Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 5:28 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

CDs may not have great rates right now, but they do offer one valuable perk — predictability.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012 10:00 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

CD yields are setting records in Bankrate’s weekly survey, and not the good kind.

Monday, July 23, 2012 4:07 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

In a desperate quest to find higher yields, some savers are making a Faustian bargain with banks: for a few basis points more, and you can keep my money for 10 years. Several of the nation’s largest banks are offering 10-year CDs with a yield of 1.75 percent or less these days, including Chase, Bank