Automatic Teller Machine

ATM. Insert debit card, enter PIN, receive $$. Easy peasy…as long as there is $$ in the account.

(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy vocab blog: XO, Bettie Vocab.)

Financial Literacy Vocab

Weekend Advice: Saving Gas Money on Spring Break

Hitting the highway on a road trip this spring? If you’re traveling on a budget, here are a few tips to help you save gas money. 161 more words


The FCA shows its teeth

Banks have been economical with the truth for years when it comes to dealing with victims of fraud. They make promises that they have no intention of keeping. 670 more words


Two-speed justice

Why are banks more sympathetic to criminals than they are to law-abiding customers? In case that sounds too harsh; I’ll explain what I mean:

Let’s imagine some fraudsters acting against a bank or its customers. 495 more words


Weekend Advice: March Madness

Think winning your March Madness pool can only teach you something about basketball? Think again.

Source: Flickr / Marianne O’Leary.

With the NCAA tournament now here, many have spent hours prepping for their bracket pools with coworkers, friends, and family. 293 more words


The End of Pennies?

Chances are, you have more than a few pennies hanging around the house.

In fact, you might even have a whole jar of them, stashed away somewhere and collecting dust. 557 more words


If it's not too much trouble...

Increasing numbers of people are being robbed by ‘vishing’ fraudsters. This is despite the banks knowing all about this fraud, and how their customers could easily protect themselves. 495 more words