Savings Archive

Where do your finances stand this holiday shopping season?

November 10, 2017

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?

November 7, 2017

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

October 11, 2017

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

Hurricanes 2017: Did Hurricanes Harvey and Irma lead to Fed's rate hike delay?

September 21, 2017

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.

Deposit Customers Should Move More Quickly Than the Fed

July 26, 2017

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

Fed's Push May Hurt Mortgages More Than it Helps Bank Rates

June 14, 2017

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

May Fed update: Consumers should look beyond Fed for higher bank rates

May 9, 2017

As the Fed goes slow on rate hikes, consumers need a more direct way to find higher bank rates.

March Fed update: Fed hike to raise bank rates for mortgages, savings

March 15, 2017

The Fed rate increase was largely driven by rising inflation, which could have broader implications for mortgages and savings account rates.

5 Unexpected Investment Lessons From A Baseball Legend

March 10, 2017

See how baseball legend's Yogi Berra could teach investors surprising investment lessons.

Investing 101 Quiz: Savings, Stocks, Retirement and More

February 16, 2017

This basic quiz can tell you whether you have an adequate understanding of investment fundamentals.

February Fed update: Fed caution is bad news for savings accounts

How to Switch Banks: A Guide to Higher Rates, Free Accounts

December Fed update: What latest rate hike means for bank rates

7 things investors should know about inflation

3 investment risk challenges in the modern age

How to minimize taxes on retirement savings accounts

Why millennials are at the forefront of a banking revolution

How to deal with low bond yields: 4 alternative investments

July Fed update: Is Fed too focused on past econ conditions to raise bank rates?

4 ways higher interest rates could benefit investors and consumers

How to stop giving money away to your bank

Consolidating 401(k) retirement savings: 7 questions to ask

6 reasons retirement saving fails (and what to do about it)

How to use a health savings account to build retirement wealth

Do retirement planning tools do more harm than good?

How to plan for retirement when unsure about your future life expectancy

3 reasons why automatic 401(k) enrollment may not be enough for retirement saving

Negative interest rates: Even worse than they seem?

Dying broke: A worthwhile retirement goal?

7 reasons to fire your bank in 2015

5 reasons to save more money in 2015

How to approach bank bonus offers

6 lessons from an NHL star's bankruptcy

5 mistakes that lead to faulty retirement assumptions

When financial fear is your ally

Money lessons for sons and daughters

A more pragmatic view of retirement planning

How to measure the ROI of an education

6 types of savings: When to begin each

Traditional IRA vs. Roth IRA: Which is better for taxes?

How to use targeted savings to achieve goals

Evaluating past performance? Don't overlook these caveats

5 smart steps for managing money in retirement

Will a rising federal funds rate hurt the economy?

Oh baby! Confronting the costs of parenthood

The best defense against a low-yield environment

5 Social Security tips for couples

5 basic money errors retirees make

Preparing for Social Security: a 7-point checklist

6 tough questions to ask before retiring

Generation X: Don't approach retirement like your peers

Cosigning a student loan? Not so fast

6 red flags of a bad financial planner

Want an allowance, kids? Be ready to earn it

Considering a pension advance? Ask these 5 questions

5 calamities that wreck retirements

Your retirement vs. low interest rates

5 questionable uses for a tax refund

Are your deposits still insured?

5 reasons to consider an online bank

8 smart uses for a year-end bonus

6 ways to bear-proof your retirement

5 purchases you shouldn't skimp on

4 new rules for asset allocation

5 simple but effective saving strategies

Are Americans 'winging' their retirement plans?

Where the jobs are: 5 states leading the recovery

7 Social Security Sins

Putting the 'aged' in engaged: Financial tips for late marriages

Quiz: Are you a good financial role model?

5 lessons an allowance can teach

7 ways to straighten your boomerang child

Should your DNA affect your retirement planning?

What to do when a relative hasn't paid you back

7 things to do before you retire

Latest shocker for savings account rates: 10-year Treasuries slip below 2 percent

4 alternatives to early 401(k) withdrawals

Savings account interest rates seem numb to recent inflation trend

How high should personal savings rates go - an international perspective

Middle class savings rates: Waiting to win the retirement lottery?

What kind of saver are you? 8 different types of people who accumulate money.

Low inflation benefits savers

Online Savings Account Rates Without the Risk: Ten Tips from the FDIC

Five Things to Do When your Bank Merges

MoneyRates Monthly Resolution #2: Direct Deposit Paychecks into Savings or Money Market Accounts

Savings Account Interest Rates May Be Set to Rise

Feed Your Savings Account to Maximize Savings Account Interest

Special savings accounts for kids

Liquid CDs Can't Beat Savings or Money Market Accounts

Comparing Savings Accounts and Savings Bonds

Kids Savings Accounts Help Kids Save For a Rainy Day

Five Advantages of Medical Savings Accounts

Investing Reverse Mortgage Proceeds

Six Tips for Living on Your Retirement Budget

Mortgage Savings Account -- Is It Right For You?