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Savings

Did Hurricanes Harvey and Irma lead to Fed's rate hike delay?

Richard Barrington

Fallout from recent hurricanes seems to include delaying a Fed rate hike, though consumers may want to protect against rising inflation by shopping for bank rates.

Consumers should act faster than the Fed on interest rates

Richard Barrington

The Fed continues to show extreme caution in raising rates, but consumers can take more decisive action now.

Is the Fed's move a no-win for consumers?

Richard Barrington

The Fed's push to return to normal, despite flagging economic numbers, could be a no-win move for consumers.

May Fed update: Consumers should look beyond Fed for higher bank rates

Richard Barrington

As the Fed goes slow on rate hikes, consumers need a more direct way to find higher bank rates.

March Fed update: Fed hike to raise bank rates for mortgages, savings

Richard Barrington

The Fed rate increase was largely driven by rising inflation, which could have broader implications for mortgages and savings account rates.

5 Unexpected Investment Lessons From A Baseball Legend

Richard Barrington

See how baseball legend's Yogi Berra could teach investors surprising investment lessons.

Investing 101 Quiz: Savings, Stocks, Retirement and More

Richard Barrington

This basic quiz can tell you whether you have an adequate understanding of investment fundamentals.

February Fed update: Fed caution is bad news for savings accounts

Richard Barrington

The Fed has proven itself extremely cautious about rate policy, but that caution is becoming more and more costly to savings accounts.

How to Switch Banks: A Guide to Higher Rates, Free Accounts

Richard Barrington

Banks and consumer needs change all the time, which makes periodically switching banks somewhat inevitable and ultimately beneficial.

December Fed update: What latest rate hike means for bank rates

Richard Barrington

Consumers should take note of the inflation pressures behind the recent Fed rate hike.

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