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Everything you need to know about finances

Everything you need to know about finances

University of Chicago social scientist Harold Pollack says that everything you need to know about finances will fit on one index card. His advice is summarized below: MAX your 401(k) or equivalent employee contribution. Buy inexpensive, well-diversified mutual funds. Pay attention to fees. Avoid actively-managed funds. Never buy or sell an individual security. The personRead article

Preparations to Make Before You Die

Preparations to Make Before You Die

It’s a fact of life that we’re all going to die at some point. While it’s not something you probably want to think about, you can make things a lot easier on yourself (and your family) if you get everything in order now. Here are 7 simple steps to take to be ready. They areRead article

Switching Banks

Switching Banks

Tired of the fees, low interest, or bad service at your bank? The infographic below shows how to switch to a new bank.

Balance Your Checking Account

Balance Your Checking Account

Today with online banking and mobile apps, many people no longer bother to balance or reconcile their checking accounts. But even though bank errors are rare, there are still some good reasons to at least review your account monthly: See how much you’ve spent during the month on various categories. Sometimes it’s helpful to addRead article

Gym Membership Contracts

Gym Membership Contracts

Before you sign a contract for a gym membership, read it carefully and understand what you are signing. Complaints about membership contracts are way up across the country. In 2012 in Utah, for example, the Better Business Bureau of Utah received 330 complaints involving gyms and their contracts–roughly double the number from 2011. Most ofRead article