April 15, 2014
A quiet quarter for interest rates did little to help consumers, but there were some bright spots.
April 1, 2014
Banks are trying to keep up with the times, but their efforts don't appear to be working in social media.
March 18, 2014
Mortgage rates have been frozen within a narrow range so far in 2014, but would-be borrowers should watch several factors that could set them moving again.
March 4, 2014
Making a 529 educational-saving plan work requires an intense approach to both investments and funding.
February 18, 2014
In something of a surprise twist, mortgage rates have started falling again, despite the Fed tapering its quantitative easing program.
February 4, 2014
A new recession may seem unthinkable right now, but history suggests it would be about typical at this point.
January 23, 2014
Here are five things to watch as you wait for savings and money market account rates to finally rise.
January 8, 2014
A successful retirement starts with plotting your approach years in advance.
December 10, 2013
In a low-rate environment, the changing dynamics between various yields can take on greater importance.
November 26, 2013
Low interest rates have encouraged people to spend, but this strategy may be running out of steam. Read what it could mean for next year's economy.
Budget crises bookend a rough year for savers
5 ways to protect older relatives from financial abuse
Will interest rates rise or fall in Q4?
6 ways to beat financial fraudsters
Are consumers wise to prioritize mortgage debt?
How to 'right-size' your bank accounts
Who's snooping in your finances?
Waiting for higher deposit rates? Don't hold your breath
What A-Rod can teach you about personal finance
Are regulators nostalgic for the banking crisis?
Financial winners and losers of 2013's first half
6 ways to prepare for unexpected financial events
5 triggers for switching banks
5 reasons to feel better about stock volatility
Future shock: Could 'normal' interest rates derail your finances?
3 reasons to be skeptical of recent market rallies
Study projects more gains for stocks: Should you listen?
6 ways to resist debt pushers
The tight-rope economy
Separating financial illusion from reality
A brief history of mortgage and deposit rates
Investing becomes an all-or-nothing game
Savers' refrain for January: Wait'll next month
Will savings accounts follow bond yields higher?
Concerned about the deficit? Start saving
Are current mortgage rates such a great deal?
6 things to do since the world didn't end
Are workers responding rationally to retirement worries?
5 steps to take before you quit
Protecting your finances from emergencies
Retirement survey reveals wishful thinking, blind faith
7 ways to hand down good money habits
Inflation throws a curve at interest rates
The perils of small-business pessimism
Economic signposts to watch this fall
Will the tide soon turn for savers?
Mega-bank pioneer rethinks the world he built
How the LIBOR scandal could affect you
Stuck in traffic: Savings accounts test depositor patience
5 ways JPMorgan's troubles may affect you
Goldilocks and the three banks
Yanking Bernanke's chain
Beware of regional rate differences
Retirements survey finds many tripping over financial hurdles
A clean and simple approach to investing
Financial emergencies: 6 tips for coping
Misdirected justice: The national mortgage settlement
2012 scorecard for savings accounts
Stocks top savings accounts for income
Planning your 2012 financial check-up
4 reasons retirement savings may thrive in 2012
Tax strategies for a poor investment year
MoneyRates Monthly Resolution #12: Be disciplined about your holiday shopping
New GDP release: good news for deposits?
MoneyRates.com 2011 resolution #11: Re-prioritize your credit card debt
The housing market: Good news or bad news?
Why would you pay for a checking account?
MoneyRates.com 2011 resolution #10: Re-stock your emergency fund
Are current mortgage rates and housing prices nearing the bottom?
Current mortgage rates: nearing absolute zero?
Forget the free toaster; ask about ATMs
How low are current mortgage rates? 3 convincing answers
Retirement savings: 4 tips for fixing the three-legged stool
Why your asset allocation should be flexible--like basketball
Uncle Sam wants you--to watch out for mortgage scams
Will current mortage rates make eliminating the mortgage interest deduction less painful?
Reviewing 2010: Two essential accomplishments for a year of minimal interest rates
Should savers be sympathetic to borrowers?
Savings accounts must gain as Americans lose debt
Will new legislation protect your checking account from yourself?
Are money market rates at absolute zero?
4 ways to navigate a double-dip recession
Deflation and bank rates: Good or bad news for depositors?
Look Before You Leap: There Are Dangers Outside of the Stock Market Too
Safe Harbor: From Money Market Accounts to Municipal Bonds
How Financial Services Companies Can Rebuild Their Reputations
Savings Rates Get a Jump-Start with Tax Refunds
Bank Size and Stability: A MoneyRates.com Analysis
How Much Money Do You Need to Retire?
Three Greek Lessons for US Bank Rates
Bank Rates Have an Unlikely Competitor in Stock Dividends
Bank Rates Had a Decent Decade, Despite a Weak Finish
Better Bank Rates in 2010? Three Things to Look For
A Bizarre Twist for Bank Rates
Time to Check Up on Savings Rates
6 Lessons of the Harvest for Savers
Bank Rates and Savers Should Benefit As Recession Ends
Bank Rates May Have to Change Soon in Response to Inflation
Bank Rates Could Take a Hit from Latest FDIC Proposal
With Savings Interest Rates Low and Bank Fees Rising, Customers Must Take Care
FDIC Bailout May Depress Savings Account Rates, Money Market Rates, and CD Rates
Improve Your Savings Rate to Build Up Your Emergency Savings Account
Aim for a Higher-Than-Average Savings Rate Especially when Interest Rates Low
Four Signs It May Be Time to Change Your Savings Account
US personal savings rate
Should You Share Bernanke's Views on Inflation and Interest Rates?
Treasury Interest Rates Have Risen -- Why Haven't CD Rates?
Interest Rate Volatility: What it Means for CD rates
Economic News Suggests Low CD Rates May Be Here for a While
Beyond Today's Interest Rates: Comparing Certificates of Deposit and Savings Accounts
CD Rates: It Turns Out Slow and Steady Does Win the Race
Three Reasons Why CD Rates Are Likely to Rise
About Richard Barrington, CFA & MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst