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Bank Deals Blog - 2009


December 2009

31stHigh-Yield Reward Checking Account at Public Service Credit Union in Indiana - Local Only
New Year's Eve Credit Union Liquidation
5.01% Reward Checking Account at First National Bank of Scottsdale in AZ - Local Only
Update on ASI, Velocity Credit Union and Private Deposit Insurance
Competitive Money Market, Checking and CD Rates at Georgia Primary Bank - Local Only
4.08% Reward Checking Account at Partners Financial FCU in Virginia - Local Only
Beware of Wrong Reports of FDIC Guarantee Changes
30thReview of ShoreBank's New Direct High Yield Savings Account
UmbrellaBank and Imperial Capital CD Holders Take a Beating
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Peoples Bank & Trust in MO - Local Only
Update on Chase Checking Account Bonuses
Top 14-Month CD Rate at Blueharbor Bank in North Carolina - Local Only
3.01% Reward Checking Account at a North Carolina Bank (CommunityOne)
29thDiscover Bank's New Limited-Penalty-Free CD and its New Online Savings Account
3.00% 30-Month CD at Indus American Bank in NJ & NY
2.15% 7-Month CD at One Georgia Bank - Atlanta Area Only
Expired Rates: 2.48% 24-Month CD & 2.02% 12-Month CD at Atlas Savings and Loan Association in New York - Local Only
2.25% 12-Month CD at North Alabama Bank - Local Only
2.00% 6-Month CD & 2.00% Money Market at United Financial Bank of Florida - Local Only
Free Reward Checking Account at an Indiana CU (Financial Center)
How the Proposed Fed CDs Will Affect Savers?
28th$200 Checking Account Bonus at Union Bank in CA, WA and OR
5.01% Reward Checking Account at St. Paul FCU in MN - Local Only
4.00% Reward Checking Account at Guaranty Bank and Trust in MS - Local Only
27thThe Differences between Credit Unions and Banks
2.50% 24-Month CD at First American International Bank in New York City - Local Only
2.50% 13-Month CD & 2.26% 7-Month CD at The Farmers Bank in Tennessee
2.45% 12-Month CD at Bank of Granite in North Carolina - Local Only
26thNYTimes Article: At Tiny Rates, Saving Money Costs Investors
24thMerry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
23rdHigh-Yield Reward Checking Account at a North Carolina CU - Easy Membership (Coastal)
Useful Reward Checking Account Tips
3.04% Reward Checking Account at Old Florida National Bank in Florida - Local Only
3.50% 60-Month CD at City National Bank in NJ, NY & PA - Local Only
22nd3.01% Reward Checking Account at Indiana Bank & Trust Company - Indiana State Only
New Internet Bank - Clear Sky - 3.75% Savings Account Guaranteed through 3/31/09
Update on My Short List of Top Savings Accounts
Update on the 4.07% 18-Month CD ($25K Max) at Citibank via its Secured MasterCard Program
2.10% 15-Month CD at Bank of Fayetteville in AR
2.15% Money Market Promo with Rate Guaranteed to 3/31/10 at One World Bank in Dallas - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at an Arkansas Bank (The Bank of Fayetteville)
21stWhy Choose CDs Instead of Reward Checking Accounts?
3.00% Reward Checking Account at Foothill FCU in California - Local Only
3.00% 3-Year CD & Other Competitive CD Rates Continue at Pinnacle Bank in Florida - Local Only
3.75% Jumbo 60-Month CD at Coastline FCU in North Florida - Local Only
20thCompetitive 2- and 5-Year CDs at Northwest FCU - Available Nationwide
Competitive 5-Year CD at Northwest FCU with Useful IRA Feature - Available Nationwide
19thDiscover Bank's CD Rates Up To 5.02%
4.25% Reward Checking Account at Incommons Bank in Texas - Local Only
WTDirect's Online Savings Account Promotion - Nationally Available
New 5.30% No-Min Online Savings Account - iGObanking
18th7 Banks Fail Including UmbrellaBank's Parent and Imperial Capital
2.10% 12-Month CD at First Choice Bank in California - Local Only
2.78% 24-Month CD & 2.18% 12-Month CD at First National Bank in Texas - Local Only
Important Gotcha for Those with Reward Checking Accounts
2.29% 18-Month CD at BankFirst Financial Services in MS - Local Only
2.25% 15-Month CD & 2.10% 9-Month CD at Commercial Bank in TN & KY - Local Only
3.01% Reward Checking Account at Commercial Bank in TN & KY - Local Only
2.07% 18-Month CD at Signature Bank in New York City - Local Only
3.56% 60-Month CD & 3.30% 48-Month CD Continue at Qualtrust Credit Union in Texas - Local Only
2.65% 24-Month CD & 1.90% 6-Month CD Continues at Signature Bank in New York City - Local Only
3.00% Reward Checking Account at BankFirst Financial Services in Mississippi
3.00% Reward Checking Account at the Internet Bank CBDirect
17th4.01% Reward Checking Account at Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company in Louisiana
0.88% Reward Checking Account at Olmsted National Bank in MN
Reward Checking Account at a Wisconsin Bank (First Banking Center)
AmTrust Bank and Five Other Banks Are Shut Down by Regulators
New Online Savings Account and CDs at American Express Bank
2.25% 11-Month CD Special is Back at Colonial Branches of BB&T - TX, FL & NV
Flagstar Internet Money Market Rate Plummets and Is No Longer Competitive
OneWest Bank's Competitive 5-Year CD - Benefits and Issues of Long-Term CDs
$50 Checking Account Bonus at Thrivent Financial Bank - Available Nationwide
3.00% Reward Checking Account at First State Bank in New York - Local Only
3.00% Reward Checking Account at Citizens & Northern Bank in PA - Local Only
16thM&T Bank's New Internet Bank - OnBank
Fed Still Saying Exceptionally Low Rates for Extended Period - Update
2.00% 15-Month CD & 2.50% 23-Month CD at Regions Bank in Several States - Local Only
3.50% 48-Month CD & 2.00% 12-Month CD at Terrabank in Miami - Local Only
2.25% 12-Month CD at Insight Bank in Ohio - Local Only
2.20% CDs with Terms from 6 to 18 Months at Communitywide FCU in Indiana - Local Only
2.00% 9-Month CD at United Orient Bank in New York City - Local Only
1.76% 9-Month CD at Miami Postal Service Credit Union - Local Only
2.55% 24-Month CD & 2.10% 12-Month CD at Navy Army FCU in Texas - Local Only
15th2.00% Reward Checking Account at Legacy Bank of Florida - Local Only
5.55% 17-Month / 5.40% 7-Month CD at Security Savings Bank
4.01% 21-Month / 3.76% 17-Month CD at a Kansas Bank - Add-On Feature (Security Savings).
2.47% 17-Month CD at Security Savings Bank in Kansas
2.00% 14-Month CD & a Jumbo Money Market Deal at United Central Bank in Several States
3.00% 36-Month CD & 3.50% 60-Month CD at First Priority Credit Union in MA - Local Only
3.09% Reward Checking Account at Bank of Agriculture & Commerce in California - Local Only
2.70% 24-Month CD at Communication FCU in OK - Local Only
2.25% CD for Terms of 3 to 11 Months at MidCoast Community Bank - Local Only
14thHigh-Interest Reward Checking Account at an Oklahoma CU (Communication)
2.00% 6-Month CD & 2.20% 12-Month CD at Communication FCU in OK - Local Only
$100 Checking Account Bonus at Bank of America - Update 2
$100 Bonus for Opening PNC's Virtual Wallet with Direct Deposit
4.00% Reward Checking Account at Adams Bank & Trust in NE & CO - Local Only
Competitive Short-Term Internet CD at EBSB Direct - Available Nationwide
Update on National City's $300 Bonus and PNC's $100 Bonus - Limited to Certain States
13thIndyMac Depositors Are Still Out of Luck - Review of Deposit Insurance Changes Since IndyMac's Closure
2.75% Reward Checking Account with a $100K Balance Cap at Pacific Mercantile Bank in CA - Local Only
$150 Checking Account Bonus Continues at NuVision Credit Union in CA - Local Only
2.50% 2-Year CD & 3.00% 3-Year CD at Washington Federal Savings in Several States - Local Only
2.50% 25-Month CD at First Financial Bank in OH, IN & Other States - Local Only
2.00% 6-to-13 Month CD & 2% Savings Account with Rate Guarantees at CrossFirst Bank in Kansas City Metro - Local Only
1.97% 12-Month CD with Some Liquid Features at FirsTier Bank in CO - Local Only
12thHigh-Yield Reward Checking Account at Farmers & Merchants Bank in Virginia
2.00% Checking Account with Rate Guaranteed for One Year at Flagstar Bank - GA, MI & IN Only
3.00% 18-Month CD & 3.25% Internet Savings Account at First Trade Union Bank - Nationally Available
2.81% Savings Account Guaranteed to 9/30 at EBSB Direct
2.60% Reward Checking Account with $100K Balance Cap at Savoy Bank in NYC - Local Only
11thThree Banks Closed by Regulators in FL, AZ and KS
3.00% 45-Month Online CD at Reliabank Dokota - Available Nationwide
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Vision Bank - Texas - Local Only
ING Direct Raises Yield on its 1-Year CD to 2.00% - Available Nationwide
The Last Remaining 6% Reward Checking Account
High-Yield Reward Checking Account & Savings Account at Mid America Bank & Trust Co. in MO - Local Only
3.00% 42-Month CD at First Financial Bank in IN & IL - Local Only
10thAlly Bank News - Fee Changes and CD Renewal Bonus
2.45% 15-Month CD at Lumbee Guaranty Bank in North Carolina - Local Only
4.50% Reward Checking Account at Lumbee Guaranty Bank in North Carolina - Local Only
9thHigh-Yield Reward Checking Account at an Arkansas Bank (Heartland Community)
Competitive Long-Term CD Rates at Hudson City Savings Bank - Available Nationwide
2.25% 11-Month CD & 3.70% 59-Month CD at CharterBank in GA & AL - Local Only
2.15% 13-Month CD & 3.50% 60-Month CD at Fort Knox Federal Credit Union in Kentucky - Local Only
Free High-Yield Reward Checking Accont at R Bank in Texas - Local Only
8thHigh-Yield Reward Checking Account at a MI/OH/AR Credit Union (United)
More Information on the Transition to DepositAccounts.com
GMAC Bank Changes Name to Ally Bank - New 2.50% 9-Month No-Penalty CD
4.00% Online Savings Account Guaranteed For 3 Months at 1st Constitution Direct
4.06% 48-Month CD & 3.29% 36-Month CD at Founders FCU in SC/NC - Local Only
2.50% 24-Month CD & Other Competitive CD Rates at Montauk Credit Union in New York - Local Only
2.75% 18-Month CD & 4.00% 60-Month CD at Greylock FCU in MA - Local Only
Citibank Raises Yields: 3.50% Savings Account, 4.00% 6-Month CD
Review of PNC Bank's Virtual Wallet, Checking/Savings Account
3.59% Reward Checking Account at First National Bank of Olathe in Kansas
7th2.52% 25-Month CD & 2.02% 14-Month CD at First Bank in Kansas - Local Only
3.15% 36-Month CD & Other Competitive CD Rates at First State Bank in NJ - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account and Savings Account at Sonoran Bank in Arizona - Local Only
3.85% 6-Year CD at Kemba Credit Union in Ohio - Local Only
3.50% Reward Checking Account at Kemba Credit Union in Ohio - Local Only
2.15% 18-Month CD at Valliance Bank in Texas - Local Only
2.10% 14-Month CD & 2.30% 19-Month CD at First Commercial Bank of Florida - Local Only
2.00% Reward Checking at First Commercial Bank of Florida
6th4.05% Reward Checking Account at Cross Key Bank in Louisiana - Available Nationwide
Competitive CD Rates at Self-Help Credit Union in NC & CA - Available Nationwide
2.00% 11-Month CD Continues at Stillwater National Bank in OK - Local Only
5th2.60% 12-Month CD at Cecil Bank in Maryland - Local Only
2.09% 18-Month CD & 3.00% 36-Month CD at First Entertainment Credit Union in CA - Local Only
2.40% 16-Month Jumbo CD at Teachers Federal Credit Union in New York - Local Only
2.30% 24-Month CD at Main Street Bank - Available Nationwide
2.90% 12-Month CD & 2.50% Savings Account at Hudson City Savings Bank - Nationally Available
Update on SmartyPig's High-Yield Savings Account
PerkStreet Financial Raises New Account Bonus to $100 - Available Nationwide
4thEmigrant's New Internet Bank: DollarSavingsDirect
4.41% Reward Checking Account at United Bank of Kansas - Local Only
2.12% 21-Month Bump & Add-on CD at Woodstone Credit Union in WA - Local Only
Velocity Credit Union in Texas Begins Voting Process for Switch to Private Insurance
3rdHigh-Yield Reward Checking Account at Bank of the Sierra in California
Update on the Best Nationwide Reward Checking Account - Bank of the Sierra
2.53% 24-Month CD at Commerce National Bank in Texas - Local Only
4.05% Reward Checking Account at a New Mexico CU (State Employees)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at River City Bank in Georgia - Local Only
2.00% 6-Month CD Continues at Vision Bank Texas - Local Only
3.00% 36-Month CD Continues at SchoolsFirst FCU in California - Local Only
2.50% 24-Month CD at Heritage Bank of Florida - Local Only
2ndCertificate and Credit Card Deals at Pentagon Federal Credit Union - Available Nationwide
Update on PenFed CDs for January - New and Rollover CDs
AmTrust Financial Files for Bankruptcy - Future of AmTrust Bank?
