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The 25 People to Avoid on Wall Street

GSElevator | Posted 02.19.2015 | Comedy
GSElevator

In an industry where people often take themselves too seriously, or even define their own existence by their job title, it's easy to dismiss this challenge with a flippant, "Just avoid everyone on Wall Street." Fair enough.

UAE Start-up Souqalmal: Compare Before You Say 'I Do'

Anna Shen | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
Anna Shen

UAE's Ambareen Musa was a little frustrated. She had just bought a new car in Dubai and when her payment was due every month, the numbers didn't add up. She was paying about $140 more than she thought she had agreed to, and wanted to know why.

10 Best Banks of 2015

GOBankingRates | Posted 02.18.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

For those who prefer to bank with an institution that has an outpost in nearly every city (and even, in some cases, internationally) GOBankingRates ranked the best banks of 2015. This study excluded online banks and military institutions, which were evaluated in separate rankings.

People In Developing World Use Paperless Platforms To Get Loans, Build Credit

QUARTZ | Leo Mirani | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact

In recent years, the banking and finance industries have not done a lot to earn the trust of consumers in the West. But in poor countries, basic finan...

Maggie Walker's Bank

Mehrsa Baradaran | Posted 02.13.2015 | Black Voices
Mehrsa Baradaran

Maggie Walker had every imaginable obstacle in her way and she overcame each through tireless persistence. May she be recognized for her life dedicated to others and take her place among the heroes and leaders that have shaped this great nation.

Getting Serious? Five Important Money Questions to Ask

Jason Alderman | Posted 02.12.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

This Valentine's Day, consider thinking beyond the roses and candlelit dinners to a potential future of merged finances. If your relationship is heading that way, a discussion is essential before making the move.

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How The Post Office Could Take On The Payday Loan Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.11.2015 | Business

A union head says that postal banking -- when post offices also offer simple banking services like checking and savings accounts -- is "an idea that should be reborn and whose time has come."

2015 Rankings: 10 Best Online Banks

GOBankingRates | Posted 02.10.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

You might be skeptical of online banks, wondering whether your funds are as safe with a virtual institution as they are with a traditional one; however, all of the online banks listed below are FDIC-insured, meaning your funds are just as protected.

Ranked: The 10 Best CD Accounts of 2015

GOBankingRates | Posted 02.06.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

CD accounts can still be useful and beneficial financial tools, though. With higher rates than traditional checking and savings accounts, on average, these accounts are great when trying to grow a set amount of funds, on the side, for a future expense or goal.

Another Victim of Erdogan's Wrath

Mahir Zeynalov | Posted 02.05.2015 | World
Mahir Zeynalov

In an unprecedented display of solidarity to bail out a bank that has been a target of a relentless campaign waged by the Turkish authorities for over a year, Turkish depositors flooded the branches of the bank across Turkey to save it from the president's wrath.

Setting the Record Straight on 97 Percent LTV Mortgages -- They Work

Garrick T. Davis | Posted 01.29.2015 | Business
Garrick T. Davis

Mortgage guarantor giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both recently announced their intent to once again begin purchasing mortgage loans at 97 percent loan-to-value (LTV) in the case of first-time homebuyers.

We Ranked the 10 Best Checking Accounts of 2015

GOBankingRates | Posted 01.21.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Of all the places you keep your money, your checking account is the foundation. It's the one of the most popular financial products in the country, used by roughly 200 million Americans, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Reaching the Hardest-to-Reach: Financial Services for Overlooked Populations

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

The growth of microfinance solutions to address pressing development challenges has brought many of the world's formerly "unbanked" into formal financial systems.

Republicans and Wall Street Say, 'To Hell With Protecting the Public!'

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Bill Moyers

[Banks] want to be able to do things their way, and that's very dangerous," MIT economist Simon Johnson tells me. "'Here we go again' -- I think that's the motto for this Congress."

Ranked: The 10 Best Savings Accounts for 2015

GOBankingRates | Posted 01.16.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

This is the first installment of GOBankingRates' third annual "Best Banks" series, linking consumers with the best banks and bank accounts of 2015.The most popular financial resolution for Americans this year was saving money -- and yet many are largely ignoring the one product designed to help them do just that.

Surprising Findings Point to Perfect Storm Brewing in Your Financial Future

Lynn Parramore | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Lynn Parramore

Do we just fasten our seatbelts for a bumpy ride, or is there a way to smooth the path ahead? In this interview, Alan Taylor discusses his findings and suggests ways to safeguard the financial system.

How Digital Money (Bitcoin) Will Change The World

April Rudin | Posted 01.28.2015 | Business
April Rudin

In mid December, Time Inc. was the latest in a string of companies to announce that it would start accepting bitcoin in payment, following on the heel...

Reflecting on MyBankTracker's 2014 Banking Predictions

MyBankTracker | Posted 12.30.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

Well, 2014 is coming to a close. It's that time when MyBankTracker reflects on the banking trends that we predicted would take focus in the past year....

Cromnibus Postmortem: Democrats Allowed Republicans to Gut Major Legislation

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Every single time Republicans threaten to shut down the government when they don't get what they want, we should let them, because every time they will end up forced to back down. The one thing that their ongoing extremism has done is cement in the mind of the American people that they are the crazy ones.

Macro Impact Coming From Microloans in LA

John E. Kobara | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
John E. Kobara

I can't think of a better place to unleash this concept than in Los Angeles, where our future is being driven by small business entrepreneurs, especially immigrants. Los Angeles is a city of dreams. We have among the highest entrepreneurial activity in the country.

Are You Throwing Your Money Away?

Ryan Bailey | Posted 02.03.2015 | Money
Ryan Bailey

The technologies and services you're currently using to manage your money could make the most sense for you right now, but one pivotal moment in your life could change that.

An Economic Agenda for America: 12 Steps Forward

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The long-term deterioration of the middle class, accelerated by the Wall Street crash of 2008, has not been pretty. Today, we have more wealth and income inequality than any major country on earth.

The Shrews that Tame Wall Street?

Mehrsa Baradaran | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Mehrsa Baradaran

In interviews with whistleblowers, many say that they didn't talk sooner because of their loyalty to the institutions they were a part of. Perhaps women, never being fully embraced by the institution, don't develop a deep loyalty, or perhaps only sip the Kool-Aid.

How Innovative Savings Accounts Can Help Low Income Women

Jennifer McDonald | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Jennifer McDonald

These women do not need charity -- they need an innovative approach to banking.

As America Becomes More Diverse, Lending Barriers to Minority Homeownership Demand Serious Leadership

Garrick T. Davis | Posted 01.19.2015 | HuffPost Home
Garrick T. Davis

Recently released mortgage disclosure data findings indicate that a majority of future U.S. households could face significant challenges in achieving homeownership.