Fast Money Blog

  • ’Tis the Season for Tax Time

    12/20/21

    As the year winds down, ’tis the season to wrap things up (not just holiday gifts; but all the projects we’ve started and haven’t yet finished). We also approach the New Year where we resolve to start what we haven’t yet begun. One might also refer

  • Where’s Everyone’s Car?

    10/07/21

    We’ve all heard the story about the customer who bought a new car, drove it off the dealer’s lot, then came right back and tried to return it. It had depreciated thousands of dollars in the first mile alone! Well, times have changed. The car you’re

  • Take a Byte Out of CyberCrime

    09/09/21

    We’ve all heard about computer viruses and hackers and online scams of just about every kind. To find out about the latest threat, we need to look no further than the news. There are common themes. A mega-corporation has its computer systems held

  • Navigating Newlywed Life Through A Financial Lens

    02/11/21

    This last year has been challenging, and even more so if you’re a newlywed. Despite the obstacles, your finances don’t have to be one of them. Marriage is about having an open line of communication, even the overwhelming parts like finances. Here

  • Alternative Ways to Save for Retirement

    01/28/21

    We all know the importance of saving for retirement and developing a plan that benefits us down the road, but understanding where to start can feel like a big weight on your shoulders. And if you’re a self-employed worker, small business owner, or

  • Online Banking Versus Mobile Banking Apps

    10/22/20

    Online banking and mobile banking apps have both revolutionized the way that we handle our finances, but what’s the difference between the two? The digital era has transformed banking a great deal, particularly how services are conducted. While it

  • All About eWallets: Your Guide to Using an Electronic Wallet

    03/04/20

    What if we never had to deal with losing our wallets or purses again? What if a high-tech lock could keep our pocketbooks sealed tight? What if we didn’t have to replace our lost or stolen cards? What if we could complete all our purchases at the

  • 10 Things You Didn't Know About Checking Accounts

    01/21/20

    These days, almost everyone has a checking account. But that’s a very recent development. To appreciate the convenience of modern checking, it helps to look at how it developed. People Have Been Writing Checks for a Long Time The earliest evidence

  • How to Avoid Overspending on Holiday Gifts

    11/21/19

    It’s that time of the year where all too often, Americans find themselves with more financial worry than holiday cheer. According to a National Retail Federation’s 2019 Holiday Spending Survey, the average consumer prepares to lay out $1,047.83 this

  • Setting Up Your Business for Long-Term Success

    10/01/19

    We are inundated with news about the ebb and flow of the stock market and the economy. But economic factors aren’t the only ones that impact the success of your business. There are other considerations that are more important and within your control