Personal Finance Blog By MoneyRates - Savings Accounts

Inflation exits the year with a whimper

January 17, 2013

Depositors benefited from a lapse in inflation during the fourth quarter, but keep a wary eye on consumer prices in 2013.

Flickers of hope emerge for deposit rates

January 11, 2013

Job growth in December was decent, but the recent tax deal may clear the way for the economy to gain some momentum.

Inflation gives savings accounts a break -- for now

December 20, 2012

A decline in prices during November was good news for savings accounts, but it may prove to be short-lived.

Weak job growth darkens outlook for savers

December 14, 2012

November's jobs report may not have looked bad on the surface, but a closer examination reveals discouraging developments for the economy and deposit accounts.

Fiscal cliff overshadows positive economic news

November 30, 2012

While the bond market doesn't appear fazed by the fiscal cliff, the stock market and savings account rates are more vulnerable.

Savers get relief as oil prices drop

November 15, 2012

Oil prices have been quietly fading in recent weeks, which is good news for savings accounts, whose low rates can't withstand much inflation.

Has inflation taken a summer vacation?

August 20, 2012

Inflation has taken an unexpected step back, clearing the way for savings accounts to gain some ground in recent months.

How long will the inflation holiday last?

July 24, 2012

Savings accounts got a rare break in the second quarter in the form of negative inflation, but this relief may not be here to stay.

What Chinese steel means to US savers

March 22, 2012

In an interconnected global economy, concerns about Chinese demand for iron ore could be felt by U.S. savings accounts.

The Greek debt deal is not the end of the crisis

February 24, 2012

In a global economy, the Greek debt deal is important to the U.S., but ultimately not a resolution to financial concerns about Europe.

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