Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, December 08, 2016 8:30 am
By Claes Bell ·

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.

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

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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

Monday, October 27, 2014 10:46 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Since 2007, the percent of families with certificates of deposit has fallen to record lows as CD rates have hit bottom.

Monday, August 25, 2014 4:00 pm
By Allison Ross ·

CD yields have been plummeting since the Federal Reserve dropped short-term interest rates close to zero.

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