Beware hidden fees on prepaid debit cards
Prepaid debit cards can be a convenience, but at what cost?
By: Sheryl Nance-Nash
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July 10, 2016
“Ever heard of death by a thousand cuts? Some prepaid cards kill you with a long list of fees. Each by itself might be small, but add them up and they can kill you,” says Howard Dvorkin, founder of Debt.com. “Before you know it you’re out of $50.”
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9 Things Young Professionals Can Do Now to Have More Later
With massive student loan debt, a tough job market and stagnant wages, millennials face an uphill battle when it comes to getting ahead.
By: Morgan Quinn
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May 19, 2016
If you are a millennial, you can learn crucial information that will help pad your savings. Even in today’s challenging economy, millennials have the power to take control of the present and create a bright financial future.
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Why You Are Unjustifiably Confident About Your Retirement
While Americans’ confidence in having enough money to retire is remaining steady, preparation for those golden years still seems to lack
By: Chris Metinko
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April 23, 2016
Workers who felt very confident about having enough money for a comfortable retirement dropped just one percentage point from last year to 21% according to the Employee Benefit Research Institutes annual Retirement Confidence Survey.
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Are Americans Convenience Crazy?
We have all heard the saying “time is money,” but more Americans like never before apparently believe their time is extremely valuable
By: Chris Metinko
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April 21, 2016
New numbers from online advisor Personal Finance show U.S. adults — especially young adults — are willing to spend more for convenience, often increasing simple costs of day-to-day living. This is despite the fact that 60% say they haven’t taken any precautionary steps for a potential economic downturn.
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What is "Debt Detachment Disease"?
The Street announced the discovery of a new ailment afflicting millions of Americans, both rich and poor: Debt Detachment Disease
By: Steve Rhode
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April 13, 2016
The term was coined by Howard Dvorkin, a CPA and chairman of Debt.com. Dvorkin says he was looking for a way to explain a troubling statistic; 1 in 10 families earning $100,000 or more have no savings, according to a recent Pew Charitable Trusts study.
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A Conversation With ...
Entrepreneur and Consumer Finance Advocate Howard Dvorkin
By: Brian Hughes
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March 17, 2016
As a solopreneur myself, I always enjoy talking with fellow entrepreneurs about what sparked them to take the plunge and start their own business and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. Recently, I spoke with personal finance expert and consumer advocate Howard Dvorkin.
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