November 27, 2017
7 charities to give back to on #GivingTuesday premium

We hear it over and over: The holidays are about giving, not getting. To help drive this initiative, the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact founded #GivingTuesday in 2012, with the goal of bringing organizations and people together to celebrate philanthropy and encourage giving back. While many people have the desire to give back, they sometimes […]

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Jackson Wise
November 22, 2017
Small business Saturday: 5 tips for local Christmas gift shopping premium

Finding small businesses to shop with can be a little trickier than finding the closest mall, but the benefits are well worth it. Here are a few places to start looking.

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Kasasa
November 2, 2017
The many faces of bank fees premium

Bank fees never feel good. From the ATM fees to the inconvenient “convenience fees,” to the monthly minimums; when you get charged a bank fee, it stings.   We ditched bank fees back in 2003 and haven’t looked back, but we remember the sting like it was yesterday. These are the many faces of bank […]

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Jackson Wise
September 21, 2017
Federal Pell Grants 101: Are you missing out on free financial aid? premium

Despite rising higher education costs and student loan debt, there is a baffling amount of federal student aid that goes unclaimed each year. A NerdWallet analysis showed that high school graduates left $2.7 billion in free college funding on the table in 2014.   One of the key components of financial aid for students comes […]

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Jackson Wise
August 9, 2017
Nine ways to raise last-minute cash for college premium

This post was provided by Mary Walton. It's no secret that college is an expensive place to be, and prospective students are always worried about being able to afford it. If you're concerned about not having enough cash, don't fret. There are plenty of ways you can raise some money before you head to college. […]

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July 13, 2017
5 things you need to know about car loans before buying premium

This post was written by Jessica Thiefels. Buying a car is one of the biggest investments you’ll make, second only to buying a home. While paying cash would be ideal, the reality is that most people need a loan to pay for their car, whether it’s new or used. As something that accrues interest as […]

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June 27, 2017
Fees, fraud, and fellowship – Important factors to look for in a bank account premium

Pop quiz: Which account do you use most often? If you answered your checking, then welcome to the masses. While consumers are writing fewer checks than ever, checking accounts are still, by and large, the most popular way to manage daily spending for consumers. From depositing paychecks, to paying bills, to keeping our money insured, […]

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June 5, 2017
How to use a Kasasa account to grow your emergency fund premium

"It didn't take long to realize I was missing out on the ability to earn up to 200 times the annual interest rate of my commercial bank..."

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May 16, 2017
8 clever ways to save up for your summer vacation premium

Sadly, summer vacation excitement ≠ affordability. Value Penguin reported the average person pays $584 for a 4-day domestic vacation. Here's how to save up.

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Jackson Wise
4 ways you can recommit to your money goals this month premium

80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail by the second week of February. Here's how you can get motivated, dust those money goals off, and get back on track.

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