Key Differences Between Bonds and Stocks

For people who want to start getting into investing, the investment world probably looks incredibly alien. It can be easy to overcomplicate the image of investing and to lose yourself in the trees when the forest is actually incredibly easy to see. For beginning investors who are looking to start a portfolio, the two main aspects of investing to understand […]

Personal Checks FAQ

As the editor of CheapoChecks.com, I get asked questions related to buying and using checks all the time. Instead of continuing to answer them one at a time, I thought I would compile a list of the most common questions and answers all in one place. Do I have to buy checks from my bank? No, you do not have […]

Unexpected Expenses That Will Ruin Your Finances

Smart financial planning isn’t just about creating a budget for your usual expenses every month; it’s also about expecting the unexpected and planning out your finances accordingly. Because emergencies happen, and just about everyone has to face a major unexpected expense at some point or another, most financial experts recommend establishing an emergency find that will cover at least three […]

Credit Card Fraud Stats You Can Use to Stay Safe

Have you experienced someone calling you with a random number, telling you they are telemarketers or representatives from your credit card company? As they don’t bear the usual phone numbers, you might wonder if the call is legit. At the beginning, they only ask simple information up until they have dragged you into the conversation. Later on, they will start […]

Check Safety Features

Even as on-line bill paying becomes more prevalent, there are still some things you need good old fashioned paper checks for. And those checks are sent through the mail leaving you vulnerable to identity theft which can have devastating consequences. Before you order your next batch, make sure that they include important check safety features. Microprinting:  If you see the […]