2.11% 13-Month No-Penalty CD at First Federal Savings Bank in KY & IN - Local Only
2.00% 15-Month CD and CD IRA at Parke Bank in NJ & PA - Local Only
3.50% 60-Month CD at CEF Credit Union in IL & CA - Local Only
1st3.50% 5-Year CD & 4.00% 7-Year CD at First National Community Bank in PA - YMMV Nationally Available
Credit Union News - ASI Review and a Credit Union Liquidation
2.25% 14-Month CD & 1.85% 8-Month CD at National Bank of South Carolina - Local Only
The Future Home For Bank Deals: DepositAccounts.com

November 2009

30th5.00% Reward Checking Account at Quad City Bank & Trust in Iowa - Local Only
3.80% 60-Month CD Continues at PrimeWay Federal Credit Union in Houston - Local Only
3.65% 60-Month CD at Fidelity Bank of Florida - Local Only
29th3.25% Reward Checking Account at a Texas Bank (Vintage)
ING Direct Extends Its Black Friday Sale
ING Direct's Black Friday Specials: 2% 12-Month CD & $121 Checking Bonus
High CD Rates Continue at Progressive Credit Union in New York - Limited Membership
$100 Checking Account Bonus at Citizens Bank in Several States
28th2.50% 12-Month CD & 2.25% Money Market Account at Coastal Carolina National Bank in SC - Local Only
3.00% 36-Month CD at Mutual of Omaha Bank in CA, NV, AZ, CO, NE & TX - Local Only
2.50% 17-Month CD at Royal Asian Bank in PA, NJ & NY - Local Only
3.00% 9-Month CD at Bartow County Bank in Georgia - Local Only
2.15% 18-Month CD & 2.35% 24-Month CD at MetLife Bank - Available Nationwide
3.65% Internet Savings Account at Amegy Bank
Review of Intervest National Bank's Money Market Account - Nationally Available
3.51% Reward Checking Account at First-Lockhart National Bank in Texas
3.51% Reward Checking Account at Timberland Bank in Washington State
1.75% Reward Checking Account at a Colorado CU (Air Academy)
27thCapital One's New InterestPlus Online Savings Account for Costco Members
FDIC Releases October Enforcement Actions
2.00% 6-Month No-Penalty CD ($25K Max) at STC Capital Bank in IL - Local Only
High-Yield Savings Account (5% for first $1K) at OMNIBANK in Texas - Local Only
3.55% 5-Year CD & 3.03% 3-Year CD at Goldwater Bank - Available Nationwide
3.50% Reward Checking Account at First National Bank of Elk River in MN
26thHigh Yield Savings Account at Centennial Bank - Nationally Available
2.59% 10-Month CD at Altana FCU in Montana - Local Only
25th3.55% Reward Checking Account at an Arkansas Bank (First National Bank of Wynne)
Big Improvements Coming to Bank Deals
Alliant Credit Union's Savings Account Rate to Remain 2% Through December
Update on Alliant Credit Union - Competitive Savings Account and CD Rates
High-Yield Low-Max CD Specials
CD Rates Fall at Melrose Credit Union But Remain Competitive - Available Nationwide - Update
2.30% 18-Month CD at 1st Mariner Bank in Maryland - Local Only
4.07% Reward Checking Account at Bluegrass Community Bank in KY - Local Only
2.50% 24-Month & 2.10% 12-Month Jumbo CDs at Universal Bank in CA - Local Only
3.51% 60-Month CD at Florida Traditions Bank in Florida - Local Only
2.00% Money Market Account with Rate Guaranteed for 6 Months at New Century Bank in PA - Local Only
24thFDIC's Third Quarter Report - Number of Problem Banks Increased to 552
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust in Iowa - Local Only
23rd3.50% 60-Month CD at LGE Community Credit Union in GA - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at LGE Community Credit Union in GA - Local Only
Fees for PIN-Based Debit Card Purchases
2.10% 15-Month CD at Nassau Educators FCU in New York - Local Only
2.02% 12-Month CD & 1.88% Savings Account at American Plus Bank N.A. in California - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Nassau Educators FCU in New York
22nd3.51% Reward Checking Account at Lapeer County Bank & Trust Co. in Michigan
4.01% Reward Checking Account at Centera Bank in Kansas - Local Only
4.01% Reward Checking Account at Leominster Credit Union in MA - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking at MBT Bank in Iowa - Local Only
5.01% Reward Checking Account at Citizens First Bank in Iowa - Local Only
3.51% Reward Checking Account at Bank of Idaho
5.01% Reward Checking Account at Farmers State Bank in Iowa - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at an Illinois Credit Union (Scott)
3.51% Reward Checking Account at a Virginia Bank (Valley)
3.00% Reward Checking Account at a Tennessee Bank (Wilson Bank and Trust)
3.91% Reward Checking Account at a Tennessee Bank (Peoples)
3.56% Reward Checking Account on All Balances at City Bank New Mexico
5.01% Reward Checking Account at First National Bank of Syracuse in Kansas - Local Only
High-Interest Reward Checking at Arizona Bank & Trust
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Legacy Community FCU in Alabama - Local Only
3.01% Reward Checking Account at Wyoming National Bank - Local Only
2.00% Reward Checking Account at Amegy Bank in Texas - Available Nationwide
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Bank of Asheville in North Carolina
4.00% Reward Checking Account at First State Bank & Trust Company in Nebraska
0.88% Reward Checking Account at an Illinois Bank (Valley Community)
1.50% Reward Checking Account at a Hawaii Bank (Central Pacific)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a Florida Bank (Atlantic Coast)
2.84% Reward Checking Account at a Colorado Bank (Integrity Bank & Trust)
2.50% Checking Account for Balances Under $25k (Parkway Bank)
3.75% Reward Checking Account at Liberty Savings Bank - Nationally Available
3.00% Reward Checking Account at a North Carolina Credit Union (Allegacy)
3.15% Reward Checking Account at Pony Express Bank in Missouri
High-Yield Rewards Checking Account at a Missouri Bank (RCSBank)
4.05% Reward Checking Account at Community National Bank in Kansas - Local Only
3.90% Reward Checking Account at an Iowa Bank (MidWestOne)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at an Illinois CU - Easy Membership (Consumers)
2.68% Reward Checking Account at a South Florida CU (Eastern Financial Florida)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Florida Bank of Commerce
2.19% 15-Month CD at Golf Savings Bank - Available Nationwide
2.52% 24-Month CD at Olin Community Credit Union in MO & IL - Local Only
2.05% 15-Month CD at Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union in MA and NH - Local Only
2.25% 12-Month Jumbo CD at First Sound Bank in WA - Local Only
21stOne Small Florida Bank Closed - 124th Bank Failure of 2009
2.38% 16-Month & 2.15% 6-Month Jumbo CDs at Mega Bank in California - Local Only
2.75% 6-Month Add-On CD ($25K Max) at STC Capital Bank in Illinois
Bank of America's Special Rate Money Market Savings Account
Competitive Savings Accounts and CDs at Golf Savings Bank - Available Nationwide
2.25% 7-Month Jumbo CD & Other Competitive CDs at Consumers Credit Union - Easy Membership
High Yield Online Money Market Account at Nationwide Bank
3.00% Reward Checking Account at Utah Central Credit Union
Bank of Internet's New Advantage Savings Account with a 2.50% APY - Nationally Available
Bank of Internet's High Yield Savings Account - New Higher Yield
20thShould You Use Your Emergency Fund for Holiday Shopping?
ING Direct's Black Friday CD and Electric Orange Checking Specials
Money Market Account Special at First Independent Bank in Washington State - Local Only
2.52% Money Market Account Continues at South Florida FCU - Local Only
19thBank Deals Blog is Back in Operation!
18th4.50% Reward Checking Account with Rate Guaranteed to 9/2010 at First Security Trust Bank in KY - Local Only
17thExpired - Reward Checking Account at Libertad Bank in Texas
FDIC is Now Forcing Rate Cuts to Reward Checking Accounts
FDIC's Fall 2009 Consumer News - FDIC Coverage, Safe Deposit Box, Debit Card Protections
Link Verification When Opening a New Account at Ally Bank
4.01% Reward Checking Account at Cattleman's National Bank in Central Texas - Local Only
2.48% 24-Month CD & 2.07% 12-Month CD at Atlas Savings and Loan Association in New York - Local Only
16thHigh-Interest Reward Checking Account at a Texas Bank (Independent)
New 5.25% No-Minimum Online Savings Account - FNBO Direct
FNBO Direct Increases Online Savings Account Yield to 3.50%
Update on Grand Yield Direct Savings Account Bonus
2.50% 13-Month CD at Cornerstone Bank in Georgia - Local Only
2.25% 19-Month CD & 2% 9-Month CD at Service Credit Union - Limited Membership
2.45% 15-Month CD at Bank of Granite in North Carolina - Local Only
2.15% 12-Month CD at Texas National Bank in Texas - Local Only
15th$300 Checking Account Promotion at National City Bank in Some States
2.10% 12-Month CD & 2.50% 25-Month CD at Workers Credit Union in MA & NH - Local Only
3.50% Reward Checking Account at MAC FCU in Alaska - Local Only
14thUpdate on Darby Direct's 36-Month Step Up CD
2.50% 12-Month CD at DOCO Regional FCU in GA & NC - Local Only
2.78% 12-Month CD &t 3.09% 27-Month CD at Wings Financial CU in MN & Other Places with Limited Membership
New High-Yield Internet Checking Account at Incredible Bank - Available Nationwide
2.15% 10-Month CD and Other Competitive Rates at OneWest Bank - Available Nationwide
2.05% Money Market Account and 2.28% 12-Month CD at Seacoast Commerce Bank in CA - Nationally Available
Review of Capital One's Online Savings Account
13thTwo Florida Banks and One California Bank Closed by Regulators
3.01% Reward Checking Account at a Florida Bank - Nationally Available (First East Side Savings)
High-Interest Reward Checking Account at Patriot Bank in Florida
SFGI Direct's 2.25% Online Savings Account Is Open Again But With Changes
Competitive Online Savings Account at SFGI Direct
Last Chance at the 2.25% Savings Account at SFGI Direct?
