Credit Card Perks (as reported by Rosie Spinks on

For the responsible consumer, credit cards offer a lot of value. If you have a credit card already, and you make sure to pay off your balance each month, you may want to ask yourself what you’re getting from it. Smart credit card users know that they can get special perks for spending on their… Read More

What are Credit Unions? (as reported by Ryan Guina on

Have you considered joining a credit union? If you’re like most people, you don’t know what a credit union is. But the more you know, the more prepared you will be to manage your financial future. Credit unions are alternatives to traditional banks. The major difference between the two is that credit unions are non-profits,… Read More

High-Yield Checking (as reported by Sophia Bera on

High-yield checking accounts offer the convenience of checking accounts, with growth potential similar to savings accounts. Though most banks offer some form of high-yield checking, many people are unaware that they exist. But these accounts can be great for certain people who wish to grow their wealth. For those among us who tend to keep… Read More

Common Financial Scams (as reported by Sean McDonnell on

Financial scams abound. For as long as there has been money, there have been people who will find ways to go after money that isn’t theirs. Today, many financial scams originate online, and take advantage of people who are more vulnerable to attacks – the young, inexperienced banker or the aging retirees. The best way… Read More

Know Your Credit Score (as reported by Kathryn Vasel on

For many years, it was very difficult (in some cases, nearly impossible) for an individual to check his or her credit score. We had to hope that when we needed a loan, our score would be there to support us. Then companies started offering free and paid services so that people everywhere could check in… Read More