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MoneyRates.com Archives

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6 key facts on Social Security January 26, 2015

Claiming your Social Security benefits sensibly can be a challenge -- there are more than 560 ways for recipients to claim benefits -- but knowing these facts can help.

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Research Center Archive

America's Best Rates 4Q 2014: Traditional banks lose more ground January 26, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

According to the latest MoneyRates.com data, online accounts continue to lead the way for high yields, while traditional bank rates continue to fade.

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Blog Archive

After CPI announcement, savers' fates rest with GDP figure January 28, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

This week's GDP estimate has taken on added significance in light of new signs of deflation.

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Ask The Expert Archive

Should I hire a professional to do my taxes? January 30, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

The ever-growing complexity of the tax code can make professional tax preparation well worth the money unless your tax situation is relatively simple.

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Experts Commentary Archive

5 ways GDP growth can benefit savers January 09, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Economic news continues to provide positive surprises, which bodes well for higher bank interest rates in 2015.

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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

7 reasons to worry about cheap oil January 21, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Lower oil prices have some obvious benefits for the U.S., but they could also bring some problems -- especially as the drop becomes more extreme.

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Savings Archives

5 reasons to save more money in 2015 January 27, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

2015 is shaping up to be an especially favorable time to save more money. Learn why.

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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

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

Latest Fed statement omits important detail January 28, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

The Fed made no change in policy in its latest meeting, but a change in its statement's wording reflects an underlying optimism about the economy.

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