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Finishing the Estate

Stanley Ely | Posted 03.23.2015 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

Morris's background as an accountant seemed to re-emerge in the plan he devised for his estate: it granted A seven percent, B three point five percent and so on for eight or nine persons. Numerous fractions. I gulped when he showed me his will. "How as I supposed to settle this?" I asked.

Easy Direct Deposit Methods to Get Bonuses for Opening a New Bank Account

MyBankTracker | Posted 03.19.2015 | Money
MyBankTracker

Not too many people would say no to free cash and that's one thing banks count on when running new account promotions. The catch is that you typically have to jump through a hoop or two in order to get the money.

Avoid a Minimum Balance Fee at Your Bank With These Simple Tips

MyBankTracker | Posted 03.02.2015 | Money
MyBankTracker

Free checking is becoming a thing of the past and trying to get around the different fees banks charge these days is like navigating a financial obstacle course. One of the most annoying bank fees to contend with is the minimum balance fee.

Saving

Stanley Ely | Posted 02.23.2015 | Money
Stanley Ely

Tell me, when you scrape through from one check to the next, how is a young guy to save anything? Look me up for other accomplishments.

China Makes the Right Move

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
Steve H. Hanke

Yesterday, China's Central Bank reduced bank reserve requirements for large banks by 50 basis points to 19.5 percent. The Chinese know that the nominal level of national income is determined by the magnitude of the money supply.

10 Smart Ways to Avoid Checking Account Fees for Good

MyBankTracker | Posted 01.25.2015 | Money
MyBankTracker

From ATM fees to monthly maintenance fees to the infamous and expensive overdraft fee, these fees can add up if you're not careful. Last year, they paid out $32.5 billion in bank charges and penalties.

"The Inn Crowd"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.31.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

If I can afford to retire when I am eligible in five years -- I took a vow of poverty when I went into journalism, so I may be working posthumously -- I'd like to be an innkeeper.

Want to Save the Planet? Flood Wall Street

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Wall Street is the epicenter of our environmental crisis. To ignore that fact is to risk dooming our other climate efforts to failure, or to use them merely as palliatives for troubled consciences. There's no other way to say this: Capitalism, as practiced on Wall Street today, is an existential threat to humanity.

Why a Cardless ATM Future Should Spark Excitement... And Worry

MyBankTracker | Posted 10.11.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

The next time you withdraw cash out of an ATM, imagine what it would be like if you could do it without using a debit card. That might soon become rea...

Heartwarming Video Will Inspire You To Change Banks

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.30.2014 | Good News

On days when most of the headlines about banks make you consider storing all your money in a mattress, it's nice to see a financial firm break from th...

Chase Stops Cash Deposits Into Accounts That Aren't Your Own (And It Still Doesn't Make Sense)

MyBankTracker | Posted 09.07.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

How is it I can't use my good, hard-earned cash to deposit in someone else's legitimate account? Look, I'm all for stopping money laundering. But this new policy is disruptive for millions of families across the U.S. Not only is it disruptive -- but it's also silly.

Financial Parasites Are Still With Us, But Hopefully Not for Long

John Harrington | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
John Harrington

Almost four years ago, I wrote about a new non-profit check cashing and payday lender that opened in the Fruitvale area of Oakland, California in the ...

Don't Get Scammed by Phony Job Offers

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 05.14.2014 | Crime
Gini Graham Scott

It can sound like a great deal -- a job you can easily do at a time when many jobs are contracting or going overseas, unless you are in the tech secto...

The New Bank Innovation Platform

Spiros Margaris | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Spiros Margaris

One of the greatest benefits of an open innovation platform for a financial institution is that they can honestly say that they listen to what clients and potential clients want and, perhaps, more importantly what they need.

What Happens to Your Bank Account When You Die?

MyBankTracker | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
MyBankTracker

What happens to your bank account upon death depends a lot on what you do with it during your life.

You're More Likely to Read Reviews for Restaurants Than for Banks

MyBankTracker | Posted 04.21.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

The wealth of crowdsourced, peer advice allows us to make an informed decision when we decide how to spend our money. But, why don't we practice this ritual when picking a bank, a credit card or any other financial product?

Bank Branches: Not Going Anywhere, Anytime Soon

MyBankTracker | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business
MyBankTracker

In a world where everything has transitioned to be modern, fast, and efficient, more and more banks are downsizing their branch networks, raising the question: Do bank branches still matter?

Cities Tackle Inequality

David Morris | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
David Morris

A growing number of cities are moving into the power vacuum left by a dysfunctional Washington and too-cautious state governments to tackle inequality.

10 Banks Foreclosing on the Most Homes

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 03.23.2013 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: The housing market is clearly improving. According to the National Association of Realtors, existing home sales have risen and dist...

Think the Cyprus Bailout Is Bad? You Have It Worse.

Quora | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Quora

This post originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Nate Anderson, Co-founder at ClaritySpring and Director at Tangent Capital An angry Cypriot men...

Plenty of Catfish-- The Dating Site That Lets You Find Your Fantasy Match (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.06.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

"Plenty of Catfish" is the new online dating site that brings attractive, imaginary women to lonely, gullible, horny men with large bank accounts -- you know, Manti T'eo style!

Reading Between the Lines: Why Eurozone Improvement Is Being Ignored

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Rising demand for German goods, an improving business climate and stability in Spanish housing should have given markets cause for celebration. However, after the substantial rally we've seen, and the headwinds yet to be tackled within the region, caution has crept back into markets.

The Worst Interview of All Time

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 12.17.2012 | Comedy
Norb Vonnegut

The other day I was meeting with a book club, and a woman asked me, "How do you write oh-sh** moments? You know what I mean. When a character suddenly realizes everything is about to hit the fan. I responded that, "It helps if you've lived through thousands of them." I know, because I have.

I'm A Bank Whistleblower And You Can Be Too

Brian Penny | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Brian Penny

Nearly an hour into this week's Presidential debate, Republican candidate Mitt Romney made a very disturbing statement that the media overlooked, focu...

Scoring the Banks: The Community Impact Record Card as a New Tool for Measuring Bank Performance in Meeting Community Needs

John DeStefano | Posted 12.02.2012 | Business
John DeStefano

The City of New Haven is announcing the release of its first "Community Impact Report Card," an easy-to-understand system for gauging whether local banks are meeting local needs and serving consumers adequately.