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How Long Does It Take for a Check to Clear?

How Long Does It Take for a Check to Clear?

Waiting for a check to clear can be frustrating. Ease the pain by knowing the rules, and exploring new payment channels.

How to Write a Check: Six Steps With Examples

How to Write a Check: Six Steps With Examples

Writing a check isn't as easy as it sounds - there's more at stake than you may think. To write a check properly and safely, follow these tips.

What Is Opportunity Cost and What Does It Mean for You?

What Is Opportunity Cost and What Does It Mean for You?

Opportunity cost can be defined as weighing the sacrifice made against the gain achieved when making tough money, career, and lifestyle decisions. Here's why it's important to you.

When Is It 'Worth It' to Work With a Financial Advisor?

When Is It 'Worth It' to Work With a Financial Advisor?

Choosing a financial advisor is tricky. Here is how you can successfully select one and feel confident about it.

Is PayPal Safe? Yes, and Here's Why

Is PayPal Safe? Yes, and Here's Why

PayPal is safe, but users will need to take some specific actions to maximize data security when using the digital payment platform.

What Is a Tax Advisor and How Do You Choose One?

What Is a Tax Advisor and How Do You Choose One?

A good tax advisor can mean the difference between you or Uncle Sam pocketing your money. Here's how to choose a tax specialist who'll tip the scales in your favor.

What Is a Robo Advisor and How Do You Choose One?

What Is a Robo Advisor and How Do You Choose One?

As more financial planning services go online, robo advisors offer a compelling service to individuals. Even so, you need to vet your robo advisor thoroughly. The lack of human interaction may not be the best for everyone.

60 Seconds: How Do the Tariffs Affect My Wallet?

60 Seconds: How Do the Tariffs Affect My Wallet?

Tariff talk is everywhere. But politics aside, all you really care about is how it all will affect your wallet. So give me 60 seconds and I'll tell you how. Watch!

Women Need Financial Independence For True Equality

Women Need Financial Independence For True Equality

Welcome to Unfiltered. The first installment in a series of podcasts and videos where I get to be my honest self. And this Fourth of July, I am telling you my opinion about the financial independence of women -- or lack there of. Bring on the comments.

What Is a Short Sale and Who Does it Benefit?

What Is a Short Sale and Who Does it Benefit?

A short sale can get a homeowner out from under a high-debt home. These sales can offer good deals to home buyers and sellers alike.