News Alerts

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We offer the following major topic areas:

  • Auto Loans
  • CDs/savings
  • Checking and ATMs
  • College saving plans/loans
  • Credit cards
  • Debt management
  • Fed Watch
  • Home equity
  • Identity theft
  • Insurance
  • IRA center
  • Money markets
  • Mortgages
  • Online banking
  • Personal finance
  • Taxes

What is a News Alert?

A News Alert is a brief e-mail notification that has published a new story in the subject area you requested. For instance, if you’re interested in reading all new stories about “auto loans,” we’ll send you brief descriptions and links to all new stories discussing auto loans as soon as they’re published.

What topics do you cover?

We offer the following major topic areas: Auto loans, CDs/savings, Checking and ATMs, College saving plans/loans, Credit cards, Debt management, Fed Watch, Home equity, Identity theft, Insurance, IRA center, Money markets, Mortgages, Moving, Online banking, Personal finance &Taxes.

What if I want something more specific?

No problem. In addition to requesting major categories, you can also request News Alerts using keywords or phrases. Looking for more information about “adjustable rate mortgages” or “auto leases?” Just type in the phrases!

What about my favorite writer?

Yes. When you’re registering for your News Alert, just type in the writer’s first and last name instead of a keyword or phrase.

How often will I receive my News Alerts?

As soon as we’ve published a new story covering the subject area you requested, we’ll send you an alert. It could be several times a week, or several times a month depending on our editorial schedule.