General Investment

About Money Market Funds

By MoneyRates Team | Money Rates Columnist |

A money fund may make a welcome addition to your portfolio, but it's important to note the key traits of these products before you invest.

Car Loan Shopping Tips

By MoneyRates Team | Money Rates Columnist |

Considering a new auto loan? Learn the basics on auto loan shopping, including what to look for in a lender.

What is Commercial Paper?

By MoneyRates Team | Money Rates Columnist |

Learn how commercial paper works and how it can fit into an individual investor's portfolio.

Government Bond Funds and Inflation Protection Funds

By MoneyRates Team | Money Rates Columnist |

Curious whether a bond fund is for you? Research the basics before you make any purchases.

Dividend Stocks

By MoneyRates Team | Money Rates Columnist |

Dividend stocks pay their investors regularly from company profits. Learn five ways you can target reliable dividend stocks for your portfolio.

Choosing an Online Broker

By MoneyRates Team | Money Rates Columnist |

Starting a relationship with an online broker requires knowledge of how these entities work. Find out what you should keep in mind.

Green Banking Tips

By MoneyRates Team | Money Rates Columnist |

What if you could enjoy a great banking experience and help the environment? Green banking may offer you a way to do it.

How to Use Personal Returns

By Joe Taylor | Money Rates Columnist |

Learn how high-yield savings accounts can turn personal returns into long-term capital gains without the fees or risks of the stock market.