Managing Money

Managing your money: tracking expenses, budgeting, and keeping an eye on your money.

The Dangers of Online Bill Pay and Automatic Deductions

Happy with your high yield savings account or checking account? We may love the convenience of online bill pay and automatic deductions, but they’ve got a downside. When our money travels along the ether, we don’t usually think about it much. But according to the Electronic Payments Assocation (or Nacha), the electronic payment network upon …

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How To Keep Your Money Safe and Secure While You Travel

Enjoy peace of mind when you travel: here’s how to keep your money safe and secure when you’re out of town. Photo from wricontest   Have you ever noticed how travelers on science fiction shows never seem to worry about their money? I wish I could go 7,000 light years without losing a dime when …

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11 Financial Products To Be Careful About

Watch out for these financial products. When you’ve got financial concerns, many people want to give you their two cents: from television advertisers and magazine articles, to solicitation emails that offer a variety of ways to make ends meet. Unfortunately, there’s no magic solution to our financial difficulties. In fact, if we’re not careful, we …

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How to Protect Yourself Against the Economic Crisis

Another day, another financial institution in the dumps. Here’s how to protect yourself against the economic crisis. Photo from demian Some so called Wall Street experts and doomsayers are announcing a major financial meltdown on Wall Street which could engulf not only the U.S., but also the rest of the capitalistic world. While a crisis …

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Manage Your Risk: Check Your Company’s Financial Ratings

Before you buy a financial product from your bank or insurance company, check your company’s financial ratings in order to manage your risk. Photo from followsteph When you deal with an insurance company, mortgage company or any other financial entity, they want to know all about you and your credit rating. Financial companies pull your …

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