Update on SFGI Direct - The Top Online Savings Account
Ally Bank Increases Rates - FDIC Restrictions Having an Effect?
Another Fed Action That May Cost Savers - New Rules on Overdrafts
New Internet Bank with Competitive Rates: Colorado Federal Savings Bank - Available Nationwide
New Online Savings Account at CNB Bank Direct
12th0.88% Reward Checking Account at The Bank of Georgia
5.02% Reward Checking Account at Goldwater Bank in Arizona - Local Only
BBVA Compass Checking Account Promotion - Free iPod touch (available in AL, AZ, CO, FL, NM & TX)
2.36% 18-Month CD at Shore Bank in VA & MD - Local Only
2.25% 12-Month CD & 2.50% 24-Month CD at Appalachain Community FCU in TN & VA - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a Pennsylvania Bank (Malvern Federal Savings)
Flagstar's Online Money Market Promotion - Available Nationwide
2.50% Savings Account Promotion at California Business Bank - Local Only
TD Bank's Elite Savings Account Promotion
4.19% Reward Checking Account and 3.19% Savings Account at D.L. Evans Bank in ID – Local Only
11thUpdate on Hanmi Bank in California - Deposit Deals and Financial Condition
2.55% 24-Month CD at Columbus First Bank in Ohio - Local Only
2.50% 24-Month CD at MidFirst Bank in Arizona - Local Only
2.02% 12-Month CD at Bank of Internet USA - Available Nationwide
$150 Checking Account Bonus at Harris Bank
2.33% Checking Account with Rate Guaranteed to March 2010 at Austin Bank of Chicago - Local Only
10th2.00% 9-Month CD & 2.50% 20-Month CD at Institution for Savings in MA - Local Only
How Much Money is Your Checking Account Making for You
2.00% 6-Month CD at Verity Credit Union in Washington State - Local Only
2.50% 12-Month IRA CD at Dime Savings Bank - Available Nationwide
2.70% 27-Month World Series CD Special at The Berkshire Bank in NYC - Local Only
5.00% Reward Checking Account at Carolina Premier Bank in NC - Local Only
Expired: 3.00% 7-Month CD at NIH Federal Credit Union in MD & DC - Limited Membership
2.35% 11-Month CD at Streator Onized Credit Union in Illinois - Local Only
9thBasic ATM Safety Practices
No Longer Offered - Reward Checking Account at Chartway Federal Credit Union
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at an Illinois Bank (Liberty)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Florida Central Credit Union
2.50% Reward Checking Account at a South Carolina Bank (Bank of Anderson)
2.01% Reward Checking Account at Peoples Bank in Georgia
3.01% Reward Checking Account at The Farmers Bank - Georgia Residents Only
3.00% Reward Checking Account at a California CU (American River HealthPro)
Reward Checking Account at Baxter Credit Union in IL/WI
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Connexus Credit Union - Nationally Available
4.01% Reward Checking Account at Fairmont Federal Credit Union in West Virginia
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a Virginia Bank (First National Bank of Altavista)
2.75% Reward Checking Account at Texas Bay Area Credit Union
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a Texas Bank (Legend Bank)
2.51% Reward Checking at a Rhode Island Bank (BankNewport)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a New Jersey Bank (The Provident Bank)
3.01% Reward Checking Account at Members First Credit Union in Parts of NH & MA - Local Only
No Longer Available: 3.25% Reward Checking Account at a MA/ME Bank (Butler)
4.00% Reward Checking Account at LA DOTD Federal Credit Union in Louisiana
3.33% Reward Checking Account at Peoples Bank of Kankakee County
3.00% Reward Checking Account at Advantage National Bank in Illinois
1.85% Reward Checking Account at Bank of Hiawassee in Georgia
2.50% Reward Checking Account at Insight Financial Credit Union in Florida
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Point Loma Credit Union in California
3.61% Checking Account at AL/TN/MS Bank (CB&S Bank)
4.50% Reward Checking Account at Texas Heritage Bank - Local Only
High-Yield CD Specials with Max Deposits up to $30K at South Central Bank in Chicago - Local Only
3.15% 39-Month CD at Capital Communications FCU in New York - Local Only
8th2.75% Reward Checking Account at a Texas Bank (Tradition)
Reward Checking Account at a Texas Bank (ViewPoint)
2.75% Reward Checking Account at a Rhode Island CU (People's)
4.25% Reward Checking Account at a North Carolina Bank (First Community)
1.20% Reward Checking Account at a KS/MO/TX Bank (Solutions)
High-Interest Reward Checking Account at a MO/AR Bank (Focus)
3.50% Reward Checking Account at Scituate Federal Savings in MA - Local Only
2.28% Reward Checking Account at a Massachusetts Bank (North Middlesex Savings)
3.04% Reward Checking Account at a Massachusetts Bank (Dedham Savings)
4.01% Reward Checking Account at Panther Community Bank in Southwest Florida
3.01% Reward Checking Account at a Wisconsin Bank (State Bank of Cross Plains)
2.01% Reward Checking Account at a Texas Credit Union (Members)
2.75% Reward Checking Account at F&M Bank in Tennessee - Local Only
2.75% Reward Checking Account at First Federal Savings Bank in Tennessee - Local Only
2.79% Reward Checking Account at a Missouri Bank (Heritage State)
2.50% Reward Checking Account at a Kansas Bank (First National Bank)
Expired - Reward Checking Account at a Chicago Bank (State Bank of Countryside)
2.32% Reward Checking Account at First Federal Bank of California
3.01% Reward Checking Account at Community Bank in Louisiana - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Raritan Bay Federal Credit Union in New Jersey
4.00% Reward Checking Account at The First State Bank in Texas - Local Only
2.15% 15-Month CD at O Bee Credit Union in Washington State - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Endura Financial FCU in MN & MO
4.00% Reward Checking Account at a Michigan CU (United Financial)
Savings and CD Specials (2.75% for 120 days, 3.75% 5-year CD) at a First National Bank of Long Island Branch in NY - Local Only
7thReward Checking Account in Ohio and Indiana at Farmers & Merchants State Bank
2.27% Jumbo 12-Month CD at AllSouth Credit Union in South Carolina - Local Only
2.75% 24-Month CD & 3.00% 36-Month CD at First Priority Credit Union in MA - Local Only
$50 Bonus for Amboy Direct's eSavings Account Continues - Nationally Available
Competitive Money Market Account at Delta Community CU - Easy Membership
$50 Checking Account Bonus with No DD at Perkstreet Financial - Available Nationwide
2.27% 15-Month CD at Central Bank of Kansas City - Local Only
Review of the New Internet Savings Account at Darby Direct - Nationally Available
6thFive Banks Fail including United Commercial Bank
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at CharterBank in GA & AL - Local Only
Update on Bank of the West $100 Checking Account Promotion
2.00% 12-Month CD & 2.40% 24-Month CD at Jacksonville Bank - Available Nationwide
2.10% 12-Month CD & 2.50% 24-Month CD at The Mint National Bank in Texas - Local Only
2.40% 15-Month CD & 2.00% 6-Month CD at Southern Commerce Bank in FL Continues
5th2.09% 10-Month CD & 2.25% 15-Month CD at Century Bank Direct - Available Nationwide
$150 Checking Account Bonus at National City Bank in Some States
Competitive Money Market Account Continues at Connexus Credit Union - Available Nationwide
$25 Bonus On Discover Bank's CDs - Nationally Available
4thFed Still Saying Exceptionally Low Rates for Extended Period
106 Bank Failures for 2009
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at South Division Credit Union in Illinois - Available Nationwide
$150 Checking Account Bonus at First Tennessee Bank - Local Only
3.56% 60-Month CD & 3.30% 48-Month CD at Qualtrust Credit Union in Texas - Local Only
3rdWorld Series CD Special at South Jersey FCU - Local Only
Charter Bank Slashes the Rate on its Nationwide Reward Checking Account
2nd2.10% 12-Month CD at UmbrellaBank - Available Nationwide
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at First Arkansas Bank and Trust
Treasury Announces New I Bond Rate of 3.36% - Fixed Rate of 0.30%
Reward Checking at a New Mexico Bank (Charter)
$100 Checking Account Bonus and an Online Savings Account at Bank of the West
History of the Government's Intervention into GMAC and Ally Bank
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at First Federal in North Carolina - Local Only
2.10% 19-Month CD & 1.90% 6-Month CD at First Commercial Bank of Florida - Local Only
1st2.00% 11-Month CD at Stillwater National Bank in OK - Local Only
2.07% 12-Month CD at Mile High Banks in Colorado - Local Only
More Reviews of Risks with Privately Insured Credit Unions

October 2009

31stUninsured IndyMac Depositors Ask FDIC Chairman for Help - Lessons To Be Learned
5.00% Reward Checking Account at Village Bank in MN - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at BankTexas
30thBanks Scramble in the Face of New Overdraft Fee Legislation
Nine Banks of FBOP Corporation Closed - All Deposits Assumed by U.S. Bank
Ally Bank Cuts Rates - Linked to the GMAC Bailout?
FAB&T Announces Major Cuts in Its Reward Checking Account - Future of Reward Checking?
29th1.80% Money Market Account & 3% 36-Month CD at Southern Community Bank and Trust in NC - Available Nationwide
2.25% 12-Month & 1.90% 9-Month CD at Bank Midwest in MO & KS
28thHigh Yield Money Market Account at ADB Bank - Nationally Available
Another Case of a Bank Discouraging Small Debit Card Purchases in its Reward Checking Account
27thBenefits of Online Banking
GMAC Reported To Have Agreed to Deposit Rate Limitations
Review of Sovereign Bank's Save & Invest CD Package
Update on Wilshire State's Bank Installment Savings Account
2.40% 24-Month Internet CD at Atlantic Coast Bank - Available Nationwide
5.00% Reward Checking Account at Saginaw Medical FCU in MI - Local Only
1.88% 6-Month CD at United Pacific Bank in California - Local Only
Update on Wilshire State Bank Installment Savings Accounts - Available Nationwide
26thUpdate on the Online Savings Account at Newtown Savings Bank - Nationally Available
2.30% Online Savings Account at Newtown Savings Bank in CT - Nationally Available
ING Plans to Divest ING Direct - What It Might Mean for ING Direct Customers?
