Over the last few years, we have seen an unprecedented increase in leaks of credit and debit card numbers from large breaches, or hacks, where bad guys break into stores and steal information. I was a victim of one major breach, along with millions of others. Here is what to do if your information is […]
For the most part, I only use my credit card these days. However, having worked in a bank, I saw many situations where people needed to carry around large amounts of cash. Knowing how the government tracks cash is important for people that do large transactions with cash.
Having a reliable, savings account is a cornerstone of your personal finances. I keep my emergency fund in a savings account with a great rate so I can get quick access to my funds if needed, but I’m also earning a little something for keeping it there.
Many parents shield their children from their personal finances, which can make sense for many families. However, kids will become adults sometime and will have to learn about money sometime. As schools teach almost nothing about personal finance, those lessons should come from parents. But should a high school student start managing their own money?
If it’s too good to be true, it usually is. That’s the mentality I had when I first learned about travel hacking, a blanket term for using miles, points, and know how to travel the world in luxury without spending luxury prices, often for free.
Mint is the biggest and most popular online personal finance tracking site. Founded in 2006, Mint made waves in the personal finance software world thanks to its powerful interface and ability to add transactions from thousands of financial institutions. The company was acquired in 2009, and since then many users believe the site’s functionality and […]
If you are interested in getting a serious breakdown of your portfolio and retirement, you might be interested in Future Advisor.
This morning I woke to the introduction of Mint Bills. Mint Bills is a brand new feature of Mint.com, stemming from parent company Intuit’s purchase of payment service Check, which brings bill payment to the popular budgeting and money management site.
Today I want to compare two top personal finance tracking websites. We are going to look at long-time industry heavyweight Mint.com and a newer entrant: Mint Alternative Personal Capital. I have accounts with both and I have used each site extensively. Here is what you need to know when choosing between Mint and Personal Capital.
If you pick up the Wall Street Journal on any particular day, you might find an article that mentions HELOCs. You probably see that word on a poster or rate board at your local bank as well. You might get something in the mail (or e-mail) from your credit union advertising the best HELOC rates around. That is all great if you know what a HELOC is. Consider this post HELOCs for dummies.