Even in a recession – or a "jobless recovery" – it's essential that you learn to manage your money properly and avoid the many financial pitfalls that keep people in poverty.
From knowing how much money a bank can save you – or charge you -- to knowing how to manage credit cards in the face of federal reform, the following articles will help you deal with your money in a more savvy manner:
For one month, Reporter Candace Choi decided to live her life without the help of a bank. What she found was a system that is designed to nickel and dime the consumer at every turn, costing thousands more for many people who are barred from opening checking accounts.
The internet has transformed the way banks do business. But you still need to take some basic precautions to protect your money in this automated world.
While the Credit Card Act of 2009 has ended some of the most exploitative practices of the industry, many companies still find ways of leaving customers feeling robbed. Find out how you can avoid getting soaked by fees, high interest rates and high balances.