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Now's the Time: Hunt for Higher Interest Rates on Your Bank Accounts

NerdWallet | Posted 02.01.2017 | Business

By Margarette Burnette The year 2017 is shaping up as one of rising interest rates. For some people, that will mean loans and credit cards will becom...

Rejected for a Checking Account? Don't Give Up. Follow These Steps.

NerdWallet | Posted 01.11.2017 | Business

By Melissa Lambarena Being denied a checking account isn't a permanent roadblock to financial stability. After overcoming homelessness, Lavonna McK...

3 Signs You Should Switch Banks in 2017

NerdWallet | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business

By Laura McMullen Ditching your mediocre bank may not be as challenging a New Year's resolution as, say, learning a new language, but it can certainl...

Wells Fargo Shows Megabanks Are Too Big to Trust

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 10.17.2016 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

Wells Fargo Shows Megabanks Are Too Big to Trust By Lisa Gilbert and Michael Tanglis Don't hold your breath waiting for Wells Fargo to do the right t...


NerdWallet | Posted 08.15.2016 | Business

By Laura McMullen The idea of writing a check and waiting for the transaction to clear may seem as slow-moving and dated as a game of "Pong." With d...

10 Best Online Banks of 2016

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist Online banks also offer many perks, and GOBankingRates has analyzed the top national online banks as part of its Be...

CD Rate Strategies for the New Interest Rates

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business

By Ruth Sarreal, Editor After declining since 2007 to the point of hitting rock bottom in 2014, CD rates are now finally on the rise. With the Federa...

The Be-All, End-All Saving Solution: Stop Locking Your Cards Drawers! Instead, Do This...

Eli Dagostino | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Eli Dagostino

Slowly but surely shopping cart tabs disappear, I find myself spending more time producing and sharing and less time consuming. I will have what I'm saving for (and more) sooner than ever!

Follow the Money

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 12.11.2014 | Money
William B. Bradshaw

The value of a country's currency is basically dependent upon the country's integrity and having the assets necessary to pay its debt and back up its currency. This was a real problem for early Americans prior to, and for several years following, the Revolutionary War.

60 Years Together

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.06.2014 | Weddings
William B. Bradshaw

There are many other attributes that need to be added to the foundation of love for a marriage to be filled with happiness that lasts for as long as the two people live.

A Simple Way to Build Credit for the First Time

Rob Berger | Posted 05.24.2014 | Money
Rob Berger

No credit history means no credit score. And no credit score makes lenders hesitant to give you even small amounts of credit. So how does anyone get credit in the first place?

How The Private Sector Can Expand Access To Finance For The Poor

Ajay Banga | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Ajay Banga

We hope the private sector seizes the opportunity--not as philanthropy, but as part of a new model to succeed commercially while benefiting society at large. It's possible to do well and do good. Let's all strive for that.

LOOK: This Is How It Feels To Hit It Big

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business

Not every commencement speaker needs a cheesy message about the intangible benefits of a liberal arts degree to inspire graduates. Sometimes, simply d...

5 Methods for Setting Retirement Targets

Richard Barrington | Posted 08.14.2013 | Business
Richard Barrington

Why do people have so much trouble saving for retirement? One problem is that it is not easy to project how much money you'll need to retire. Here are some potential approaches.

Awkward Wallets: When You Make More Than He Does

Women & Co | Posted 01.07.2013 | Women
Women & Co

In an article in The Wall Street Journal, Susan Gregory Thomas cites the Bureau of Labor Statistics when she writes that 40 percent of American women are the breadwinners for their families. Are you an alpha wife? Here are some tips:

Massive Bank Cyber Attack Threat Deemed Credible In New Report

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.13.2012 | Money

A potential cyber attack against 30 U.S. banks known as Project Blitzkrieg has been deemed a credible threat by a report released from the security so...

4 Reasons Obama's Second Term May Be Different

Richard Barrington | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Richard Barrington

This was a numbers game that Obama was bound to win. Right or wrong, Romney's defense of the wallets of the wealthiest Americans wasn't going to win him many votes.

Can't Read, But Eligible For A Bank Account

MarketWatch | Kelli B. Grant | Posted 10.17.2012 | Money

MarketWatch: Stashing allowance money and birthday cash in a porcelain pig as a kid is like hiding money under the mattress as an adult, if new mon...

The Most Costly Banking Mistake You Can Make | Posted 11.27.2012 | Money

With consumers expressing confusion over their banks' fee structures and banks ordering transactions in such a way as to maximize their collection of such fees, people continue to get hit with the mother of all fees.

Catherine New

Sneaky Overdraft Fees Nip Holders Of Prepaid Cards | Catherine New | Posted 09.06.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- Prepaid cards have been touted as way to not overspend. Yet some prepaid cards are designed to let you do exactly that -- spend more money...

Small Print Now Easier To Read At Wells Fargo

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 07.02.2012 | Money

Bank fees are still costly -- and going up at many banks. Yet a growing number of big banks are using clearer labeling to help consumers to add up the...

Woman Reports Credit Card Fraud, Then Is Accused By Police

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.10.2012 | Business

Imagine calling the police to report a crime, only to have them turnaround and accuse you. That's what happened to Audrey Grisham of Bountiful, Ut...

A Sign That He's Helping People

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.20.2012 | Money

The complaint portals at the newly created Consumer Protection Bureau might really be helping people. On Thursday, posted a story f...

Most Of The World's Poor Do Not Have A Bank Account

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.19.2012 | Money

More than 2.5 billion people -- or half of all adults around the world -- are "unbanked," meaning they don't have a bank account, according to data re...

So Long, Toasters: Cool Bank Gimmicks

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 03.14.2012 | Money

Gone are the days of getting a free toaster in exchange for setting up a bank account. Now, banks feature posh lounges with hip furniture and offer a ...