Erin is a reporter on banking and personal finance for Banks.com and Dimespring. A former freelance writer with a niche in personal finance, Erin’s background includes over 6 years in the finance industry. Her hands on finance experience ranges from financial planning with “main street” Americans at a top brokerage house to working for high net worth clients on asset management, investing and estate planning at an award winning boutique firm. Experience with a broad spectrum of clients and investments gives her insight on how the banking and investment industry works, and the personal finance challenges people face every day. When she isn’t immersed in the whirlwind lifestyle of banking and personal finance, Erin enjoys cooking, painting, really boring documentaries, Portlandia, live music and being walked by her dog.
October 17, 2012
While the words “quantitative easing” may initially send you into unpleasant flashbacks from undergrad economics classes, hold tight — it’s a good term to know. Despite the complicated and extensive tentacles in the Federal Reserve’s plan for the...
August 6, 2012
Last week Bank of America announced plans to roll out an upgraded version of its online services and mobile banking app, which will offer the option of mobile check deposit. The five largest banks in the United States now offer...
August 2, 2012
A zombie bank account refers to the practice of banks reopening closed checking accounts without notifying the account holder, or bank accounts “coming back from the dead”.
When a closed account comes back to life
August 1, 2012
The advent of electronic and mobile banking has led many checking account holders to rarely carry cash, maintain physical check ledgers or receive paper statements. It’s easy to take the modern improvements in banking technology...