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Banks make big bucks from overdraft fees — more than $11.6 billion in 2019 alone, according to one study from the Center for Responsible Lending. And those fees, which are charged to customers when they spend more than they have in their bank account, can add up quickly. A single overdraft fee, wh...

12 Out-of-the-Box Ways to Vacation at Home

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That dream vacation to the beach, theme park, or quiet mountain retreat might be out of reach right now, but that doesn’t mean you should just plow through the year at work, letting your vacation days go to waste. Studies show again and again that stepping away from work can translate into all kin...

To Bank or Not to Bank (We Have Questions) Part 1

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North Philadelphia, Born and Raised… The term unbanked is described informally by the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) as individuals who do not use banks or banking institutions in any capacity. They generally pay for things in cash, by money orders, or prepaid debit cards. Being unde...

How to Avoid Getting Scammed on Peer-to-Peer Apps

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The days of cash may be over. More often, friends are splitting the restaurant tab by sending money via PayPal and parents are Venmoing babysitters their earnings after a night out. The use of peer-to-peer apps like Venmo, Zelle, and PayPal is booming. One forecast predicts that we’ll spend more t...

Pet Care for Our Furry Family Members

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To say that the COVID pandemic has been a difficult time is an understatement, I realize this. To counterbalance the strain, people have been intentionally looking for ways to comfort themselves and their families. A tremendous upside has been the boost in pet adoptions. Many animal shelters are hav...

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