Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:06 pm
By Claes Bell ·

Trying to decide whether to vote Democratic this year? Here’s what the party has united around when it comes to banking.

Friday, April 01, 2016 6:46 am
By Claes Bell ·

Want to use a debit card in Cuba? Have I got a bank for you — the operative word being “a.” Just 1 U.S. bank can currently issue a debit card that’s usable in Cuba: Stonegate Bank, based in Pompano Beach, Florida. Why Stonegate does it To find out how a bank with just over

Friday, March 04, 2016 5:08 pm
By Claes Bell ·

Odds are you’ve seen an appeal from your bank or credit union to switch from paper statements to electronic statements. But for customers on the wrong side of the so-called “digital divide,” paper statements remain an essential tool for managing their accounts, according to a new report.

Monday, January 25, 2016 7:05 am
By Judy Martel ·

In 2015, the bank tried out a new compensation plan that appears to have paid off for its executives.

Friday, July 03, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Greece is playing a very dangerous game of chicken with its creditors and the European Central Bank (ECB).

Monday, June 29, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

In this podcast, hear about America’s struggle to save, and about how U.S. banking stacks up.

Monday, June 22, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

With the Fed not raising its targeted federal funds rate on Wednesday, investors in certificates of deposit will have to wait on the prospect of higher short-term interest rates.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:11 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Five big banks are guilty of manipulating foreign exchange rates. They must pay some very big fines and the banks have promised to cease criminal activity.

Friday, March 20, 2015 4:27 pm
By Claes Bell ·

Is that a teller in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? New mobile banking tech lets you chat face to face with a teller on your mobile device.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 1:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

The megabanks, Chase, Bank of America and so on, typically have little incentive to pay high CD rates.

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