Check cashing for the Unbanked

Q: I know you hate payday loan companies. Do you feel the same way about check-cashing companies? A: Check-cashing companies are not a good deal, but they’re nowhere near as bad as payday lenders. All check-cashing businesses do is charge a fee ...

7 Tips for Choosing the Right Bank

You’ve got enough going on in your life, and the last thing you want is to spend time jumping through hoops with your bank. Who has time for that? Many banks have turned to new ways of making profit after regulations started putting the ...

College Students: 4 Smart Money Moves

Though it seems like forever ago that I was a wide-eyed 18-year-old headed off for college (maybe because it was?), I can still vividly remember my sense of excitement. The mountain was mine to climb! And while I wouldn’t trade my college ...