Carolyn has worked in newsrooms around the country as a reporter and editor. Her interests include personal finance, sci-fi novels and ridiculous Broadway musicals.
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What Is a Savings Bond?
A savings bond is a loan to the government for up to 30 years. It's safe but earns less than other investments.
3 Money Habits to Carry Forward From the Pandemic Era
According to a new survey, 78% of Americans report that the pandemic spurred them to take financial action.
Losing Your Simple Account? Some Alternatives Worth a Look
Fans of the soon-to-close app might like options including LendingClub, Varo and Personal Capital, among others.
How to Close a Bank Account
Open a new account, move money and bills, and close the account by contacting your old bank.
SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
SchoolsFirst limits members mostly to people who work in California schools. If that includes you, the credit union has a lot to offer.