Competitive 12-Month CD Rate at ING Direct - Available Nationwide
2.60% 30-Month CD at Navy Federal Credit Union - Nationwide but Limited Membership
3.30% Reward Checking Account at Texas Gulf Bank - Local Only
2.00% 12-Month Semi-Liquid CD at E-Central Credit Union in CA - Easy Membership
25th$150 Checking Account Bonus and Other Deposit Deals at Flushing Savings Bank in NY - Local Only
Credit Union Liquidation without the NCUA
3.50% 60-Month CD at Banco Popular in CA, NY & FL - Local Only
2.00% Savings Account at Unity Bank in NJ & PA - Local Only
2.10% Savings Account & 2.15% 12-Month CD at Valliance Bank in Texas - Local Only
Credit Union Members Beware: Your Credit Union May Drop Federal Deposit Insurance
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Grand Bank of Texas
24th3.50% Reward Checking Account at Heritage Credit Union in IL and WI
3.51% Reward Checking Account at The Citizens Bank of Ashville, Ohio
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a Louisiana CU (Pelican State)
3.75% Reward Checking Account at First United Bank and Trust Co. in Kentucky - Local Only
3.01% Reward Checking Account at Columbia River Bank in WA & OR
4.15% Reward Checking Account at Greater Rome Bank in Georiga
4.01% Reward Checking Account at Bartow County Bank in Georgia
Reward Checking Account at First City Bank in Florida
3.01% Reward Checking Account in Alabama at First Community Bank
3.00% Reward Checking Account at Bancorp South
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Bank of Gloucester in Massachusetts
Alliant Credit Union Increases CD Rates, Holds Savings Account Rate Steady - Available Nationwide
4.07% 60-Month CD and Other High CD Rates at United Community Credit Union in IL & MO - Local Only
3.25% 42-Month CD at Regions Bank in Several States
2.40% 11-Month CD & 2.65% 18-month CD at Island FCU in New York - Local Only
UmbrellaBank Raises CD Rates & Update on its Money Market Account - Nationally Available
23rdBarron's Front Page: It's Time to Raise Rates, Ben
ING Direct's Added Value CD - 2.25% 12-Month CD with New Money
2.00% High-Yield Checking With No Debit Card Requirements at PriorityONE Credit Union of Florida - Local Only
2.65% 24-Month CD & 2.20% 12-Month CD at Signature Bank in New York City - Local Only
2.50% 24-Month CD at Clinton Savings Bank in MA - Local Only
2.25% 18-Month CD at Charter Bank in New Mexico - Local Only
22ndMoney Doesn't Grow on Trees But You Can Make Money Grow Faster with Money Market Accounts
3.60% Reward Checking Account at CornerStone Bank in North Dakota
2.15% 9-Month CD & 2.00% 5-Month CD at EDS Credit Union in Several States - Local Only
2.89% 18-Month CD at Blue Ridge Savings Bank in NC & SC - Local Only
2.35% 9-Month CD & 2.15% 5-Month CD at EDS Credit Union in Several States - Local Only
2.25% 12-Month CD at Academy Bank in Colorado - Available Nationwide
3.26% Reward Checking Account at Park Community FCU in KY, IN, GA & AL - Local Only
2.50% 24-Month CD, 3.50% 60-Month CD & a 2% Money Market Account at Broward Bank of Commerce in FL - Local Only
2.05% 9-Month CD at The Dime Bank in Pennsylvania - Local Only
21stHigh-Yield Reward Checking Account at Commerce National Bank in Texas - Local Only
WaPo Article Sums Up the Plight of the Savers
2.38% 18-Month CD at Regal Bank in Northern New Jersey - Local Only
2.75% Savings Account ($10K Max) at North Middlesex Savings Bank in MA - Local Only
20thUpdate on ACH Transfers at PenFed and the Issue of Restrictive ACH Policies
Online Savings Account with Rates up to 2.15% at Stock Yards Bank in Parts of OH & IN - Local Only
2.43% 18-Month CD & 2.78% 24-Month CD at First National Bank in Texas - Local Only
19th4 of the Most Common Personal Finance Mistakes
Potential Issues When You're Opening Reward Checking Accounts
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Geo. D. Warthen Bank in Georgia - Local Only
2.00% 9-Month CD at Service Credit Union - Limited Membership
2.83% 24-Month CD at Olin Community Credit Union in MO & IL - Local Only
Up to $250 Checking Account Bonus at NewAlliance Bank in MA & CT - Local Only
2.25% 12-Month CD at Metlife Bank - Available Nationwide
18th$125 to $225 Checking Account Bonuses at KeyBank - Only Certain States
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at CoreFirst Bank & Trust - Local Only
2.65% 6-Month CD, 3.10% 24-Month CD & Other Competitive CD Rates at CoreFirst Bank & Trust in KS & CO
Checking Account Bonus up to $150 at CoreFirst Bank & Trust in Colorado - Local Only
$215 Checking Account Bonus at HomeStreet Bank in WA, OR & HI - Local Only
CD Rates of 2.01% to 4.25% at Universal 1 Credit Union in Ohio - Local Only
2.25% Savings Account with Rate Guaranteed to 11/16/2010 at Northwest Savings Bank in Rochester, NY Only
17th3.01% Reward Checking Account at a Texas CU (Community Resource)
4.00% Reward Checking Account at a Mississippi CU (Central Sunbelt)
4.15% 60-Month CD & 2.15% 12-Month CD at Neighborhood Credit Union in Texas - Local Only
2.50% 12-Month CD & 3.10% 3-Year CD at Eastman Credit Union in TN, VA, TX, SC & AR - Local Only
2.50% 7-Month CD & 2.60% 11-Month CD at Fort Knox Federal Credit Union in Kentucky - Local Only
2.25% 7-Month CD Continues at Eastern Financial Florida CU (Division of SCCU) - Local Only
3.35% Reward Checking Account and 1.81% e.Savings Account at Peoples Bank in NC
16thBenefits of Fixed Rate IRAs
99th Bank Failure of 2009 - San Joaquin Bank in California
I Bond Fixed Rate Plummets from 1.20% to 0%
Update on Series I Savings Bonds: Next Inflation Component Will Be 3.07%
5.01% Reward Checking Account at Landmark Bank in Louisiana - Local Only
3.00% 29-Month CD at New Carlisle Federal Savings Bank in Ohio - Local Only
Update on Series I Savings Bonds: Six Months of 0% for All Existing I Bonds
World Series Certificate Special with a Rate up to 2.93% for 24 Months at Numerica Credit Union in WA & ID - Local Only
15th4.00% Reward Checking Account at Cambridge Savings Bank - Massachusetts Only
2.25% Reward Checking Account at a Missouri Bank (Champion)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Integrity Bank in Houston - Local Only
4.05% Reward Checking Account at MVB Bank in West Virginia - Local Only
2.53% Reward Checking Account at State Bank of Southern Utah
3.51% Reward Checking Account at GENCO FCU in Texas - Local Only
4.00% Reward Checking Account at Community Bank in PA - Local Only
4.01% Reward Checking Account at a Kansas Bank (Bank of Blue Valley)
2.63% Reward Checking Account at Community National Bank in GA & TN
3.01% Reward Checking Account at a Colorado Bank (1st SouthWest)
High-Interest Reward Checking Account at a Washington State Credit Union (TwinStar)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a Washington State CU (Numerica)
3.05% Reward Checking Account at a Georgia Bank (Bank of Upson)
3.25% Reward Checking Account at Community Bank in MS/AL/TN
3.01% Reward Checking Account at a Wisconsin Bank (People's State)
3.51% Reward Checking Account at The Bank of the Pacific in Washington State
2.15% Reward Checking Account at a Richmond Virginia CU (New Generations)
3.30% Reward Checking Account at CINCO Credit Union in Ohio
4.01% Reward Checking Account at an Indiana/Ohio CU (Three Rivers)
3.00% Reward Checking Account at Greater Nevada Credit Union
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a Michigan CU (Lake Trust)
2.30% Reward Checking Account at Orrstown Bank in PA & MD
3.50% Reward Checking Account Available in MN, WI and IA (Eastwood Bank)
3.00% Rewards Checking Account at Seasons FCU in Connecticut - Local Only
3.51% Reward Checking Account at First National Bank of Berlin, Wisconsin
2.25% 11-Month CD at Colonial Bank Branches of BB&T
Rip-off Alert - Chase CD Early Withdrawal Penalty
2.75% 12-Month CD at F&M Bank in Tennessee - Local Only
2.00% 6-Month CD at Vision Bank Texas - Local Only
Update on Chase Checking Account Bonuses and Redeeming Chase/WaMu CDs
Update on Chase Checking Bonuses
14thDon't Call it a Comeback
2.50% 13-Month CD & 3.00% 25-Month CD at The East Carolina Bank - Local Only
4.00% 7-Month ($2.5K Max) at Technology Credit Union in CA on International Credit Union Day - Local Only
2.30% 15-Month CD at TIB Bank in Florida - Local Only
2.25% 15-Month CD at American Heritage FCU in Philadelphia - Local Only
2.20% 16-Month CD & 2% 8-Month CD at San Francisco FCU - Local Only
13thHigh-Yield Online Savings Account and Sign-up Bonus at BankOn for NE, CO, KS, MO & WY Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at First State Bank of Kansas City
Reward Checking Account Update - Another Nationwide Deal
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Reliabank Dakota in South Dakota
12thCredit Card Fee Legislation May Impact Reward Checking Accounts
3.25% Reward Checking Account and 1.85% Online Savings Account at QNB Bank in PA - Local Only
2.90% 29-Month CD at Money One FCU in Maryland - Local Only
Details of Wells Fargo's New Way2Save Program - Big Changes from Wachovia's Way2Save
11thAmboy Direct Increases Rate of 12-Month Add-On CD to 2.10% - Available Nationwide
2.00% 5-Month CD at Chartway FCU in Several States
$200 Checking Account Bonus at New KeyBank Branches in Colorado - Local Only
2.30% 18-Month CD & Other Competitive CDs at FirsTier Bank in Colorado - Local Only
10th2.50% 18-Month CD at Centrue Bank in Illinois - Local Only
Amboy Direct's New Add-On CD (eSavings Time Deposit) - Nationally Available
4.00% Online Savings Account for 6 Months at CNBBankDirect
9thA Rare Friday That's Free of Bank Failures
KeyDirect Is No Longer Accepting New Customers
2.68% 18-Month CD & 3.19% 30-Month CD at El Paso Area Teachers FCU in Texas - Local Only
2.25% 7-Month CD & 2.35% 13-Month CD at Mid-Minnesota FCU - Local Only
8th2.00% 9-Month CD at Digital Credit Union - Easy Membership
2.50% 15-Month CD at O Bee Credit Union in Washington State - Local Only
60-Month CD at Legacy Community FCU in Alabama - Local Only
Installment Savings Account with High Rates at Hanmi Bank - CA Only
Capital One Update: New $50 Bonus, Faster Incoming ACH Transfers, CD Rates Up
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at South Carolina Bank and Trust - Local Only
7thGroup of Bandits Creates Their Own Stimulus Package
The Differences Between Certificate of Deposits and Brokered Certificate of Deposits
2.25% Money Market Account at Citizens Community Federal in WI & MN - Local Only
6th4.25% Reward Checking Account at First State Bank in Tennessee - Local Only
3.25% 40-Month CD at Legacy Banks in NY & MA - Local Only
3.00% 30-Month CD & 2.50% 18-Month CD at Leominster Credit Union in MA - Local Only
2.25% 14-Month CD & 3.25% 48-Month CD at River Works Credit Union in MA - Local Only
2.20% 14-Month CD & 3.00% 36-Month CD at MidFirst Bank in AZ & OK - Local Only
5th2.50% 13-Month CD at First Citizens Bank in SC & GA - Local Only
3.04% 24-Month CD at Icon Bank in Houston - Local Only
3.00% 36-Month CD, 3.50% 60-Month CD & Other Competitive CD Rates at Hudson City Savings Bank - Available Nationwide
$100 Checking Account Bonus and a Savings Program at Citizens Bank in Several States
$35 Bill Pay Bonus at Bank of America
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at First Nebraska Bank - Local Only
2.02% 9-Month CD at Rollstone Bank & Trust in MA - Local Only
2.53% Money Market Account at Castle Rock Bank in Minnesota - Local Only
4th4.01% Reward Checking Account at Warren Federal Credit Union in Wyoming
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at 1st Financial FCU in Missouri
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at First New England FCU
2.75% Reward Checking Account at a MA Bank (Rollstone Bank and Trust)
3.15% Reward Checking Account at Navigant Credit Union in Rhode Island
3.90% Reward Checking Account at UMassFive College FCU in Massachusetts
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a West Virginia Bank (Williamstown)
2.30% Reward Checking account at Falcon International Bank in Texas
3.80% Reward Checking Account at Rockland Federal Credit Union in MA
2.50% Reward Checking Account at a Rhode Island Bank (NewportFed)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at University of Iowa Community Credit Union
2.20% 18-Month CD at NASA Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
2.50% 18-Month CD & 2.25% Money Market Account at AztecAmerica Bank in Chicago - Local Only
$100 Checking Account Bonus at Northwest Savings Bank in FL, NY, PA, OH & MD
2.25% Money Market Account at State Bank & Trust Company in Georgia - Local Only
3rdHigh-Yield Reward Checking Account at KANZA Bank in Kansas
2.75% 15-Month CD & 3.75% 27-Month CD at Enterprise Bank of South Carolina - Local Only
3.00% 12-Month CD & 2.70% 6-Month CD at 1st Commonwealth Bank of Virginia - Local Only to DC Metro Area
New Online Savings Account at Bank Provident Online - 3.30% Until 2009
State Farm Bank Continues to Offer a Competitive Regular Checking Account
BankUnited Raises Online Savings Account Yield
2ndMoney Market Accounts as Profitable Investment Strategies
Three Banks and Two Credit Unions Failed This Week
2.10% CD for Terms of 7 to 13 Months at Washington Federal Bank for Savings in Chicago - Local Only
Ally Bank Raises Rates of Its Online Savings Account and 12-month CD - Available Nationwide
