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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“I don’t know what APY stands for, but I do know what YOLO means, and I want my man-cave finished before football season.”
According to the 2016 Census, there are about 12 million single parent households within the United States. As the weather starts to heat up, everyone is itching to get out and have some fun. For the solo parent — the one who is doing it all and keeping the family going strong — that means it’s time to […]
When I reflect on early financial decisions, there’s one biggie that always irks me. It isn’t about debt or misusing credit cards or even taking out too much in student loans. I’m so annoyed with how I failed to negotiate early on in my career. Like so many people, I didn’t even think to […]
Described in a recent high-level meeting between executives, a megabank CEO proposed a “refresh” to monthly checking account fees.
If you’ve never owned a dog before and you’re thinking of taking the plunge into puppy love, you should know a few things about pet ownership and puppies.