Has your banking institution hiked monthly fees, increased the minimum balance requirement and taken away your rewards programs? Below are some tips to help avoid unnecessary fees when possible: Monthly maintenance fee – many banks charge monthly fees on checking accounts that are not maintaining a minimum daily balance. This balance varies from bank to…

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ChicksChatandChange.com – Price vs Loyalty. A look at family money history and the influence it can have in your financial decision making. Ann Benjamin Zuraw, CFP®, CFA®, CDFA ™ Comprehensive Financial Planning for the Planned and the Unexpected.

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As a child, what was the most important lesson you learned about money? Does it affect the way you save and/or spend your money? Has it affected you in a positive or negative way? Example of my family going to the racetrack.

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Generation Y (also known as the Millennials) are those born between the mid-80’s and the mid-90’s. Their numbers are estimated to be as high as 70 million, and they are the fasting growing segment in today’s workforce. The reality for generation Y is a highly challenging job market due to the current economy. Financially, they…

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Many of us have found the past few years to be a rough ride where income is concerned. We’ve witnessed an abundance of job losses, salary cuts and shrinking investments while our  our bills continue to rise. The key to getting ahead is to live below your means, but this is becoming more and more…

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