Research Center Archive

Best States for College Students 2018

December 14, 2017

This look at the 10 best states for college students looks at costs, but also considers other factors like retention, graduation and choice.

Interactive Brokers Online Broker Review

December 14, 2017

Interactive Brokers offers some pricing advantages for larger investors with more complex strategies, while it may not be a good fit for small, passive investors.

Lightspeed Trading Online Broker Review

December 13, 2017

A look at Lightspeed Trading finds it positioned to appeal most to experienced, high-volume traders.

TIAA Direct Bank Review

December 12, 2017

TIAA Direct provides a full range of banking services for professionals who work in a wide range of academic, cultural, government and research professions.

Best and Worst States to be Rich

November 30, 2017

MoneyRates.com looks at top-tier earnings levels, taxes, and property crime rates to determine the best and worst states for being rich.

Merrill Edge Online Broker Review

November 27, 2017

See how the strengths of Merrill Edge line up with competing online brokerage firms.

Huntington Bank Review

November 22, 2017

Huntington Bancshares ranks as one of the bigger regional banks serving the Midwest, with nearly 1,000 branches and more than 1,800 ATMs in eight states in the heart of the country.

America's Best Rates: Online banks winning the bank rates war

November 7, 2017

A rate war has broken out among savings and money market accounts. See whether you are among the winners or the losers.

USAA Bank Review | Free Checking and Savings Accounts for Military Members

October 31, 2017

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.

Just2Trade Review: Online Broker with a Low-Cost Platform

October 19, 2017

Online brokerage firm Just2Trade offers very competitive margin rates and commissions for online stock trades, especially for regular traders.

Online broker review: Capital One Investing

Fifth Third Bank: A wide reach from its Cincinnati base

Fidelity: Online broker review

First Internet Bank: No branches? No problem

Bank Fees Survey: Checking account fees surprisingly fall

Online broker review: TD Ameritrade

Online broker review: OptionsHouse

M&T Bank: A regional bank with a broad reach in the East

Firstrade Securities: Online Broker for Small Investors, Low Fees

Bank rates take a turn for the better

Ally Invest Review: Online Broker for Low Commission Fees, Investment Research

Union Bank: A national bank growing from the heart of San Francisco

Online Broker Review: Motif Investing

Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs 2017

Zions Bank: From Utah's first bank to online banking

Online Broker Review: TradeStation

Best and Worst States to Make a Living 2017

Best and Worst States for Banking 2017

America's Best Rates: Savings, Money Market Rates Down Despite Fed Hike

Regions Bank: Powerhouse bank in the South, Midwest

Best Online Brokers 2017

Best and Worst States for Millennials 2017

SunTrust Bank: Plenty of banking services, but watch out for fees

BMO Harris Bank: Large, historic Midwest bank

Santander Bank: A global presence, a Northeastern base

Bank Fees Survey: Less Than 1 in 3 Banks Offer Free Checking

Best Savings Accounts for 2017

Best and Worst States for Retirement 2017

America's Best Rates: Online Savings Accounts Break Away from Low Rates

America's Best Rates: Top accounts offer 4x average savings rates

Best and Worst States for Bank Health 2016

Bank Fees Survey: Checking Accounts Still Cost $159 Annually for Americans

America's Best Rates Q2: Which accounts offer 4x the national savings rate?

