Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Sunday, April 06, 2014 3:00 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

It’s tough to find a great return out of money market accounts right now. The national average rate is currently at 0.11 percent. But there are still some better-than-average yields out there. Our research can help you find a decent money market account and rates in Washington, D.C. One bank in this survey recently has

Sunday, January 26, 2014 3:00 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

CD rates are low throughout the country. The average national 6-month CD rate is now at 0.15 percent. Fortunately, several institutions are still offering better deals. Check out our survey to find the best CD rates in Washington D.C. Certificates of deposit are insured up to $250,000 per depositor. Just keep in mind that you’re

Friday, May 03, 2013 11:45 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Car loan rates are low throughout the country right now. The average 48-month new-car loan just fell to 4.03 percent. And there are several lenders in our survey offering better-than-average rates. You can use our research to find the best auto loan rates in DC Metro, Washington DC. Shopping for the lowest rates in the

Saturday, February 02, 2013 8:00 pm
By Clare Mallen · Bankrate.com

Discover valuable tips and tools to assist in your refinance in DC Metro, DC, by visiting our site. Rates can change throughout the day and week, but our easy search function allows to you to check local refinancing rates. As refinance rates change, we can help you find the best deal for your needs. Be informed on

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 10:45 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

The Fed is keeping rates incredibly low, and it’s being reflected in CDs. The average one-year CD rate is currently at 0.3 percent. But there are still some institutions posting higher yields. Use our research to find the best CD rates in Washington D.C. You can count on traditional CDs in the District of Columbia

Thursday, September 01, 2011 1:29 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Using cash instead of a loan to pay for a car is always the best financial plan, but if you need to finance, auto loan rates in DC Metro, Washington DC, are staying low. Auto loan rates have been low across the country and are still falling, making it an ideal time for those in

Monday, June 27, 2011 1:10 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Money market accounts are currently at a national average of 0.16 percent, but many institutions are still offering higher rates. If you’re looking money market accounts in Washington, DC, our rates survey can help you locate a yield in the District of Columbia. A money market account is a popular place to keep long-term savings.

Saturday, May 28, 2011 12:30 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Finding a better-than-average yield in this economy can be quite the task, but a money market account can provide a decent yield and a safe place for your savings. If you’re looking for a money market account and rates in Reston, VA, our rates survey can help. Money market accounts often offer a better yield

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 1:28 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

If  you had any doubt that taxes need to be thought about year-round, then consider what will happen tomorrow. On the federal level, the first-time homebuyer tax credit will come to an end Thursday, Sept. 30. That’s the day that folks who had a contract in place by April 30 on a qualifying home must actually close on the purchase