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San Antonio-based bank USAA offers a range of checking, savings, mortgage, auto loan and wealth-management services to its members. It's also a supporter of the U.S. Military.
Online brokerage firm Just2Trade offers very competitive margin rates and commissions for online stock trades, especially for regular traders.
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Fifth Third Bank traces its history back to the 1850s. Today, it's one of the larger regional banks in the country, serving 10 states from its headquarters in Cincinnati.
Before using an IRA to pay off debts, there are a variety of legal and financial implications to consider.
Directing your retirement income efficiently and appropriately can be one way to help that income go further.
Breaking into a CD is likely to entail a penalty, but there are some factors that might mitigate this financial hit.
You might be able to use some money from an IRA toward buying a home, but you should fully understand the limitations and consequences.
The degree of difficulty and risk involved in currency trading put it outside the mainstream of most retirement investing.
Debt consolidation can be either a useful tool or a costly mistake, so it helps to understand your goals and how to pursue them.
Easing credit standards mean consumers have to take responsibility for not overusing access to credit.
Get the most out of credit card reward programs by knowing the best ways to use your cards.
Borrowing money can be too easy at times, but asking some challenging questions can help you stop it from becoming too much of a habit.
Financial worries are a common source of nighttime anxiety, but these problems are best addressed in the light of day.
Preparing your finances in advance of any Fed announcements can help you avoid being caught flat-footed when rates finally climb.
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International investing can be a good thing, but there are also valid reasons for maintaining a heavier weighting toward U.S.-based stocks.
Asset allocation is a tricky decision and one you can't avoid, so it's wise to be well-informed on the topic.
Passive investors should take a cue from Wall Street's sharks and lions in recognizing the impact corporate governance can have on share value.
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.
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.
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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.
The Fed continues to show extreme caution in raising rates, but consumers can take more decisive action now.
A review of the characteristics of different types of CDs can help you decide which is the best fit for your needs.
Learn how a CD ladder can work to your advantage, and how to set it up.
No action by the Fed on rates leaves it up to consumers to protect themselves by finding higher savings account rates.
The Fed continues to delay raising rates, but taking action seems increasingly imminent.
CD ladders can help you manage yield and liquidity, and they can also be tailored for current circumstances.
Refinancing is not just about capturing falling interest rates. It can also be a way of optimizing your mortgage loan to fit a change in circumstances.
The benefit or burden of any mortgage is largely dependent on these 9 details.
Lack of experience is an inherent problem for first-time home buyers, but some sound investment thinking can help you overcome that problem.
Recent declines in mortgage rates may generate enthusiasm for real estate investments, but there are reasons to be skeptical of this.
Shifting your debt burden into a mortgage can save you money, but it can also put your home at risk. Learn when this approach makes sense.
Banking has changed over time, and it's likely your banking needs have too. Here's why you may want to reconsider where you're at today.
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If your son or daughter displays these signs, some remedial financial education may be in order -- fast.
Walmart's Bluebird prepaid debit card is a very competitive product, but there are some inherent drawbacks to using any prepaid card.
Bank's move could spur other banks to drop the charges that can lead to a "train wreck" of multiple overdrafts.
With no action from the Fed on interest rates, consumers should look elsewhere for signs of rising rates.
Interest rates will soon be on the rise: some banks to act sooner than others.
The Fed still isn't ready to raise rates, but this week's meeting statement hints that the time is near.
While the Fed announced no rate change in today's meeting, the wording of its statement hints at the possibility of change by midyear.
The Fed made no change in policy in its latest meeting, but a change in its statement's wording reflects an underlying optimism about the economy.