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How to Spot Fakes, Tricks, and Scams When Shopping Online

(Associated Press) There are lots of bargains online during the holidays, but also plenty of ways to get scammed, even at established...

The High-Yield Savings Account You Never Hear About

(Associated Press/NerdWallet) The average interest rate for traditional savings accounts today hovers around 0.09% — but consumers can earn 10 to 20...

The Right Way to Bring Down Your Debt Load

(Associated Press/NerdWallet) Many of us feel bad about our debt. Most of us probably shouldn't. Three-quarters of U.S. households...

Banks Mine More Data from Our Credit Card Purchases Than We...

(Associated Press) There's a powerful new player watching what you buy so it can tailor product offerings for you: the bank behind...

Bank Branch Closures Hurt Seniors, Rural Communities Most

(Epoch Times) Americans in rural parts of the country have been hit hard by bank closures as they lose access to services...

Planning to Sell Your House to Fund Your Retirement? Good Luck!

(Paul Brandus, MarketWatch) I’ve written before about the grim financial prospects that millions of older Americans face. Meager personal savings, debt, looming...

Wipe Out Credit Card Debt the SMART Way

(Associated Press/NerdWallet) Shatoria Smith was tired of the $5,000 in credit card debt she felt was blocking her from reaching her financial...

Costly Ignorance: Only 7% of Americans Grasp This Crucial Fact about...

(Mike Maharrey, Tenth Amendment Center) At one time, the U.S. monetary system was backed by gold. Now it’s not backed by...

Ditching Health Insurance May Get You Access to Better Care

(Associated Press) Dr. Emilie Scott was only a few months into her first job when she started hearing the complaint: She was...

How to Tell When a Loan Is Predatory

(Associated Press/NerdWallet) As you scan the crowded pages of Google search results for a low-cost loan, it can be difficult to decipher...