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How to Save Money Without Worrying About Coupons

by Abby Hayes @ Consumerism Commentary

Clipping coupons can save you money. It’s also a pain. Here’s how you can save money without coupons or the hassle that comes with them. The retail industry has everyone fooled. Millions of people spend their time scouring for deals, clipping coupons from the newspaper, plugging into the latest mobile deal applications, and sharing their […]

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The Best CD Rates – March 2018

by Nick Clements @ MagnifyMoney

Updated March 27, 2018 If you are looking for a better yield on your savings, a high rate CD (certificate of deposit) offered by an online bank could be a good option. Internet-only banks offer much better interest rates than traditional banks. For example, a 12-month CD at Bank of America would require a $10,000 … Continue reading The Best CD Rates – March 2018

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Central Bank announces new Advisory Board Members for 2018

by Christine Brown @ Central Bank

Lexington, KY – Chairman, President & CEO Luther Deaton, Jr. announced the selection of eight new members to its Lexington Advisory Board, including Dennis Anderson – President, Anderson Properties, Ray…

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Introducing Corda 1.0

Introducing Corda 1.0

by gendal @ Richard Gendal Brown

Corda’s “API Stability” promise is an industry-first and means you can build on Corda with confidence. The roadmap for large-scale DLT deployment is now clear: it’s time to make your choice. Corda 1.0 is here! Corda – the world’s only distributed ledger platform designed and built from the ground up to record, manage and synchronise […]

How often does Wealthfront update my external account information?

How often does Wealthfront update my external account information?


Wealthfront Support

We request your updated account information once every business day, but your other institution may not always provide us with new information. The "days since last update” for each linked acc...

Important Tax Law Changes You Need to Know [ Updated for 2018]

by Philip Taylor @ PT Money

Getting psyched to do your taxes? I suppose if you're expecting a refund you might be. Or if you're kind of a tax nerd like me, you might take some pleasure in breaking down the tables and watching the software do its thing. Or you might be interested to see how the recent Tax Cuts […]

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10 Tips for Avoiding Overdraft Fees

by Luke Landes @ Consumerism Commentary

What’s a quick way to empty your pockets? Paying for overdraft fees. Here are ten tips to help you avoid those bank penalties. Consumers overdraft their bank accounts . . . a lot. According to data compiled by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, these fees totaled more than $11 billion in 2015. More recent data […]

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SoFi Money Review: A No-Fee, High-Yield Checking Account

by Hannah Rounds @ MagnifyMoney

, the financial institution known for low rates and low fees on student loans and mortgages, is making a foray into consumer checking accounts. SoFi Money™, SoFi’s forthcoming checking account, will offer a high-yield checking account with no account fees. The new account isn’t yet available to the public, so you’ll have to if you … Continue reading SoFi Money Review: A No-Fee, High-Yield Checking Account

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Did a Tax Pro Botch Your Return? Here’s What to Do

by Tina Orem @ NerdWallet

To err is human, but to err on your tax return is a total dumpster fire. If you did your own taxes, of course, you may have only yourself to…

A Survey of the Best HSA Accounts Available Today

by Abby Hayes @ Consumerism Commentary

A Health Spending Account is a great way to pay for healthcare or save for retirement. To help, we’ve surveyed the very best HSA accounts available today. It used to be that consumers didn’t have much choice when it came to HSAs. Many of these accounts were little more than dedicated-use high-interest savings accounts. Now […]

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Synchrony Bank Review: CD, Savings Account, Money Market, and IRA Rates

by Lindsay VanSomeren @ MagnifyMoney

Synchrony Bank is a relative newcomer to the banking scene, having opened up right around the same time as the World Wide Web was being developed in the late 1980s. Today, it’s one of the largest online-only banks around, offering a range of products including high-interest savings accounts, CDs, money market accounts, and IRAs. Big … Continue reading Synchrony Bank Review: CD, Savings Account, Money Market, and IRA Rates

