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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.

9 ways to hurt your finances in your 30s April 06, 2015

Making these money errors in your 30s can leave you feeling poorer than you did in your 20s.

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Research Center Archive

The $749 billion price tag behind Fed policy April 24, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

New research finds that the Federal Reserve's attempts to stimulate the economy have come at a steep cost to depositors.

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Ask The Expert Archive

Arranging joint access to a parent's checking account April 03, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

While the wording of an account name can be important, there are other steps to consider in helping your parents with their finances.

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Credit Cards Archive

9 questions to ask before taking on debt April 24, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Borrowing money can be too easy at times, but asking some challenging questions can help you stop it from becoming too much of a habit.

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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

Negative interest rates: Even worse than they seem? March 11, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Negative interest rates are an extreme measure intended to stimulate Europe's economy, but they could cause more trouble than it is worth.

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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

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

Need better technology from your bank? Use this checklist March 05, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

As institutions implement various new technologies, these capabilities may become a bigger factor in where you choose to bank.

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News Archive

Fed ups the focus on its June meeting March 18, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

While the Fed announced no rate change in today's meeting, the wording of its statement hints at the possibility of change by midyear.

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