8 Fast Financial Tips for Military Recruits

If you’re a new recruit or junior enlisted service member, the military can throw a lot your way in a short time. While you’re getting a handle on your new life, make time to check your finances, too. A few simple steps now can set ...

4 Smart Money Moves for College Students

I wouldn’t trade my college experience for anything. But I do wish I had handled my finances better. Here are four smart money moves tips I wish somebody had shared with me when I was a college student. Never carry a balance on a credit ...

Book a Hotel Room Without a Credit Card?

Q: Is it possible to book a hotel room without a credit card? A: Absolutely, it is. Just use a debit card. I don’t have a credit card. When it comes to finances, the only pieces of plastic you’ll find in my wallet are two debit cards—one for my ...

Protect Yourself from Debt Collectors

Q: I’ve heard you say to never give collectors access to your checking account. Does that include payments with a debit card too? A: Absolutely! If you’re doing something like scheduling utility payments to come through your debit card or out of ...

The Card Skimming Scam

Do you swipe your plastic in public? Know about skimming to keep thieves from swiping your card info. Thieves can capture credit or debit card information through a device that reads your card’s magnetic strip. These ‘skimming’ ...