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What Happens to Your Bank Account When You Die?

MyBankTracker | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
MyBankTracker

What happens to your bank account upon death depends a lot on what you do with it during your life.

Common 'Cents': Money Tips for the Working Poor -- Tip #3: Take a Financial Picture

Ryan Mack | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Ryan Mack

If you are going to chart the progress of your weight loss during a diet, you must first start by facing the music and stepping on the scale. The same applies for your finances.

7 Ways To Avoid Paying Bank Fees

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 09.24.2012 | Money

If free checking accounts were animals, they'd be on the World Wildlife Fund's list of endangered species. According to a new survey from Bankrate...

Bank Branches Continue To Vanish

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 09.12.2012 | Money

Banks are squeezing out customers with higher costs and fewer locations. Several large midwestern banks are scaling down the number of branches the...

JPMorgan Chase Employee Allegedly Steals $100,000 From Man With Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

Here's a new one: A JPMorgan Chase employee has been accused of taking advantage of a man suffering from Alzheimer's by pulling $100,000 from his bank...

Catherine New

Bank To Charge Most Expensive Overdraft Fee Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 06.08.2012 | Money

Fifth Third will have some of the most expensive overdraft fees of any big bank starting later this month. The Cincinnati-based bank has confirmed...

Catherine New

SunTrust Customers Can Expect Higher Fees

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 06.06.2012 | Money

Starting this summer, some of SunTrust's least wealthy customers will have to pay higher fees on everything from ATM withdrawals to checking accounts,...

Sorry, No More Free Checking Accounts At This Bank

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.21.2012 | Money

Free checking at Wells Fargo is officially over. Effective August 7, all Essential Checking customers will pay a $7 monthly service fee. Until rec...

Most Of The World's Poor Do Not Have A Bank Account

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.19.2012 | Money

More than 2.5 billion people -- or half of all adults around the world -- are "unbanked," meaning they don't have a bank account, according to data re...

How To Bank For Free

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.28.2012 | Money

Despite an uptick in the number of big banks charging fees for low-balance checking accounts, free checking accounts are not dead--yet. A new tool...

Big Banks Fee-Grab, While This Other Business Booms

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.02.2012 | Money

Credit unions are booming as big banks take increasingly desperate measures to make money off of consumers. Membership in credit unions more than ...

Hey JPMorgan, A Bank Account Is Not Like A Gym Membership

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.01.2012 | Money

JP Morgan Chase wants consumers to believe that a maintenance fee for a checking account is just another ordinary item in a household's monthly budget...

Catherine New

Banks May Get Creative With Fees In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 12.29.2011 | Business

Squeezed by regulations under the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, banks are looking to find new ways to wring fees from customers. In 2012, expect to...

BofA Gives $30K Worth Of Social Security Payments To Wrong Person

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

Bank errors with serious consequences continue to pile up, and not only because of the "robo-signing" that has become so closely associated with alleg...

Three-Step Financial Action Plan for Graduating High School Seniors

Scott Gamm | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business
Scott Gamm

It is important for parents to talk about money with their children. An action plan for families to ensure their college-aged child is prepared for financial life in college and adulthood

Money Isn't The Culprit In Most Divorces

MSN Money | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Journalists love to drive a stake through the heart of conventional wisdom. So when a California State University professor announced that money was n...

Ripped Off by Your Bank? Tell Us About It!

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Have you ever been scammed or ripped off by your bank? If so, please tell us about it. Leave a comment about the creative tricks your bank has resorted to to nickel and dime you.

ATM Thieves: How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roseanne Colletti

Some very daring and technically astute thieves rigged some ATM machines at two bank locations and swiped half-a-million dollars from account holders.