Personal Finance Blog By MoneyRates - Money Market Accounts

New proposal may give money market accounts an edge

February 15, 2012

A new SEC proposal aims to address concerns about money market funds and underscores the advantages of bank-sponsored money market accounts.

The best way to look for high savings and money market rates

April 24, 2011

The America's Best Rates awards recognize consistent excellence in savings and money market accounts.

Turmoil in the Middle East: a double threat to depositors

March 10, 2011

Find out how turmoil in the Middle East poses a dual threat to US bank deposit accounts.

Ask the expert: Are money market accounts the best fit for emergency funds?

February 10, 2011

Keeping an emergency fund in a money market account at low money market rates can be frustrating, but there are disadvantages to the alternatives.

Casting a wider net may pay when you shop for CD, savings, and money market rates

February 9, 2011

Changes in how FDIC insurance premiums are assessed could help small banks at the expense of larger ones, resulting in better rates from smaller banks.

Ask the expert: Shifting between money market accounts and the stock market

February 8, 2011

As tempting as the stock market may look compared to anemic money market rates, be sure to consider the risk before shifting your asset allocation.

Ask the expert: Is there more to choosing a bank than meets the eye?

February 3, 2011

Looking for a new bank? Find out what you should consider when choosing a bank besides the interest rates.

Ask the expert: savings accounts or money market accounts?

January 27, 2011

Some terms on savings and money market accounts may vary, but the rates are close enough that it's worth looking at both.

Add deficit reduction to the list of priorities waiting for improvement in employment

January 3, 2011

Read about what your savings have to gain--or lose--from decisions about deficit reduction

Cyber Monday rocks; Will it move savings and money market rates?

December 1, 2010

Are robust online holiday sales a sign that savings and money market rates are ready to start rising?