Archive for January, 2013

What You Need to Know About the Fiscal Cliff Deal

Posted in Financial News,What's New
January 31st, 2013 at 11:05 am by Ally

If you’re like most Americans, chances are you’ve been keeping a close eye on the latest “fiscal cliff” developments. The Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, defines the “fiscal cliff” as a bundle of tax increases and spending cuts that were due to take effect at the end of 2012 and beginning… read more

3 Things You Might Not Know About IRAs

Posted in Community
January 29th, 2013 at 10:10 am by Ally

More than 40 million Americans have Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), with a third of all households having at least one traditional IRA and 17 percent having Roth IRAs, according to Fox Business. But IRAs come with their fair share of rules and restrictions, which may leave people confused when it comes to all the ways… read more

The Dos and Don’ts of Saving on Wedding Costs

Posted in Savings Talk
January 27th, 2013 at 10:31 am by Ally

There are many more brides- and grooms-to-be now than there were a month ago.That’s because, according to Money Crashers, the majority of engagements occur around Christmas. This means that, starting in January, there’s a whole new wave of wedding planning going on. Anyone who has ever planned a wedding, though, knows that this happy event… read more

Financial Etiquette: Giving the Gift of Cash [VIDEO]

Posted in Community,Financial Etiquette
January 24th, 2013 at 10:00 am by Ally

When it comes to weddings, birthdays, baby showers or the holidays, cash can be a great gift. But what are the rules for giving money? And are there ever times when it’s just not a good idea? In our latest installment of “Financial Etiquette with Randy Cohen,” the author, humorist and original The New York Times “Ethicist” offers advice… read more

10 Ways to Boost Your Financial Health in 2013

Posted in Community,Financial News
January 23rd, 2013 at 9:51 am by Ally

For many people, the new year is a time for new goals – especially ones involving money. For 2013, we came up with 10 things you can do to boost your savings and strengthen your finances. 1. Ladder Your CDs As Bankrate points out, CD rates are currently at record lows. But you can increase your… read more

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