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8 Ways to Get Free Amazon Gift Cards

by Stephanie Colestock @ Consumerism Commentary

The one thing better than an Amazon gift card is a free Amazon gift card. Here are eight ways to score free Amazon gift cards. If you’re anything like me, you’re used to seeing “Amazon” on your bank statement. Those boxes with blue tape are a mainstay on my front porch, delivering everything from vitamins […]

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This Is How Chime Gets You Paid Early

This Is How Chime Gets You Paid Early


Chime Banking

At Chime, we love hearing from our Members. Your feedback motivates us every day to design a bank account that helps you take better control of your finances and get ahead. We often hear that one of our

The Best Current and Historical Bank Interest Rates — March 2018

by Rob Berger @ Consumerism Commentary

We’ve tracked bank rates since 2008. The latest list shows the best bank interest rates available nationwide as of March 2018 (with daily updates). Since many banks are constantly updating their interest rates offered on savings, money market and checking accounts, this chart should come in handy. On the 1st of every month, this page […]

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Top 5 Second Chance Bank Accounts

Top 5 Second Chance Bank Accounts


MagnifyMoney

Second Chance bank accounts provide options to those with negative items on their ChexSystems Report or prior issues with a checking or savings account.

Tracking Transactions | SunTrust Facts About Banking

Tracking Transactions | SunTrust Facts About Banking


SunTrust

This page is designed to help you learn about the ins and outs of tracking your transactions.

Online & Mobile Banking | FAQs | KeyBank

Online & Mobile Banking | FAQs | KeyBank


Key.com

Learn more about KeyBank’s online and mobile banking solutions. Find out what online banking is, how to sign up, how to use online Bill Pay services and more.

50 Tips to Help Establish Your Emergency Fund

by Luke Landes @ Consumerism Commentary

50 Ways to build an emergency fund. Tips, tricks and strategies on saving more for emergencies and where to keep your rainy day money. There’s a reason Dave Ramsey’s famous Baby Step #1 is to build an emergency fund. It helps people get on track for becoming financially independent. I don’t agree with everything Ramsey […]

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Here's why payments with a click can take days to process

Here's why payments with a click can take days to process


NerdWallet

If Google’s search engine started keeping bankers hours, people might take to the streets with pitchforks and torches. But a digital payment that takes over 72 hours to clear because…

How to Break Up With Your Bank

How to Break Up With Your Bank


The Balance

Switching banks can seem overwhelming, but it's relatively painless if you use a system. Follow these simple steps so you don't miss anything.

How Many Savings Accounts Do You Need?

by Abby Hayes @ Consumerism Commentary

Back in the day, we had just one savings account. Mine came with a passbook. Now we ask–how many savings accounts do you need? We have the answer. These days, more banks are offering low- or no-fee savings accounts. This can make it tempting to open a lot of different accounts. And, in some cases, […]

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What Does Pay Frequency Mean?

by Michele Bossart @ Payroll Tips, Training, and News

When you have employees, you need to run payroll so they can receive their wages. Before paying employees, you need to decide on a pay frequency. Your industry, the number of employees you have working for you, the type of workers you have, and legal requirements determine your pay frequency. But first, what does pay […]

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Why Accounting Will Continue To Be The Most Profitable Industry In The US

by Lenny DeFranco @ Abacus

Year after year, accounting firms are the most profitable industries for small businesses in the US. Here’s what that will remain the case for years more.

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Does Life Insurance Cover Suicide?

by Barbara Marquand @ NerdWallet

Along with the profound and painful questions that follow the loss of a loved one from suicide, there are practical and financial issues to address, too. If the loved one…

6 Ways to Get Free Redbox Codes

by Stephanie Colestock @ Consumerism Commentary

Redbox is a great way to watch moves. And while it’s cheap, you can do even better. Here are six ways to get free Redbox codes. I’ll be honest: I can’t even remember the last time I paid just to watch a movie. Between streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and my Amazon Fire Stick, I […]

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The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards of 2018

by Michael Pruser @ Consumerism Commentary

Enjoy free travel with this list of the best travel rewards credit cards of 2018. I’ve personally used several of these credit cards for free flights and hotel stays. It’s time to plan your holiday travel. That may mean cashing in the travel rewards you’ve accumulated on credit cards–or it may mean starting to use […]

