Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, November 18, 2011 10:47 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Auto loan rates in Chapel Hill, NC, and in cities throughout the nation are at lows, making it a good time to finance. But it’s still vital to budget before getting a loan – you don’t want to get stuck with a car payment that you can’t afford. Use our rates survey to find the

Friday, November 04, 2011 9:29 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

With auto loan rates in Greensboro, NC, at near record lows, many consumers are looking to finance. But paying cash is always a better financial plan. The average 60-month new-car loan moved up slightly this week to 5.34 percent. It’s vital to budget before you search for an auto loan. Search for auto loan rates

Sunday, October 09, 2011 10:00 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Money market account yields aren’t stellar by any means, but if you’re looking for a low-risk account with a decent yield, they might be a good bet. To find the best money market accounts in Jacksonville, NC, use our research. Money market accounts are insured by the FDIC up to $250,000 per depositor, making them

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 12:02 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

A decent yield can be tough to find in this economy, but if you’re looking for a long-term savings vehicle, a money market account might be a good option. Our rates survey can help you find money market accounts in Cary, NC, with the highest yields. Money market accounts are insured by the FDIC up

Monday, September 26, 2011 12:02 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

With auto loan rates in Raleigh, NC, at near record lows, right now might be the best time to finance. But more incentives might come at the end of the year as car companies compete for sales in the last quarter. The 60-month auto loan rates  in Raleigh, NC, fell further south to 5.41 percent

Sunday, September 25, 2011 11:00 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Because auto loan rates in Charlotte, NC, and throughout the nation are at lows, many consumers are looking to finance. It’s always a good financial decision to pay cash upfront if you can, but low rates are making it easier for consumers to afford the interest payments. The average 60-month new-car loan moved down this

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 11:32 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

It’s difficult to find a decent yield on a money market account right now, which is causing many diligent investors to turn to other fixed-income investments. But money market accounts are still low-risk, and some are still offering a better yield than other interest-bearing savings accounts. Money market accounts in Wilmington, NC, have stayed at

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 12:28 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

If you’re looking for an account with a better-than-average yield and some safety, a money market account might be your best bet. Money market accounts in Chapel Hill, NC, may come with some low rates, but our rates survey can help you find the highest yields in your area of North Carolina. Money market accounts

Thursday, September 08, 2011 4:44 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Labor Day weekend in Texas was horrible. In case you missed it, much of my home state is on fire. The largest wildfire is southeast of Austin in Bastrop County. It was a lovely area, with small communities sprinkled among the Central Texas hills and forests. I say “was” because much of the area

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 11:33 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

If you’re looking for an account that can help you save for the long-term, a money market account is a good place to start. Money market accounts in Greensboro, NC, are currently at an average of 0.15 percent, but several institutions are offering better-than-average rates. Money market accounts offer safety and a yield that’s often

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