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Risks of joint bank accounts

They may be commonplace, but joint accounts are fraught with risks that many people don't consider.

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52-week savings challenge

Can you save big bucks by tweaking your budget? We test out a new way to save every week. Read more

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See net worth of president hopefuls

Only rich people run for president, right? Wrong. Find out who has money and who doesn't.Read more

Why we still need bank branches

Online banking is convenient, but some tasks are still easier to do at a branch.Read more

Who's worried about rising rates?

We've found Fed rate hikes are fueling concerns about family budgets and the economy.Read more

Americans more financially secure

Positive feelings about job security and savings make Americans feel more secure.Read more


Checking that pays

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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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Use bonds for school, avoid tax?

Dear Dr. Don, This is a bad news, good news situation that I'm asking about. I just received several Series EE and Series I savings bonds. I am the so-called payable-on-death beneficiary on the bonds. My mom, who purchased... Read more

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Are ‘pop-up’ bank branches the future?

Imagine a food truck, but instead of Korean tacos or barbecue sliders, the truck dispenses cash and financial services. Sure, the latter isn't as tasty, but banks seem to be leaning increasingly toward so-called "pop-up branches" as a way to serve customers while still reducing their brick-and-mortar branch footprint -- and costs. Bank of America  ... Read more


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