Jackson Wise

Jackson Wise

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 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
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
May 8, 2017
Financially illiterate man nods head, smiles, and eagerly signs 95% APR loan premium

“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.”

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Jackson Wise
May 1, 2017
Negotiation tactics for everyday life: 6 principles that actually work premium

  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 […]

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Jackson Wise
April 1, 2017
Megabank CEO proposes to rename monthly checking account fee to “Yacht Tax” premium

Described in a recent high-level meeting between executives, a megabank CEO proposed a “refresh” to monthly checking account fees.

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Jackson Wise
March 23, 2017
Four things you should know before getting your new best friend premium

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.

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Jackson Wise
March 13, 2017
Say sayonara to credit card debt: 5 tips from personal finance experts premium

Credit card debt is an epidemic. It's so bad that March 21st was named, Credit Card Reduction Day. Here's how you can get a head start:

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Jackson Wise
March 6, 2017
The question we’re all asking: Why do banks charge fees? premium

A recent CNN Money article showed that in 2016 alone, the top 3 big banks charged consumers over $6.4 billion in bank fees. So what gives?

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