Personal Finance Blog By MoneyRates - Bank

As Bank Rates Fall, Executive Compensation Rises

September 7, 2009

The always-prickly issue of executive compensation popped up again last week, as a report on the subject was released by the Institute for Policy Studies. Executives at some of the large financial institutions which received billions in taxpayer bailout money were paid in early 2009 with stock options now worth $87 billion, according to the report. There [...]

What If The Banks Are Nationalized?

February 23, 2009

During the past week a new discussion has begun to emerge in Washington, the matter of nationalizing banks. This is a big deal, symbolically and in other ways. If you have a CD, money market account, savings, or IRA you need to keep an eye on this conversation. As this is written many bank stocks have taken [...]

Dividend Income: Is It So Certain?

February 19, 2009

I was reading the words of a nationally-syndicated columnist recently who was recommending several stocks. This was interesting stuff, I thought, including the suggestion that now is the time to buy shares in long established companies that pay good dividends. But, actually, as I looked at the author's list I saw several companies that are indeed [...]