Use Bankrate's advice and tools to help make all of your personal finance decisions.
Compare the best savings account rates
Calculate your net worth
Get tools and advice to manage debt
Find a calculator to help make your next financial decision
These signals let you know it’s time to call in a financial fitness expert.
Need help? Don’t feel like the Lone Ranger. Help’s out there, but what do you ask and who do you trust?
Do you fail every time you try to budget? Then don’t say the ‘B’ word, which reeks of self-deprivation. Say ‘spending plan’ instead, and use it to help you get what you want to go.
Tax planning doesn’t decrease in importance. And tax mistakes cost you money. Keep up on tax changes and plan over the year for the deductions you can take.
As your salary and investments increase, filing a tax return gets more involved. Plan over the year for the deductions you can take.
As you gain experience your salary increases. There will be a larger discrepancy between your gross income and net income.
Companies allow shoppers to bypass the yellow pages and go online to search for the best rates and apply for loans.
The right checking account will serve your needs without costing a lot of money in fees or forcing you to maintain a high balance to avoid those fees. The wrong checking account will cost you plenty.
You had better compare the interest rates first.
Here’s what all those words in your monthly checking statement mean.