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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.

10 questions you should ask about credit card rewards July 31, 2015

Credit card rewards programs can be very worthwhile if you ask the right questions before signing up.

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Research Center Archive

America's Best Rates Q2 2015: Persistently low bank rates call for action by consumers July 28, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

As the era of low bank rates drags on, consumers need to actively look for better options, according to the America's Best Rates survey for the second quarter 2015.

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Ask The Expert Archive

I have no credit history. Why am I considered a bad risk? July 17, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Why not having a credit history makes it tough to get credit, even if you have always paid your bills on time.

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Credit Cards Archive

9 questions to ask before taking on debt April 24, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Borrowing money can be too easy at times, but asking some challenging questions can help you stop it from becoming too much of a habit.

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Money Market Archives

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

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

Negative interest rates: Even worse than they seem? March 11, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Negative interest rates are an extreme measure intended to stimulate Europe's economy, but they could cause more trouble than it is worth.

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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

Amid historically low rates, is real estate a good investment? January 29, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Recent declines in mortgage rates may generate enthusiasm for real estate investments, but there are reasons to be skeptical of this.

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Checking Archives

Need better technology from your bank? Use this checklist March 05, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

As institutions implement various new technologies, these capabilities may become a bigger factor in where you choose to bank.

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News Archive

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

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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