Better Finances for a Better You

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← Curating the web to find the most interesting and helpful information about your money.

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Did you know?

The 100,000-peso note issued by the Philippine government in 1998 is the largest banknote in the world. The note was created to commemorate a century of independence from Spanish rule.

Follow every bank note & penny - Track and analyze your cash flow →

Word of the week


An overdraft occurs when you do not have enough money in your bank account to cover a payment or withdrawal. These transactions may include: - Debit purchases - Bill payments and pre-authorized debits - Cheques - Withdrawals - Transfers between bank accounts

Learn more about getting overdraft protection →


Understanding Bank Fees

Do you know all these bank fees?

  • The number of free monthly withdrawals or transactions on your account
  • Your Monthly fee
  • Minimum account balance fee
  • Bill payment fee
  • Transfer fee
  • Late payment fees
  • Overdraft fee
  • NSF fee
  • ATM fee
  • ATM network fee
  • ATM non-system machine fee
Banking fees add up. Make sure you track them and have the best account plan for your needs →

Quote of the week

"Buy when everyone else is selling and hold until everyone else is buying. That’s not just a catchy slogan. It’s the very essence of successful investing."

- J. Paul Getty

Infographic of the week

Visualizing U.S. Wealth by Generation

The distribution of wealth is an important measure of the economic power of each generation. In the U.S., for example, baby boomers own half of the nation’s $156 trillion in assets despite making up 21% of the country’s population.

Visualizing U.S. Wealth by Generation Visualizing $156 Trillion in U.S. Assets, by Generation →


Making Smart Investments: A Beginner’s Guide

- Why should you invest? - How much should you save vs. invest? - How do investments work? - How do you make (or lose) money?

See Matthew Blume of the Harvard Business Review answers →

Fun stuff

"That's money, money No checks, no loan, no rent to pay It's gone today How to accumulate"

Which artist is #1 on our Neontrack playlist this week?

Music About Money →

Listen to our Neontrack playlist when you have music and money on your mind.

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