Savings & Checking - Finding the best accounts
Savings accounts, checking and money market accounts advice.
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Savings Checking Advice
6 smart moves to teach kids to save
Today’s children will likely need to secure well more than a million dollars for retirement. Use our tips to help teach your kids to save.
March 7th 2014
Financial opposites: A saver marries a spender
I'm a big believer in budgets. My husband was not. Here are five ways financial opposites can wed finances during marriage.
February 13th 2014
We're saving less than 4% of our income
The personal saving rate dropped to 3.9% in December 2013, the first time it dipped that low in nearly a year, according to the Department of Commerce.
Does a 529 plan mean less financial aid?
Here's an odd eligibility quirk: A 529 plan held by grandparents means less financial aid for a student than if the parents held the savings plan.
Baby boomers pushing retirement back ... way back
Over the past two decades the average retirement age has risen from 57 to 61. But nearly half of all boomers expect to keep working until they're 66.
Buy shares directly from the company
You'll have to pay a fee that varies from company to company, but it's almost always less than the commission you'd pay a broker.
Wellness programs: A good way to save money
Many employers have adopted a "carrot" approach to reducing health insurance costs, sharing savings with employees who participate in wellness programs.
Collectibles for the gullible
Collecting something as an investment is speculative at best. Here are seven can't-miss collectibles that flopped.
Tipping the tellers? Not at my bank
But a college-professor-turned-teller says tips are common at a check cashing store that knows how to make its customers happy. Is there something the banks can learn from this?
Make giving a family affair this holiday season
Listen in as Mark Thorndyke, a wealth management advisor at Merrill Lynch, explains how to get the most good from your charitable contributions.