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How Do Free Credit Monitoring Sites React to New Credit Inquiries?

Over on Dyer News, I end up doing a lot of personal finance app reviews. This includes a variety of free credit monitoring services that allow you to view your educational credit scores and give you tips for improving them. The thing is that, while I explore each of these...

Countdown to #FinCon19: My 11 Most Anticipated Presentations

In just a couple of weeks, I'll be heading to our nation's capital to witness the meeting of money and media. That's right, FinCon 2019 is just around the corner! With this being the second year I've had the chance to attend, part of me feels as though I'm basically...

Teachable Creator Challenge: Looking Back at the Inaugural Event 3

The strangest thing happened this week: the kids in my neighborhood all headed back to school for some reason. If I didn't know better, I'd say that this meant that the summer was coming to a close. Well, if that's the case, then the Teachable Creator Challenge that kicked off...

Save Money on Bank Fees with These Online-Only Banks 5

It’s no secret that many Americans have a complicated relationship with banks. In many ways, they may just seem like a necessary evil people put up with for convenience sake. As a result, consumers tend to grin and bare it with the various fees they’re charged on a monthly basis....

Knowing When to Jump Off of a Sinking Ship

Earlier this week, the subscription service Loot Crate announced it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and had been acquired. While the news made headlines — especially since the company was one of the country's fastest-growing — I honestly could have told you a few months ago this was going...

Global Entry: What is it and is it Worth it for Travelers? 6

If you’ve traveled internationally in recent years, you may have noticed signs for Global Entry as you made your way to the long line for customs and immigration when arriving back in the States. Furthermore, if you’re anything like me, you may have assumed that this Global Entry offering was...