Personal Finance Blog By MoneyRates - Money Market Accounts
December 14, 2010
Despite the dismal housing market, Americans are making progress in rebuilding their wealth.
U.S. household net worth rose 2.2 percent to $54.9 trillion, a gain of $1.2 trillion, in the third quarter, according to recently released statistics by the Federal Reserve.
The uptick follows a decline in the spring, but continues a rebound since first quarter of [...]
December 7, 2010
In the wake of the U.S. Department of Labor's depressing jobs report for November, Gallup's Job Creation Index provides a glimmer of hope. According to the index, job creation reached its highest level in November in more than two years. The nationwide index hit a positive 11, the best reading since September 2008, Gallup said. The [...]
November 29, 2010
Improved bank profitability may be the first step towards improved interest rates on CDs, savings accounts, and money market accounts.
November 24, 2010
Read about a potential threat to CDs, savings, and money market accounts that has started to back off -- for the time being.
November 23, 2010
Until the economic meltdown, the last time most Americans thought much about the workings of the Federal Reserve system was back in college when they took Macroeconomics 101. Fed policy, after all, isn't sexy, not even to lawmakers. "Monetary policy has always been considered boring on Capitol Hill, something left to remote policy wonks far [...]
November 8, 2010
If October's improvement in employment turns into a trend, look for it to lead to a turnaround in bank interest rates.
October 19, 2010
When it comes to retirement, 70 is quickly becoming the new 65, according to the latest "Unretirement Index" by Sun Financial Inc., a global financial services company. As the economy stumbles along towards recovery, the latest index survey found that 80 percent of Americans think they'll need at least three years to rebuild their retirement [...]
October 13, 2010
A lower dollar might help US trade, but if taken too far could turn the budget deficit into the next financial crisis.
October 12, 2010
Almost a quarter of American parents who are saving for their children's college education make costly mistakes, such as using retirement accounts for education savings, according to a new national study conducted by Gallup and Sallie Mae. "Without dedicated college savings plans or accounts that facilitate good distinct planning for both retirement and college, American [...]
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September 14, 2010
Amid the tough economy, consumers are keeping more of their cash liquid and less of it tied up in CDs, according to Market Rates Insight, a San Anselmo, Calif. market research firm for banks and credit unions. Although total security deposits dropped in the second half of 2010, deposits in money market accounts, savings accounts [...]