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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.

A realist's guide to downsizing retirement plans October 24, 2014

If you have big retirement dreams but haven't saved enough to realize them, it may be time to make some adjustments. Here's how to do it.

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Research Center Archive

America's Best Rates Q3 2014: The benefits of banking online October 29, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Bank rates continued to languish in the third quarter, but online accounts still offer consumers their best shot at higher rates.

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Blog Archive

Did inflation hit the 'sweet spot' in September? October 31, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Investors and depositors want a balance between strong growth and low inflation, and September's inflation figure may have been the best they could have hoped for.

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Ask The Expert Archive

How should I invest a burial trust? October 24, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

There are pros and cons to using savings accounts and CDs for burial trusts.

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Experts Commentary Archive

How falling prices hurt savers October 29, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Just as the U.S. economy seemed to be gaining momentum, global weakness has triggered a destabilizing bout of deflation. Read why that's bad news for savers.

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Bank Deals Archive

EverBank Yield Pledge Checking Account Bonus Rate March 08, 2012

By Doresa Banning

Money Rates Columnist

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Credit Cards Archive

6 financial moves to prevent sleepless nights August 18, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Financial worries are a common source of nighttime anxiety, but these problems are best addressed in the light of day.

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Money Market Archives

Dealing with a bipolar market October 29, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Wild up-and-down swings in the stock market can prompt a range of responses from investors, some of which are wiser than others.

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Savings Archives

Money lessons for sons and daughters September 03, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Recent studies indicate that girls are getting shortchanged on financial education, but these lessons can help them -- and boys -- get a firm grip on money concepts.

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CD Rates Archive

6 essential truths on today's CD rates October 16, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Understanding these things about today's CD rates can boost the interest you earn on your savings.

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Mortgage Archives

When it makes sense to bet the house January 23, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Shifting your debt burden into a mortgage can save you money, but it can also put your home at risk. Learn when this approach makes sense.

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Checking Archives

6 reasons to rethink where you bank May 05, 2014

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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Real People Archive

Working a second job to save for retirement July 02, 2012

By Aaron Crowe

Money Rates Columnist

Could a second, part-time job be the answer to catching up on your retirement savings? Read how one man is already doing it.

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News Archive

Fed's concerns remain with low inflation -- not low rates October 29, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Despite growing optimism about the economy, the latest Fed statement suggests that inflation is too low, and that short-term rates will remain even lower.

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