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2006: A look back - A look ahead  
  The landscape was schizophrenic in 2006 but a slow economy could fuel a rates war in 2007.
 Checking & savings: A look inside
 Personal finance calendar  Personal finance calendar 
   
Mortgage  
   
Home equity  
   
Auto  
   
CDs & investing  
   
Credit cards  
   
Checking & savings  
   
College financing  
   
Insurance  
   
Taxes  
 
 
 

As savings rates increased last year bankers and consumers alike enjoyed higher deposit levels. Expect more incentives to save in 2007.

Review 2006
The checking and savings landscape for 2006 can be described in a single word: schizophrenic.
Preview 2007
If the economy slows, as many expect, savings rates should rise. A potential rate war could fuel the fire.
Best moves 2007
With a financial landscape that features frequent bank mergers, changing rates, rules and offerings, this is not the time to hit the snooze button on your money.
American savings at record highs and lows
Whether we're at one extreme or the other largely depends on how you define "savings."
Shop for a high-yield savings account
You can always move your money if you're not happy with the result.
Boomers retiring not so rich
Just because you don't have a huge nest egg doesn't mean you can't retire. You just may have to fall back on plan B.

 






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