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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.

Personal finance for 2017

15 Steps To Prepare Your Finances For 2017 December 16, 2016

You can have a healthy financial year in 2017 if you take some simple money steps this year.

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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

How do I find the best jumbo account with high interest rates? January 03, 2017

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Jumbo accounts may offer a little extra interest, but there are even more productive things you can do to earn higher rates.

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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

How to Switch Banks: A Guide to Higher Rates, Free Accounts January 10, 2017

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Banks and consumer needs change all the time, which makes periodically switching banks somewhat inevitable and ultimately beneficial.

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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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