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Do Something Different this Year with our Holiday Gift Guide

by Stephanie Colestock @ Consumerism Commentary

No reason to give the same boring gifts this year. Our holiday gift guide offers creative and inexpensive gift ideas that your friends and family will love. Christmas is right around the corner. Do you have all of your gift shopping done yet? If you’re anything like me, the answer is no. This isn’t because […]

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Here’s How to Improve Your Credit Score Faster

by Paul Sisolak @ Chime Banking

Good things may come to those who wait, but time isn’t on your side if you’re struggling to raise your credit score quickly. More than 30 percent of Americans have poor credit, and if you’re one of them it can be hard to improve it. Many people aim for a credit-building secured credit card, but it could […]

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5 Facts About Women and Money for International Women’s Day

by Chelsea Brennan @ Chime Banking

Did you know that only 22% of U.S. women can answer three fundamental finance-related questions correctly? It’s sad but true. While women have made significant strides to close the gender gaps in education, employment, and even wealth, the gap in financial literacy is still glaring. But, in order to even begin bridging this gap, it’s important to understand that […]

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Study: Intro Bonus Offers for Travel Rewards Cards Nearly Triple in 10 Years

by Benét J. Wilson @ MagnifyMoney

Travel rewards aren’t just for frequent fliers anymore, as credit card issuers ramp up intro bonus rewards on travel credit cards. New research by MagnifyMoney found that the average introductory bonus on a travel rewards credit card in 2018 is now 40,556 points, more than double the average bonus in 2008 (16,050 points) and up … Continue reading Study: Intro Bonus Offers for Travel Rewards Cards Nearly Triple in 10 Years

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The Ultimate Guide to Saving on Summer Music Festival Tickets, Food and Travel

by Brittney Laryea @ MagnifyMoney

Spring marks a time for many music and arts fans to prepare for the summer festival season. As they should. Music festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo, Burning Man and Electric Zoo are famously possible among young people all over the world, but they are also infamous for being ridiculously expensive. Without proper planning, you could easily … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Saving on Summer Music Festival Tickets, Food and Travel

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Which Credit Card Should Be Your First?

by Aliyyah Camp @ Consumerism Commentary

Getting a credit card as a young adult is a big step. To help, we’ve researched the best first credit card options and how to make this important choice. Getting your first credit card is a significant financial milestone. Maybe you’re a college student jumping into personal finance for the first time. Or maybe you’ve […]

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What Slack Can Teach Us About Privacy In Enterprise Blockchains

What Slack Can Teach Us About Privacy In Enterprise Blockchains

by gendal @ Richard Gendal Brown

“Channels” in Hyperledger Fabric don’t work the way you think they do… Corda and Fabric have very different approaches to delivering privacy. In this post, I compare the models, explain why Corda works the way it does and why I think the Fabric privacy model is flawed. It turns out this can have real-world costly […]

Daily limits / Availability of funds

Daily limits / Availability of funds


Aspiration

Daily Limits:For security reasons and to guard you against identity theft, we have the following limits in place for your first 30 days as an account holder:For the first week:$100 a day for on...

3 Money Lessons We Can Learn From ‘Roseanne’

by Courtney Jespersen @ NerdWallet

On March 27, the Conner family is coming back to prime time, thanks to the revival of ABC’s “Roseanne.” The popular sitcom starring Roseanne Barr and John Goodman as husband…

Frequently Asked Questions - Bank of Internet USA

Frequently Asked Questions - Bank of Internet USA


Bank of Internet USA

Bank of Internet USA invites you to read answers to some of the questions most frequently asked about our innovative online banking products and services.

How do I update transactions and balances from my bank?

How do I update transactions and balances from my bank?


Quicken

Learn how to Update your financial transactions and balances from your bank.How do I perform a One Step Update in Quicken? There are three ways to access One Step Update.

