How long to keep your documents

I have a lot of pet peeves. One of my biggest pet peeves: Banks and businesses that send you junk mail. Whenever I go to my mailbox and it’s filled with promotional material, I just want to send the mail right back to them. In fact, I switched my car insurance a while ago because they just wouldn’t stop sending me...

Money Etiquette: Holiday Gift-Giving on a Budget

When it comes to gift-giving over the holidays, my good friend Richard is a pro at the “shrug it off” approach. Last year he didn’t purchase gifts for anyone. And on Christmas morning, during his family’s standard “gather around the tree and open gifts” ritual, when it came Richard’s turn to hand out his gifts for others, he was...

Instant Pot 6-Quart 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker for just $59.49 shipped!

November 21, 2018 | Crystal PaineAdd to my favorites (Note: The links in this post are affiliate links, and we will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking through our links. Read our disclosure policy here.) Yay! Our first Instant Pot Black Friday Deal!! Amazon has the Instant Pot 6-Quart 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker for just $59.49 shipped — the...

Fitbit Versa Smart Watch Black Friday Deal — Just $149 shipped!!

November 21, 2018 | MegAdd to my favorites (Note: The links in this post are affiliate links, and we will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking through our links. Read our disclosure policy here.) Looking for a Black Friday Deal on the Fitbit Versa? Amazon just dropped the price on the Fitbit Versa Smart Watch down to $149 shipped!...

Nintendo Switch System with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Game for just $299 shipped!!

November 21, 2018 | MegAdd to my favorites (Note: The links in this post are affiliate links, and we will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking through our links. Read our disclosure policy here.) This much-anticipated Black Friday deal is *finally* live! Go grab the Nintendo Switch System with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Game for just $299 shipped right...

Apple iPad Black Friday Deal — Just $249 shipped!!

November 21, 2018 | MegAdd to my favorites (Note: The links in this post are affiliate links, and we will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking through our links. Read our disclosure policy here.) Looking for iPad Black Friday Deals?! Amazon has this Apple iPad for just $249 shipped right now — a HUGE price drop and the LOWEST...

MORE Air Fryer Black Friday Deals!!

November 21, 2018 | MegAdd to my favorites (Note: The links in this post are affiliate links, and we will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking through our links. Read our disclosure policy here.) Wow! The Air Fryer Black Friday Deals are going crazy!! Here are several more… Macy’s has this Bella 1.2 Quart Air Fryer for just $19.99...

Brex: A Business Card That Doesn’t Require a Personal Guarantee

Finding a business credit card that doesn’t require an entrepreneur to personally guarantee the debt is like finding a parking spot at the mall on a rainy Saturday: There are options, but they’re either unappealing or not a fit. But a company called Brex has created a corporate card for startup companies that rejects traditional underwriting methods.  Instead of evaluating applications...

Credit Union Checking Account Fees Rival Big Banks’

If you think a credit union is the best place for low-cost checking, think again. Credit unions market themselves as consumer-friendly alternatives to big banks. But these days many credit unions charge higher fees than banks do on checking accounts and collect as much in overdraft charges. Credit union customers pay an average of $12.90 a month in checking account service...

NerdWallet Receives Consumer Action Award for Editorial Coverage

This post was written by Kimberly Palmer, personal finance expert and credit card writer at NerdWallet We were excited recently to receive Consumer Action’s Consumer Excellence Award for our editorial coverage of personal finance issues. Consumer Action, a nonprofit focused on financial education and advocacy for underrepresented consumers, selected NerdWallet as one of its 2018 winners because of the work...