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5 Reasons Why It Pays to Be Best Friends With Your Bank

Casey Bond | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business
Casey Bond

Just like a relationship between two people implies an expectation they'll receive a higher level of trust and priority in each other's lives (in theory, anyway), committing to a single bank can provide many of the same benefits.

What If? Why Not? Who Says?

Sonya Denyse | Posted 06.27.2012 | Small Business
Sonya Denyse

In these times, I have decided to choose adventure over apprehension, to ask questions and, when appropriate, to rewrite the rules.

So Long, Toasters: Cool Bank Gimmicks

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 03.14.2012 | Money

Gone are the days of getting a free toaster in exchange for setting up a bank account. Now, banks feature posh lounges with hip furniture and offer a ...

Janean Chun

Too Big To Lend? Why Small Businesses Are Getting Denied By Big Banks | Janean Chun | Posted 12.16.2011 | Small Business

Politicians and banking executives are quick to hail small businesses as key to economic expansion and job creation. That message was front and center...

William Alden

Small Banks Struggling -- And Small Businesses Are Being Dragged Down With Them | William Alden | Posted 11.30.2010 | Business

As the American economy shows encouraging signs of improvement, one crucial relationship threatens to impede expansion: Many small banks remain in poo...