7 of the Best Places to Open an IRA in 2018

by Kevin Mercadante @ Consumerism Commentary

Opening an IRA is an important decision. To help, here is our survey of the best IRA accounts for 2018, including fees and features of each option. Just about every bank, investment brokerage, and robo-advisor welcomes Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). But there are a handful of institutions that stand out above the rest. Below are […]

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Will the Courts Accept a Jury Duty Excuse Letter If You’re in a Pinch?

by Rachel Gray @ Payroll Tips, Training, and News

Sometimes, you or your employees’ personal responsibilities conflict with your business. For many small businesses, if you miss work or lose an employee for an extended period of time, there can be harmful effects on productivity in the workplace. But if you or an employee are called in for jury duty, you might not have […]

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What Is an FEIN?

by Mike Kappel @ Payroll Tips, Training, and News

When you run a business, you must meet many IRS requirements. You might need an FEIN to identify your business on documents like payroll tax forms. What does FEIN mean? What is an FEIN? FEIN is an acronym for Federal Employer Identification Number, also known as an EIN. This unique, nine-digit number is used by […]

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If You Insist on Paying Taxes With a Credit Card, Here’s How

by Tina Orem @ NerdWallet

Ask any financial expert whether you should pay your tax bill with a credit card, and the answer is almost universally the same: Don’t do it. Credit cards charge far…

Corda: Designed For Commerce, Engineered for Deployment

Corda: Designed For Commerce, Engineered for Deployment

by gendal @ Richard Gendal Brown

When we say Corda is designed specifically for enterprises, we mean it! I’ve spent a lot of time with clients recently and it’s been thrilling to hear how so many of the unique design decisions we’ve made with Corda really resonate. R3 has been building this new open-source distributed ledger platform in close collaboration with […]

How to Save Money When You Get a Windfall of Cash

by Jackie Lam @ Chime Banking

Ah, there’s nothing quite like receiving a windfall of money. It may come by way of an unexpected inheritance, a work bonus or a job promotion. And depending on how you spend it, that sweet bit of extra cash may leave you feeling either relaxed or stressed out. While it’s tempting to spend it immediately, […]

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2018 Holiday Schedule

by Christine Brown @ Central Bank

2018 Holiday Schedule Monday, January 1st – New Year’s Day Monday, January 15th – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, February 19th – President’s Day Monday, May 28th – Memorial…

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All Central Bank locations will be closed on Monday, January 15th.

by Christine Brown @ Central Bank

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all Central Bank locations will be closed on Monday, January 15th.

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This is the worst time to check your bank account (yet people do it all the time)

This is the worst time to check your bank account (yet people do it all the time)


MarketWatch

A new study determines what drives people to keep tabs on their spending and saving.

Where the Hell is My Money?! The Dirty Secrets of ACH

Where the Hell is My Money?! The Dirty Secrets of ACH


Abacus

We're covering how ACH works to shed some light on why it takes so long to move money from one bank account to another.

7 Habits That Will Help You Lead a More Successful and Productive Life

by Due.com @ Chime Banking

Regardless what path in life you’re on, your habits will dictate your success. They can empower you to achieve your goals just as easily as they can derail you. That said it’s just as important to focus on maintaining good habits as it is to rid yourself of the bad ones. In this article we’ll cover […]

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Central Bank Offers Tips for Avoiding Online Dating Scams

by Christine Brown @ Central Bank

Lexington, KY – Social media networks and dating websites have become increasingly popular tools for meeting and communicating. Unfortunately, fraudsters have capitalized on this trend and often create fake profiles…

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What You Need to Know About a Qualifying Life Event

by Rachel Gray @ Payroll Tips, Training, and News

Employees have a window of time each year to sign up for certain types of employer-sponsored insurance. Although this open enrollment period takes place at the end of each year for all employees, an employee can add or remove coverage at any time of the year if they have a qualifying life event. What is […]

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A Simple Explanation of Enterprise Blockchains for Cryptocurrency Experts

A Simple Explanation of Enterprise Blockchains for Cryptocurrency Experts

by gendal @ Richard Gendal Brown

And why R3’s Open-Source Corda platform is the one to watch… We’re doing some really interesting engineering at R3 right now… We have Java running in Intel SGX… We’re hacking a JVM to make it deterministic… We’ve proved you can suspend threads of execution to a database and bring them back to life across restarts […]

