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MoneyRates.com Archives

MoneyRates.com aims to bring you the information you need to successfully manage your bank accounts, credit cards and mortgage loans. These archives are packed with content designed to help you handle your finances more effectively. Please browse the listings below for unique news and analysis on personal finance.

Holiday scams that drain savings accounts

10 Big Scams That Put Your Holidays In Jeopardy November 23, 2016

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Research Center Archive

America's Best Rates: Top accounts offer 4x average savings rates November 01, 2016

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

The third quarter saw a setback for deposit rates in general, making it all the more important for consumers to shop to find the highest rates.

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Ask The Expert Archive

Should I worry about losing my mortgage interest tax break? December 02, 2016

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Talk about eliminating the mortgage interest tax deduction could be less of a threat to the housing market than it seems.

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Credit Cards Archive

How to responsibly handle easier access to credit cards April 29, 2016

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Easing credit standards mean consumers have to take responsibility for not overusing access to credit.

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Money Market Archives

Fearing a Fed rate hike? Make these 5 moves April 09, 2015

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Preparing your finances in advance of any Fed announcements can help you avoid being caught flat-footed when rates finally climb.

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Savings Archives

7 things investors should know about inflation November 29, 2016

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Inflation may be an even bigger risk to investors than bear markets, so understanding inflation is essential.

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CD Rates Archive

Complete Guide to Setting Up A CD Ladder November 04, 2016

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Learn how a CD ladder can work to your advantage, and how to set it up.

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Mortgage Archives

Buying a home: 7 tips for making your biggest investment decision September 23, 2016

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Lack of experience is an inherent problem for first-time home buyers, but some sound investment thinking can help you overcome that problem.

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Checking Archives

6 reasons to rethink where you bank May 05, 2014

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Banking has changed over time, and it's likely your banking needs have too. Here's why you may want to reconsider where you're at today.

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News Archive

Where to look beyond the Fed for signs of life from stagnant bank rates July 30, 2015

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

With no action from the Fed on interest rates, consumers should look elsewhere for signs of rising rates.

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