Fast Money Blog

  • Take a Byte Out of CyberCrime

    09/09/21

    We’ve all heard about computer viruses and hackers and online scams of just about every kind. To find out about the latest threat, we need to look no further than the news. There are common themes. A mega-corporation has its computer systems held

  • Navigating Newlywed Life Through A Financial Lens

    02/10/21

    This last year has been challenging, and even more so if you’re a newlywed. Despite the obstacles, your finances don’t have to be one of them. Marriage is about having an open line of communication, even the overwhelming parts like finances. Here

  • Alternative Ways to Save for Retirement

    01/28/21

    If you’re self-employed or work for a small business without a designated retirement plan, there are plenty of alternative ways to save for the future. We all know the importance of saving for retirement and developing a plan that benefits us down

  • Online Banking Versus Mobile Banking Apps

    10/22/20

    Online banking and mobile banking apps have both revolutionized the way that we handle our finances, but what’s the difference between the two? The digital era has transformed banking a great deal, particularly how services are conducted. While it

  • How to Spot Fraudulent Emails

    08/12/20

    Phishing is the term used to describe emails sent out by hackers. They try to trick people into giving away passwords and sensitive information. They could also contain viruses or attempt to trick you out of your hard-earned cash. Hackers send about

  • Buying a Home in COVID-19: What to Consider

    08/12/20

    Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions most people make. And as COVID-19 has altered the housing market and mortgage standards, it’s important to be smart in choosing a home that you can afford now, and that will contribute to your

  • How to use Person-to-Person Payments

    06/10/20

    With mobile person-to-person payments, you d on’t have to meet up to exchange money or send a check. Just pick up your smartphone. What Is A Person-to-Person Payment? Most transactions happen between consumers and companies, but person-to-person

  • All About eWallets: Your Guide to Using an Electronic Wallet

    03/04/20

    What if we never had to deal with losing our wallets or purses again? What if a high-tech lock could keep our pocketbooks sealed tight? What if we didn’t have to replace our lost or stolen cards? What if we could complete all our purchases at the

  • 10 Things You Didn't Know About Checking Accounts

    01/21/20

    These days, almost everyone has a checking account. But that’s a very recent development. To appreciate the convenience of modern checking, it helps to look at how it developed. People Have Been Writing Checks for a Long Time The earliest evidence

  • How to Avoid Overspending on Holiday Gifts

    11/21/19

    It’s that time of the year where all too often, Americans find themselves with more financial worry than holiday cheer. According to a National Retail Federation’s 2019 Holiday Spending Survey, the average consumer prepares to lay out $1,047.83 this