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5 basics of cashing old checks

Banks have rules for cashing old checks, but there's also wiggle room. Find out where. Read more

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Best investment for grandkids?

It'll be years before your grandchildren go to college. What's the best way to help them save?Read more

5 ways to beat high checking fees

A Bankrate survey shows checking fees are up this year. Here's how to avoid them.Read more

Overdraft, ATM fees at new highs

Our survey shows checking fees are rising. How much more are you paying?Read more

Need a second chance at checking?

Were you banished from banking? You can open a new checking account, but at what cost?Read more

Checking Account Fees Surge

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Overdraft, ATM fees at new highs

Our survey shows checking fees are rising. How much more are you paying?

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How to cash aunt's savings bonds

Dear Senior Living Adviser, I have the power of attorney for my aunt who has dementia and lives in a memory care home. She has about $30,000 in Series EE savings bonds. She is rapidly going through her savings paying for... Read more

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Bankers aren’t inherently evil

Bank employees who worked in core business units, such as investment banking, private banking or trading, were more dishonest than those who played support roles such as human resources.  ... Read more


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