High Fives All Around: Ann Gets the Praise She Deserves

High Fives All Around: Ann Gets the Praise She Deserves

Financial change means different things to different people. For one, it may be sticking to a budget for the first time in eons; for another, it could be meeting savings objectives for a palpable goal. Whatever the reason, users all over the United States are experiencing change thanks to Change. In this series, you’ll get a glimpse of the ways Change has made an impact on the way others think about, and handle, money in their everyday lives.

Today, we bring you the answers of Ann K. Lindquist, an Art Director from Minneapolis, MN with a penchant for minimalism and a […]

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Match Made in Bank Heaven? How to Tell if You and Your Loved One are Financial Soulmates

Match Made in Bank Heaven? How to Tell if You and Your Loved One are Financial Soulmates

First thing’s first: Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re taking advantage of the lovey-dovey atmosphere to talk about a serious topic that plagues many young (and not-so-young) couples: To what degree does money – and attitude towards money – influence a relationship? If you and your significant other are constantly at odds when it comes to where, when and how much to spend, perhaps you should examine the root of your disagreements more closely to figure out whether it’s a deal breaker.

I Now Pronounce Thee… Co-Signers

Before we go any further into the analysis, it’s important to realize that deep financial disagreements are […]

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3 Checking Account Mistakes – and Winning Habits to Replace them With

3 Checking Account Mistakes – and Winning Habits to Replace them With

If you’re like most people, your checking account’s health concerns you about as much as your teeth’s level of whiteness: Sure, it could be better, but what can ya do? You may have occasionally attempted tooth whitening products, some costly and some hyped, and you noticed a change that was neither impressive nor lasting. We understand if this led you to become resigned and cynical about your checking account’s balance.

There’s another way. You can have a winning checking account you’re not afraid to check, and all it takes is adopting a few positive habits. But first, you’ll need to drop […]

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This is How it’s Done: Family and Retirement Top Ben’s Savings Targets

This is How it’s Done: Family and Retirement Top Ben’s Savings Targets

Financial change means different things to different people. For one, it may be sticking to a budget for the first time in eons; for another, it could be meeting savings objectives for a palpable goal. Whatever the reason, users all over the United States are experiencing change thanks to Change. In this series, you’ll get a glimpse of the ways Change has made an impact on the way others think about, and handle, money in their everyday lives.

Today, we bring you the answers of Ben Kraker, a Sales Representative from Grand Rapids, MI. Saving can be a tough challenge for […]

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2017 Financial Game Plan: The Experts Weigh in

2017 Financial Game Plan: The Experts Weigh in

It’s the dawn of a new year, and everyone around you is reinventing themselves. Dating sites, gyms and professional networking sites are already feeling the boom in business, but you’re going to achieve something else entirely. 2017 is going to be the year you finally get on track, financially.

We can practically hear you screaming from underneath that mountain of debt you call ‘life’ (or, sometimes, ‘home’, ‘college’ or ‘kids’): How could we possibly know that? You could have any number of problem areas, just take a look at your Change account: from overspending, to insufficient/unreliable earnings, surmounting debt, lack of […]

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Briana’s Saving Strategy: Less Lattes, More of what Matters

Briana’s Saving Strategy: Less Lattes, More of what Matters

Financial change means different things to different people. For one, it may be sticking to a budget for the first time in eons; for another, it could be meeting savings objectives for a palpable goal. Whatever the reason, users all over the United States are experiencing change thanks to Change. In this series, you’ll get a glimpse of the ways Change has made an impact on the way others think about, and handle, money in their everyday lives.

Today, we bring you the answers of Briana Castorina, a college student dreaming of visiting the 48 contiguous states. While a lofty goal […]

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Outrageous Overdraft Fees Finally Meet their Match

Outrageous Overdraft Fees Finally Meet their Match

If you’ve ever been slapped with an overdraft fee, odds are you (a) didn’t see it coming, and (b) ended up paying more in fees than you originally tried to draw. Banks count on their customers’ lack of understanding, and often partial monitoring of their accounts, to charge outrageously high overdraft fees up to $38 per transaction, again and again. Unfortunately, many of us are no strangers to these fees – and their diligent payment generates billions of dollars annually for banks, indicating they’re in no rush to forfeit them.

Is there any benefit to overdraft fees?

By design, overdraft fees are […]

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Charlotte Realizes her Weaknesses – and Adjusts her Track

Charlotte Realizes her Weaknesses – and Adjusts her Track

Financial change means different things to different people. For one, it may be sticking to a budget for the first time in eons; for another, it could be meeting savings objectives for a palpable goal. Whatever the reason, users all over the United States are experiencing change thanks to Change. In this series, you’ll get a glimpse of the ways Change has made an impact on the way others think about, and handle, money in their everyday lives.

Today, we bring you the answers of Charlotte Wertz, a medical student from Aiken, SC. Despite the state’s lower than average cost of […]

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Make the Most of Your Spare Time: Land the Ultimate Side-Gig

Make the Most of Your Spare Time: Land the Ultimate Side-Gig

You’re a responsible person. You probably have a main source of income, and work hard to keep it. That said, not everyone is fortunate enough to have one job pay all our bills. If you’re among them, and overtime isn’t an option at your main gig – open yourself up to the exciting world of side-gigs.

Generally speaking, side gigs are any odd jobs you can take on that, in themselves, wouldn’t be dependable or well-paying enough to earn a living. That said, the effort they require is often considerably lesser than your typical 9-5, and either way, you’d be earning […]

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4 Crazy Overdraft Prevention Techniques that Actually Work

4 Crazy Overdraft Prevention Techniques that Actually Work

In such a divided world, it’s reassuring to know most of us have one nagging pet-peeve in common. The mutual enemy we speak of is, of course, overdraft charges. No matter how rarely, or by how little, you overspend compared to your checking balance – your bank will slap you with an exorbitant overdraft fee sooner than you can cry “24 billion dollars”, which, incidentally, is approximately how much banks rake annually in overdraft fees alone. Funny how that worked out.

Banks argue they are well-meaning in doling out this form of punishment – meant to teach you a stinging lesson […]

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