plasma blood donations cost

Selling blood plasma is big business in the United States. It’s run by large corporations, such as Baxter International and Grigols, that bleed the most impoverished communities (source) to fuel a multibillion-dollar industry. Many developed countries have banned the commercialization of blood, but in the United States, it’s the 10th most valuable export product. The […]

BANKING ROUTING NUMBERS

Routing numbers have been integral to the banking industry for more than a century. They streamline the exchange of money, enabling you to set up a direct deposit or easily send money to a friend. Just as the rise of debit cards lowered the popularity of checks, wire transfers are now facing competition from digital […]

What is a cd or certificate of deposit

If you have some savings lying around in an account, you should ask yourself, “Am I earning as much interest as I could be?” If you’re keeping your money in a savings account, the answer is usually no. Although some banks and credit unions do offer high-yield account options, a certificate of deposit (CD) will […]

money orders

Money orders provide a way to make payments without carrying or transferring cold hard cash. They also come with a few extra security benefits which cash and checks lack. But how do they work? Where can you buy one? And how do you know if they’re the right option for your needs? Read on to […]

facebook payments p2p

Did you know that you can send money through Facebook Messenger P2P payments? There’s no need to share payment details with friends or family. Instead, you can transfer money securely and easily right in the Facebook Messenger app. Here’s how it works. The basics of Facebook Messenger P2P payments Facebook Messenger allows users who are […]

irs tax scam fraud

How common are money transfer scams in the U.S.? In 2018, there were more than 1.4 million fraud reports filed with the Consumer Sentinel Network. 25% of those reports involved a loss of money which collectively totaled $1.48 billion. This is up $406 million from the 2017 report. With money lost to fraud on the rise in […]

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The first ever traveler’s check was issued on January 1, 1772, by the London Credit Exchange Company. It came into being long before the first credit card in 1958. The question is, are traveler’s checks obsolete or do they still have a place in modern travel? What is a traveler’s check? A traveler’s check is […]

Top reasons debit card declined

These are the top reasons your debit card was declined and what you can do to avoid it happening again. You’re standing in line at the grocery store and after waiting for 15 minutes, it’s finally your turn. You look back and there is a line of people behind you as far as you can […]

Opening a joint account

Have you reached a point in life where you are ready to share a financial account with another person? Maybe it’s a business partner, a friend, a romantic partner, or a child. If so, opening a joint account may be the right move for you. However, before you do so, there are some risks and […]