Stretch. Build. Achieve.

Netspend Blog

Build

Adding MoneyBudgetingBuildLearnSaving

7 Easy Ways to Master Your Money in 2021

Posted 17 mins ago

  It’s always a great time to learn how to master your money and take control of your finances. With these seven simple steps, we’ll show you how to save and invest more while reducing your expenses so you can work toward achieving your short- and long-term financial goals in 2021. Some of them only […]

BuildLearn

Truth or Scam: Protect Yourself from Fraud

Posted 1 month ago

A new report released by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners revealed fraud cases are on the rise. In “November 2020, 79% of respondents said they saw an increase in the overall level of fraud”, which steadily rose throughout 2020. This is thought to be in part due to COVID-19 and the resulting financial hardships that people […]

BuildSaving

6 Ways to De-stress from Holiday Spending

Posted 2 months ago

It’s no secret that the holiday period can be one of the most stressful times of the year. If you are shopping for a lot of gifts, food, and holiday décor, all the holiday spending can sometimes even make it feel more stressful than fun. This time of year, the best plan of action is […]

Adding MoneyBuildLearn

The Benefits of Direct Deposit and How to Set it Up

Posted 3 months ago

  No one wants to schlep to work on their day off to pick up a paycheck or wait for it to arrive in the mail, especially when you’ve got bills to pay. But there’s another way to get paid that’s better and faster1 than an old-fashioned paper check — direct deposit. Once you’re signed […]

BuildCredit

Credit Protection Help During COVID-19

Posted 4 months ago

There are several ways your credit score could become damaged during COVID-19. In recent months, many individuals have had to file for unemployment and take on additional debt. They may have even missed payments, or become a victim of identity theft or an unemployment scam. This is why focusing on credit protection is especially important right now. If […]

BuildLearnSecurity

How to Spot and Avoid Unemployment Scams

Posted 6 months ago

Over the past few months, millions of people have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many Americans are applying for unemployment benefits and are struggling to find work. Sadly, with so many people applying for benefits, unemployment scams are rife and hard to avoid. In Washington state alone, $300 million was […]

BuildLearn

What You Need to Know About ChexSystems and Early Warning Services

Posted 10 months ago

Can’t get a checking or savings account? You might be in the ChexSystems or Early Warning Services databases which are used by banks to determine whether to let you open a savings or checking account. These are two of the primary Bank Account Screening Consumer Reporting Agencies. What is a Bank Account Screening Consumer Reporting […]

BuildLearn

What You Can Learn if You’ve Been Scammed

Posted 11 months ago

Being scammed can feel like having your home invaded. Your trust level goes down, and you are determined not to let it happen again. If you’ve been a victim of a scam, there are valuable lessons that can be learned. Here are a few examples of what you can do to prevent being scammed in […]

BudgetingBuild

Getting Back on Budget After the Holidays

Posted 1 year ago

January is the month almost everyone says, “Oops.” That’s when the bills from your holiday spending arrive. This year, don’t shuffle statements and neglect some bills in order to pay others. You can manage your money – and the lack of it. Here are some tips to get your finances back on budget after the […]

BuildLearn

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Financial Goals

Posted 2 years ago

If you’ve decided that it’s time to work on setting goals that will help you achieve more financial balance and financial security, you deserve a hearty pat on the back. It’s time to take more control of your finances and start dictating more of your future, but before you’re off to the races, take the […]

BudgetingBuild

5 Principles for Debt Management

Posted 2 years ago

All too often, people make the mistake of simply ignoring their debt. This is often due to being unable to pay off large amounts all at once and remaining in what feels like a never-ending cycle of repayment. Instead of hoping for a big windfall from the lotto or the death of a rich uncle […]

BudgetingBuild

The First Rule of Making a Personal Budget — Keep It Simple

Posted 2 years ago

As you begin to put together your personal budget and begin the journey toward better financial stability, there will be plenty of advice on where to begin and how to proceed. Sometimes too much information can be a bad thing, especially when you’re already feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of finally confronting your spending and […]

BudgetingBuild

Take Control of Your Finances and Get Out of Debt

Posted 3 years ago

Sometimes it can feel like debt sneaked up on you, and now you have to deal with what feels like an overwhelming burden. No one wants to stay in debt, but it can be difficult to know where to start so you can take that first step and start building positive momentum. Taking control of […]

Build

Common Debt Management Mistakes People Make and How to Avoid Them

Posted 3 years ago

If you’ve decided to improve your debt management skills and want to take the first steps to eliminating debt, there’s always some room for improvement. It’s never too late to learn from your mistakes and avoid them going forward. Better yet, you can learn from others’ mistakes and avoid making them altogether. Here are a […]