Don’t Be a ‘Bank Transfer Day’ Lemming

Saturday was ‘Bank Transfer Day.’ Spurred by the $5 debit card fee Bank of American planned to charge customers, a movement was born to get banking customers to switch from big banks to credit unions. Why they planned it on a Saturday when most credit unions are closed is anybody’s guess. Today in the Washington […]


How to Buy Gift Cards Online at a Big Discount

With the holidays fast approaching, it seemed like a good time to talk about how to buy gift cards online at a discount. Rather than paying full price for a Home Depot, Amazon, Kohl’s or any other gift card, there is an easy way to save as much as 30%. You can buy store gift […]


How an Unpaid Traffic Ticket Can Wreck Your Credit Score

So you have an unpaid traffic ticket. That’s not the crime of the century. But based on an article I read this week in the Washington Post, it could have significant ramifications for your credit score. And yes, it could cost you $65,738 or more in extra interest payments. Here’s the deal. Ashley Halsey III […]


How to Evaluate a Mutual Fund in 60 Seconds Flat

There are more than 15,000 mutual funds to choose from! Knowing how to wade through this sea of choices can cause the best of us to throw up our hands in despair. The reality is, however, that evaluating a mutual fund is really quite simple. So if you have 60 seconds to spare, here’s how […]