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Don Taylor

How do I earn money fast, easy?

You can earn money in CDs or in stocks, but both strategies have risks. Read more

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Why didn't my bank deposit clear?

Dear Dr. Don, What is an ATM "deposit hold adjustment"? I deposited a $1,500 check from another bank at my bank's ATM a day ago and it has not made it into my account. The bank says it has a "hold adjustment" debiting for...Read more

What are key money market rates?

Dear Dr. Don, What is the meaning of these three rates that you list for money market accounts? Annual percentage yield. Intro rate. Post-intro rate. I thought I understood the first one. As for the other two, they're not...Read more

5 money myths dispelled

The following are 100 percent true statements: A penny saved is a penny earned. A home is a great investment. Money doesn't grow on trees. Are you nodding in agreement? Gotcha! According to money experts, there are plenty...Read more

Quickest path toward $1 million?

Dear Dr. Don, This question involves how best to make for a better life for my family. How can I make a one-time investment of $5,000 grow into $1 million or more over 60 years? One of my broader goals is to encourage my...Read more

2014 Credit Union Survey

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Credit unions: Free checking zone

Credit unions stand their ground on free checking, while it has declined at banks.

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How do I earn money fast, easy?

Dear Senior Living Adviser, I'm a 63-year-old single woman who lost everything in the housing bust. I went bankrupt about 2 1/2 years ago and had to file early for Social Security benefits. I make $800 a month and I live... Read more

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David McMillin

Consumers still use bank branches

Worried that technology is going to replace your local bank branch? Fear not. A new survey from the American Bankers Association reveals that physical branches remain the second most popular method for banking customers to manage their accounts. In fact, this year's survey shows that more people prefer going to bank branches than they did in 2013  ... Read more

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