Buying a House will Slow Down Your Path to Financial Independence (But You Should Do it Anyway)

by Philip Taylor @ PT Money

TLDR: buying a house isn’t the best way to build wealth – the stock market is better – but buying a home is still a great idea if you do it right. Buying a House is Still Part of Our “American Dream” Despite the buzz about renting being the new hottie, buying a home is […]

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Best Student Checking Accounts in 2018

by Luke Landes @ Consumerism Commentary

We’ve complied a list of the best student checking accounts in 2017. Options include online and traditional banks that pay bonuses, high interest rates, or both. As we head into a new year, thousands of young adults will be heading to college for the first time. It’s important to get started on the right financial […]

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Verifying Your Bank Account

Verifying Your Bank Account


Venmo

In order to send payments directly from your bank account, you’ll need to verify it. We also recommend taking the time to verify your bank account before you transfer funds to avoid any complicatio...

Discover Bank Online Savings Account Review

by Luke Landes @ Consumerism Commentary

Discover Bank is an online only bank that offers excellent rates for savers with low fees. In this review, we cover its products, rates and fees. Interested in opening a savings account at Discover® Bank? Read this article first. Most every consumer knows the Discover brand, but for it’s extensive line of credit card products. […]

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Capital One 360 Savings Account Review

by Luke Landes @ Consumerism Commentary

Capital One 360 is one of the oldest online banks. In this review, we look at the savings products it offers, the interest rates, and the fees. When Capital One purchased ING Direct to create Capital One 360, it made a splash in the online savings account market. Now, Capital One 360 offers a whole […]

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CIT Bank Review and Bonuses

by Stephanie Colestock @ Consumerism Commentary

CIT Bank bonus offers can be very rewarding. We track these bonuses and CIT rates, which currently are the best you’ll find for an online savings account. Everybody needs a safe place to tuck away their emergency fund or vacation savings. A high yield savings account is a great option. Considering that the average savings […]

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How to Prepare for an Interview When You’re Self-Employed

by Due.com @ Chime Banking

There are many myths about self-employment that people may start to mistake for fact. Working for yourself can be a great thing, but it doesn’t always mean you’ll be 100% in control of your career and the day-to-day operations. Often times, you’ll still have to work with others and may even have to please clients if you’re […]

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Blooom: Finally, a Robo-Advisor to Help You Manage Your 401K

by Ashley Chorpenning @ PT Money

When you started your first job, were you offered a 401(k) account? And if you were, did you even know what that meant? PT's note: When I started my first big career job (nine months with KPMG out of Shreveport, LA) I never invested with the 401K! I didn't even get the match! It wasn't […]

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How to Save Money on Your Utility Bills

by Melanie Lockert @ Chime Banking

Do you cringe each month when you get your utility bills? When you see a super high bill, do you wonder what happened? We’ve all been there, and high bills for gas, electricity and cable can certainly put a dent in your bank account. But all is not lost. If you want to keep your […]

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5 Best Money Market Rates for 2018

by Michael Pruser @ Consumerism Commentary

The best money market rates today pay interest in the top 5% of all deposit accounts. These rates come from online banks. Here’s our list of the top 5. I’ve never been a big saver. And that’s especially when it comes to putting money into an online savings account or money market. During the adult […]

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How to Improve Your Credit Score

by Stephanie Colestock @ Consumerism Commentary

A good credit score can save you thousands of dollars in lower rates. To help boost your FICO score, here’s our guide on how to improve your credit score. Somewhere along the line, debt became “normal.” In fact, American consumer society has progressed to the point that access to debt is almost essential to living […]

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Barclays Online Savings Review

by Luke Landes @ Consumerism Commentary

Barclays online savings account offers one of the highest interest rates and lowest fees available today. In this review, we cover the details to help you determine if Barclays Bank is right for you. Barclays Bank is a relative newcomer to the U.S. online savings market. It’s been around as a bank, though, since 1690. […]

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Business Banking FAQs - BofI Federal Bank

Business Banking FAQs - BofI Federal Bank


BofI Federal Bank

Find answers to common questions about BofI Federal Bank's comprehensive suite of products and services for businesses of all types and sizes.

