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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.

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Marriage between banks and brokers: How consumers are impacted July 07, 2017

When a bank and a broker get together, will it mean a happy relationship for their customers?

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Research Center Archive

Bank rates take a turn for the better July 25, 2017

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Online savings and money market accounts widened their rate advantages over branch-based banks in the second quarter, as rates rose across the industry.

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Ask The Expert Archive

How do I get the best savings account rate on $40,000 while keeping liquidity? July 20, 2017

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Explore options for earning the best interest rate on $40,000 in savings accounts while also addressing your liquidity needs.

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Credit Cards Archive

4 major risks of debt consolidation and how to avoid them December 05, 2016

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Debt consolidation can be either a useful tool or a costly mistake, so it helps to understand your goals and how to pursue them.

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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

Consumers should act faster than the Fed on interest rates July 26, 2017

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

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

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CD Rates Archive

8 types of CD accounts February 23, 2017

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

A review of the characteristics of different types of CDs can help you decide which is the best fit for your needs.

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Mortgage Archives

7 Big Financial Changes that Call for Adjusting Your Mortgage July 26, 2017

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Refinancing is not just about capturing falling interest rates. It can also be a way of optimizing your mortgage loan to fit a change in circumstances.

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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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