Device Advice: How to Keep Your Phone Safe From Fraud

Device Advice: How to Keep Your Phone Safe From Fraud

Smartphones are the millennial’s answer to the disorganized life. You can buy practically anything with just a few swipes, schedule your appointments and store all your photos and home videos in this one, convenient location. [You can also manage your accounts, check your balance and deposit checks through Diamond

Affordable Sustainability: All You Need To Know About Going Solar

Affordable Sustainability 1 of 12 - All You Need To Know About Going Solar

Since 2008, hundreds of thousands of homeowners have chosen to install solar panels on their rooftops to use the sun’s energy for powering their homes. Solar panels can benefit the environment and can save the homeowner boatloads of money in energy costs over the years. Thanks to the ever-

Don’t Get Caught in a Charity Scam

Don’t Get Caught in a Charity Scam

Sharing your blessings through charity is a truly wonderful way to give back. Unfortunately, though, scammers are out in full force to hijack the kindness of charity-givers everywhere to get at their money and their information. Here’s what you need to know about charity scams and how to protect yourself. ` 

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Free Vacation Scams

Free Vacation Scams

Congrats – you’ve won an all-expense paid vacation to the Bahamas! It’s a dream come true! Or is it? Unfortunately, if you receive notification that you’ve landed a free luxury vacation, you’ve likely been targeted by a scam. Here’s what you need to know about free vacation scams and how to protect yourself from falling victim.

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The Post-Holiday Budget Recovery Guide

The Post-Holiday Budget Recovery Guide

The holidays are over, and if you’ve gone over budget with your spending, it’s time to deal with the aftermath. Instead of living in a financial deficit, take steps to repair your budget as soon as the last guest leaves. 

Here’s how you can get your budget back on track for the new year.

Review your holiday spending

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Which Apps Can Help Me Keep My Financial Resolutions for the New Year?

Which Apps Can Help Me Keep My Financial Resolutions for the New Year?

Q: I’m looking for tools to help me actually keep the financial resolutions I made for the New Year, but I’m confused by all the options. What are the best personal finance apps that can help me stick to my money resolutions this year?

What to Buy and What to Skip in January

What to Buy and What to Skip in January

What’s your January shopping style–all shopped out, or ready to hit the mall again as soon as the last guest leaves? Whatever it is, we’ve got you covered! January begins with a bang, but there are no major shopping holidays once the new year gets underway. Of course, you can still pick up great bargains this month, or find that you’ve overpaid on

12 Steps to Financial Wellness - Step 12: Review and Tweak

12 Steps to Financial Wellness - Step 12: Review and Tweak

Congratulations! You’ve reached the 12th and final step of the 12 steps to financial wellness. In this step, we’ll review each of the previous steps and adjust this part of your financial health as necessary.

All You Need to Know About Check Washing

All You Need to Know About Check Washing

Despite the increasing digitization of money management, there is still a place in the economy for paper checks – and along with them, check-washing scams. According to the National Check Fraud Center, check washing has an $815 million annual price tag to U.S. consumers. Unfortunately, instances of check washing often go unnoticed until it’s too late to

How to Host a Stress-free Holiday Meal on a Budget

How to Host a Stress-free Holiday Meal on a Budget

Holiday hosting can be super-stressful – and expensive! This year, with prices soaring at the grocery and beyond, breaking that budget on hosting duties can seem like a sure thing. Lucky for you, you can change the odds. Here are six ways you can host a stress-free and awesome holiday meal without draining your wallet. 

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