With Amex Bluebird, You Don’t Need a Checking Account Anymore

Amex Bluebird is a checking account alternative with surprisingly few fees.

Can you bank without a checking account? With its new product Bluebird, American Express is betting that not only that you can, but that you’ll save money doing so.

7 Tricky Pitfalls To Online Bill Pay


Like most shortcuts in life, online bill pay has some serious downsides.

The Best Places for Your Short-Term Savings


It’s time to give yourself a ten-second financial check-up: Are all of your hard-earned dollars earning interest? Savvy investors know that every dollar deposited at a bank, brokerage, or financial institution should be making money… and that includes your short-term savings, cash investment balances, even your checking account. If not, you should be looking for […]

Understanding Overdraft Protection and Fees

At one point or another, it’s happened to nearly all of us: For one reason or another, we spent more than our available checking account balance. And most likely, we wound up paying an overdraft fee for the privilege. In years prior to the day I “smartened up” financially, I probably gave my credit union […]