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How long do checks take to clear?

Whether you’ve received a check from a loved one or you need to use one to pay a bill, not knowing when your check will clear can make budgeting your finances difficult. Unlike most other payment methods, when you deposit a check the money isn’t automatically yours to spend. Checks…


When do checks expire?

Checks are a simple way to send and receive money. But if you forget to deposit them, what happens to the money? Does the obligation to pay go away for the person writing the check? Find out what happens and whether or not checks expire below. Personal checks are typically…


Five best prepaid cards for teens

A reloadable prepaid card can be the perfect way to teach teenagers how to budget and take responsibility for their spending. However, finding the right one can be hard. Whether they’re just starting their first part-time job or you’re tired of lending them money throughout the month, one of these…


Best place to cash a check

Having to go to the bank every time a check comes through can be a bit of an inconvenience. Knowing the different places you can go can save you lots of time and makes getting your money much easier. We discuss where the best places to cash a check are…