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Your Spring Financial Checklist

Posted 2 days ago

  April and May are welcome months for many of us. Are you starting a garden? Ready to dust off the grill? However, aside from warmer weather plans, there are some other activities you’d be smart to take part in, including those that affect your financial well-being. In addition to basic cleaning and organizing tasks, […]

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How to Get and Use a Virtual Card Number

Posted 2 weeks ago

Not all card issuers offer virtual card numbers, but a few of them do, including Capital One, Citi, and Netspend.1 To get a virtual card number for your Netspend Account, sign in to your Online Account Center to create your temporary number. You’ll select which prepaid card you want to link to the virtual card number. Once your […]

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Best Ways to Use Your Stimulus Check

Posted 1 month ago

2020 was a challenging financial year for many people, and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act offered many Americans relief from some of the money stressors caused by the COVID pandemic. With two stimulus checks behind us, there’s now a third stimulus payment on the horizon. However, some Americans are still owed […]

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How to Not Overspend on Holiday Gifts

Posted 5 months ago

The holiday season is just around the corner. Holidays are a special opportunity to spend time with loved ones while exchanging gifts and creating lasting memories. However, for some people, the holidays are stressful. The financial burdens of traveling to see family and shopping for presents can put an unwelcome strain on their budget. These […]

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How to Save on Travel During the Holidays

Posted 5 months ago

It’s not news that travel can be very costly, no matter what time of year it is. When you add up the price of gas, plane tickets, hotels, car rental, and baggage charges, it always ends up costing more than you might think. If you plan to travel during the holidays, the first thing to […]

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How to Shop Black Friday Deals and Save

Posted 6 months ago

Black Friday 2020 is just around the corner, and many of us are gearing up to take full advantage of the savings. This year, holiday shopping is likely to look a bit different due to COVID-19. Meaning, fewer people lining up for midnight doorbuster deals on Thanksgiving night, and more people opting to take advantage […]

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Finding Work During COVID-19

Posted 7 months ago

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unemployment rates to soar as businesses make cutbacks to try and stay afloat. With so many people looking for work, it is all the more difficult to find a new job. However, there are still some businesses that are hiring and finding a job is still possible in the current […]

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Your Guide to Filing for Unemployment Benefits

Posted 8 months ago

When you lose your job or have your hours reduced, it can create a great deal of stress in an already difficult time. Even if you’re not making any money, your monthly bills still need to get paid. While you’re looking for a new job, unemployment benefits provide temporary income to help cover your monthly […]

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How Netspend Can Help During Social Distancing

Posted 1 year ago

We understand these are tough times as we adjust to staying home more and social distancing from each other. It can be even tougher for those without bank accounts, but Netspend can help. Netspend prepaid cards, specifically, offer: No credit check1 because this is not a credit card No-cost2 direct deposit FDIC-insured funds by the […]

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6 Smart Resolutions for the New Year

Posted 1 year ago

The end of the year is truly the best time to evaluate your financial situation. This is when credit card companies and banks send end-of-year statements to their customers. Employers will soon send the necessary forms for filing 2019 taxes. January is the month for new beginnings, so your long-term goal of economic freedom starts […]

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Tips for Saving Money Through Couponing

Posted 2 years ago

There are plenty of tips out there for saving money, but few of them produce the same kind of immediate savings that you can find with couponing. Coupons instantly reduce the amount you pay at checkout so you spend less on the items you use most. Investing a little time in couponing can produce significant […]

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Travel Cheap – How to Budget Travel the Right Way

Posted 2 years ago

Traveling can feel like a luxury that is beyond your budget, but there are some travel hacks that will help you get out of town without spending too much. If you are willing to do some research and be flexible with your plans, then you may be able to enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating trip. […]

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4 Ways to Save Money on Everyday Expenses

Posted 3 years ago

If your budget is already tight but you need to start paying down some debt or saving money, it can seem impossible to find new places to cut back. Fortunately, there are some ways to save money without feeling like you are sacrificing a certain quality of life or depriving yourself. To help you get […]

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5 Easy Ways to Save Money when Grocery Shopping

Posted 3 years ago

Grocery shopping is one of those necessary expenses that can eat (pun intended) away at your monthly budget. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to save money at the grocery store. With a little research and planning, you can learn where to shop and what to shop for to master your grocery list. […]