Saving


One fast trick to boost savings

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How full is your piggy bank? If you’re like most Americans, probably not full enough. When I posted a recent piece on Facebook about digging out from holiday debt, a reader┬ácommented, “How about not going into debt in the first place?” Good point. Ideally, we should be planning ahead and saving for things like Christmas […]

Tallying the cost of prepaid cards

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Picking a prepaid card can be as complex as picking a checking account or credit card–and the consequences of choosing poorly, as expensive. But now, it’s getting a little easier to compare options as issuers begins adopting a new set of voluntary fee disclosures. Unfamiliar with prepaid cards? Think of them as a checking account […]