Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 1:20 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Some more bad news on CD rates this week. Despite the fact that global recession is supposed to be a few years behind us in the rearview mirror, with slow growth, inflation fears and sovereign debt crises popping up all over the place, uncertainty is everywhere. It’s no surprise, then, that a new report from Market

Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:18 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

I’m a probably a little late to the party on this, but I saw today in American Banker that ING Group is being forced by the European Union to sell off its U.S. online banking unit: ING is under European Union orders to divest its U.S. online lender, ING Direct USA, before 2013. The Amsterdam,

Thursday, February 17, 2011 2:53 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

There was a great article last week in The Wall Street Journal on how big banks are ramping up their incentives to try and bring in new checking and savings customers. Here are some of the examples of incentives being offered by some of the bigger banks: PNC Bank: $100 coupon for opening a checking

Thursday, October 28, 2010 12:59 pm
By Greg McBride, CFA · Bankrate.com

The Federal Open Market Committee, which meets Nov. 2-3, is all but certain to announce renewed measures intended to boost the economy. Specifically, the Fed will engage in another round of bond-buying, snapping up government debt with newly created money. It is hardly a secret this is coming; for those of you too consumed by

Tuesday, September 07, 2010 2:42 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

If you’re looking to save with a low-risk investment in New Mexico, a money market account, or MMA, may be just the savings account for you. Money market accounts generally yield more than interest-bearing savings accounts while still allowing for some liquidity. Start saving and find a money market account and rates in Sante Fe,

Monday, September 06, 2010 12:00 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

If you’re a new investor looking for a low-risk investment in New Mexico, a money market account, or MMA, may be perfect for you. Money market accounts generally yield more than interest-bearing savings accounts while still allowing for some liquidity. Start saving and find a money market account and rates in Albuquerque, NM. New investors

Thursday, August 12, 2010 4:15 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Are you shopping for a money market account and rates in Boston, MA? Before deciding on just any money market account, it’s important to compare annual percentage yields, introductory rates and other vital information. Researchers at Bankrate.com survey and update data on money market accounts and rates during the day. Quickly find a satisfactory money

Monday, July 26, 2010 4:40 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

If you’re looking for a safe investment with a better-than-average yield, Bankrate.com can help you discover great MMA rates in West Palm Beach, FL. Finding MMA rates can be time-consuming, but Bankrate.com makes locating rates a quick and easy task. Bankrate researchers update MMA rates at different hours throughout the day to supply you with