How to Automate Your Savings

by Luke Landes @ Consumerism Commentary

A simply way to save more is to automate your savings. In this step-by-step guide, we show you how to put saving money on auto-pilot. Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of reading about the power of habits. Books like The Power of Habit and Making Habits, Breaking Habits have given me insight into how habits work. They’ve […]

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10 Legitimate Ways to Watch Free Movies Online

by Abby Hayes @ Consumerism Commentary

There are now more ways than ever to watch free movies online. Here are 10 of them, some of which offer recently released flicks. If you’re anything like me, your family time and date nights often involve watching movies. There’s nothing our five-year-old likes better than curling up on the couch with some popcorn to […]

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The Best Business Savings Account Rates in 2018

by Gabby Hyman @ MagnifyMoney

In this review we’ll cover: The best business savings accounts — March 2018 Community Bank of Pleasant Hill, 1.32% APY, No minimum balance Community Bank of Raymore, 1.32% APY, $25 minimum deposit to open First Internet Bank, 1.26% APY up to $250,000, ATM services BofI Federal Bank: 1.06% APY, $25,000 minimum balance, ATM access Live … Continue reading The Best Business Savings Account Rates in 2018

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The Problem with Overdraft Fees

by Paul Sisolak @ Chime Banking

“Overdraft” is not a word we like to hear. Why? It generally means you’ll be dinged with a fee you don’t want to pay. To clarify, an overdraft fee occurs when you don’t have enough money in your bank account to pay for a purchase. When this happens, your bank will pay for the transaction […]

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This Is Why Research On Behavioral Finance Won the Nobel Prize

by Cat Alford @ Chime Banking

In October 2017, Richard Thaler got the call he’d been hoping for. After 40 plus years of economics research, he learned he won the Nobel Prize. As an economist, he faced ridicule from his colleagues for his research connecting human behavior to economics. Winning the Nobel Prize for his work in behavioral finance meant that his […]

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Experian IdentityWorksSM Review: [FREE TRIAL] ID Theft Protection Plus Credit Reporting

by Philip Taylor @ PT Money

**This article contains sponsored advertising content. About IdentityWorksSM In 2016 alone, more than 15.4 million consumers in the United States were victims of identity theft with more than 16 billion dollars stolen. With online shopping and credit card usage skyrocketing, it is not surprising that identity theft hit an all time high in 2016. Recognizing […]

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Linking and Funding with a Bank Account

Linking and Funding with a Bank Account


Robinhood Help Center

Funding OptionsYou can link your bank account with Robinhood to transfer funds.We may support alternative funding methods (ie., Paypal, virtual wallets, etc) in the future; stay tuned for any fut...

How often does my bank account data get updated?

How often does my bank account data get updated?


BudgetBakers

Most bank-connected accounts are set up for automatic refresh. This means your account will update once every 24 hours. The refreshes usually take place sometime between 2 AM and 6 AM, in the local...

Correcting Employment Taxes: What to Do If You Withhold the Wrong Amount

by Rachel Gray @ Payroll Tips, Training, and News

It’s easy to make mistakes, especially when you have a million and one things on your plate. One error you could make is deducting the wrong amount from employee wages. Correcting employment taxes is necessary if you withhold too much or too little from your employees’ paychecks. This article provides an overview of employment taxes […]

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Consult This Employee Termination Checklist to Keep Things Running Smoothly

by Rachel Gray @ Payroll Tips, Training, and News

Employees leave companies every day to pursue growth opportunities, accommodate personal lives, or experience change. As an employer, you hope employees won’t leave your business, but you know this is wishful thinking. When an employee resigns, you need to know what to do. The average annual overall turnover rate is 19%, according to SHRM. If […]

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What Time Does My Money Transfer Into My USA Bank Account?

What Time Does My Money Transfer Into My USA Bank Account?


ToughNickel

Banks vary in terms of when they process deposits and make money available to account holders. Find out what time of day your banks makes newly deposited funds available for withdrawal.

