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The Fed’s interest rate decisions are made by a powerful voting body.
Fed officials care about more than just economic data.
Both products offer a safe place to store your funds. But they both come with pros and cons.
Officials look at specific measures when deciding raise or lower borrowing costs.
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The financial crisis has boosted the appeal of tax-favored bonds. But safety comes at a price.
It’s unwise to leave $10,000 in a safe-deposit box, where the savings will earn no interest.
The best time to cash in savings bonds depends on an investor’s life circumstances.
A step-by-step guide to choosing the best checking account for your needs.
After a bank fails, the FDIC does not guarantee the future rate of CDs held by investors.
No help from the Fed? Follow these tips to make your money go further.
Purchasing new CDs could hurt your credit score if banks perform multiple "hard pulls."
Foreign currency can provide diversity and a financial hedge. But be sure you know the risks.