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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.

Investment tips and black-box investing

5 flaws of black-box investing September 19, 2016

See arguments in favor of black-box investing, as well as some of its limitations.

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Research Center Archive

Best and Worst States for Bank Health 2016 August 29, 2016

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

The banking industry has recovered from the financial crisis, but conditions are markedly different from one state to another.

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Ask The Expert Archive

Will Brexit affect US mortgage, refinancing rates? September 21, 2016

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Brexit may well drive US interest rates lower, but delaying decisions about mortgages could be risky.

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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

How to minimize taxes on retirement savings accounts September 09, 2016

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Having a distribution strategy from retirement plans can help you manage your tax liability to some extent.

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CD Rates Archive

September Fed update: Bank rate increase delay, how consumers can prepare September 22, 2016

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

The Fed continues to delay raising rates, but taking action seems increasingly imminent.

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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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