I think it is fair to say the coronavirus is bringing the U.S. economy to a slowdown, although likely could be a complete halt. Most are predicting a recession for at least this year. In order to prepare for a recession, below are a few tips to help ...

FrankN created new blog entry Refinance Opportunities in Your Money 1 week ago

While the markets are in turmoil and everyone is in isolation due to the coronavirus, there is some potential positives out there from a personal finance perspective. Given the declining interest rates, this would be a great opportunity to refinance ...

I am sure everyone is watching the stock market very closely. As you hear a lot of terms out there on what kind of market we are in, a lot of financial commentators are stating the bull market is over and now we are in a bear market. A lot of people ...

You might have seen during the last few weeks people have mentioned the stock market decline triggered the circuit-breaker, but you might have no idea what that means. Given how important they are, I wanted to provide a high-level overview. Please le ...

FrankN created new blog entry What is a Run on the Bank? in Economy & Current Events 2 weeks ago

These are very unique times, and I hope everyone is staying safe. I will be posting several articles on the recent volatility out there including an overview of the recent stock market declines, what the Fed is doing to try and stop it, and a few sim ...

Wall Street cannot be calmed down when it comes to the coronavirus. In case you haven’t been watching over the last few weeks, I want to highlight the recent stock market volatility to you. Please feel free to ask any follow up questions in the comme ...

When it comes to planning for your first baby, it’s hard to find a balance between being budget conscious and feeling as though you are prepared for anything and everything your new baby may need. Here are three lessons (and huge cost-saving tips) th ...

In today’s environment with rising education expenses, some are asking the question of if a college education is still worth the investment. Every parent wants to do the most that they can to set their child up for success, but many are beginning to ...

FrankN created new blog entry How to Give Kids an Allowance in Economy & Current Events 3 months ago

I am now honored to be a parent, and the subject of allowances has entered into the discussion. The subject of children’s allowances can get surprisingly contentious. Some parents have very strong opinions about the topic. I did some research and fou ...

Many investors have their investments spread across multiple accounts and it can be difficult to properly track the value of your overall portfolio. Your investment portfolio includes 401(k)s, IRAs, and investment accounts with multiple brokerage acc ...

debt collectors can be the absolute worst, keep an eye on them!

Very helpful information! I hope everyone can get back on track from bankruptcy.

FrankN replied to the topic 'Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Credit Card' in the forum. 5 months ago

Has anyone recently applied for a new credit card?

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FrankN replied to the topic 'Prepaid Credit Cards' in the forum. 5 months ago

My 18 year old nephew just got his first prepaid credit card! He is on his way to build credit!

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FrankN replied to the topic 'Teaching Your Children' in the forum. 5 months ago

I currently have a 8 month old, and I am trying to teach her how to save! so far no success!

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FrankN created a new topic ' Holiday Credit Card Debt' in the forum. 5 months ago

Does anyone carry a credit card debt balance during the holiday season?

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FrankN replied to the topic 'Rising Credit Card Debt' in the forum. 5 months ago

I continue to monitor this and it is really becoming a major problem. I could see a recession in 6 months.

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FrankN replied to the topic 'Walmart MasterCard' in the forum. 5 months ago

And this is going to continue to contribute to the rising debt crisis!

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FrankN replied to the topic 'Apple Credit Card' in the forum. 5 months ago

I am planning to get another credit card before the year end. Does anyone have one they are using a love?

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FrankN replied to the topic 'Yes, after it was phished' in the forum. 5 months ago

Did you have to pay any of the fees/charges?

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