Personal Finance Blog By MoneyRates - Personal Finance

Why college freshmen should take Finances 101

August 30, 2011

Checking account shopping and wise use of credit cards are among the lessons undergraduates can learn.

Investors who abandoned stocks in 2008 saw only meager returns

August 24, 2011

Fidelity reports that those who stayed in stocks and continued to invest in their 401(k) savings accounts during and after 2008 drop saw big increases in savings.

Debit card fee announced for Wells Fargo customers

August 23, 2011

Bank will use the monthly charge to make up for revenue lost to federal caps on debit cards.

Debt-rating reduction could raise cost of mortgages, credit cards

August 17, 2011

Just how much consumers will be affected won't be clear for many months, however.

3 ways to supplement a meager retirement savings account

August 16, 2011

Cutting expenses and finding additional work or income will help you out after retirement.

Are target date funds right for you?

August 10, 2011

If you're uncertain how to invest to minimize risk, a life cycle fund helps answer a lot of questions for you.

Current mortgage rates, refinance rates expected to remain low

August 7, 2011

Fed decision also likely to keep interest rates on savings accounts low.

Individual 401(k) accounts may allow you to save more for retirement

August 5, 2011

Solo savings accounts often allow loans, uncommon investments and greater catch-up contributions than IRAs.

Pew asks new consumer bureau to clear up banks' checking account disclosures

August 3, 2011

Survey shows demand among consumers for greater transparency and clearer information.

More Americans choosing retirement investments over paying their child's college tuition

July 20, 2011

Cold-hearted? Not really. With tuition costs skyrocketing, many financial advisers recommend you see to your own needs first.

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