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Ranked: The 10 Best Savings Accounts for 2015

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.18.2015 | Money

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.

A Flicker of Hope for Savings Account Rates

Richard Barrington | Posted 10.25.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

July's jobs report may prove to be good news for the economy. But if you want good news on bank rates anytime soon, you'll have to make it happen yourself.

The Fed Shows a Steady Hand in Stormy Seas

Richard Barrington | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

Disturbing as some of the March economic data has been, it is just one month, and that does not constitute a trend. It would be unsettling to the economy and the financial markets if the Fed shifted direction with every twist and turn in monthly data.

Where the Jobs Are: 5 states Leading the Recovery

Richard Barrington | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

While it would be great if all areas could share in this recovery, having some areas of exceptional growth can act as a real catalyst for the economy. With any luck, where these areas of dynamic growth lead, more jobs, stronger sales and higher savings account rates will follow.

More U.S. Jobs Added in February

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

The U.S. economy added a net total of 227,000 jobs in February, continuing steady employment growth of previous months. However, no aspect of the economy operates in isolation, and there are two outside forces that could throw employment.

European Debt Downgrade Unikely to Budge Interest Rates

Richard Barrington | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

As bad as it sounds, it really is a confirmation of a long-recognized problem rather than a sign of new trouble.

Stories That Will Shape 2012 for Deposits

Richard Barrington | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

Certainly, 2011 did not lack for big news stories. What's more, some of the major events of 2011 will help determine the course of the economy in 2012.

Bank Outlook 2012: Six Trends to Watch

Richard Barrington | Posted 02.20.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

Will customers be treated to higher deposit or higher fees? Or will a wild card such as technology dominate banking news in 2012?

Auto Loans Data Points to More Responsible Consumer Behavior

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Barrington

The drop in delinquencies on auto loans is just one indication that consumers are improving their financial conditions. It is part and parcel with a trend that has been emerging of late.

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?