relaunches with new features

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Dear Bankrate readers,

I’m inviting you to check out the new and improved

This is the first time’s website been redesigned since it was launched in 1995, and I think you’re going to love the way it works for you.

We’ve created an easy-to-navigate website focused on providing simple, actionable advice that can help anyone make smarter choices about how to manage their money.

You’ll find all of the same great financial advice and information that more than 5 million users a year have come to expect.

There’s just more of it.

There are now more channels, more writers and more features to provide all the help you need, when you need it. It’s just a click away.

Would you expect anything less from a website owned by the same people who publish

Whether you’re looking for step-by-step advice on starting a retirement plan, smart moves for avoiding credit card fees or a mortgage calculator that can show you what the payments on a new home loan would be, you’ll find it on the new

We’ve also made it faster and easier to search our extensive database for the best rates on everything from mortgage rates and auto loan rates to CD rates and money market accounts.

But the change we’re most excited about is the ability you now have to post comments on each and every story.

How cool is that?

If you have a story idea or think you have a better way for us to give you information, share it with us.

If you’ve had a good — or bad — experience with a bank, credit union or mortgage lender, tell us.

If you have a question, ask it.

We’ll respond as quickly as we can and invite our savvy readers to do the same.

Think of this as the start of new conversation that can make everyone smarter — and wealthier.

We can’t wait for you to check us out, and we’d love to hear what you have to say.

Mike Sante

Managing Editor