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Is a rewards savings account worth it?
Will you feel rewarded? These factors can determine if a rewards savings account is for you.
Does bank play keep-away with your interest?
What does bank mean?
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Q&A: Savings tips from banking VIP
Arkadi Kuhlmann, the chairman of ING Direct USA, explains why saving is important.
What to do when an ATM makes a money mistake
ATMs don't often make errors. When they do, here is what to do to protect yourself.
Quiz: Are you compatible with your bank?
You & your bank, sittin' in a tree. Take this quiz to see if it's a match made in money heaven.
That darn bank charges check-cashing fees
Banks have the right to charge noncustomers for check-cashing. There's a way to avoid the cost.
Fed faces intense criticism over bank rule
Banks are seeing red over the proposed regulations. Why do they hate the Volcker rule?
What's app with mobile banking today?
From virtual deposits to digital wallets, mobile banking makes saving and spending easier.
Is your bank account the best for you?
If you're looking for the best financial institution and no fees, ask these five questions.
Europe's debt crisis & the US economy
European debt is an ocean away from the U.S., but its impact could trickle down to Main Street.
Infographic: Choosing a savings account
Finding a savings vehicle can drive you to a shrink. Save your sanity with this infographic.
7 savvy steps to safer mobile banking
Follow this guide to keep your sensitive financial data from falling into the hands of hackers.
The 411 on mobile banking for beginners
Mobile banking is the newest thing in deposit accounts. This primer brings newbies up to speed.
6 simple steps to get dialed into mobile banking
Banks are unveiling new ways to use mobile banking. Here's how to take the plunge.
What to know before making mobile payments
Online bill paying is not a worry for consumers. Mobile payments? Possibly. Here's what to know.
Getting advance on paycheck from your bank
Critics call direct-deposit loans the equivalent of payday loans, but banks disagree.
The Volcker rule: Why it matters to consumers
The rule would ban banks' proprietary trading, but is it good or bad for banking customers?
Future of debit card rewards
New technology may spawn debit card deals tailored to you. Find out the future of rewards.
A future with higher debit card fees
More banks are charging debit card fees for the first time. Find out why and what you can do.
2011 Bankrate Debit Card Rewards Survey
Debit card rewards offerings are changing rapidly. Find out how in Bankrate's 2011 survey.
Are your debit card rewards safe?
Customers can still redeem earned rewards points but might face expiration dates or fees.
5 ways to hang on to debit card rewards
If your debit rewards are under attack, try switching to a credit union or small bank.
Banks cutting debit rewards
Bankrate's 2011 Debit Card Rewards Survey finds these programs are dying. What can you do?
Bank taps 'free checking' for $200 in fees
College student gets schooled in account management. Today's lesson: Don't over-debit.
Video: What is interest?
Did you know the word "interest" has two meanings as a financial term?
Video: What is direct deposit?
This type of deposit will allow for the transfer of funds without any paper checks.
Video: What is a joint account?
Need to share a bank account with a close relative or business partner? Open a joint account.
5 ways you may get nicked by bank fees
Look for new charges from banks trying to recoup fees lost through regulation.
Compare bank rates from all institutions
If you're looking for a better bank rate, try looking in other places to boost your savings.
The benefits of online banking
There are many benefits to online banking, and it's becoming even more secure.
What to do about a lost ATM card
Don't freak out if you misplace your ATM card. These tips will help with damage control.
Pinpointing the best bank rates for you
Find the best bank rates can be taxing. Here are some easy steps to cut the work to a minimum.
Trim pesky bank account fees
The way you bank will help determine the best type of account to manage costs.
How to make the most from your bank rates
Great bank rates are important, but make sure not to lose money on unnecessary bank charges.
Insurance on joint bank account
With a credit union or bank, deposit insurance increases on a joint account.
5 banking predictions that missed the mark
Pundits predicted a high-tech future for banking, but not everything panned out.
Don't let banking fees eat up your savings
There are three habits you should start to prevent bank fees from piling up.
No need to fear online banking
A bank's level of safety is based on factors other than brick-and-mortar walls.
5 smart ways to bank with your smart phone
There's no need to see a teller at the bank when you can perform these tasks on your smart phone.
5 tips for choosing a community bank
At their core, community banks are about local service. Here's how to find the right one for you.
Check a bank's FDIC status
Find out more about your bank's FDIC status.
Have banks killed free checking?
Obtaining free checking at banks may mean consumers have more hurdles to jump.
3 tips for personal bank loans
Find out more about your options in personal bank loans.
Community vs. big banks
Find out more about your options in community and big banks.
What are the 5 largest banks in the world?
View a gallery of the five largest banks worldwide, ranked by the amount of assets.
Off to Europe? 5 reasons to pack an ATM card
Easy and plentiful access to ATMs abroad saves you money and aggravation.
Beware the pitfalls of joint bank accounts
They may be commonplace, but joint accounts are fraught with risks that many people don't consider.
Shopping for a bank? It pays to be choosy
Like meeting a first date, it pays to ask questions when entering into a relationship with a bank.
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