The Smartest Way to Spend Your Tax Refund in 2018

Are you expecting a tax refund this year? There’s a pretty good chance your answer is yes. In fact, the IRS issued 40 million tax refunds worth nearly $125 billion in 2015 and the average refund amount is $3,120 - a nice chunk of change. But, before you start...

9 Red Flags That Could Lead to a Tax Audit

In 2016, the Internal Revenue Service audited one million tax returns. Although this is less than one percent of the U.S. population, you should still be prepared - just in case you’re audited. Want to know what might trigger an audit by the IRS? Here are 9 red flags...

I Tracked My Spending for a Week. Here’s What Happened

I’m not great at tracking my spending. As someone who rebels against rules and hates feeling confined by regulations, being told to track my spending felt unpleasant. It seemed like yet another task to add to my to-do list: Brush my teeth, work out, drink water, sleep...

The Smartest Way to Spend Your Tax Refund in 2018

Are you expecting a tax refund this year? There’s a pretty good chance your answer is yes. In fact, the IRS issued 40...

9 Red Flags That Could Lead to a Tax Audit

In 2016, the Internal Revenue Service audited one million tax returns. Although this is less than one percent of the...

I Tracked My Spending for a Week. Here’s What Happened

I’m not great at tracking my spending. As someone who rebels against rules and hates feeling confined by regulations,...

9 Red Flags That Could Lead to a Tax Audit

In 2016, the Internal Revenue Service audited one million tax returns. Although this is less than one percent of the U.S. population, you should still be prepared - just in case you’re audited. Want to know what might trigger an audit by the IRS? Here are 9 red flags...

I Tracked My Spending for a Week. Here’s What Happened

I’m not great at tracking my spending. As someone who rebels against rules and hates feeling confined by regulations, being told to track my spending felt unpleasant. It seemed like yet another task to add to my to-do list: Brush my teeth, work out, drink water, sleep...

8 Tips to Help You File Your Taxes for the First Time

Taxes are a necessary evil. You may not want to file taxes, but you’ve got to do it. And, if you don’t, this may come back to haunt you as evading your taxes can carry criminal charges and some hefty fines. Nonetheless, filing taxes can be stressful, especially if...

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5 Ways to Teach Your Kids Good Money Manners

As a parent, you’re responsible for teaching your children many important life-long lessons. One of the most valuable lessons is this: how to use money responsibly. But, before you dive in, consider first that money is a taboo topic for many families. In fact,...

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Here’s Why You Should Switch to Online Banking

When it comes to banking, individuals often default to what they know best. And that’s traditional banking. Unfortunately for them, they’re likely going to face a lifetime of long lines and hidden fees. Well…it’s not that bad but there are surely better solutions....

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Raise your hand if you’re fed up with big bank fees. These pesky fees can put a damper on your day and a drain on your finances. According to a 2016 survey by the Pew Charitable Trust, a full quarter of people who use bank overdraft services regularly end up paying...

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The Healthiest (& Unhealthiest) States in America

With the start of a new year, many of us have embarked on self-betterment resolutions. The vast majority of these are health-related: Eat healthier, get more exercise, sleep better, stay fit, lose weight. But what about financial health? Many of us are resolving to...

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Tax Professional or DIY? Here’s How to Choose

The thought of filing taxes on your own can be daunting. At the same time, hiring a professional accountant comes at a price: around $273 of your potential refund. But, with the availability of low-cost online options - like TurboTax and TaxAct - you may still be...

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How to Keep a Side Hustle and a Day Job Simultaneously

While it seems as if everyone is turning a side hustle into a full-time gig, the reality is not everyone wants to do that. Heck, not everyone even should do that! Contrary to how you may be feeling, it doesn’t make you any less of a business owner to keep your day...

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8 Timeless Money Tips to Put to Work in 2018

If you're hoping 2018 is the year you (finally!) get your money on point, it’s smart to look back on last year’s successes and failures, while focusing on new, doable goals. That means foregoing, say, a quest to find the next cryptocurrency or better time the stock...

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Chime Milestones and Trends 2018

As we continue into 2018, we want to take the time to celebrate another great year at Chime and more importantly reflect on the incredible progress Chime members have made toward living healthier financial lives. Our members inspire us every day and we're proud to be...

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7 Things You Should Add to Your Morning Routine

Time and time again we read about how the most successful people start their days. The morning is truly the only time of the day you have to yourself. During this time it’s extremely important to develop and stick to a morning routine. Here are seven things you should...

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