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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.

5 signs your date is a financial mess May 20, 2015

Your date won't talk about finances, and the last time you went out to eat your date's credit card was denied. Should you be worried? Maybe. Here are five signs your date is hiding financial woes from you.

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Research Center Archive

The Worst States for Banking - 2015 May 28, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

A look at the 10 states where the consumer loses when it comes to banking quality and options.

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Ask The Expert Archive

Can I turn $100,000 into $1 million by the end of the decade? May 04, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

Unrealistic return expectations can lead to investment mistakes, so understanding something about the markets before investing is important.

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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 sets the stage for rate hike April 30, 2015

MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA

The Fed still isn't ready to raise rates, but this week's meeting statement hints that the time is near.

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