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Risky debit card use

When you swipe your debit card in these spots, you may find someone swiping your money.

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Why didn't my bank deposit clear?

If you've made a deposit in your bank's ATM, you might have to wait to get the cash. Read more

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If bank fails, is your money safe?

Learn how -- and for how much -- your money is insured in case your bank fails.Read more

Mom earns little from savings

Mom keeps a pile of cash in savings. Find out why playing it too safe is a risky move.Read more

How long can a bank hold deposit?

Federal rules prevent a bank from taking a deposit and holding the funds for an indefinite period.Read more

5 ways to grow an emergency fund

Can you save for a rainy day without slipping? Follow these tips to stay on track.Read more


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High-yield checking can pay big

A Bankrate survey finds you can earn a good return if you meet account requirements.

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Best investment for grandkids?

Dear Dr. Don, I am a grandmother of four and want to start a life savings for my grandchildren. Their ages range from 2 to 8. Should I get savings bonds or certificates of deposit? Thank you, -- Nanna Notes Dear Dr. Don,... Read more

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How Dodd-Frank changed banks in 5 years

It's been five years since the Dodd-Frank Act became law, and the banking industry, and how it treats consumers, has changed in some big ways.  ... Read more


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