3.09% 27-Month CD & 2.78% 12-Month CD at Wings Financial CU - Limited Membership
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at First Missouri Credit Union - Local Only
3.75% 60-Month CD at Fidelity Bank of Florida - Local Only
3.00% 36-Month CD & 2.10% 17-Month Add-On CD at SchoolsFirst FCU in CA - Local Only
1stE*TRADE Savings Account Yield Back Up To 5.05% - Bonus and Account Review
ProvidentNJ Direct's New Limit on External Transfers
4.00% Reward Checking Account at Market USA Federal Credit Union in MD, MA & SC - Local Only
2.25% 13-Month CD & 1.95% 7-Month CD at Bank of Granite in North Carolina - Local Only
3.25% 90-Day Online Savings Account Promo at ProvidentNJ Direct - Nationtally Available
3.29% Reward Checking at an Arkansas Bank (First National)

September 2009

30thDepositors Suffer from the Bank Failures of Corus and Irwin Union Bank
2.10% 10-Month CD & 2.30% 15-Month CD at National Bank of South Carolina - Local Only
CD Rates Fall at Melrose Credit Union But Remain Competitive - Available Nationwide
2.75% 25-Month CD at Southern Bank in MO & AR
2.50% 2-Year CD & Other Competitive CD Rates Continue at Pinnacle Bank in Florida - Local Only
29thFDIC Releases Plan for Banks to Bolster FDIC Deposit Insurance Fund
2.00% 10-Month CD at Harleysville National Bank in PA - Local Only
2.02% 6-Month CD & 2.07% 9-Month CD at North Cascades National Bank in Washington State - Local Only
28thCompetitive Savings Account and CD Rates at Tennessee Commerce Bank - Nationally Available
Tennessee Commerce Bank Stops Offering the 2.30% TCB Savings Account
95th Bank Failure of 2009 and Other FDIC and NCUA News
Credit Union News - Closures and Premium Assessments
27thSocial Security: The Basics
Capital One's SmartCents - Comparison to Bank of America's KTC and Other Savings Programs
4.51% Reward Checking Account at Advantage Plus FCU in Idaho - Local Only
4.01% Reward Checking Account at First National Bank of Pontotoc in MS - Local Only
26thIrwin Union Banks Closed by Regulators, First Financial Bank Assumes All Deposits
2.75% 25-Month CD at Crane Federal Credit Union in Indiana - Available Nationwide
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at an Iowa Bank (State Bank of Toledo)
25th3.00% 25-Month CD & 2.50% 13-Month CD with Add-On Feature at America's Credit Union - Easy Membership
High-Yield Reward Checking Account with a $50K Cap at North Country Savings Bank - Available Nationwide
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at an Iowa Bank (West Bank)
2.01% 10-Month CD at Charter Bank in New Mexico - Local Only
2.30% 15-Month CD & Other Competitive CD Rates at Magnify Credit Union in FL - Local Only
3.80% 60-Month CD at PrimeWay Federal Credit Union in Houston - Local Only
2.50% 17-Month CD at MoreBank in Philadelphia - Local Only
3.25% 8-Month CD at Pentucket Bank in MA & NH - Local Only
24th2.40% 18-Month CD & Other Competitive CD Rates at Signature Bank in New York City - Local Only
$100 TD AMERITRADE Deposit Account Bonus
3.00% 12-Month CD at Xceed Financial Credit Union in California - Local Only
2.19% 6-Month CD & 2.39% 12-Month CD at Gogebic Range Bank in Michigan - Local Only - Update
2.19% 6-Month CD & 2.39% 12-Month CD at Gogebic Range Bank in Michigan - Local Only
23rdFed Leaves Rates Unchanged: When Will the Fed Start Hiking?
HSBC Direct's Rate Promotion Extension and HSBC Bonus Update
Nationwide Liquid Certificates of Deposit
3.50% Reward Checking Account at Entrust Federal Credit Union in Virginia - Local Only
2.75% 29-Month CD at American Eagle Bank of Chicago - Local Only
Review of Liquid Certificates of Deposit - Gimmicks or Worthwhile Deals?
Update on Rate Guarantees and Availability of Reward Checking Accounts
22nd2.35% 12-Month Add-On CD at Amboy Direct - Nationally Available
2.20% 12-Month CD in MA & 2.20% 18-Month CD in FL at Trustco Bank - Local Only
$100 Checking/Savings Account Bonus at Sovereign Bank in the Northeast States
2.50% 15-Month CD & 3.09% Savings Account at Dupaco Community Credit Union in IA, IL & WI - Local Only
2.00% 6-Month CD & 2.20% 12-Month CD at Marquis Bank in South Florida - Local Only
21stWells Fargo Executive Fired for Partying in Foreclosed Home
Non-Illinois Corus Bank Depositors Report Harsh Treatment by MB Financial
Important Features and Potential Issues of Certificates of Deposit
2.30% 12-Month CD at CoVantage Credit Union in WI & MI - Local Only
4.00% 60-Month CD at FNBO Direct - Nationally Available
2.50% 9-Month Risk Free CD at Bank of America in Many States
Charles Schwab's New 4.25% Free Checking Account
Major Rate Increase: Charles Schwab's High Yield Investors Checking Account
20thTips for Those With Maturing CDs at PenFed and Other Credit Unions
2.50% 24-Month CD and Competitive Savings Account at Hudson City Savings Bank - Available Nationwide
3.25% 42-Month CD & 2.50% 23-Month CD at Regions Bank in Several States
4.01% Reward Checking Account at Girard National Bank in KS & CO - Local Only
2.50% 6-Month CD and other Competitive CD Rates at Atlanta Postal Credit Union - Local Only
3.00% 12-Month CD and other High CD Rates at Atlanta Postal Credit Union - Local Only
19th3.01% Reward Checking Account at a Washington State CU (NorthWest Plus)
Checking Accounts at Westbound Bank in Houston
4.01% Reward Checking Account at Chemcel FCU in Texas
3.51% Reward Checking Account at Reliant Bank in Tennessee
4.01% Reward Checking Account at a Massachusetts Bank (The Community Bank)
4.01% Reward Checking Account at Members Choice Community CU in IA & IL
3.04% Reward Checking Account at ELGA Credit Union in Michigan
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at an Illinois Bank (First Clover Leaf)
4.01% Reward Checking Account at Provident Community Bank in South Carolina
Savings Square Raises Online Savings Account Yield to 3.60%
Update on Citibank's CDs - Branch Specials & Secured MasterCard CD - Update
18thAnother CD Promotion at Irwin Union Bank
4.07% 18-Month CD ($25K Max) Continues at Citibank via its Secured MasterCard Program
2.17% 12-Month CD at Town & Country Bank in Las Vegas - Local Only
$300 Checking Account Bonus at Dime Bank in New York
17thTiming is Everything When Converting Traditional IRA to Roth IRA
5.00% Reward Checking Account at Texas Heritage National Bank - Local Only
2.00% Money Market Account and $200 Checking Account Bonus at Investors Savings Bank in NJ - Local Only
2.24% 12-Month CD & 2.72% 24-Month CD at City Bank - Washington State Only
$100 Checking Account/Direct Deposit Bonus at Investors Savings Bank in New Jersey
3.00% Savings Account at South Central Bank of Hardin County in Kentucky - Local Only
4.34% Reward Checking Account at First National Bank of Trenton in TX - Local Only
2.50% 14-Month CD at Credit Unions United in Kansas - Local Only
2.25% 15-Month CD at Lincoln Federal Savings Bank in Nebraska - Local Only
16th2.06% 12-Month CD and a Special 5% 5-Month CD ($5K Max) at People's Trust FCU in Houston - Easy Membership
2.22% 13-Month CD at Great Western Bank in Colorado - Local Only
US Bank's New Savings START Program and Review of Other Savings Programs
15thKeep Your Financial Strategy in Good Times
5.00% Reward Checking Account at Bank of Edwardsville in Illinois - Local Only
Media Mentions & Help for New Readers
2.14% 14-Month CD at Stonebridge Bank in PA - Nationally Available
2.10% 11-Month CD at Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union in MA & NH - Local Only
12% 12-Month CD ($1,200 Max) at Premier America Credit Union in CA & TX - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at UniWyo FCU in Wyoming - Local Only
14thMB Financial's Plans for Corus Bank Deposits
2.38% 12-Month CD at First Choice Bank in California - Local Only
4.01% Reward Checking Account at University Credit Union in Maine - Local Only
Follow-Up on Credit Unions Converting from Federal to Private Insurance
5.01% Reward Checking Account at Carter FCU in LA & AR - Local Only
2.25% 12-Month CD & 2.75% 24-Month CD at Bank of Oswego in Oregon - Local Only
13thHigh-Yield Reward Checking Account at Waterbury Connecticut Teachers FCU - Local Only
2.17% 12-Month CD at FirsTier Bank in Colorado - Local Only
$75 Checking Account Bonus at Bank of America, Plus a Note on the New Fees
ING Direct's Electric Orange $50 Promo, Debit Cards and EO Updates
2.29% 18-Month CD & 2.09% 12-Month CD at First Entertainment Credit Union in California - Local Only
12thHigh-Yield Checking Account at a New York CU (Northern FCU)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a Missouri Bank - Available Nationwide (Community Bank of Pleasant Hill)
4.01% Reward Checking Account at Coastal Community Bank in Washington State - Local Only
4.01% Reward Checking Account at Classic Bank in Texas
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Northstar Bank of Texas
4.01% Reward Checking Account at a Texas Credit Union (MCT)
3.00% Reward Checking Account at Reliance Bank in Pennsylvania
2.75% Reward Checking Account at Bank of Illinois
Reward Checking Account at Capital Educators FCU in Idaho
3.01% Reward Checking Account at a Georgia Bank (First Chatham)
3.76% Reward Checking Account at the Department of Labor FCU in Washington DC
4.01% Reward Checking Account at First Community Bank in IL/IA
3.01% Reward Checking at a South Florida CU (Power Financial)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account in Tennessee (Bank of Ripley)
High-Interest Reward Checking Account at a Massachusetts Bank (Clinton Savings)
Free Reward Checking Account at Legence Bank in IL/IN
High-Interest Reward Checking Account at Belvoir Federal Credit Union in Virginia
3.00% Reward Checking Account at First American Bank in New Mexico - Local Only
4.00% 36-Month CD & 2.75% 18-Month CD at Darby Direct - Georgia Only
CD Rates From 2% to 4% at Police and Fire FCU in Pennsylvania - Local Only
2.53% 12-Month CD & 2.78% 24-Month CD at American Plus Bank N.A. in California - Local Only
New Online Savings Account at Venture Bank Direct
Review of Corus Bank's Ultimate Money Market Account
11thCorus Bank is Closed by Regulators, MB Financial Bank Assumes All Deposits
HSBC Direct Online Payment Account $50 Bonus
My Experience Closing a WaMu/Chase CD and Tips on Redeeming CDs
10thEmigrantDirect Savings Now 4.00%
5.01% Reward Checking Account at Farmers & Merchants Bank in Wisconsin - Local Only
4.07% Reward Checking Account at First Southern National Bank in Georgia - Local Only
2.75% 23-Month CD at Golden Plains Credit Union in Kansas - Easy Membership
2.52% Money Market Account at South Florida Federal Credit Union - Local Only
2.30% 12-Month CD & 2.10% Money Market at United Midwest Savings Bank in Ohio - Local Only
Update on Citibank's CD Specials - 4.00% 60-Month CD Continues in Some States
9thThe Best Ways to Make a Savings Account Work for You
5.00% 6-Month CD ($25K Max) at Tyndall Online Credit Union in FL Panhandle - Local Only
Proposed Overdraft Fees Legislation and Impact to Reward Checking
2.00% 5-Month CD & 2.25% 10-Month CD at Walden Savings Bank in New York - Local Only
8thMultiple Savings Accounts Help Manage Your Money
Two Hot Reward Checking Accounts Available Nationwide
2.50% 24-Month CD & an Equity Index CD at BBVA Compass in Several States
2.25% 15-Month CD at Western Springs National Bank & Trust in Illinois - Local Only
2.25% 12-Month CD at United Western Bank in Colorado - Local Only
2.17% 12-Month Jumbo CD at Austin Telco FCU in Texas - Local Only
2.15% 14-Month CD at Guaranty Bank (now part of BBVA Compass) in TX & CA - Local Only
7th2.00% 6-Month CD at H&R Block Bank - Available Nationwide
3.00% 36-Month Triple Option CD at Southern State Bank in Arkansas - Local Only
5.01% Reward Checking Account at Farmers Bank & Trust in Arkansas - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at United Bank in Arkansas - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Vermont Federal Credit Union
2.50% Reward Checking Account at Mascoma Savings Bank in NH & VT - Local Only
0.50% Reward Checking Account at Memphis Area Teacher's Credit Union
High-Yield Reward Checking Accounts at Southcoast Community Bank in South Carolina
3.25% Reward Checking Account at US Federal Credit Union in Minnesota
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a Multi-State CU (Altra)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Citizens Bank Minnesota
3.25% Reward Checking Account at Campus Federal in Louisiana
3.11% Reward Checking Account at a Kansas Bank (Vision)
4.01% Reward Checking Account at an IL/IA Bank (Southeast National)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at an Indiana Bank (Lake City)
4.10% Reward Checking Account at Peotone Bank and Trust Co. in Illinois - Local Only
2.34% Reward Checking Account at a Colorado Bank (Home State)
2.50% Reward Checking Account at a Massachusetts Bank (Southbridge Savings)
4.00% Reward Checking Account at Bank Iowa, Altoona
3.51% Reward Checking Account at an Illinois Bank (First Robinson Savings)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at FirstAtlantic Bank in Florida
2.25% Reward Checking Account at Banks in MO,KS,IL,OK (Central Bancompany)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a Texas Bank (Opportunity)
3.00% Reward Checking Account at an Oregon CU (Advantis)
3.01% Reward Checking Account at a Georgia Bank (Touchmark National)
6thWho Does the Banking in Your Family?
