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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 in your 40s

Personal finance checklist for age 40 June 23, 2016

Age 40 often means entering the prime of your career and the heart of your family life, and your finances should adjust accordingly.

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Research Center Archive

Best States for Millennials 2016 June 07, 2016

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

MoneyRates examines eight factors to see which states are the best for millennials to live, work and play.

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Ask The Expert Archive

How can I buy a home on a low income? June 22, 2016

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

With the right budget discipline and an eye for value, even people with relatively low incomes may be able to afford to buy a home.

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Credit Cards Archive

How to responsibly handle easier access to credit cards April 29, 2016

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

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 stop giving money away to your bank June 14, 2016

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

See if you are needlessly giving money away to your bank in one of these seven ways.

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CD Rates Archive

5 moves to optimize your CD ladder investments May 11, 2016

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

CD ladders can help you manage yield and liquidity, and they can also be tailored for current circumstances.

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Mortgage Archives

Amid historically low rates, is real estate a good investment? January 29, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Recent declines in mortgage rates may generate enthusiasm for real estate investments, but there are reasons to be skeptical of this.

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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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News Archive

Where to look beyond the Fed for signs of life from stagnant bank rates July 30, 2015

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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