Tag: Money Tips on the Web

Coin and Currency – Facts on U.S. Money

Coin and Currency – Facts on U.S. Money

When I was downtown last week, my niece and I stopped by to visit the Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. We enjoyed going through the exhibits, which include samples and history of coin and currency dating back hundreds of years.  Visitors also get to snap a photo next to a briefcase […]

March 28, 2017 | By More
Online Banking Security Tips for Consumers

Online Banking Security Tips for Consumers

Many of our readers are active users of online banking. It’s why we thought it would be a good idea to revisit the topic of online banking security. Per the Federal Reserve’s Consumers and Mobile Financial Services 2016 report, 71 percent of bank customers use online banking.  It’s important we all continue to be vigilant […]

March 21, 2017 | By More
Report Fraud – Websites to File Complaints About Fraud

Report Fraud – Websites to File Complaints About Fraud

As part of my research resources and newsfeeds, I receive the AARP Bulletin.  It was in the January/February 2017 that I came across Sid Kirchheimer’s article entitled “Report that Fraud: Where to file complaints and what will happen then” in his “Your Money Scam Alert” column.  It provided an excellent overview of a variety of […]

March 14, 2017 | By More
Saving Money Tips for Grocery Shopping

Saving Money Tips for Grocery Shopping

When I look at my budget, the one item that skyrocketed this year was medical insurance.  As a result, I’m back to looking closely at ideas on how to save money on grocery bill costs and other expenditures. I’ve tweaked my money-saving grocery list by purchasing some items ONLY when I can do so with […]

February 28, 2017 | By More
Savings Ideas for America Savings Week 2017

Savings Ideas for America Savings Week 2017

We enjoy the topic of savings here at MoneyBasicsU, and it’s why we want to highlight it to our readers that it is America Savings Week from February 27 – March 3 this year. It is a relatively new initiative, which was created by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council in 2007. Although […]

February 21, 2017 | By More
Federal Trade Commission – Scams to Avoid on Money Transfers

Federal Trade Commission – Scams to Avoid on Money Transfers

The words identity theft, scams, hacking, malware and the like are unfortunately a part of our daily financial experiences now.  It puts a tremendous responsibility on the money smart consumer to become educated about these issues.  Why?  As good as the systems are that we engage including our banks, online shopping brands, and employers (specifically […]

February 14, 2017 | By More
Savings Ideas for 2017

Savings Ideas for 2017

There are some truths about personal finances that money smart consumers already know.  It’s the topic of savings.  Every time we identify ways to save money to our bottom line, our checking account increases.  As our checking account increases, our choices increase. And, in the end, the ability to have choices is everything!  In a […]

February 7, 2017 | By More
Are You a Middle Class Consumer?

Are You a Middle Class Consumer?

Although today’s blog is short, it shares a resource I think you will find very interesting.  While conducting some research on the topic of the middle class in America, I came across an article on the Pew Research Center website.  It referenced data highlighted in an article it published discussing the continued shrinking of the […]

January 31, 2017 | By More
Pew Consumer Banking Project Website

Pew Consumer Banking Project Website

Last week in our Post Money Smart Tips for Banking in 2017, we provided some important updates on changes coming to the banking industry.  We thought it would be valuable to continue the banking discussion. After all, your bank is in many ways the center of your money lifestyle.  Everything from your paycheck or client […]

January 24, 2017 | By More
Money Smart Tips for Banking in 2017

Money Smart Tips for Banking in 2017

Refreshing your personal finances at the beginning of the year includes your banking activities.  Today, we thought it would be valuable to share some bank reporting resources to keep you updated on what is happening within the industry.  In general, this valuable information doesn’t make the mainstream media outlets.  Plus, we want to provide you […]

January 17, 2017 | By More