Ally Invest Review

by Kevin Mercadante @ Consumerism Commentary

Ally Invest offers is a low cost and very easy to use online broker. Formerly TradeKing, we cover all of its features and costs in this review. You’ve probably heard about Ally Bank. They’re perhaps the best-known online bank, offering some of the highest interest rates available on savings accounts and certificates of deposit. As […]

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Get 100% Free Talk, Text & 4GB Data for One Penny with FreedomPop

by Emily Guy Birken @ PT Money

This post is brought to you by FreedomPop. While this is a sponsored post, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. I’ve long been impressed by the offerings of FreedomPop, the no-really-we’re-not-kidding FREE mobile and Internet service provider that has been disrupting the mobile service model since 2011. While their 100% free plans […]

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5 Reasons Your Business Should Be Using Cloud Accounting Software

by Lenny DeFranco @ Abacus

Accounting software solutions save you the time you’d spend doing it yourself while giving you confidence that your business is running in tip-top shape.

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5 Creative Habits That Will Keep Your Finances On Track

by Ben Luthi @ Chime Banking

Improving your financial situation may seem as easy as saving more money and decreasing your expenses. But here’s the thing: if you want to see long-term improvements, you’ve got to first establish some good financial habits. This will help you both get on the right track and achieve your money goals. Financial habits are really […]

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131 Retailers Will Ship for Free This Year

by Stephanie Colestock @ Consumerism Commentary

On Free Shipping Day (December 15) 131 retailers will ship your purchases to you for free. Here are all the details you need to know. According to the latest statistics, over 55 percent of shoppers are now buying their Christmas gifts online. This isn’t surprising to me personally. With Amazon’s free Prime shipping, I do most […]

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The Correct Way to Pay Off Personal Debt: The Debt Avalanche

by Luke Landes @ Consumerism Commentary

The debt avalanche is the fastest and cheapest way to pay off you debts. But is it always the best way? Sometimes the debt snowball may be better. When it comes to math, things are pretty straightforward. No matter what language you speak, one and one always equals two. And, in theory, finances should work […]

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Are Online Banks Safe?

by Rob Berger @ Consumerism Commentary

Online banking is a reality for everybody. Even traditional banks with branches offer account access online. But are online banks safe? Here are several tips to help keep your money secure online. This article was first published several years ago. At that time, most individuals were still doing their banking transactions in person or over […]

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Best Robo Advisors

by Kevin Mercadante @ Consumerism Commentary

A robo advisor can make it easy to invest in an IRA or taxable account. But how do you choose? Here’s our 2018 list of the best robo advisors for your money. This is something of a controversial topic. There are any number of “best robo-advisors” lists, and they all look a little bit different. […]

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4 Reasons College Students Should Be Relieved By The New Spending Bill

by Shen Lu @ MagnifyMoney

Congress passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill in the wee hours Friday to avoid another government shutdown and fund the federal government through the end of September. President Donald Trump signed the bill Friday afternoon after threatening to veto it. It’s no wonder the President isn’t a fan of the budget — it completely goes against … Continue reading 4 Reasons College Students Should Be Relieved By The New Spending Bill

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All Central Bank locations will be closed on Monday, February 19th

by Christine Brown @ Central Bank

All Central Bank locations will be closed on Monday, February 19th in observance of President’s Day.

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How to Open Your First IRA Account

by Stephanie Colestock @ Consumerism Commentary

No more excuses. It’s time to open your first IRA account. We walk you through the entire process, including where to open your account. It’s easy! Establishing your first IRA, or Independent Retirement Account, is a big deal in the world of finance. This tax-advantaged account is a great way to save and invest for […]

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Zions Bank Online Savings Account Review

by Luke Landes @ Consumerism Commentary

In our detailed Zions Bank review, we cover its savings products, rates, and fees. We also compare it to other online banking options. As of today, Zions Bank offers one of the highest interest rates among high-interest savings accounts. But is it worthwhile to move your money there to take advantage of this interest rate? […]

