Jim Sloan

Jim Sloan is a contributor to MoneyRates.com and veteran journalist. He has worked as a business editor, manager and personal finance columnist for the Gannett Corporation. Jim is the author of three books, including the recently published e-book, “Render Safe: The Untold Story of the Harvey’s Bombing.”

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Recent Articles By Jim Sloan

5 Simple Ways to Build A Rainy Day Fund

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Although many Americans are having trouble making ends meet, here are some ways to save money and keep it safe for when you need it.

6 Websites That Can Help You Reach Your Savings Goals

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Managing your finances and increasing your savings is made easier and entertaining with these websites.

Banks Roll Out A New Onslaught of Checking Account Fees

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With bank fees on the rise, customers can avoid the fees by following a few basic requirements, such as maintaining minimum balances and having direct deposit into your account. 

Why One Bank Is Switching to A Single Overdraft Fee

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Bank’s move could spur other banks to drop the charges that can lead to a “train wreck” of multiple overdrafts.

Why Banks Want Your Business

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Banks and brokerage firms are using special incentives in order to bring in more customers with multiple accounts.

Mobile Credit Card Readers – Good for Small Business But Questions Raised About Security

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Despite accusations from competitor, users say Square mobile phone device is simple and easy to use.

Apply for Credit With The Banks Offering The Best Fraud Protection

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Report suggests that some banks and card companies are better than others about protecting you from identify theft