What the Heck Are 12b-1 Fees?


Tips, tricks and advice from our bloggers on how to make the most of your money.

  • What the Heck Are 12b-1 Fees?

    Pig money box on collapsing ground

    Unless you are a financial advisor, work in the mutual fund industry, work for a regulator, or are a personal…

  • 5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Finances


    Though winter is still raging on for a lot of you, there’s hope around the bend — spring is almost…

  • 5 Ways To Avoid Overdraft Fees

    avoid overdraft fees

    Overdraft fees are one of the nastiest fees you can incur. Essentially, you incur an overdraft fee when you take…

  • 5 Ways to Make Money Blogging

    make money blogging

    You’ve probably heard all the success stories of bloggers who are making a living just from their blogs—and you might…

  • How to Budget During Retirement

    how to budget during retirement

    How do you build a retirement budget when your future income and expenses are uncertain?  It’s the question plaguing many…

  • Bank Loans: How They Work and How to Get Them

    how bank loans work

    There are many reasons someone may be interested in bank loans. Perhaps they have an unexpected home repair that will…

  • How To Live Frugally in NYC

    frugal nyc

    New York City is where dreams are made. There’s something about this city that draws everyone to it – the…

  • Taking Out a Loan on Your 401(k)? Here Are The Rules

    401k loan

    One of the nice things about some 401(k) plans is that they come with the option of taking out a…

  • How to Prepare Your Investments For a Bear Market

    prepare investments for bear market

    The best time to prepare your investments for a bear market is before one happens. Though it may seem absurd…

  • Effective Holiday Re-Gifting Strategies


    That awful Christmas sweater. A gift card to a store that’s two hours away. The winter shawl that won’t quite…

  • How to Make Money With No Money

    At one point or another we’ve all found ourselves with no money. We also all know that when you have…

  • Stock Market Investing for Beginners

    stock market investing beginners

    A lot of individuals think that the stock market is daunting, and if you know absolutely nothing about it it…

  • Get Healthy and Fit on the Cheap

    get fit on the cheap

    There’s no better way to save money on healthcare costs than to take action and prevent ailments and illnesses. Sure,…

  • How to Avoid Fees on Rewards Credit Cards

    avoid fees rewards card

    Rewards credit cards can help you earn everything from free airfare to hotel stays, free merchandise, and even cold, hard…

  • How Much Should You Tip in a Restaurant?

    how to tip at a restaurant

    This can be something of a sticky subject. Some people tip automatically, some tip based on service level and circumstances,…

  • How to See the World with Credit Card Rewards

    travel the world rewards credit card

    If you want to see the world but have no idea how you’d ever pay for it, you’re in good…

  • How to Make Money by Investing in Real Estate

    how to invest in real estate

    Real estate is something that many people want to get their hands on. My thought is that the investment is…

  • How To Save Money Every Month

    how to save money every month

    Saving money can be a challenge for some, but it doesn’t have to be. Believe it or not, there are…

  • Questions to Ask When Looking at Your Job Benefits Package

    what to look for jobs benefits

    So you just got an amazing new job and you’re super excited about your position and your new workplace —…

  • How to Read Your Credit Card Statement

    read credit card statement

    I am so excited to be sharing information on how to read a credit card financial statement because I think…