Neobanks, Your Money and What to Look For in Safety

For many of us the term neobank is unfamiliar, but mention online only banking and “fintech” and the picture begins to get clearer. A neobank is a is a type of bank that operates exclusively online without physical branch networks. Some neobanks operate in partnership with a traditional bank and others are financial technology companies that offer bank like services. The latter is important to understand.

Posted on May 17, 2021

Top 5 Best Movies About Money

Moviemakers have always been fascinated with telling the stories of the rich and the poor. Money – whether you have it or not – is a constant presence in our lives, and how we handle it can teach us some of life’s most important lessons. These are some of the best movies about money to come out of Hollywood.

Posted on June 12, 2018

How to Merge Money Matters After Tying the Knot

The marriage process doesn’t end when you cut the cake or make the toast, though. Married couples should take the time to marry their finances as well.

Posted on March 1, 2018

The Buzz Around Bitcoin

If a single bitcoin is worth so much physical cash, why aren’t people lining up in droves to invest? The reality is bitcoin has a complicated backstory, isn’t backed by anything tangible and carries unknown implications for the future of commerce.

Posted on January 8, 2018

Borrow Money and Save Money Through One Ingenious Program

New credit union program aims to help people avoid payday lenders.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Deployment, Special Pay and Saving Money, Make them Work for You

Looking for ways to maximize your money before and after deployment? Here, we share some good tips and resources for making sure your homecoming is financial stable.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Pew Charitable Trust Study Highlights Problems in Bank Payment Order

It is not a pleasant thought to think that your bank, the place you trust to hang onto your money, might be working in ways so that you have less of it. But it is true that some bank practices may put you at a higher risk to lose money.

Posted on December 23, 2016

How to Maximize the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

Prepaid debit cards can be a great way to gain financial independence and keep track of one’s money. However, these cards are beneficial to a fairly specific population: those who are unable to attain and use checking accounts, for whatever reason that may be. If a person is able...

Posted on December 23, 2016

A Quick Guide for Consumers on Credit, Debit, and Prepaid Cards from the FDIC

From the FDIC Below is a great guide developed by the FDIC. Use this guide to understand the difference in protections you have when using different types of credit, debit and prepaid cards.     Credit Cards Debit Cards Prepaid Cards What it is A credit card is a loan. A debit card is linked to your...

Posted on December 23, 2016

Fees for your bank account? Avoid them

On Wednesday, The Pew Charitable Trusts came out with the results of a new study on how many households, per state, do not have a checking account. The results are disheartening. While in Washington State 3.9% of households do not have a bank account, in other states those numbers...

Posted on December 23, 2016