Use These Tech Tricks to Avoid ATM Fees

Use These Tech Tricks to Avoid ATM Fees

We’re living in an era of the rapid adoption of technology in financial services.  In 2010, 80% of American households perform their banking online.  30% bank on their mobile devices – leaping up 23% from the year before.    And yet, in a world where digital finance...
One Of The Best Ways To Detect Financial Fraud

One Of The Best Ways To Detect Financial Fraud

Personal Capital Pro-Tip: Fraud Detection Recently, fraud prevention and protection have come into the public eye with a series of high-profile security breaches. A staggering 110 million customer accounts were affected by the Target data breach, and around the same...
Getting Ahead of the Curve: Asset Allocation

Getting Ahead of the Curve: Asset Allocation

Investing success is as much about having the right process as it is about choosing the right investments. Avoid the barrage of money messages by focusing on one simple question:  What is the most important factor affecting your investment return?  The answer is: A...
How Diversification Helps You Save Money

How Diversification Helps You Save Money

Personal Capital was included last week on a short list of apps that help you save money.  The author of the article, Katie Roof, noted that a great use of Personal Capital is to “look at your assets to see where there are opportunities for investment...
Bitcoin Decoded (Readers, Use Caution)

Bitcoin Decoded (Readers, Use Caution)

The price swings and variable government response to Bitcoin highlight both the promises and risks of a currency not controlled by any government. Unlike a fiat currency system, which is backed by a government guarantee, Bitcoin is a “hard” currency, designed to act...
New Mortgage Rules in 2014: What They Mean for You

New Mortgage Rules in 2014: What They Mean for You

Starting in a few weeks, the face of the mortgage market is expected to change – some say, radically. That’s because starting January 10th, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s new mortgages regulations are due to set in.  In case you haven’t...
You Index: Your Portfolio Performance, Simplified.

You Index: Your Portfolio Performance, Simplified.

If you’re reading this post, chances are you’re a concerned investor with a healthy blend of investment assets. But is your portfolio returning as much as it could be?  With Personal Capital’s You Index™, you can effectively measure the success of your investments and...
What Big Banks Don’t Want You to Know

What Big Banks Don’t Want You to Know

If you think you’ve seen enough ads and marketing pitches on credit cards, banks, check cashing and other financial services, you’re right. For every dollar that the financial services industry spends on educating consumers, $25 is spent marketing to them, according...


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