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Landed your first job? Make these money moves now August 08, 2014

If your first full-time job has finally arrived, it's time to make these money moves before you get too comfortable.

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Research Center Archive

Survey: Financial education helps but few receive it August 20, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

A new MoneyRates.com study shows that while personal finance education can help people become financially proficient, this type of education is rarely administered -- especially to women.

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Blog Archive

Bad week for stocks spells hope for savers August 07, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Savers have reason to cheer a recent series of positive economic announcements, but stock investors didn't appear nearly so happy about it.

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Ask The Expert Archive

Is a townhouse a good investment? August 15, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Low mortgage rates make this an attractive time to buy a home, but there are numerous factors to consider before purchasing.

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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

Understanding the stock market's nosedive August 04, 2014

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

There are numerous possible explanations for last week's market drop, but only some of them make real sense.

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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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