Start Building Wealth In Your 20’s

Start Building Wealth In Your 20’s There are so many things to love about being in your 20’s; you have ample time to explore new and exciting career opportunities, and to build independence. You also have valuable time to do something that will be very important when you get older — build your wealth. Here … read more »

Getting and Using Your First Credit Card

Getting and Using Your First Credit Card A “first” credit card can be exciting, tempting and intimidating. Credit cards are a great convenience, but they are also a huge borrowing responsibility. Here are some ideas to keep in mind as you get your first credit card and begin to use it. Choosing a credit card … read more »

Don’t Get Taken by Wire Transfer Scams

Don’t Get Taken by Wire Transfer Scams (FDIC Consumer News) Using a bank or a money transfer company to “wire” funds electronically is an easy and convenient way to send cash to someone. And when consumers wire money to people they know, the transaction typically takes place without a problem. But wiring money to strangers … read more »

Smart (Phone) Ways to Simplify your Life

Smart (Phone) Ways to Simplify your Life You know it can help you take and make phone calls, access email, take pictures, surf the Web, get driving directions, and even play your favorite music. But are you aware of just how smart your smart phone really is? Today’s smart phones have features and apps available … read more »

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How to Save Money on Vacation Costs

Looking to leave behind the worries of work and responsibilities of home this summer? A fun and relaxing vacation getaway can provide the perfect opportunity to refresh and recharge your batteries. But with summer the most popular time for vacation, affording a quality vacation can be a challenge. Rest assured, there are some steps you … read more »

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8 Steps to Launch a New Business Opportunity

You never know when inspiration will strike. In fact, you may have already been inspired with a revolutionary idea for an innovative new product or service. But as most entrepreneurs know, coming up with an idea is the easy part; it’s a whole lot more challenging to turn that idea into an actual business opportunity. … read more »

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Talking to Children About Money

In many families, talking about money can be uncomfortable, and in some cases, almost taboo. When children request something that costs more than the family is comfortable spending, children of different ages react differently. Young children may not have an understanding of the item’s cost relative to the family’s finances. And a teenager’s “need” may … read more »

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Kasasa Accounts Explained

Credit cards are often associated with rewards, but some checking accounts offer them, too. Some 300 U.S. financial institutions, including Main Street Bank, offer Kasasa accounts, which provide returns above the national rate along with various perks. Here’s an overview of how they work and what to know about getting one. What is Kasasa? Kasasa, a … read more »

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