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Things to pay for by changing your bank

Richard Barrington

Fed rate increases not helping consumers

Richard Barrington

The Fed continued pursuing a policy of rate normalization -- but, so far, consumers only find better interest rates on mortgages, CDs and savings accounts if they shop.

3 ways to profit when market rates outpace the Fed

Richard Barrington

Sometimes the Federal Reserve adopts a wait-and-see approach to raising the federal funds rate. Here's how investors, home-buyers and savers could profit when market rates rise faster than Fed rates.

December Fed update: Fed rates rise, but bank rates may be rising faster

Richard Barrington

The Fed raised interest rates for the third time in 2017, but some savings account rates have been rising even faster.

Where do your finances stand this holiday season?

Richard Barrington

Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a good time to look at your finances; see how you can tell which elements of those finances are blessings and which are turkeys.

Is weakening job growth behind Fed's decision to not raise bank rates?

Richard Barrington

The Fed's latest statement dismisses recent negative economic trends as being due to the harsh hurricane season, but their inaction on rates speaks louder than words.

Underbanked? How to Find the Best Bank Account for You

Richard Barrington

Find out why millions of Americans do not have a bank account, how this is costing them, and what they can do about it.

Did Hurricanes Harvey and Irma lead to Fed's rate hike delay?

Richard Barrington

Fallout from recent hurricanes seems to include delaying a Fed rate hike, though consumers may want to protect against rising inflation by shopping for bank rates.

Consumers should act faster than the Fed on interest rates

Richard Barrington

The Fed continues to show extreme caution in raising rates, but consumers can take more decisive action now.

Is the Fed's move a no-win for consumers?

Richard Barrington

The Fed's push to return to normal, despite flagging economic numbers, could be a no-win move for consumers.