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Using Virtual Bank Accounts to Reach Savings Goals

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Saving for the future is important.  We all know this to be a fact, nevertheless for some people saving money remains a challenging aspect of managing their finances.  There are many obstacles that can make saving for the future difficult, however for most people there are two main problem areas.  The first being a lack … Read moreUsing Virtual Bank Accounts to Reach Savings Goals

Alternatives to Savings Accounts: CDs and Money Market Accounts

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You know that having an emergency fund is important, that building up savings is a wise thing to do for your financial health. However, you have also probably noticed that savings accounts generally do not provide very high yields. While your emergency fund isn’t necessarily meant to produce big time yields, it is nice if … Read moreAlternatives to Savings Accounts: CDs and Money Market Accounts

Savings Basics: How to Get Started with Savings Accounts

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One of the keys to financial freedom is developing a habit of saving. It sounds really basic, but many people have trouble with this, and many just don’t know how to start. Here is an overview of how you can get started with savings accounts. The article will cover types of savings accounts, how to … Read moreSavings Basics: How to Get Started with Savings Accounts

How to Choose the Best High Yield Savings Account

While traditional brick and mortar banks can be very convenient, they can rarely compete with the higher interest rates offered by their online counterparts. Personally, I think these online high yield accounts are the best place to stash your emergency fund and save up for your short-term goals, such as, saving money for down payment … Read moreHow to Choose the Best High Yield Savings Account

How to Write a Check and Balance Your Checkbook

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When someone is first enter the world of finances, they will need to learn some new basic finance skills.  Unfortunately, many teenagers and young adults get to college without having a clue about some basic personal finance tasks.  You might make a lot of bad money choices, but if you have some basic financial knowledge, … Read moreHow to Write a Check and Balance Your Checkbook