MoneyRates.com Archives

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Bribing your kids? Experts say think twice August 28, 2014

If you've been offering your child money in exchange for good behavior, you may be sending the wrong message.

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Research Center Archive

Bank Fees Survey mid-2014: Fees hit new highs August 25, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Though the latest MoneyRates.com data indicates banking has gotten still more expensive, the rewards of finding bargains are becoming more compelling.

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Blog Archive

Savers, borrowers get a break from weakening inflation August 22, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

A pullback in the pace of inflation should be good news for consumers -- if it can be sustained.

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Ask The Expert Archive

Taking IRA distributions after a divorce? August 28, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Several things determine the tax treatment of distributions from an IRA, and receiving the IRA via a divorce decree can only add to the complications.

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Experts Commentary Archive

Why money market funds just became less attractive August 20, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

An SEC ruling on money market funds has heightened the difference between these funds and FDIC-insured money market accounts.

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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

Exposing the myths in mutual funds August 25, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Mutual fund performance is not always easy to gauge, and a report from S&P helps explain why.

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Savings Archives

Why uncertainty still rules retirement planning July 30, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

The abundant confusion surrounding retirement finances seems to reflect an unwillingness to plan.

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CD Rates Archive

5 factors that could drive interest rates higher July 16, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

It's been a long time since interest rates rose, but these pressures could be what finally pushes them upward.

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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 cheers quickening growth and inflation July 30, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

The latest Fed statement reveals that its transitional policy remains in place, though inflation may be gaining more traction than wage growth.

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