look at these 5 tips for making the most of your savings.   1. […]

Trading

The Importance of Portfolio Rebalancing

Over time, you might start to see your portfolio asset-allocation veer off track because of market ups and downs. Market variation could cause the performance of an individual stock to improve, while other stocks either remain consistent or actually start to decline in performance during a certain period of time. To give an example of […]

Credit

Credit 101: What Is Credit And How Does It Work?

According to a NerdWallet survey conducted by Harris Poll, most Americans don’t understand how common actions can affect their credit scores. This can have a seriously negative impact on their financial situation. Here are a few tips on building your credit — a smart money habit. Building (and maintaining) a solid credit background can strengthen […]

Family

Be a Good Financial Role Model and Turn Your Kids into Savers

Responsible financial management is not innate. Most kids aren’t born savers and some can struggle with the concept of deferred gratification. It can take real dedication to invest for the future (for adults and children alike) particularly when there are so many distractions at hand. If you have children of your own or spend time […]

Finance Basics

20 Minutes to a Better Financial You

We all know that time is often a precious resource. So much to do, so little time! Fortunately, improving your financial life doesn’t have to be time-consuming or too complicated. The tasks below usually take around 20 minutes or less, but can help you take a big step towards improving your finances. Try crossing a […]