Jason Unger

How We Saved Enough Money for a Down Payment on a House

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We’ve owned our house for nearly 6 years now, which is pretty unbelievable. It doesn’t sound like an incredibly long time, but over the course of those six years, a lot has happened. Our daughter was born just a few months before we moved into the house, so it was a pretty crazy time in […]

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Zenbanx is the Follow Up to Arkhadi Kuhlmann’s Revolutionary ING Direct

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If you’ve ever read anything on this site, then you probably know how much we love(d) ING Direct, the ultimate game changer in online banking, online savings accounts, and online money management. Day to day, not a ton has changed since their purchase by and renaming to Capital One 360, but for many of us […]

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Is Mobile Banking Set to Go Big in 2015?

Is 2015 the year that everyone banks on their phones? I don’t have stats to show it, but my gut feeling is that a lot of people already do. There’s not much to worry about (as long as you use common sense), and since there’s so much upside — checking your balances, making payments, depositing […]

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Antoine Walker, NBA Star, On Blowing $110 Million

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Professional athletes tend to make a lot — and often lose a lot — of money. For many, it’s because they come into it quickly. They may not have ever had much to begin with. Others make poor investments. And others blow it all, then have the IRS on their tails. For Antoine Walker, the former […]

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You Don’t Need a Dedicated Computer for Online Banking. Just Don’t Be Stupid.

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This article made me laugh … and fear for the future of humanity. Use dedicated computer for online banking: The advice of the American Bankers Association (ABA) made four years ago regarding online banking is even more important advice today. In a gutsy but overdue move, the recommendation to small and medium-sized businesses was simple: […]

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Wearable Banking? Yeah, I Think I’ll Pass.

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Technology’s done a lot of good for society — that’s obvious. And in the world of personal finance, it’s revolutionized the way we access and manage our money, automate our finances, and save ourselves from overdraft fees. As a guy who has covered the technology space and loves a good gadget, I’m usually at the forefront […]

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Is a Big Bank The Right Choice for You?

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It’s incredibly easy to dislike (and make fun of) the biggest banks in the country — and often for very good reasons. They don’t care about you – they just care about their profits. They don’t make it easy for you to save money – they just want you to spend money and take out […]

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