Banking

4 Hot New Financial Apps & Services On The Scene

July 17, 2017
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I’ve been coming across a LOT of great financial apps and services lately, so thought we’d do a round up of some of my favorites here – Cliffs Notes style :) All of these apps/services below are either new-to-me, new in general, or up and coming and looking like they’re about to change up the game here… And believe me, I’m getting a greaaaaat handle […]

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Whatcha Know About Legacy Binders?

June 28, 2017
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Got a note from a reader here after an unfortunate event happened at her work, and thought it was a great way to introduce a topic many of us don’t enjoy dealing with (and rightfully so ;)). The timing was pretty impeccable too, as my father has once again asked me if I’ve filled out all the info from this book he keeps recommending to […]

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Awesome Savings Account for Emergency Funds!

April 5, 2017
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What’s up, savers! Okay, as promised last week – here’s that killer savings account I was talking about to help us hit that $1,000 mission faster :) Or if you’re just in the market for a good savings account, for that matter. It comes from Thrivent Federal Credit Union, and offers cash rewards through brightpeak financial (all lowercase on purpose, you know the trend). brightpeak […]

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9 Things I No Longer Do With My Money

March 20, 2017
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9 years ago I blogged about how people who like to “split the check” aren’t my friends anymore. I had totally forgotten about it, but the memories flooded back when I received the following comment on it just this week :) I know it’s not entirely fair. BUT COME ON, it was only 3 bucks dude. After reading your article, it seems like you are […]

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12 New Financial Companies to Watch For!

September 30, 2016
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‘Sup, players! Finally settling in from FinCon last week, and MAN what a whirlwind… Tons of great talks, food, scenery (was hosted in San Diego!), and most importantly of all – friends. It’s not every day you get to see bloggers in real life, and many of us took full advantage of it either in the halls or on the dance floors (but mainly on […]

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Remember That Each Dollar Serves a Purpose!

September 12, 2016
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Do you know what one of the most popular questions I get asked is? How I got to be so sexy How to make the most money off your savings :) And why not? Who wouldn’t want every last dollar of theirs to be maxed to the gill and flow faster than Scrooge McDuck’s? We should all be able to take a dip in our […]

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It’s True: You Could Hire Someone to Pay Your Bills and Save Money For You

April 25, 2016
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If you ever wanted to throw in the towel and hand over your money to someone else to manage, there’s a group of people who will do this for you. They’re called Daily Money Managers, and they typically cater to the elderly, the wealthy, those who are too busy/too lazy, or pretty much any mixture there of. And the reason I know this is because […]

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8 Ways to More Minimalist Money

March 16, 2016
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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci The other day I got a note from one of my favorite minimalist bloggers out there – J. Becker from Becoming Minimalist. I was hoping it was a request to grab lunch or a beer, but it turned out to be the next best thing – an intro to a reporter looking for local minimalists to […]

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The Night Before Fintech Christmas

December 23, 2015
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A beautiful poem for all financial nerds out there :) By the folks at CSTMR – a financial tech marketing firm who can market my one-day-company any time after coming up with this gem – hah! “The Night Before Fintech Christmas” Twas the night before Christmas, And money was flowing to Big Finance and Big Banks With no sign of slowing Fees and surcharges Were […]

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Looking For a New/Better Bank? Check out Simple.

November 18, 2015
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[Hey Guys! I’m excited to share this awesome review today of Simple bank from my friend Will Parker who’s obsessed with them as much as I am with USAA ;) And is the only reason I don’t have an account with them myself! If Simple sounds familiar, it’s because they’re really starting to blow up (ask your hipster friend about them – hah), and they’re […]

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20 Ways to Piss Off Your Local Bank Teller

July 15, 2015
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[Hey guys! Have a feisty one for y’all today while still at the beach ;) Brought to you by a new blogger on the scene, Marc, from SelfEmploymentMovement.com. Check it out and then show him some love over on his site! (As long as you’re not one of the people doing the following below – hah)] I’ve spent the last 3 years as a bank […]

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6 Reasons Having One Savings Account Can Be Bad

May 11, 2015
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[Please welcome my friend, Chenell, today from Bright Cents. While I typically like keeping my accounts super simplified and streamlined, I gotta admit it’s not the best for goal setting and motivation. I learned this fast when we opened up a new account for our Challenge Everything money and it’s been a total game changer. Take it away, Chenell!] When we talk about savings accounts, […]

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Why I Use Personal Capital Almost Every Single Day [A Real Life Review]

February 23, 2015
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[Hey guys! So I’ve been trying to get y’all a personal review of Personal Capital for ages ‘cuz they’re bad ass, but after finding out one of my friends lives and breathes by them almost daily, I thought you’d get a much better picture of how awesome they are from him so I asked him to write this Personal Capital review. And considering he recently retired […]

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Friday 5: Virgin Money

December 19, 2014
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(Did that come off dirty?) Good morning sexy savers! Did you have a good week of bringing home that bacon? Are your side hustles going nice and strong? Pay off any more debt this week? Let’s go back in time today, shall we… I want to know all your financial “first times” today for no particular reason other than pure curiosity :) Leave them in […]

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