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Comparing the Growing List of FinTech Debit Cards 3

It’s hard to believe there was once a time when your payment options were mostly limited to cash, credit card, or the dreaded check. Finally the debit card was introduced, giving customers access to their checking funds via a piece of plastic that looked and functioned much like a credit...

Ameritrade Survey Finds Many Investors Lack Knowledge of Retirement Accounts

How much do you know about your retirement accounts? Even if you contribute to an employer-sponsored 401(k) or even a traditional IRA, chances are you still might not be familiar with all of the rules, requirements, or fees that come with them. To prove this point, recently Ameritrade interviewed 1,006...

Become a Successful Solopreneur With These Essential Tools 3

Has there ever been a better time to be an entrepreneur? Between the strong economy, a growing number of sales outlets, and “side hustle” culture abounding, it’s really no wonder that small business optimism reached record levels last year. Speaking of side hustles, a recent development is the the rise...

Federal Reserve Seems Unlikely to Raise Rate This Year

Over the past year, one recurring economic story has revolved around the Federal Reserve. That’s because the central banking system spent 2018 slowly raising interest rates from their historically low levels — much to the dismay of the President. Although that trend was expected to extend into this year, it...

Micro-Investment App Stash Adds Stock-Back Rewards to Debit Card 2

The choice between using a debit card and a credit card isn't always so simple for consumers. Although the former is often seen as a more financially wise choice, most debit cards don't offer the same kinds of perks that many credit cards do. In response to this conundrum, a...

Money at 30: What If You Need to Move Your Stock Portfolio? 2

So far 2019 has been a year of learning for me. More specifically, as a newbie investor, I’ve been trying to expand my portfolio and put more of my extra funds into the market. This journey has led to a few questions regarding different brokerage account options and the pros...

Chase Introduces New Checkless Accounts with Lower Fees

It may be surprising to some but, according to a 2017 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) report, 6.5% of households in the United States don’t have a traditional bank account. There are many reasons why Americans are unbanked but, anecdotally, rising fees are among the biggest reasons for what's keeping...

Last Minute Tax Reminders for 2019 2

A lot of things can go wrong when preparing your return and so waiting until mid-April is really just asking for trouble. This is especially true if, like me, you plan on trying out some of the free tax filing options and/or are new to this whole process.