Personal Finance Blog By MoneyRates - Savings
December 22, 2010
See the idea that won a contest for suggestions to raise savings rates--and let us know if you have a better idea.
October 18, 2010
No matter what stage of retirement planning you are in, a new MoneyRates.com series will provide some useful advice.
September 7, 2010
Although a growing number of consumers are taking advantage of mobile banking, most have yet to use their cell phones or PDAs to manage their checking or savings accounts. The two biggest reasons, says an August report by Javelin Strategy & Research in San Francisco, are concerns about security and a "lack of a compelling [...]
September 1, 2010
Find out how today's spending habits might slow the economic recovery, but make it stronger in the long run.
July 20, 2010
Delaying retirement is sounding better and better -- or at least smarter and safer -- given the growing number of studies showing so many of us aren't saving enough for retirement. Among the latest are findings by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), which says a dramatic percentage of people -- even those in upper-income [...]
July 13, 2010
Sure, death is scary. But even more frightening to most Baby Boomers is the prospect of running out of money. Roughly six in 10 people said they feared outliving their income more than dying, according to a new survey by Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America, which polled 3,200 people in May ranging in [...]
May 26, 2010
MoneyRates.com recently posted an article called Building Savings Rates, Keeping Score: The Savings Game. This article outlines a system for keeping score on your financial responsibility, and now MoneyRates.com invites you to share your scores with the MoneyRates.com audience. The system is simple: points are awarded for positive actions such as getting a job, shopping for [...]
March 17, 2010
GetRichSlowly.org is sponsoring a video contest for people who have positive personal financial stories to tell. If you have such a story and an idea for a clever video, you could win $500 in the contest -- and give others the benefit of your knowledge. The contest is especially timely in light of two recent polls [...]
March 15, 2010
There was no shortage of discouraging news in the latest survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) regarding the retirement preparedness of Americans. Still, perhaps what stood out most was this statistic: less than half of U.S. workers have calculated how much money they will need for retirement. That fact may strike you as [...]
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October 26, 2009
When a recent poll by MoneyRates.com and GetRichSlowly.org showed that 52% of respondents felt their retirement savings were not on track, it wasn't a complete surprise. This has been a challenging environment. A weak job market has caused many household incomes to take a hit. The stock market has been little help to investors for [...]