10 Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs

Best Online Brokers 2016

Best States for Millennials 2016

Best Savings Accounts 2016

Goldman Sachs Bank USA: Rising star in high yield online savings from Goldman Sachs Bank USA

Best States to Make a Living 2016

BBVA Compass Offers Fast, Low-Cost Banking Options

Bank Fees Survey: Americans Pay $159 Per Year for Checking Accounts

TD Bank: Great for online and mobile banking, limited for brick-and-mortar

Live Oak Bank Review and Latest Rates

American Express Bank, FSB builds on company's reputation

High Interest Savings Accounts

Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be Rich

Chase Bank: Leader in customer service and financial tech

MoneyRates.com Interest Rate Comparison Tool

Bank Fees Survey Mid-2015: No escape from rising checking account fees

America's Best Rates Q2 2015: Persistently low bank rates call for action by consumers

America's Best Rates 1Q 2015: Updated June 24, 2015

The Best and Worst States to Make a Living 2015

The Worst States for Banking 2015

The Best States for Banking 2015

Full Ranking: The Best and Worst States for Banking 2015

America's Best Rates 1Q 2015: Savings account rates rise -- for some

The $749 billion price tag behind Fed policy

Survey: Many Americans are effectively investing blindfolded

Top 10 states for high and low earners

US states with the most high and low earners: Full 50-state list

States that pay the most (and least) in federal taxes

States with the highest and lowest federal tax burdens: Full state list

Bank Fees Survey EOY 2014: Banking costs soar to new highs

Money Perspectives with Dr. Larry 'Chip' Filer

Study: Saving before 30 greatly improves outlook for early retirement

America's Best Rates 4Q 2014: Traditional banks lose more ground

Best savings accounts 2015

10 states where low oil prices can sting

2015 interest rate forecast

Study: Holiday shopping evokes stress, dread in Americans

12 facts on multigenerational living in the US

CLIP Index update: October 2014

The financial tool Americans are most thankful for

America's Best Rates Q3 2014: The benefits of banking online

10 Best States to Retire 2014

10 Worst States to Retire 2014

Best and Worst States to Retire 2014: Full 50-state list

America's top financial frights: Emergencies and retirement

Best States for Young Adults 2014

Worst States for Young Adults 2014

Best and Worst States for Young Adults: Full 50-state list

Study: Low savings, debt plague the American psyche

Bank Fees Survey mid-2014: Fees hit new highs

Survey: Financial education helps but few receive it

America's Best Rates Q2 2014: Good deals for smart savers

Discord with banks linked to consumers' shaky financial habits

Survey: Most Americans underestimate nursing-home costs

Best States to Make a Living 2014

Worst States to Make a Living 2014

Best and Worst States to Make a Living 2014: All 50 states

One-third of workers say Obamacare will delay their retirement

Best States for Banking 2014

Worst States for Banking 2014

Best and Worst States for Banking 2014: Full 50-state list

America's Best Rates Q1 2014: Finding value in a low-rate environment

How much have Fed policies cost savers? Try $757.9 billion

Study: Blue states have the income-inequality blues

Bank Fees Survey EOY 2013: Big banks equal big fees

Cable companies rank worst for customer service

Survey: Americans prefer tax refunds to bigger paychecks

Money Perspectives with Carson-Newman University's Ronnie Chen

America's Best Rates 2013 Q4: Yields continue declining (with some exceptions)

Job insecurity: the American worker's reality

Best savings accounts 2014

Money Perspectives with Case Western Reserve's William Mahnic

Synchrony Bank reviews: Perks online reward savings

Survey: Consumers don't want what banks are offering

2014 interest rate forecast

Money Perspectives with San Francisco State University's Shengle Lin

Money Perspectives with Professor Robert Johnson

Is the internet saving you money? Not necessarily

Money Perspectives with Professor Don Sabbarese

Despicable me: 37 percent admit cheating financially

11 Best States to Retire 2013

10 Worst States to Retire 2013

Best and Worst States to Retire 2013: the complete list

How will retiring baby boomers affect the economy?

America's Best Rates 2013 Q3: Deposit rates suffer a relapse

Examining today's banking landscape

10 states where youth rules 2013

Best and worst states for young people 2013: 50-state list

Has the Fed acted correctly on interest rates?

America's top money worries and regrets

What will lift deposit rates first: inflation or growth?

