Free checking is becoming a thing of the past and trying to get around the different fees banks charge these days is like navigating a financial obstacle course. One of the most annoying bank fees to contend with is the minimum balance fee.
Two new savings apps -- Digit and Acorns -- have launched recently to help you save automatically. I took a look at how each of them work and whether or not they're any better than automated transfers to an online savings account at your bank.
Even though you're all grown up, you might still feel like a freshman when it comes to your money. And that's ok -- except for the fact that this is one very important decade when it comes to reaching your financial goals.
Sometimes you do everything right -- you work hard, you cut back on spending, you invest for retirement -- but all of your effort seems for naught. What happens when doing all the right things doesn't work?
Some banks have "switch kits" online to make moving your checking or savings account to their bank a simple process. But if you want to take your business to a bank that doesn't have a kit, the task is still not too difficult.
With Father's Day upon us, dads everywhere are gearing up for an avalanche of gifts from their spouses and kids. If you really want to return their affection, think about what you can do to protect your family financially, now and in the future.