iOS app Android app

Bank Accounts

60 Years Together

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.08.2014 | Weddings
William B. Bradshaw

There are many other attributes that need to be added to the foundation of love for a marriage to be filled with happiness that lasts for as long as the two people live.

A Simple Way to Build Credit for the First Time

Rob Berger | Posted 05.24.2014 | Money
Rob Berger

No credit history means no credit score. And no credit score makes lenders hesitant to give you even small amounts of credit. So how does anyone get credit in the first place?

How The Private Sector Can Expand Access To Finance For The Poor

Ajay Banga | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Ajay Banga

We hope the private sector seizes the opportunity--not as philanthropy, but as part of a new model to succeed commercially while benefiting society at large. It's possible to do well and do good. Let's all strive for that.

LOOK: This Is How It Feels To Hit It Big

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business

Not every commencement speaker needs a cheesy message about the intangible benefits of a liberal arts degree to inspire graduates. Sometimes, simply d...

5 Methods for Setting Retirement Targets

Richard Barrington | Posted 08.14.2013 | Business
Richard Barrington

Why do people have so much trouble saving for retirement? One problem is that it is not easy to project how much money you'll need to retire. Here are some potential approaches.

Awkward Wallets: When You Make More Than He Does

Women & Co | Posted 01.07.2013 | Women
Women & Co

In an article in The Wall Street Journal, Susan Gregory Thomas cites the Bureau of Labor Statistics when she writes that 40 percent of American women are the breadwinners for their families. Are you an alpha wife? Here are some tips:

Massive Bank Cyber Attack Threat Deemed Credible In New Report

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.13.2012 | Money

A potential cyber attack against 30 U.S. banks known as Project Blitzkrieg has been deemed a credible threat by a report released from the security so...

4 Reasons Obama's Second Term May Be Different

Richard Barrington | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Richard Barrington

This was a numbers game that Obama was bound to win. Right or wrong, Romney's defense of the wallets of the wealthiest Americans wasn't going to win him many votes.

Can't Read, But Eligible For A Bank Account

MarketWatch | Kelli B. Grant | Posted 10.17.2012 | Money

MarketWatch: Stashing allowance money and birthday cash in a porcelain pig as a kid is like hiding money under the mattress as an adult, if new mon...

The Most Costly Banking Mistake You Can Make

Credit.com | Posted 11.27.2012 | Money
Credit.com

With consumers expressing confusion over their banks' fee structures and banks ordering transactions in such a way as to maximize their collection of such fees, people continue to get hit with the mother of all fees.

Catherine New

Sneaky Overdraft Fees Nip Holders Of Prepaid Cards

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 09.06.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- Prepaid cards have been touted as way to not overspend. Yet some prepaid cards are designed to let you do exactly that -- spend more money...

Small Print Now Easier To Read At Wells Fargo

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 07.02.2012 | Money

Bank fees are still costly -- and going up at many banks. Yet a growing number of big banks are using clearer labeling to help consumers to add up the...

Woman Reports Credit Card Fraud, Then Is Accused By Police

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.10.2012 | Business

Imagine calling the police to report a crime, only to have them turnaround and accuse you. That's what happened to Audrey Grisham of Bountiful, Ut...

No Bank Account? No Problem

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 06.26.2012 | Money

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart shoppers now will be able to pay cash for online purchases. The world's largest retailer on Thursday said it will allow sho...

A Sign That He's Helping People

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.20.2012 | Money

The complaint portals at the newly created Consumer Protection Bureau might really be helping people. On Thursday, Consumerist.com posted a story f...

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...

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 ...

How To Save For A Rainy Day

Emily Cohn | Posted 03.06.2012 | Money

Welcome to A Dollar A Day, where every day we'll dish out creative and quirky ways to save on your living expenses. We know it's tough to save, es...

Bank of America Can Charge You This Much In Fees In One Day

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

Bank of America can lift at least $140 in fees off a customer in one day if he or she doesn't have enough money in the bank. That is the high cost...

Ndamukong Suh Teaches 'Financial Football' To DPS Students

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.21.2011 | Detroit

Detroit Public Schools launched two initiatives Tuesday to teach students the value of saving money. Detroit Lions Defensive Tackle Ndamukong Suh m...

The 10 States Where Bank Accounts Are The Least Popular

Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

As debate rages over the role of banks in society today, a sizable number of Americans continue to have no bank account at all. Close to one-third...

America's Best Rates: How to Buck the Low-Rate Trend

Richard Barrington | Posted 12.19.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

America's Best Rates highlights the banks that are still committed to providing savings account rates and money market account rates that are many times the national average.

5 Financial Facts of Life Every Parent Should Teach

Richard Barrington | Posted 10.16.2011 | Parents
Richard Barrington

Teaching your children about banking may not exactly make for a Hallmark moment, but it is something that could really help make their lives more successful in the long run.

Watch: Ohio Woman Holds Savings Account For Nearly 100 Years

Posted 08.06.2011 | Home

...

(WATCH) Interest Accrues In Century-Old Woman With 98-Year-Old Bank Account

AP | By DOUG WHITEMAN | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- An Ohio woman who just turned 100 years old has taken customer loyalty to the extreme: She's still using a bank savings account t...