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martin-dm / Getty Images For some, the 30s may be a time for several key life events. Marriage, having children and buying a first home are common for people in their 30s. For the most part, these life events involve either saving or using your savings. Your...
@carolyneodanga/Twenty20 Now that you’ve decided on your New Year’s resolutions, it’s time to start putting them into action. If you’re prioritizing your savings this year, use the 52-week money challenge to make sure you stay on track. Maybe you want to save for a down payment on your...
BraunS/Getty Images Having to make tough decisions is one of the worst things about adulting. You have to decide where to work, who to marry and where to bank. Picking a bank isn’t as stressful as picking a mate, but it’s not easy. Parking your cash in the...
Caiaimage/Paul Bradbury/Getty Images An emergency fund is an essential part of everyone’s financial plan. This is the money you should have earmarked for unexpected events, such as a medical bill, emergency room visit or unexpected hospitalization. Or, it could be your fund to live off in the...
Gregor Schuster/Getty Images There are essentially two strategies for boosting savings and investments: Increase your income and cut your spending. Whether you’re a young adult ready to start saving for retirement, a 50-something ready to pay off your mortgage or a senior citizen living on a fixed...
Gregor Schuster/Getty Images There are essentially two strategies for boosting savings and investments: Increase your income and cut your spending. Whether you’re a young adult ready to start saving for retirement, a 50-something ready to pay off your mortgage or a senior citizen living on a fixed...
Hatton Garden Properties Ltd/Getty Images Renting a safe-deposit box can help secure important personal documents, collectibles and family heirlooms. But it’s important to make wise decisions about: What items really belong in a safe-deposit box. What happens if those items are lost or damaged. Who has access to the...
Oliver Rossi/Getty Images Americans are leaving lots of money on the table when it comes to their savings. Interest rates on deposit products are on the rise, but a recent Bankrate survey shows that very few Americans are taking advantage of them. Only 6 percent of Americans surveyed...
egdigital/Getty Images If the chance to earn a higher yield doesn’t inspire you to save more money, the opportunity to earn free cash just might help. Customers Bank — a super-community bank with offices in locations like New England, Pennsylvania and Illinois — is promising to give...
Bankrate Fintech startup Robinhood announced something huge in banking this week: the company would soon be offering checking and savings accounts with a whopping 3 percent interest rate. The announcement of the new service, called Robinhood Checking & Savings, came with plenty of buzz. The interest rate...