Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:22 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The Fed put banks it considers “systemically important” through a torturous stress test. The good news? Your bank probably passed.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Long-term CD yields may not be great historically, but they can still offer a way to scrape out extra yield without too much pain if you have to break them.

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Monday, June 27, 2016 6:11 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Those with deposits in U.S. subsidiaries of British banks may be a little stressed watching the drama of Brexit unfold, but your money is probably going to be OK.

Saturday, June 25, 2016 6:05 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

When crazy events hit the world markets, you need to take a breath and look at the numbers. Here are some of the big ones for the Brexit vote.

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Friday, June 24, 2016 10:59 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The fallout from Brexit won’t stop at the U.K.’s shores. American savers will likely see a return to normal yields further delayed for these 2 big reasons.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 6:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Automating your savings is a powerful way to hit your financial goals, but there are a few different flavors of automation available.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 6:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Getting a great yield on a savings account doesn’t do you much good if it ends up being yanked away after a few months.

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Friday, June 10, 2016 12:24 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

New legislation unveiled by House Republicans to repeal and replace Dodd-Frank might be a first-100-days priority in a Trump administration.

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016 6:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Finding out how much of your lifetime working income you’ve managed to save and invest can be humbling, but it can also be instructive.

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Friday, June 03, 2016 5:00 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

In an age of instantaneous fraud, handing out little pieces of paper with all your important checking account information may not be a good idea anymore.

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