Ask The Expert

How do I balance my checkbook?

Richard Barrington

Balancing your checkbook is an important task to avoid extra fees, missed payments and other problems. Use three steps to balance each month.

How much coverage does FDIC insurance provide for me and two beneficiaries?

Richard Barrington

The number of beneficiaries on a trust can affect FDIC insurance coverage, depending on the trust's terms.

How do I start building a CD ladder and get the best CD rates?

Richard Barrington

See some tips for getting more yield out of a CD ladder.

Can I benefit from putting money in an IRA in my 60s?

Richard Barrington

IRA rules limit the benefits of putting money into an IRA in your late 60s, but it may still be worthwhile.

The high cost of tapping into retirement savings early

Richard Barrington

Besides the 10 percent penalty for tapping into a 401k plan early, diverting money from retirement savings might be higher than you think.

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