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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.

A realist's guide to downsizing retirement plans October 24, 2014

If you have big retirement dreams but haven't saved enough to realize them, it may be time to make some adjustments. Here's how to do it.

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Research Center Archive

CLIP Index update: September 2014 October 22, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Unfortunately for consumers, mortgage rates have started to rise before deposit rates, but that could change going forward.

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Blog Archive

Market volatility threatens mortgage and deposit rates October 17, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Global issues might soon affect the interest rates you get on savings accounts and mortgage loans -- and not in a good way.

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Ask The Expert Archive

How should I invest a burial trust? October 24, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

There are pros and cons to using savings accounts and CDs for burial trusts.

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Experts Commentary Archive

5 money moves to make by year's end October 14, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Getting these things done before 2015 dawns could prove timely for your finances.

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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

The blessing and burden of a strong dollar October 22, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

A strong U.S. dollar may sound like a great thing, but there are some drawbacks to the dollar's recent rise.

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Savings Archives

Money lessons for sons and daughters September 03, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Recent studies indicate that girls are getting shortchanged on financial education, but these lessons can help them -- and boys -- get a firm grip on money concepts.

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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

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

A slow turn in Fed policy September 17, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

The latest Fed statement confirms that it is continuing a gradual transition in its monetary policy.

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