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Americans Are Saving Less Than Ever, But Some See A Silver Lining

Steve Rhode | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Steve Rhode

From Forbes to Fortune, from Money magazine to The Motley Fool, the big news in personal finance this week has been a scary new poll of 5,000 American...

Teach Money Skills to Your Middle Schooler This Summer

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Most 12-to-14-year-olds I know are pretty busy over summer break. They're active with sports, their friends and for many, their first odd jobs around ...

New Borrow And Save Loan Programs

MoneyTips | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business

You are struggling just to pay your monthly bills, not to mention dealing with the occasional car breakdown, home maintenance item, or unexpected medi...

Why We Should Care About Financial Inclusion

Terri Friedline, PhD | Posted 02.11.2017 | Business
Terri Friedline, PhD

The majority of US households--57%--are struggling, meaning that most of us are barely keeping up with our day-to-day expenses, let alone investing in our futures.

Avoid a Minimum Balance Fee at Your Bank With These Simple Tips

MyBankTracker | Posted 05.02.2015 | Money

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.

Are Savings Apps, Like Digit and Acorns, Better Than Savings Accounts?

MyBankTracker | Posted 04.22.2015 | Money

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.

Foolproof Methods for Building an Emergency Fund on Any Income

MyBankTracker | Posted 11.18.2014 | Money

With your fund, you have room to breathe. You don't have to panic if you have to visit the hospital emergency room, or your car breaks down, or the hot water heater blows.

10 Money Lies To Stop Telling Yourself By 30

LearnVest | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women

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.

How to Break Up With Your Bank (and Quickly Move Accounts)

MyBankTracker | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business

Once you come to the conclusion that you and your bank are no longer compatible, it's time to cut your losses and find a new one you'd be happier with

The German Financial Inclusion Story

Tilman Ehrbeck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tilman Ehrbeck

Globally, half of working-age adults do not have access to formal financial services. This does not mean they don't use financial services.

This Guy Doesn't Get Saved Too Often These Days

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.23.2012 | Money

Got five Benjamin Franklins stored under the mattress? You're doing pretty good then. Nearly half of Americans don't have more than $500 saved up,...

Can Poor People Save for College?

Bob Hildreth | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Bob Hildreth

Spend only half of your paycheck and put the other half in a savings account. It's like portion control. Most of us try it, but don't follow-through.

7 Ways To Avoid Paying Bank Fees

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 09.24.2012 | Money

If free checking accounts were animals, they'd be on the World Wildlife Fund's list of endangered species. According to a new survey from Bankrate...

9 Great Checking Accounts for College Students

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.13.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

Each fall, countless retailers run back-to-school specials that promise big savings. But the best money-saving opportunity for students may just be at their local bank.

Catherine New

The Troubling Reason Single Moms Can't Break Out Of Poverty | Catherine New | Posted 09.13.2012 | Money

Nearly half of households headed up by a single mom don't regularly use a bank account and rely on pricey alternative financial services, according to...

A Surprising Amount You Should Have In Savings, From Alexa von Tobel (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | Home

How much money should you store in savings? Alexa von Tobel, Founder & CEO,, gave me a surprising answer when she visited me on Mondays ...

Piggy Bank Apps Bring Seamless Saving To Smartphones

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 07.06.2012 | Money

Resist the urge to spend 99 cents on iTunes for a game and digitally toss that change into your piggy bank instead. That's the big idea behind one new...

The 9 Reasons You Are Still Broke

LearnVest | Posted 08.11.2012 | Women

You can't blame everything on the world, your circumstances or other people. Here are the nine reasons you're broke... when you shouldn't be.

Catherine New

Prepaid Cards Offer Highest Savings Rates With A Catch | Catherine New | Posted 06.06.2012 | Money

The best savings accounts might not be where you think -- not at a bank or credit union but at institutions known for charging fees rather than making...

How I Paid Off my Student Loan in Only Three and a Half Years

LearnVest | Posted 06.12.2012 | Women

I didn't want the world to know that I'd racked up almost $8,000 in credit card debt or that the way I got rid of the debt was by freakishly and obsessively tracking how I spent every dollar.

Big Banks Fee-Grab, While This Other Business Booms

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.02.2012 | Money

Credit unions are booming as big banks take increasingly desperate measures to make money off of consumers. Membership in credit unions more than ...

Hey JPMorgan, A Bank Account Is Not Like A Gym Membership

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.01.2012 | Money

JP Morgan Chase wants consumers to believe that a maintenance fee for a checking account is just another ordinary item in a household's monthly budget...

Job Growth Raises Hopes for the Economy

Richard Barrington | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

While the latest jobs report was a home run, the long-term question remains: Can the momentum be sustained?

Catherine New

Growing Numbers Moving Their Money Away From BofA | Catherine New | Posted 01.20.2012 | Business

Do banks need your money? Bank of America revealed yesterday that the number of customers closing their accounts spiked last quarter, but official...

Ask the Readers: Staying Motivated to Save?

J.D. Roth | Posted 02.06.2012 | Business
J.D. Roth

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?