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Now's the Time: Hunt for Higher Interest Rates on Your Bank Accounts

NerdWallet | Posted 02.01.2017 | Business

By Margarette Burnette The year 2017 is shaping up as one of rising interest rates. For some people, that will mean loans and credit cards will becom...

3 Signs You Should Switch Banks in 2017

NerdWallet | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business

By Laura McMullen Ditching your mediocre bank may not be as challenging a New Year's resolution as, say, learning a new language, but it can certainl...

3 Ways to Bulk Up Your Savings in 2017

NerdWallet | Posted 12.21.2016 | Business

By Laura McMullen Many of us will vow to exercise more in the new year. But why stop there? How about whipping your savings account into shape, too? ...

10 Best Savings Accounts of 2016

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.25.2017 | Business

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist Year after year, Americans' top financial resolution is to save more. Yet, a recent GOBankingRates survey found tha...

First Steps for Your Baby's Financial Future

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 03.15.2017 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, I've just had a baby! Things are pretty crazy in my house right now, but I want to be sure I give my daughter every opportunity I can. I...

Why We Should Care About Financial Inclusion

Terri Friedline, PhD | Posted 02.11.2017 | Business
Terri Friedline, PhD

The majority of US households--57%--are struggling, meaning that most of us are barely keeping up with our day-to-day expenses, let alone investing in our futures.

How the Tooth Fairy Can Teach Your Kids About Money

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.09.2016 | Money
Nathaniel Sillin

Whether you talk to your kids about money for a few minutes at the kitchen table or when you have a few coins and dollars out for specific purposes, these are opportunities for kids to become familiar with money.

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.

For The Kids: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Rich Linton | Posted 02.17.2015 | Money
Rich Linton

As the holidays approach, so do requests from family and friends about what to give the kids this year. Instead of asking for the hottest toy this year, consider a gift that will actually keep on giving: an investment in your child's future.

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.

Safety Net Funds: Why Traditional Advice Is Wrong | Posted 01.21.2015 | Money

To prevent your safety net from getting too big, we advise transferring the excess to another goal in order to bring it back down to the correct level every time it gets to be 20 percent bigger than it needs to be.

Why Now Is a Good Time to Assess Your Savings Strategy

Diane Morais | Posted 12.21.2014 | Money
Diane Morais

Consumers we surveyed say the effect savings has on happiness continues to grow as savings accumulate, so the sooner you get started, the better off you'll be financially, and perhaps emotionally as well.

Want to Save More Money? Join a Credit Union

Charisse Amanda (Conanan) Johnson | Posted 01.07.2015 | Money
Charisse Amanda (Conanan) Johnson

If you want to have more money to do stuff with, then setting up a savings account at a credit union is one powerful way to do so. Whether you want to save more as an individual or as a family there is no shortage of information touting the benefits.

A Jury of My Peers: The Aspen Action Workshop

Andrea Levere | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Andrea Levere

The most important message I received during the workshop was how deeply the people in the room believed that providing savings accounts to children was a necessary and effective approach to increasing educational and economic opportunity.

Finances Like a Real Adult: Fiscal Responsibility for Millennials

Lauren Taylor Shute | Posted 04.26.2014 | Money
Lauren Taylor Shute

I can try to adult-ify my apartment all I want, but one thing remains true--my finances need to be handled, and I'm the only one who can take control of them.

My Top 5 New Year's Credit Goals

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 03.17.2014 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

A new year feels like a new beginning, and the tradition of making resolutions solidifies that notion. Adopt these three resolutions to control your financial stress, and make 2014 the year of swollen saving accounts!

Banks Threaten To Charge You For Saving Money

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business

In an effort to protect their record profits, banks might soon charge you for the privilege of having a savings account. I know what you're thinkin...

5 Reasons You Should Care About Cyprus

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Richard Barrington

Unless you're a student of history or are planning a Mediterranean vacation, you may never have given the island of Cyprus much thought. Then suddenly, it dominated the headlines. What does a banking crisis in a small and far-off land mean to you?

One Extremely Simple Way To Cut Back Your Spending

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business

You have too many bank accounts. That is, if you're trying to cut back on spending and save money. According to new consumer behavior research, the...

HUGE Share Of Americans Are One Emergency Away From Disaster: Report

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business

Kevin Price is one emergency away from not being able to cover his basic needs, but he doesn’t fit the stereotype of someone living on the financial...

Top Savings Accounts 2013

Richard Barrington | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Richard Barrington

There's a good chance that the yield on your savings account has disappointed you lately. But now may be a great time to do something about it.

Banking Outlook 2013: 8 Things to Watch

Richard Barrington | Posted 12.12.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

Thanks to two major X factors -- the fiscal cliff and new bank capitalization standards -- 2013 could be the most eventful period for the banking industry since the crisis years of 2008 and 2009. Here are eight key things to watch.

A Spectator's Guide to Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Richard Barrington | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business
Richard Barrington

Watching the legislative process in Washington can be as unappealing as watching sausages being made. But it helps if you know what to watch and what not to watch.

Online Bank Rates Rise Higher Above the Rest

Richard Barrington | Posted 12.18.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

Notably, it didn't matter whether you looked at large banks, small banks or medium-sized banks: Each category saw average savings and money market rates drop in the third quarter.

Sad Findings Show Americans Stink at Managing Their Money

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

It's apparent there is a tremendous hole in the financial safety net of the American population as a whole with these survey results. For me it's both sad and scary.