Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, January 12, 2017 7:30 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Want to know if you’re getting a good rate on your savings and CDs? Take a look at Bankrate’s national averages and find out.

Thursday, December 29, 2016 5:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A common concern is whether large sums of money are safe with an online institution.

Friday, December 23, 2016 5:00 am
By Michele Lerner · Bankrate.com

Five-year CDs typically offers higher interest rates than standard savings accounts, money market accounts or shorter-term CDs.

Monday, April 04, 2016 1:17 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Consumer complaints against banks, mostly regarding checking accounts, rose in 2015, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Thursday, May 07, 2015 11:07 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

CD rates vary across the country. Find out which cities have the highest rates on one-year CDs and five-year CDs.

Tags: CD rates, CDs
Friday, April 03, 2015 1:14 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Since December 2008, interest rates set by the central bank have been virtually zero, leading to low CD rates and even lower savings account and money market account rates.

Sunday, March 01, 2015 7:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Besides the banking regulations governing the number of transactions allowed in savings and money market accounts and minimum early withdrawal penalties on CDs, there is a huge amount of variation between banking products.

Friday, January 23, 2015 7:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Though there’s no one-size-fits-all answer for savers and investors, examining goals and time frames can provide direction when considering saving and investment vehicles.

Monday, December 01, 2014 6:05 am
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

Hear about a surprising group of savers, and about how to find better rates on CDs.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

According to an SEC lawsuit, at least four account holders invested $532,000 in CDs in the financial scam.

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