Federal Reserve Changes Reg D To Allow 6 Checks Per Month in Money Market Accounts
2.50% 12-Month CD & 2.25% 6-Month CD at Valley National Bank at a NY Branch - Local Only
High-Interest Reward Checking Account at MB Financial Bank in IL, IN & PA - Local Only
2.30% 17-Month CD at Bank of American Fork in Utah - Local Only
2.50% 12-Month CD at Valley National Bank Branch in New York City - Local Only
5th3.00% 9-Month CD at First Priority Credit Union in MA - Local Only
2.98% 24-Month CD at First Bank & Trust in Lubbock Texas - Local Only
2.50% 12-Month CD at Settlers Bank in Wisconsin - Local Only
Melrose Credit Union CD Rates Are Down But Still Competitive - Nationally Available
4.75% 60-Month CD at Mountain America Credit Union - Easy Membership
New High-Yield Online Savings Account at Bank of American Fork - Nationally Available
Competitive Rates Continue at United Cental Bank - Now Nationally Available
4.30% 6-Month CD at a Missouri Bank (St. Louis)
Five Banks Fail, FDIC Couldn't Find a Buyer for One
4thBanks Lose Money Again – How to Keep Yours
Roth vs. Traditional IRA – What’s The Difference?
3.30% 4-Month CD & 3.00% Online Savings Account at Danvers Bank in MA
Competitive CD Rates at Nationwide Bank - Nationally Available
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Co-Op Credit Union in Wisconsin - Local Only
2.25% 12-Month CD at Idaho Banking Company - Local Only
2.23% 12-Month Liquid CD at Nevada Security Bank - Local Only
2.75% 11-Month CD at Idaho Central Credit Union - Local Only
Checking Account Bonus up to $150 at Valley National Bank in New Jersey - Local Only
3rd2.25% 7-Month CD at Pan American Bank in Chicago - Local Only
2.25% Reward Checking Account at Nevada State Bank - Local Only
Installment Savings Account with Rates Up to 4.86% at Center Bank in CA, WA & IL - Local Only
$100 Checking Account Bonus (DD Not Required) at BB&T in the Southeastern States Only
2ndCompetitive Mid-Term and Long-Term CD Rates at Northwest FCU - Easy Membership
2.37% 18-Month CD at BankUnited in Florida - Available Nationwide
2.60% 24-Month CD & 3.00% 36-Month CD at Madison National Bank in New York - Local Only
$135 Checking Account Bonus at Madison National Bank in New York - Local Only
1stCompetitive CD Rates Continue at Southeast Financial Credit Union - Easy Membership
2.35% 12-Month CD at Delta Community Credit Union - Easy Membership
4.00% 7-Year CD Continues But Other CD Rates Have Fallen at Pentagon FCU
5.25% Reward Checking Account at Britton & Koontz Bank in MS & LA - Local Only
3.50% 55-Month CD & 2.25% 18-Month CD at NASA Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
$150 Checking Account Bonus at Southwest Bank in Missouri - Local Only

August 2009

31stGuaranty Bank in Texas, ebank in Georgia and 2 Other Banks are Closed by Regulators
$75 Checking Account Bonus (no DD Required) at Marquette Bank
2.50% 12-Month CD & 2.75% 24-Month CD at GreenBank in TN - Local Only
4.01% Reward Checking Account at Community Bank of Parkersburg in WV - Local Only
2.00% 9-Month CD, 2.50% 19-Month CD & 3.00% 29-Month CD at West End Bank in Indiana - Local Only
2.00% 6-Month CD & 2.40% 15-Month CD at Southern Commerce Bank in Florida - Local Only
30thCanceled: Reward Checking Account at Foundations Bank in Wisconsin - Local Only
2.45% 24-Month Add-On CD & 2.15% 12-Month CD at NexBank in Texas
$100 Checking Account Bonus at GreenBank
29thReview of Today's 3 Bank Closures and Update on Community Bank of Nevada's Closure
Presidential Bank's Savings Account Rate Increase - 5.25%
28th5 Ways Credit Unions Beat Banks
The Quick Guide to Selecting the Right Checking Account: Just 4 Steps
$120 Checking Account Bonus at Comerica Bank
2.51% 18-Month CD at Standard Bank and Trust Co. in Chicago - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Standard Bank and Trust Co. in IL & IN - Local Only
27thFDIC's Second Quarter Report - Number of Problem Banks Increase to 416
$100 Checking Account Bonus at SharePlus Federal Bank in CA, TX, IN & KY - Local Only
2.32% 9-Month CD at Peoples National Bank in the Florida Panhandle - Local Only
2.50% 21-Month CD at Banner Bank in WA, OR & ID - Local Only
FDIC Eases Requirements for Buyers of Failed Banks
26th1.96% 6-Month CD at Washington Federal Bank for Savings in Chicago - Local Only
Update on Citibank's CDs - Branch Specials & Secured MasterCard CD
2.10% 16-Month CD & 3.00% 36-Month CD at Mutual of Omaha Bank in CA, NV, AZ, CO & NE - Local Only
2.25% 12-Month CD & 2.75% 24-Month CD at Neighbors FCU in Louisiana - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Neighbors Federal Credit Union in Louisiana - Local Only
25thUpdate on Alliant Credit Union's Savings Account and Checking Account
4.07% Reward Checking Account at Maine State Credit Union - Local Only
2.30% 15-Month CD & 2.60% 25-Month CD at Veridian Credit Union in Iowa - Local Only
24th2.25% 15-Month CD at Insight Financial Credit Union in Central Florida - Local Only
2.27% 15-Month CD & 2.78% 23-Month CD at Barnes Banking Co. in Utah - Local Only
23rd4.25% Reward Checking Account at Standard Register Federal Credit Union in Ohio - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a North Carolina Bank (Blueharbor)
2.75% Reward Checking Account at Lee County Bank & Trust
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a Texas Bank (Texas Citizens)
2.33% 12-Month CD at The Bank of Denver - Local Only
2.25% 12-Month & 2.58% 24-Month CD at Riverside National Bank in East FL - Local Only
Bank of America's Introductory Rate Money Market Savings Account
22nd5.13% Online Savings Account at Broadway Federal Bank - Nationally Available
21stHow to Find a Financial Planner
4 Different Certificate of Deposit Options
Causes of Guaranty Bank's Problems and an Unofficial Bank Problem List
$100 Checking/Savings Account Bonus at Central Bancompany Banks in MO, KS & OK - Local Only
2.00% Money Market Account with Rate Guaranteed until 2010 at Bank of America for NEA Members
Bank of America's $100 Checking Account and Bill Pay Bonus
20th2.12% 12-Month CD & 3.25% 36-Month IRA CD at Atlas Savings in New York - Local Only
2.01% 7-Month CD at Eastern National Bank in South Florida - Local Only
2.40% 12-Month CD at Cecil Bank in Maryland - Local Only
Small and Large CD and Checking Account Deals at Apple FCU in Virginia - Easy Membership
2.15% 15-Month CD and CD IRA at Parke Bank in NJ & PA - Local Only
4.01% Reward Checking Account at Bank of Beaver City in OK & KS - Local Only
$100 to $250 New Account Bonus at WTDirect - Expired
19th2.25% 12-Month CD & 2.05% 6-Month CD at Metro United Bank in California - Local Only
New 5.26% Online Savings Account at WTDirect
EXPIRED: 2.30% 16-Month CD at Hillcrest Bank - Available Nationwide
2.50% 18-Month CD & 2.25% 12-Month CD at HarVest Bank of Maryland - Local Only
18thKeyBank's Garmin GPS Checking Account Promotion
Wilshire State Bank's Flex CDs - Available Nationwide
Charles Schwab Bank's High Yield Investor Savings Account
More Friday Bank Closures - What Depositors Might Lose
17thHigh-Yield Installment Savings Account, Internet Savings Account and CDs at Wilshire State Bank - Nationally Available
2.70% 6-Month & 12-Month CD at Rock Valley Credit Union in IL - Local Only
Colonial Bank Closed by Regulators - Largest Bank Failure in 2009 and 6th Largest in US History
Update on Amboy Direct Savings Accounts, Bonuses and CDs
2.70% 18-Month CD and 2.50% Checking at First Commercial Bank in Minnesota - Local Only
EXPIRED: 2.30% 15-Month CD & Other Competitive CD Rates at a Bay Cities Bank in Florida - Local Only
New Flex CDs at Wilshire State Bank - Nationally Available
16th4.01% Checking Account at an Arkansas Bank - $25K Max (Little Rock)
4.25% Reward Checking Account at a Virginia Bank (The Page Valley Bank)
4.00% Reward Checking Account at a Missouri Bank (Wood & Huston)
3.50% Reward Checking Account at Brenham National Bank in Texas - Local Only
High-Yield Checking Account at a Wisconsin/Illinois Bank (Blackhawk)
4.04% Reward Checking Account At Progress Bank in Tampa FL
3.00% Reward Checking Account at a MA/NH Credit Union (Workers)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Plus4 Credit Union in Texas - Local Only