Best savings accounts 2013: mid-year update

Top 10 cities for frugal retirees

Bank Fees Survey mid-2013: Free checking hits a new low

America's Best Rates 2013 Q2: Deposit rates drag their feet

Who saves more: husbands or wives?

6 percent mortgage rates: coming in 2014?

Estimated cost of Fed policy: $635 billion and counting (infographic)

Want better service? Try banking online

America's Best Rates 2013 Q1: Online banks go their own way

Best States to Make a Living 2013

Worst States to Make a Living 2013

Best and Worst States to Make a Living 2013: Full list

The Fed's 2012 predictions: right or wrong?

Best and worst states for banking

Best and worst states for banking: 50-state list

Bank Fees Survey EOY 2012: Online banks resist rising fees

Citibank: Tradition matched with technology

Flagstar Bank: A quarter-century of innovation

Nationwide Bank: 21st century service, decades of experience

America's Best Rates 2012 Q4: Online banks press their advantage

Best savings accounts 2013

First Niagara Bank: Modern ammenities, old-fashioned service

Mutual of Omaha Bank: From insurance to online banking

Ultima Bank combines traditional and online banking

The MoneyRates Index

HSBC Bank: Blending direct and retail banking

EmigrantDirect: Online bank accounts from a venerable institution

KeyBank review: Comprehensive banking with rewards

Synchrony Bank: Online bank accounts, community focus

Barclays Bank: From across the pond to your computer

Bank of America: A world leader in finance

E*TRADE Bank: More than a brokerage

Wells Fargo Bank: An American icon since 1852

10 Best States to Retire 2012

10 Worst States to Retire 2012

Best and Worst States to Retire 2012: The complete list

America's Best Rates 2012 Q3: Online banks go against the grain

EverBank offers high-yield pledge to savers

Capital One 360: Online banking with minimal fees

Sallie Mae Bank: From students loans to savings accounts

Battleground economics: Do swing-state financial conditions favor Obama or Romney?

Discover Bank offers strong options for online savings

CIT Bank: A century-old commitment to savings

AbleBanking offers combination of saving and philanthropy

9 great checking accounts for college students

ING DIRECT: Online banking pioneer

FNBO Direct: Cutting-edge accounts, 150-year history

Ally Bank offers direct banking, competitive rates

10 states where youth rules 2012

Bank Fees Survey mid-2012: Checking and ATM costs jump again

America's Best Rates 2012 Q2: The fight against low rates

Testing the Fed's predictions

The high cost of the Fed's low rates

America's Best Rates 2012 Q1: A rate hunter's guide

Best States to Make a Living 2012

Worst States to Make a Living 2012

Best and Worst States to Make a Living 2012: Complete list

Should an Oscar for 'The Artist' worry investors?

Retirement savings: How do yours measure up?

Bank Fees Survey EOY 2011: Free checking makes a comeback

America's Best Rates 2011 Q4: Getting more from your savings

The financial landscape of decades past

12 free checking accounts for baby boomers

Were the good old days really that good?

America’s Best Rates 2011 Q3: How to buck the low-rate trend

Worst States for Retirement 2011

Best States for Retirement 2011

Best and Worst States for Retirement 2011: Complete List

10 best states for raising children

11 best checking accounts for college students

Bank fee survey mid-2011: Free checking options fewer, but not gone

America’s Best Rates 2011 Q2: Where to put your savings now

America’s Best Rates 2011 Q1: Where can you get consistently high deposit rates?

Best States to Make a Living 2011

Worst States to Make a Living 2011

Best And Worst States to Make a Living 2011: Complete list

Bank fee survey EOY 2010: Free checking is far from extinct

Best checking accounts for college students

Top checking accounts for heavy ATM users

Best and Worst States for Retirement 2010: Complete List

Best States for Retirement 2010

Worst States for Retirement 2010

Bank fee survey mid-2010: What's Up (or Down) with Bank Fees?

Bank fee survey EOY 2009: Bargains still exist for smart shoppers