Banking

Manage Your Money with a Personal Checking Account

February 25, 2014
Manage Your Money

With all the extras that come with personal checking accounts these days, managing your money has never been easier. Paper statements and check registers have been replaced by financial management tools that make it faster and easier to navigate your spending. So, how exactly can you use these personal checking account tools to your advantage? […]

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What is Money Laundering?

January 22, 2014
What is money laundering

Last week I was watching an old episode of Law & Order surrounding a criminal organization and how they were laundering money through different businesses in New York. The term money laundering is thrown around in the media quite often, however, many of us are probably wondering, “what is money laundering?” If you were to […]

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How Technology Has Affected the Way People Bank

October 29, 2013
online banking

Not all that long ago, a trip to the bank for a deposit, withdrawal or even to simply cash a check was an ordeal. It could mean standing in long lines, waiting to speak with a teller or banker. You needed deposit slips and other documentation, which meant you needed to gather it all up […]

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Credit Unions vs. Banks – Which is Best for You?

September 2, 2013

Most people know that storing up money in their mattress, or in a suitcase buried in the back yard, is not a good idea.  But with all the different savings institutions out there, the choices can end up being overwhelming.  The final decision ultimately boils down to credit unions vs banks.  Both will provide essentially […]

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Who is USAA?

June 3, 2013

In 1922, 25 army officers were struggling to get insurance for their automobiles so they decided to take things into their own hands.  They started USAA as a way to insure themselves.  Now 91 years later they have grown to have millions of members and they now offer everything from insurance to banking products and […]

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Would You Bank By Design?

November 23, 2012

For those who are tired of banking fees, and the hidden costs often associated with maintaining a checking or savings account, there is a new method.  Banking By Design offers a way for customers to pick and choose which items they want in their account, and to leave off those they do not want.  So […]

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Important ISA Rules You Need to Know About

October 1, 2012

An ISA (Individual Savings Account) is a very good way to save money, mainly because they offer ISA account holders the opportunity to accrue tax-free interest on their savings. Those opening an ISA for the first time are likely to have some questions about how ISAs work. To make things a little clearer, here are […]

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