2.10% 9-Month CD & 2.50% 25-Month CD at Workers Credit Union in MA & NH - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Citizens Union Savings Bank in MA & RI - Local Only
$25 Bonus On Discover Bank's 2% 12-Month CD - Nationally Available
2.00% 7-Month CD at Harleysville National Bank in PA - Local Only
15th2.00% Checking Account with Rate Guaranteed for One Year at Flagstar Bank
14th$150 Checking and Savings Account Bonus at Independence Bank in California - Local Only
SmartyPig Savings Account Rate Scheduled to Drop from 2.75% to 2.01%
Update on SmartyPig's High Yield Savings Account
13th2.50% 12-Month CD at Advantage National Bank in the Chicago Metro Area - Local Only
Flooded by Deposits, Banks Restricting Applications - FAB&T and SFGI Direct
Reward Checking Account at Union Center National Bank in New Jersey - Local Only
2.25% 12-Month CD at Bank USA in Arizona - Local Only
4.01% Reward Checking Account at Countybank in SC
Update on Clear Sky Account's Competitive Savings and Checking Accounts - Available Nationwide
Downsizing of Mutual Bank CD Rates
12thVery Competitive CD Rates at Credit Union 1 in IL & IN - ASI-Insured Only
2.02% 5-Month CD & 2.12% 13-Month CD at Stillwater National Bank in OK - Local Only
FOMC Meeting - Rates Stay Near Zero
2.43% 12-Month CD & Other Competitive CD Rates at Qualtrust Credit Union in Texas - Local Only
11thSaving When You're Young
2.75% 32-Month CD at Wachovia on the East Coast and Other Wachovia/Wells Fargo Deals
10thHow to Open a Money Market Account
2.50% Savings Account with Rate Guaranteed Until 2010 at Minnwest Bank in MN & SD - Local Only
Update on Chase Checking Account Bonuses and WaMu Conversions
Five Banks Close Including Mutual Bank - 69 Bank Failures So Far This Year
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Sooper Credit Union in Colorado - Local Only
Up to $100 New Account Bonus at National Bank of Kansas City - Local Only
2.50% 2-Year CD & 3.25% 4-Year CD at Pinnacle Bank in Florida - Local Only
2.40 18-Month CD at Asian Bank in Philadelphia - Local Only
2.50% 15-Month CD at Second Federal Savings in Chicago - Local Only
4.00% 4-Month CD & 4.20% 13-Month CD at Second Federal Savings Bank in Chicago
2.65% 15-Month CD at Asian Bank in Philadelphia - Local Only
Four Banks Fail Including Vineyard Bank and Temucula Valley Bank in California
9th$100 Checking Account Bonus at Elevations Credit Union in Colorado - Local Only
8th3.50% Reward Checking Account at a Wisconsin CU (Harbor)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account on All Balances and Open to All of Texas (City Bank)
3.50% Reward Checking Account at an Oklahoma Bank (First National)
3.01% Reward Checking Account at a Michigan Bank (Monroe Bank & Trust)
4.00% Reward Checking Account at a Hawaii CU (Hawaii USA)
1.81% Reward Checking Account at a Florida Bank (Premier)
2.75% Reward Checking Account at Mutual Security Credit Union in Connecticut
3.00% Reward Checking Account at St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union in Oregon
4.00% Reward Checking Account at Coppermark Bank in TX & OK
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at an Oklahoma Credit Union (FAA)
3.51% Reward Checking Account at a New Jersey Bank (Heritage Community)
3.00% Reward Checking Account at Buckhead Community Bank in Georgia
5.01% Reward Checking Account at Founders Bank in Texas
3.51% Reward Checking Account at a Missouri Bank (Concordia)
2.40% Rewards Checking at a Massachusetts Bank (Florence Savings)
4.00% Reward Checking Account at Kansas City Banks (Valley View Financial Group)
4.25% Reward Checking Account at Bank Iowa, Oskaloosa
1.75% Reward Checking at an Arizona CU (First Credit Union)
2.50% Reward Checking Account at a Nevada Bank (Community Bank)
3.30% Reward Checking Account at a NH/MA Bank (Monadnock Community)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at North Carolina Bank and Trust
3.15% 22-Month CD at Citizens First Bank in Michigan - Available Nationwide
3.25% 24-Month CD & 2.50% 12-Month CD at Texas Security Bank
2.84% 12-Month CD at Fort Bragg FCU in North Carolina - Local Only
2.50% 7-Month CD and Other High CD Rates at Members First Credit Union in Parts of NH & MA - Local Only
3.25% 4-Year CD at First Trade Union Bank - Available Nationwide
7thMaintain Your IRA With an Annual Checkup
2.50% 12-Month CD & Competitive Money Market Account at RomAsia Bank in New Jersey - Local Only
Competitive CD Rates and Money Market Rates Continue at United Central Bank - Available Nationwide
2.25% Reward Savings Account at Sutton Bank Available in OH, MI, IN & KY
3.51% Reward Checking Account at Sutton Bank Available in OH, MI, IN and KY
6thSavings Accounts in College Life
4.07% 18-Month CD ($25K Max) at Citibank - Nationally Available
3.01% Reward Checking Account at Premier Valley Bank in California - Local Only
2.50% 13-Month CD at The Palm Bank in Florida - Local Only
5th3.10% 10-Month CD at Pacific Crest Savings Bank in Washington State - Local Only - Update
PenFed's Cash Back Credit Card Back-to-School Promo
2.50% 18-Month CD & Other High CD Rates at Montauk Credit Union in New York - Local Only
5.00% Reward Checking Account at Marine FCU in NC & VA - Local Only
4thCompetitive CD Rates at USAA Federal Savings Bank - Nationally Available
2.50% 16-Month CD at Teachers Federal Credit Union in New York - Local Only
2.00% 7-Month CD & 2.50% 18-Month CD at Leominster Credit Union in MA - Local Only
3rd3.00% 24-Month CD & Other High CD Rates at Signature Bank in New York City - Local Only
5.10% Reward Checking Account at BC National Bank in Missouri - Local Only
2.25% 18-Month CD & 2.50% 24-Month CD at Pacific Premier Bank in Southern California - Local Only
2.50% 18-Month CD & 2.75% 24-Month CD at International Bank of Chicago - Local Only
2.02% 8-Month CD & 3.57% 55-Month CD at Farmers State Bank in Iowa - Local Only
3.00% 28-Month CD and 1.55% Checking Account at State Farm Bank - Nationally Available
2ndShort List of the Top Online Savings Accounts
1stHSBC Direct's Online CDs - Competitive Rates with Some Nice Features
3.90% 60-Month CD at RBC Bank in AL, FL, GA, NC, SC & VA - Local Only
4.00% 60-Month CD Continues at Fidelity Bank of Florida - Local Only
2.75% 12-Month CD & 2.50% 9-Month CD at American Momentum Bank in FL & TX - Local Only
Review of Market-Indexed CDs

July 2009

31stCompetitive Money Market Account and CDs at Connexus Credit Union - Available Nationwide
2.25% 11-Month CD at First National Community Bank
2.25% 10-Month CD at American Heritage FCU in Philadelphia - Local Only
30thShould You Take a 401(k) Loan?
7 Key Issues to Choosing a Checking Account
2.05% 7-Month CD at MidCoast Community Bank in Delaware - Local Only
2.25% 12-Month CD & 2.70% 24-Month CD at Equity Bank in Dallas - Available Nationwide
2.85% 25-Month CD at First National Bank in Texas - Local Only
2.78% 24-Month CD & 3.05% 36-Month CD at Orange Bank of Florida - Local Only
3.25% 37-Month CD at Florida Bank - Local Only
29thDiscover Bank's CD Promotion for Discover Credit Card Customers
2.40% 12-Month CD & 2.80% 24-Month CD at Frontier Bank in WA & OR - Available Nationwide
E-LOAN's CD Rates and Warnings About CD Maturity
2.60% 24-Month CD at Kaiser Federal Bank in California - Available Nationwide
28thUseful IRA CD Feature at Pentagon Federal Credit Union
ShoreBank Direct Online Savings Account Rate Increased to 2.15%
2.11% Money Market Account Indexed to the Prime Rate at Signature Bank of Georgia - Local Only
Reward Checking Accounts with Rate Guarantees - One With 6% Until 2010
27th2.01% Short-Term CDs at Stearns Bank in AZ & MN - Local Only
2.28% 12-Month CD and 1.81% Money Market Account at Gold Canyon Bank in Arizona - Local Only
Those 5% WaMu CDs Are Nearing Maturity - Issues to Consider
26thHigh-Yield Reward Checking Account at Allegiance Credit Union in Oklahoma
High-Interest Reward Checking Account at Easton Bank and Trust in Maryland
Reward Checking Account at First National Community Bank in PA
2.50% Reward Checking Account at a Georgia Bank - Rate Guaranteed to 5/30/09 (Cornerstone)
Competitive CD Rates at State Bank of India's U.S. Subsidiaries
4.68% 12-Month CD & 4.32% 6-Month CD at State Bank of India, New York
Internet Banks and Rate Chasing - Is It Worth It?
