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'Coolest' Bank Ever Pays Interest In Ice Cream

AP | Posted 09.13.2012 | Money

PITTSBURGH -- State regulators are cool on a Pittsburgh businessman's idea for a bank that pays interest in ice cream shop gift cards. The Pennsylvan...

Why Washington's Elite Are Totally Out Of Touch With Main Street

Mark Sunshine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Sunshine

The biggest obstacle to small business lending is the disconnect between well-intentioned policy makers and the reality of Main Street. Maybe a review of practical reality and facts would help.

Community Banks Find 'Once In A Lifetime Opportunity' In California

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The Huffington Post's Willow Bay sits down with Opus Bank's Stephen Gordon to discuss what makes today a 'once in a lifetime opportunity' for communit...

Small Banks May Fail but They're Still a Better Bet

Katy Welter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Katy Welter

Bernanke may have no choice but to rescue to the big banks, but you do have a choice. You can move your money to a local institution that offers lots of upside when it succeeds and minimal impact when it fails.

Africa's Poorest Women Can Teach Us How to Manage Our Money

Suzanne Skees | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Suzanne Skees

The mess we made with our wealth We spend and borrow, ignoring tomorrow. Somehow, that became the American way. We max out credit cards and take ...

Want to Help Small Businesses? Move Your Money to One

Katy Welter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Katy Welter

Small banks are the number one source of funding for the country's greatest source of new jobs: small businesses. Help tip our fragile economy toward a bold recovery by moving your money to a local bank.

Community Bank Confidential: An Insider's Perspective on Why Community Banks Deserve More of Our Business Now

Berdell Knowles, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Berdell Knowles, Jr.

Citizens in every community have an obligation to support their community bank, and to make sure the bank fulfills its mission in the community.