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2015 Rankings: 10 Best Online Banks

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.11.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | Money
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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.

We Ranked the 10 Best Checking Accounts of 2015

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.21.2015 | Money
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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.

Afraid to Try an Online Bank? You Need to Read This

Casey Bond | Posted 03.24.2014 | Money
Casey Bond

Americans are becoming increasingly comfortable with socializing, going to school, even finding their soul mates (or mistresses) online. So when it comes to something as mundane as banking, why aren't more people ditching their traditional banks for the online version?

Beware of Regional Rate Differences

Richard Barrington | Posted 06.24.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

Regional and community banks are often recommended as a solution to the low interest rates offered by large banks -- and for good reason. Unfortunately, the viability of this solution may depend on where you live.