Tag: Nerdwallet

What to Splurge (and Skimp) on for Back to School

[ 0 ] August 8, 2017 |
What to Splurge (and Skimp) on for Back to School

COURTNEY JESPERSEN   The first day of school isn’t here yet, but it’s not too early to start budgeting for the upcoming semester — especially considering the amount you’ll probably spend before the first class even starts. Families with children in elementary through high school plan to spend an average of $687.72 each on back-to-school […]

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The Best Time to File Your Tax Return

[ 0 ] January 26, 2017 |
The Best Time to File Your Tax Return

Tina Orem July 8, 2016 Income Taxes, Personal Taxes, Taxes Timing is everything, especially when it comes to filing your tax return. Miss a tax-filing deadline by a day and you could be in for a world of hurt — and penalties. It’s never good to be late, but there are advantages to filing at […]

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ACH Transfers: How They Work

[ 0 ] September 19, 2016 |
ACH Transfers: How They Work

 SPENCER TIERNEY March 25, 2016 Banking, Banking Basics, Money Transfer   If you’ve sent or received money online before, odds are that an Automated Clearing House transfer was involved. Although you might not be familiar with that name, these ACH transfers account for the online bill payments you make and the direct deposits you receive, along with other transfers. […]

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What to Splurge (and Skimp) on for Back-to-School

[ 0 ] August 8, 2016 |
What to Splurge (and Skimp) on for Back-to-School

COURTNEY JESPERSENJuly 1, 2016 Holiday Tips & News, Shopping, Shopping Tips & News The first day of school isn’t here yet, but it’s not too early to start budgeting for the upcoming semester — especially considering the amount you’ll probably spend before the first class even starts. A 2015 report by American Express found that parents planned to spend an average […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Back-to-School Shopping

[ 0 ] August 5, 2016 |
The Do’s and Don’ts of Back-to-School Shopping

COURTNEY JESPERSENJuly 15, 2016 Shopping, Shopping Tips & News This school year, students will learn about history, science and grammar. But the first lesson for any back-to-school season is financial. Whether you’re a parent shopping for your child or a student buying for yourself, you don’t want to overspend on your school year prep. To help you […]

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7 Affordable Easter Basket Ideas

[ 0 ] March 18, 2016 |
7 Affordable Easter Basket Ideas

With Easter on March 27th, it’s time to spring into action. Need a little inspiration for your Easter basket? We’ve got you covered. Check out our seven most affordable Easter basket ideas — plus stores and Easter sales where you can find them right now. 1. Candy It may be the oldest Easter basket gift stuffer […]

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How to Protect Yourself Against Personal Fraud

[ 0 ] December 9, 2015 |
How to Protect Yourself Against Personal Fraud

When it comes to securing personal information, many consumers know that they should shred sensitive documents and avoid mobile banking over public Wi-Fi connections. But sometimes the threat of identity theft doesn’t come from a stranger: “Familiar fraud” or “family fraud” happens when someone you know uses your personal information to open accounts or make […]

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Using Your Tax Refund Wisely

[ 0 ] April 20, 2015 |
Using Your Tax Refund Wisely

How to Make Your Tax Refund Keep on Giving If you’re in line for an income tax refund, don’t fall into the trap of thinking you’ve hit the jackpot and can spend recklessly. After you’ve treated yourself to a little something, explore these smart ways to invest that refund in your financial health and your […]

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