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Categories: Finances

FORUM released a blog post on April 6th regarding the Interchange Amendment. Since then we have received various member questions. Below you'll find frequently asked questions and answers. If you have other questions, please comment and we'll do our best to try and answer those questions.

Every now and then it is important to take some time to inventory your retirement planning. If you own a Traditional IRA, for instance, you probably know your contributions may be tax deductible. Did you know that if you withdraw from that Traditional IRA early you must pay a 10% penalty in addition to income tax?

Categories: Saving

As gas prices continue to rise, you might be wondering what you can do to save money other than not driving at all. While there isn’t one tip that can conserve a lot of gas, short of buying a more fuel efficient vehicle, utilizing several of these tips can help you cut back on gas-usage.

Categories: College, Planning

When determining what college you will attend, a crucial component is visiting the campus. It’s important to know what to look for and what questions to ask. Here are a few things to keep in mind when visiting a potential college.

Financial education is a lifelong skill that everyone needs. It’s important to learn about money at an early age. One great way to learn is by understanding the Three Money Principles of Spend, Save, and Share.

Have you completed a Debt in Focus analysis yet? This is a free and anonymous service that will help bring your debt into focus.

Categories: Finances

Congress passed a law, scheduled to go into effect this summer, which included new limits on interchange. The Interchange Amendment, sponsored by Senator Durbin, instructs the Federal Reserve to regulate debit interchange fees.

Categories: Budgeting, Saving, Spending

With TLC’s Extreme Couponing show debuting soon and countless couponing sites popping up left and right, it’s apparent that this is becoming a trend. So, is couponing for you, and how do you get started?