Budgeting & Saving

Budgeting & Saving

9 Ways to Fight Rising Prices on Groceries

If you’re like most Americans, you’ve probably noticed your grocery bills climb to crazy heights during the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past 12 months, all of the six major grocery store food group prices increased, according to the November 2021 Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Prices for meats, poultry, fish and eggs rose … Continue reading

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Budgeting & Saving

Common Checking Account Fees and How to Avoid Them

There are a variety of common fees that banks charge their customers for maintaining a checking account. These include monthly service fees, ATM fees, overdraft fees, and more. According to Bankrate’s 2021 survey, the average monthly fee on non-interest-bearing checking accounts is $5.08 per month. Luckily, once you know about these fees, there are several ways to avoid them. Keep … Continue reading

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Budgeting & Saving

3 Steps To Simplify Large Financial Goals

Photo by S O C I A L . C U T on Unsplash How to Simplify Large Financial Goals Most people have financial goals that they would love to accomplish. Some of these may be smaller, such as going on a weekend getaway. Others may require a more significant and costly commitment, like saving for a down payment on … Continue reading

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Budgeting & Saving

What is a Rewards Checking Account?

  Checking accounts aren’t just for paying your bills. They could reward you with cash back perks or help you earn interest toward your balance. Some of the best checking accounts could even do both! Checking accounts with benefits such as these are known as rewards checking accounts. Keep reading for everything you need to know about rewards checking accounts. … Continue reading

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