Personal Finance Blog By MoneyRates - Personal Finance

Banks scrambling to meet customers' demands for more mobile banking

July 15, 2011

Bank-by-phone opportunities not expected to replace the need for brick-and-mortar branches, however.

Where are the best savings accounts? Try online.

June 22, 2011

A new study found that online banks offer significantly higher rates on savings accounts, and there is reason to believe this advantage may be sustainable.

Good news for savings accounts: Oil prices reverse course

June 21, 2011

A dramatic drop in oil prices should bring some welcome inflation relief to savings accounts and other deposits.

Hard times for CD investors but safety remains attractive

May 25, 2011

Staggering maturity dates allow you to get higher interest rates while retaining the flexibility of annual reinvestment

If we're not saving enough for retirement, why do they want to cap contributions?

May 24, 2011

Tackling the deficit may require retirement contribution caps for the wealthy and new incentives to save for the rest of us.

Is home buying getting more difficult?

April 27, 2011

Financial reform regulations aim to reduce faulty mortgage loans but could limit the number of homebuyers.

Housing market hampering returns on real estate investments

April 15, 2011

FHA-backed loans are down 40 percent as buyers have trouble qualifying for mortgages.

Why aren't borrowers able to get help through the federal mortgage refinance program?

March 31, 2011

FHA Short Refi program to help struggling homeowners hampered by long, slow process.

Consumers are tired of controlling their spending

March 23, 2011

As effects of recession linger, shoppers are learning to control their urges and manage their money.

Why your savings accounts aren't earning you more money

March 15, 2011

Banks aren't loaning out as much money as they used to, and this means your savings aren't as important to them as in the past.

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