Ally Bank won't wow you with a multitude of products and services, but it will provide you with the basics at attractive yields and rates.
by: Miranda Marquit | channel: Banking
To get the most out of your long-term savings, set up a CD ladder to earn the most attractive rates without tying up your money for years and years.
Five or six years ago it was easy to find a savings account that paid 4% or 5%. Today, 1% or less is the norm. What happened?
Recently, there's been no reason to pay much attention to how you store your cash — it doesn't earn enough interest to worry about. That's about to change.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Banking
How safe is your money? Well, if you keep it in a bank, it's kept very safe by the U.S. Government...up to a point.
Today we found some great articles on saving on banking fees, decluttering your kitchen, and time management rules you are breaking.
by: Ashley Jacobs | channel: Banking
Interest, dividends, and investment earnings aren't the only ways to make money by saving. Get paid to save with these rewards, tax credits, prizes, and more.
by: Julie Rains | channel: Banking, Investment, Organization
"High yield" does not describe many savings accounts and CDs these days, but these five banks offer the best yields currently available.
Whether you're looking to earn interest or for great customer service and reasonable fees, these five online checking account are all wise choices.
The American Customer Satisfaction Index tells us how citizens feel about their banks. But the most important question is, how do you feel about yours?
by: Beverly Harzog | channel: Banking
Capital One and ING DIRECT have merged to form Capital One 360. Should you merge your banking with the new entity? Or should you divest?
From the Kardashians to Justin Bieber, celebs are endorsing prepaid cards. Learn how these cards can drain your funds faster than saying, "Baby, baby, baby."
Some online banks have great service, while others offer great interest rates. These five have both.
Most of us know that looking at our credit report is part of maintaining financial health, but what about our banking report? Enter ChexSystems.
by: Lauren Treadwell | channel: Banking, Consumer Affairs
Traditional banking practices benefit the banks, not the customer. Discover how, if you're not careful, banks can hurt your finances.
by: Emily Guy Birken | channel: Banking
When big banks make big changes we don't like, it's easy to feel helpless. But the truth is that raising your voice can make a real difference.
Account fees have become big business for banks and a major drain on consumers’ pocketbooks. Protect your balance by avoiding these 12 common fees.
President Abraham Lincoln invested most of his presidential paychecks in Treasury Bonds. Discover why his method is still good advice today.
by: Aaron Crowe | channel: Banking, Investment
Hurricane Sandy's devastation served as an important reminder for many — when it comes to emergency planning, you need an emergency financial plan too.
by: Nicholas Pell | channel: Banking
Prepaid debit cards offer the convenience of a regular credit card...with some unexpected benefits. Learn more about these financial tools.
by: Miranda Marquit | channel: Banking, Credit Cards, Debt Management
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