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Average and Median Savings Account Balances Differ Greatly

An often cited statistic suggests that the majority of Americans would be unable to come up with a few hundred dollars in the event of an emergency. While that may be true, there are of course those who maintain fairly healthy savings accounts. In fact a recent study by Magnify Money found...

Law Making Credit Freezes Free Now in Effect

Starting today — Friday, September 21st — U.S. consumers can elect to "freeze" their credit reports without paying a fee. This comes just over a year after Equifax announced that personal data from 148 million customers had been compromised following a security breach at the credit bureau. In the aftermath...

Acorns Launching "Money Lab" to Find Financial Wellness Solutions

If you follow FinTech, there's a good chance you've heard of the micro-investing app Acorns. Using painless savings methods such as their "Round Ups" feature, Acorns aims to make investing easy and help its users to improve their finances Now the company is looking to further that goal with the launch...

App Review: Acorns Makes it Easy to Save and Invest 32

We’ve all probably heard it said that the key to building wealth is investing. Unfortunately, especially among those of a younger generation, getting started with investing can seem intimidating, preventing many from even trying. Enter Acorns — a mobile app that looks to make investing not only easy but also...

Money at 30: How I'm Preparing for an Extended Trip 3

Starting tomorrow, my wife and I will be embarked on a trip that will last for upwards of two weeks. While I'm in Orlando, attending the FinCon expo and hanging out at Walt Disney World, she'll be off in Paris, France to cover events at Disneyland Paris. Eventually we'll get...

California Found to Have Highest Poverty Rate of Any State

They say that all that glitters is not gold — and that cliche seems to apply to The Golden State as well. According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau and reported on by the San Diego Union-Tribune, California has the highest level of poverty among the 50 states. Moreover...

Credit Sesame Review 3

Credit Sesame is a great place to start for learning about your credit and how to improve it, but is it better than Credit Karma?