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Taking Advantage of Low Interest Rates in the Twilight Zone

Carine Fabius | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Carine Fabius

Between Big Brother running around loose and the Big Banks having their way with us, more and more I feel like I'm living in The Twilight Zone. In the...

China's Rate Cut: Good News for the U.S.?

Richard Barrington | Posted 08.19.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

After interest rate cuts have failed to stimulate growth in the U.S. and Europe, why should there be faith that rate cuts in China will be any more effective?

Tricks and Treats at the Bank

Richard Barrington | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

Even if you are too old to go trick-or-treating, you may find yourself holding a mixed bag this Halloween at your bank. Banks play their share of tricks on customers, but they also hand out some treats.

Where to Put Your Savings Now: America's Best Rates

Richard Barrington | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

Which banks offered America's best rates in the second quarter of 2011? These are banks that offer high savings and money market rates day in and day out, rather than those that offer high rates as a short-lived marketing promotion.

Deflation and Bank Rates: Good or Bad news for Depositors?

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

Now that the economic recovery has lost momentum, talk in the financial press has returned to the possibility of deflation. To generations raised to f...

The Psychology Of Money: Resist The Urge To Reduce Your Savings

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Barrington

If low savings account rates leave you discouraged, you can still make a difference over time. The worst thing you could do is let low rates on savings accounts lull you into a state of inaction.

Bank Rates Have Little to Hope for From Fed Meeting

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

No organization gets more attention for doing nothing than the Fed. Has the Fed painted itself into a corner with these near-zero interest rates?