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Amy Roberts joins Central Bank as VP, Retail Banking Officer in Northern Kentucky

by Christine Brown @ Central Bank

Florence, KY. – Central Bank Market President, Jim Uebel, has announced that Amy Roberts has joined Central Bank as Vice President, Retail Banking Officer in Northern Kentucky. Mrs. Roberts brings…

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Small Businesses and Check Fraud

by Christine Brown @ Central Bank

Small Businesses and Check Fraud by Matt Ratliff, Retail Sales Executive At Central Bank, we pride ourselves on our customer service. We can say with sincerity that our customers are…

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This Spring, Clear Mediocre Credit Cards Out of Your Wallet

by Gregory Karp @ NerdWallet

Spring is a great time to declutter a closet full of clothes, a garage full of boxes and your wallet full of inferior credit cards. The average credit card holder…

2017 Annual Report – Downloadable PDF

by Christine Brown @ Central Bank

2017 Annual Report – Downloadable PDF

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Ellen Sharp has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Special Assets

by Christine Brown @ Central Bank

 Lexington, KY. – Central Bank Chairman, President and CEO, Luther Deaton, Jr., has announced the promotion of Ellen Sharp to senior vice president, Special Assets. Mrs. Sharp began her career…

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How to Turn a Tax Refund Into a Fatter Paycheck

by Tina Orem @ NerdWallet

Getting a tax refund may seem great, but tax pros say it’s also a sign two things could be happening: You may not be doing enough tax planning, and you…

When Does Direct Deposit Go Through? | Patriot Software

When Does Direct Deposit Go Through? | Patriot Software


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If you pay some employees via direct deposit, they might ask you when they will receive their wages. When does direct deposit go through?

A simple explanation of how money moves around the banking system

A simple explanation of how money moves around the banking system


Richard Gendal Brown

Twitter went mad last week because somebody had transferred almost $150m in a single Bitcoin transaction. This tweet was typical: There was much comment about how expensive or difficult this would …

The Equifax Hack Was Worse Than Expected. What to Do Next

by Jeanine Skowronski @ Chime Banking

Looks like that worst-ever Equifax data breach was … actually worse. In late 2017, the credit reporting agency divulged a systems breach exposed the personal information of 145.5 millions Americans, including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, dispute documents, as well as some credit card account and driver’s license numbers. But the hackers also obtained […]

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How to Find the Most Affordable Cell Phone Plans

by Abby Hayes @ Consumerism Commentary

The cell phone company war bodes well for consumers, with cellular plans reaching all-time lows. Here are some of the cheapest cell phone plans we could find. Over the past few years, cell phone providers have declared an out-and-out war to win over consumers. This spells good things for the consumers, who can now take […]

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The Single Parent’s Guide to Life Insurance

by Barbara Marquand @ NerdWallet

Even though it might be hard sometimes to picture your young children as independent adults, you hope to live long enough to see that day. Life insurance provides a financial…

The Reason Online Bank Transfers Take So Damn Long | PT Money

The Reason Online Bank Transfers Take So Damn Long | PT Money


PT Money

If you have a high-interest online savings account, you know that the time it takes to transfer money, which is one of the biggest drawbacks.

New to Corda? Start here!

New to Corda? Start here!

by gendal @ Richard Gendal Brown

Are you just hearing about Corda for the first time? Want to understand how Corda differs from other platforms and how its unique architecture is perfectly suited to address the real problems faced by today’s businesses? I just posted to the Corda Medium page with a list of links and background info that should help […]

Addition of three new Advisory Board Members for the bank’s Northern Kentucky Market

by Christine Brown @ Central Bank

Florence, KY – Central Bank Market President, Jim Uebel, has announced the addition of three new Advisory Board Members for the bank’s Northern Kentucky market. Adam Bortz, Wayne Carlisle and…

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Best Ways to Add Value to Your Home

by Janet Berry-Johnson @ MagnifyMoney

If you’re tired of the way your home looks and feels but don’t necessarily want to move, you don’t have to settle. Whether you crave more square footage, an upgraded interior or better curb appeal, you’ll find an endless supply of ideas that can improve your home’s functionality and style. But, that doesn’t mean that … Continue reading Best Ways to Add Value to Your Home

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