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766 POSTS 0 COMMENTSBrian Martucci writes about credit cards, banking, insurance, travel, and more. When he's not investigating time- and money-saving strategies for Money Crashers readers, you can find him exploring his favorite trails or sampling a new cuisine. Reach him on Twitter @Brian_Martucci.
Several key factors affect your credit score. Consumers need to work to keep up their score, which is easier for credit users familiar with the two most important consumer credit scoring models: FICO and VantageScore. Learn the differences between FICO and VantageScore and how they affect you.
How does your bank or credit union checking account stack up to the most generous rewards checking accounts on the market? It might be time to shop around for one that makes it worthwhile to park your walking-around money in. These interest- and rewards-bearing accounts top our list.
Most business bank accounts impose transaction limits and demand hefty minimum balances to waive monthly fees, putting small businesses at a disadvantage. But the picture isn’t uniformly bleak. These small-business checking accounts have low minimum balance requirements and plenty of fringe benefits.
Do you remember your first bank account? I'll admit, my recollection is hazy. I probably wasn't older than 10 or 11, and I didn't do much with the account for the first few years of...
Banks don’t market checking accounts to older adults quite as vigorously as they do to students, small-business owners, or general audiences, but senior-friendly checking accounts are more common than you might imagine. Which checking accounts offer the best fit for seniors? Here are our picks.
An impressive number of online banks offer relatively high yields on checking accounts even though interest rates are currently low by historical standards. These are among the best high-yield checking accounts at American banks and credit unions right now.
The Small Business Administration is disbursing up to $349 billion in low-interest forgivable loans to many American small businesses, freelancers, and nonprofits through the Paycheck Protection Program. Find out if you qualify and how to apply before the money runs out.
If you’re a student looking for a place to park your money without excessive fees or unrealistic balance requirements, check out the impressive array of low-cost, low-balance checking accounts available to students. These are among the top FDIC-insured checking accounts for U.S.-based students.
Free checking accounts aren’t entirely absent from business banking. They’re just more difficult to find — which means small-business owners and solopreneurs need to know where to look. If you’re searching for a free business checking account for your small business, start your search here.
If you’re embarking on a decluttering campaign, you probably have loads of old books to offload. But don’t just throw them in the recycling bin — or worse, the garbage. Donate them to one of these organizations, which can rehome your used books to bring joy or knowledge to a new reader.
The U.S. government is sending another round of COVID-19 stimulus payments. The vast majority of American adults and children are eligible, but not everyone qualifies. Find out if and how you’ll receive your stimulus payment — and most important of all, when.