A person at a desk using their laptop.

How to Protect Your Finances in the Gig Economy

How to Protect Your Finances in the Gig Economy A growing number of workers are gravitating to the gig economy, where they can set their own schedules and, if they want, make money doing more than one kind of job. Over a third of U.S. workers – 36%, according to The Tech Report – support…
A woman sitting on her bed with her laptop on her lap. She is thinking while tapping her credit card against the side of her forehead.

New Money Problems We Didn’t Used to Have

New Money Problems We Didn’t Used to Have If you ever feel like it’s gotten harder to stay on top of your or your family’s financial situation, you’re not wrong. Just ask a parent or grandparent. Older generations have a lot to teach us – and one of those things is how people used to…
A man who looks stressed. He had his hands in his hair while looking at a laptop.

What You Need to Know About Check Fraud

What You Need to Know About Check Fraud Reports of check fraud are up, despite the fact that fewer people are writing checks compared with a decade ago. As with any type of financial fraud, it is crucial to take steps to protect yourself from falling victim to it – even if you use them…
An sign on a business window. The sign says the business is open.

Why Customers Use Check Cashing Businesses

There are multiple reasons check cashing continues to be one of the most popular financial services around. When it comes to using a check cashing place that works for you, the question isn’t why, but why not?

A person holding a sparkler.

New Year, New Banking Options

There are various opportunities available in banking nowadays. If you want to explore better banking options in the new year, consider these few things happening in banking at the moment.

A person in a hoodie using a desktop.

Best Ways to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

Folks these days put a lot of information online and into the hands of strangers – perhaps more than they should. While there is no single, fool-proof solution to ensure you never fall victim to identity theft, there are many steps you can take to protect yourself.

A small American flag in the middle of a folded 20 dollar bill.

Independence Day Advice: How to Ask for a Raise

It may be time to ask for a raise. Many workers have never done so in their lives, in part due to their discomfort with the conversation. This summer, set yourself free from your underpaid situation – and confront your fear of asking for more money for a job well done.

A keyboard and documents on a wooden surface.

Should You Freeze Your Credit Report

A credit freeze is a process of putting a lock on your credit report so that no one can open or access new lines of credit under your name, including you. Here are five reasons one might consider freezing their credit reports.