Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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, CFA ·

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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 4:26 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

The big selling point for arbitration has been that reducing legal costs by blocking customer lawsuits would result in lower prices for consumers. But that hasn’t been the case.

Friday, March 06, 2015 5:47 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

To ensure the nation’s largest banks won’t crumble in the next big economic downturn, the Fed put the nation’s biggest banks through a tough stress test.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 5:16 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

A new report released by the Treasury’s Office of Financial Research scores banks on the scale of risk they pose to the financial system, and Chase came in at No. 1 overall by a wide margin.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 8:50 am
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

Not the type to do your banking on a phone or tablet? You’re now in a shrinking minority. More than half now use mobile banking twice a week or more.

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