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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.

Health savings accounts

5 Perks of Health Savings Accounts to Keep Financially Fit February 22, 2017

Learn five benefits of a health savings account that can boost your financial fitness.

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Research Center Archive

America's Best Rates: Savings, Money Market Rates Down Despite Fed Hike April 24, 2017

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Average savings account interest rates and money market rates fell during the first quarter, despite the Fed's recent rate hikes.

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Ask The Expert Archive

Will millennials ever be wealthier than their parents? February 23, 2017

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

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Credit Cards Archive

4 major risks of debt consolidation and how to avoid them December 05, 2016

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Debt consolidation can be either a useful tool or a costly mistake, so it helps to understand your goals and how to pursue them.

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Money Market Archives

Fearing a Fed rate hike? Make these 5 moves April 09, 2015

By Richard Barrington

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

March Fed update: Fed hike to raise bank rates for mortgages, savings March 15, 2017

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

The Fed rate increase was largely driven by rising inflation, which could have broader implications for mortgages and savings account rates.

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CD Rates Archive

8 types of CD accounts February 23, 2017

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

A review of the characteristics of different types of CDs can help you decide which is the best fit for your needs.

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Mortgage Archives

Buying a home: 7 tips for making your biggest investment decision September 23, 2016

By Richard Barrington

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Lack of experience is an inherent problem for first-time home buyers, but some sound investment thinking can help you overcome that problem.

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Checking Archives

6 reasons to rethink where you bank May 05, 2014

By Richard Barrington

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

By Richard Barrington

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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