Community banks and credit unions are a unique “middle ground” between mega-banks (think Citibank, Chase, Wachovia) and online banks (like ING and Ally). They have some of the unique pros of both.
Suze Orman recently spoke at Google about an action plan for employees, investing, saving, buying a home, credit scores, and her 10 "truths" of personal finance. Here are the highlights.
Instead of tracking your complete net worth every month, try only tracking what you can affect directly--your "actionable" net worth, for a more complete short-term picture.
Tom Becker from Money Choices teaches us about compound interest, real-life applications, and laddering our interest investments.
I take a look at some of the financial lessons of 2009 that were essential for our family to learn, and wish you a happy and healthy New Year!
This is it--the one document that will guide your financial decisions for the rest of your life. Are you ready to write one?
Learn about the components of a credit score (payment history, amounts owed, length of history, recent credit, and types of credit), why you should care about your score, and how to go about improving it (in simple terms).