Ending my 29-year relationship with my bank because of its unethical behavior

In 1989 at the age of seven, my father and I opened my first bank account at a Wachovia branch in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was a family joke to pronounce the Charlotte-based regional bank's name, "wa-chov-ia." Barbara*, the employee who opened my account that day also helped my parents with their mortgage and later... Continue Reading →

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How You’re Actually Paying for Those “Free” Apps and Online Services

I'll admit it: I love Gmail and Google Drive, I check my LinkedIn app daily, I've even come to appreciate Twitter, and man does my wife love Instagram. These tools can be extremely useful, are well designed, and offer fantastic user experiences. Funny thing is, I doubt either of us would pay even a nominal... Continue Reading →

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