Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Saturday, January 31, 2015 8:00 am
By Claes Bell ·

The Federal Reserve is forming task forces to combat the two biggest problems in America’s ’70s-era payment system: slow speeds and slack security.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:00 am
By David McMillin ·

Beginning in October, you can open the doors at Walmart and open a new checking account. Is the new GoBank account right for you?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 6:00 am
By David McMillin ·

While employers can save money by using payroll cards, their employees can easily lose due to excessive fees. Some lawmakers in New York are standing up to protect those workers.

Friday, January 17, 2014 4:00 pm
By Allison Ross ·

Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank plan to quit offering their customers advances on direct deposits, in accordance with guidelines from federal regulators.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 3:52 pm
By Allison Ross ·

Amid increased scrutiny of deposit advances, Regions Bank says it will discontinue Ready Advance.

Friday, July 26, 2013 11:14 am
By David McMillin ·

A new survey reveals that more account holders are willing to pay for mobile banking tools.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 5:50 pm
By Claes Bell ·

Consumers want more from their banks, even if it comes at the cost of sharing information as personal as their fingerprints.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 5:47 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Finding special CD offers takes some work. Savers may have to call the bank or credit union or go to the website to find out what specials are on tap.

Thursday, February 28, 2013 1:18 pm
By Claes Bell ·

One woman in the U.K. accidentally transferred $40,000 into the wrong checking account over two years.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 7:05 am
By Jeff Fruhwirth ·

A trick to start and stick to saving monthly is to sign up for an automatic savings program.

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