2.75% 15-Month CD & 3.00% 23-Month CD at Barnes Banking Co. in Utah - Local Only
2.75% 12-Month CD & Other High CD Rates at Montauk Credit Union in New York - Local Only
3.25% 24-Month CD at iGObanking.com - Nationally Available
2.75% 15-Month CD at Acacia Federal Savings Bank - Nationally Available
4.00% 50-Month CD at NASA Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
25thWhere to Save Your Money During a Recession
Choosing Checking Accounts for Teenagers
24thOne New York Bank and Six Georgia Banks Are Closed by Regulators
3.00% 11-Month CD at Connexus Credit Union - Easy Membership
2.50% 13-Month CD & 2% Money Market at Umpqua Bank in WA, OR & Northern CA - Local Only
4.00% 59-Month CD at US Bank Branches in California
High Yield Savings Account and CD at Choice Financial - Nationally Available
2.51% 13-Month CD with a Limited Add-On Feature at Choice Financial - Nationally Available
23rd2.25% 7-Month CD at Eastern Financial Florida/Space Coast CU - Local Only
2.45% 24-Month Bump-Up CD at Beacon Federal Bank - Available Nationwide
4.01% Reward Checking Account at Salisbury Bank in CT, MA & NY - Local Only
2.57% 24-Month CD and Other Competitive CD Rates at Austin Telco FCU in Texas - Local Only
2.25% 12-Month CD & 2.50% 12-Month IRA CD at Sun West Bank in Nevada - Local Only
3.00% 12-Month CD & 4.50% 60-Month CD at Urban Trust Bank in FL & MD - Local Only
22nd3.05% 24-Month CD at Broadway Federal Bank in CA - Nationally Available
Credit Card Interchange Fees and Reward Checking Accounts
Bernanke's Testimony - No Signs of Higher Interest Rates
3.25% Reward Checking Account at Cattaraugus County Bank in Western New York - Local Only
2.55% 18-Month CD and Other High CD Rates at Access Credit Union in IL - Local Only
Up to 3.02% 24-Month CD at Raytown-Lee's Summit Credit Union in MO - Local Only
2.22% 12-Month CD at LibertyPointe Bank in New York - NY, NJ & CT Residents Only
21stUpdate on ING Direct's Electric Orange $50 Promotion
Competitive CDs and Checking Account at Virginia Commerce Bank - Local Only
20th3.25% 12-Month CD & 3.00% 6-Month CD at 1st Commonwealth Bank of Virginia - Local Only
2.50% 12-Month CD at USAmeriBank in Florida - Local Only
2.40% 13-Month CD at Hyperion Bank in Philadelphia - Local Only
2.00% 10-Month CD and $75 Checking Account Bonus at Harleysville National Bank in PA - Local Only
19thSneaky Bank Fees - 10 Examples from MarketWatch and a Few from Bank Deals Readers
Canceled: 4.00% Reward Checking Account for up to $100K at SouthPoint Bank in AL - Local Only
2.18% 8-Month CD and 1.98% Savings until November at United Commercial Bank in Several States
2.50% 12-Month CD &amp 1.75% Savings Account at Gateway Commercial Bank in AZ - Local Only
2.52% 12-Month CD and a Competitive Money Market Account at Metro Phoenix Bank - Local Only
18th4.01% Reward Checking Account at a Texas Bank (Orange Savings)
3.00% Reward Checking Account at a South Carolina Bank (Greer State Bank)
3.51% Reward Checking Account at a Kansas Bank (Verus)
High-Interest Reward Checking Account at a Missouri Bank - with bonuses (Liberty)
2.51% Reward Checking Account Available Online for SC, GA and FL Residents (First Federal)
3.05% Reward Checking Account at a Colorado Bank (Bank of Choice)
2.14% Reward Checking Account With No Balance Cap at Heritage Bank in MN - Nationally Available
3.22% Reward Checking Account at Crow River Bank in Minnesota
2.02% Reward Checking Account at a California Bank (Hanmi)
4.51% Reward Checking Account at Cross County Bank in Arkansas
4.00% Reward Checking Account at Adams Co-Operative Bank in MA
Reward Checking Account at The Community State Bank in Oklahoma - Local Only
3.25% Reward Checking Account at a Tennessee Bank (Bank of Putnam County)
4.00% 60-Month CD & 2.50% 24-Month CD at Citibank in Some States
2.50% 9-Month CD & 2.25% Savings Account at Doral Bank Direct - Nationally Available
Make Sure You Don't Get Ripped Off When Your CD Matures
17thFDIC getting tough and its impact to the $250K insurance limit
2.25% 8-Month CD at Northfield Bank in NY & NJ - Local Only
2.50% 12-Month CD & 3.00% 24-Month CD at Consumer Credit Union in TN - Local Only
3.51% Reward Checking Account at Nodaway Valley Bank in Missouri - Local Only
16th2.60% 24-Month CD at TriState Capital Direct - Available Nationwide
Salem Five Direct Slashes eOne Rates
2.78% 11-Month Online CD at Franklin Synergy Bank - Nationally Available
15th2.55% 18-Month CD & Other High CD Rates at HomeStreet Bank in WA & OR - Local Only
2.55% Online CDs for Terms of 3 to 12 Months Plus 2.05% e-Savings at TotalBank in South Florida - Nationally Available
Update on Urban Trust Bank in FL & MD - High Rates Continues, New FL Branches
Customers Sue Bank to Get Back CD Money Stolen by the Bank's Employee
14thEverything You Need to Know About Money Market Deposit Accounts in 5 Minutes or Less
2.50% 18-Month CD at Worthington Federal Bank in Alabama - Local Only
2.55% 14-Month CD at East Boston Savings Bank - Local Only
13th3 Free Money Management Options
First National Bank Omaha's Pay Yourself First Savings Promotion
$100 Checking Account/Direct Deposit Bonus at Flagstar Bank
2.55% 15-Month CD at First Commercial Bank of Florida - Local Only
2.45% 23-Month CD at NW Priority Credit Union in OR & WA - Local Only
12th3.00% 36-Month CD at SchoolsFirst FCU in California - Local Only
11th3.50% Reward Checking Account at a Wisconsin CU (Heartland)
2.00% Reward Checking Account at an Oregon CU (Pacific Crest)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account in South Shore Savings Bank in MA
3.65% Reward Checking Account at First Colebrook Bank in New Hampshire
2.50% 24-Month CD & a Checking Account Bonus at BBV Compass in AL, AZ, CO, FL, NM & TX
Zions Bank Raises the Yield on its Deseret Money Market Account
Mutual Bank's Promotions: 3.80% Money Market Account with 3-Mo Guarantee, 4.30% 16-Mo CD
10th53rd Bank Failure of 2009 - A Small Wyoming Bank
2.50% 12-Month CD & 3.00% 24-Month CD Continue at International Bank of Chicago
2.53% 13-Month Add-On CD at Prime Pacific Bank in Washington State - Local Only
3.00% 12-Month CD at First National Bank of the South in SC - Local Only
2.50% 12-Month & 2.30% 6-Month CD at St. Casimir's Savings Bank in Maryland - Local Only
Another Rate-Cut Friday at Ally Bank
3.00% 30-Month CD at Gesa Credit Union in Washington State - Local Only
$125 Checking Account Bonus at Banco Popular - CA, FL, IL, NY & NJ
2.36% 6-Month CD at South Florida FCU - Local Only
2.10% 6-Month CD at St. Louis Bank - Local Only
2.50% 15-Month CD at Banco Popular in NY & FL - Local Only
$200 Capital One Checking Bonus in CT, LA, NY, NJ & TX - YMMV
3.01% Reward Checking Account at a Washington State CU (Gesa)
9th4.00% 10-Month / 4.15% 15-Month CD at a Texas Bank (Millennium)
2.50% 7-Month Liquid CD at Cental Bank in Florida - Local Only
4.01% Reward Checking Account at First Bank & Trust in SD
2.70% 24-Month CD at Eastman Credit Union in TN, VA, TX, SC & AR - Local Only
8thChoosing a Bank? What to Look at Besides The Interest Rates
KeyBank Checking Account Promotion
How the Big Banks and the Credit Unions Are Handling California's IOUs
7th2.65% 15-Month CD at WashingtonFirst Bank in the DC Metro Area - Local Only
2.50% 12-Month CD at Lowcountry National Bank in South Carolina - Local Only
2.81% Money Market Account at Vinings Bank in Georgia - Local Only
6th2.30% 16-Month Internet CD at Hyde Park Savings Bank in MA - Local Only
2.52% 12-Month CD at Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union in Michigan - Local Only
5thEquity-Linked Certificate of Deposits
Reward Checking Updates - New Nationwide Account & Application Issues
2.17% 9-Month CD at Peoples National Bank in Parts of MO & IL - Local Only
2.00% 9-Month CD at Grand Bank & Trust of Florida - Local Only
2.00% Money Market Account Through 2009 at Fidelity Bank in Oklahoma - Local Only
2.50% 12-Month CD & 2.10% 6-Month CD at Colonial Bank (FL, TX, ...)
4thBanks Will Compete For Your Deposit
3.25% Reward Checking Account at People's Community FCU in Washington State
2.25% Reward Checking Account at Deseret First Credit Union in Utah
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Texans Credit Union
2.90% Reward Checking Account at an Oregon CU (Central Willamette Community)
4.25% Reward Checking Account at a North Carolina Bank (Asheville Savings)
4.19% Reward Checking Account at Rock River Bank in Northern Illinois - Local Only
4.19% Reward Checking Account at Founders Bank in Illinois
4.01% Reward Checking Account at Carolinas Telco FCU
3.01% Reward Checking Account at a Texas CU (United Heritage)
5.00% Reward Checking Account at an Iowa CU (Linn Area)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a Kansas Bank (Union State)
Competitive Long-Term CDs and Money Market Account at Altura Credit Union in CA - Local Only
3.00% 24-Month CD at Sound Credit Union in Washington State - Local Only
3.25% CD for Terms of 1 Year to 2 Years at Southeast Financial FCU - Easy Membership
Brokered Deposits and Hot Money - Factors in Bank Failures?
3rdIs a Credit Union Better Than A Bank?
Competitive Rates on CDs, IRAs and Liquid CDs at OneWest Bank - Nationally Available
4.50% 60-Month CD & 4.00% 39-Month CD at Urban Trust Bank in FL & MD
2.50% Regular Checking Account at Urban Trust Bank in FL & MD - Local Only
4.50% Reward Checking Account at NorStates Bank in Northern Illinois - Local Only
2.38% 9-Month CD at Eastbank in New York - Local Only
2ndSummary of Today's Seven Bank Failures
$150 Checking Account Bonus Continues at NuVision Credit Union - Update
2.50% 18-Month CD at South Jersey Federal Credit Union - Local Only
1stUpdate on Alliant Credit Union's Checking, Savings and CDs
Update on Pentagon Federal Credit Union's Certificates - Update
5.50% No-Minimum Online Savings Account at a New York CU (RateEdge)

June 2009

30thHigh-Yield Reward Checking Account at a Wisconsin Bank (Coulee)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at First Security Bank & Trust in Iowa - MN & IA Only
2.50% 18-Month CD at Appalachian Community Bank in Georgia - Nationally Available
2.75% 14-Month CD at Credit Unions United in Kansas - Local Only
2.84% 14-Month CD at AM Community Credit Union in Wisconsin - Local Only
29th3.00% 9-Month CD at Union Savings Bank in Bloomington Indiana - Local Only
28th2.50% Savings Account at First Chatham Bank in Southern Georgia - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at NavyArmy Federal Credit Union in Texas - Local Only
3.82% 5-Year CD at Bank of Fall River in Massachusetts - Local Only
3.00% 48-Month CD at Chase Bank in California
$100 Checking Account Bonus at Chase - Update
27th3.51% Reward Checking Account at Community State Bank in Wisconsin
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a Virginia Bank (EVB)
4.00% Reward Checking Account at Bank of the Carolinas
Reward Checking Account at a Massachusetts Bank (Institution for Savings)
3.51% Reward Checking Account at Renasant Bank
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a MD/PA Bank (NBRS Financial)
Five Banks Closed Today - Two in GA, Two in CA and One in MN
3.00% 9-Month CD & 4.25% 60-Month CD at First Priority Credit Union in MA
3.75% 60-Month CD & 3.00% 36-Month CD at Dime Savings Bank in New York
2.76% 12-Month CD, 2.97% 24-Month CD & Other High Rates at Quantum National Bank in GA
Competitive CD Rates and a $50 Bonus at Discover Bank - Nationally Available
26thWhat Are Annuities?
2.75% 24-Month CD at BankUnited in FL - Nationally Available
2.60% 12-Month CD and Other High Rates at Mirae Bank in California - Local Only
Eastern Financial Credit Union Placed into NCUA Conservatorship
EXPIRED: 2.87% 12-Month CD and Other High Rates at Massena Savings & Loan in Northern NY - Local Only
2.50% 10-Month CD at Greylock FCU in MA - Local Only
2.29% 6-Month CD at United Local Credit Union in CA - Local Only
25thTransferring Money Between Banks Takes Forever
FOMC Meeting - Fed's Policy Remains Unchanged
Online Savings Account and High Yield CDs at First National Community Bank in PA
24thHow Careless Customers Help the Careful Customers Save More on Checking Accounts
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Mutual First Federal Credit Union in Nebraska - Local Only
2.25% 7-Month CD at Republic First Bank in PA - Local Only
23rdMelrose Credit Union Continues To Offer the Best One & Two-Year CD Rates - Nationally Available
2.50% Savings Account at Beach Business Bank in CA - Nationally Available
2.75% 12-Month CD & 2.30% 6-Month CD at First Asian Bank in Las Vegas - Local Only
2.60 12-Month CD at Builders Bank in Chicago - Local Only
22ndHigh-Yield Reward Checking Account at Westbury Bank in Wisconsin
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Guaranty Bank in Missouri
3.01% Reward Checking Account at Beacon Bank in MN
4.01% Reward Checking Account at an Idaho Bank (First Federal Savings Bank of Twin Falls)
3.50% Reward Checking Account at a MA Bank (Marlborough Co-Operative)
3.00% Reward Checking Account at Global Credit Union in WA & ID
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a Missouri CU (First Community)
2.12% 7-Month CD at First United Bank in Oklahoma - Local Only
4.99% 7-Month CD ($5K Max) at Kellogg Community FCU in Michigan - Local Only
UFB Direct's No-Min Absolute Savings Account Still Holding at 5.31%
Survey of Special High-Yield Low-Cap Certificates of Deposit & Savings Accounts
Patelco Is Now Federally Insured - My Experience Joining and Opening the 7% and 5.50% CDs
2.53% 12-Month Online CD at Broadway Federal Bank in CA - Nationally Available
4.01% Reward Checking Account at Benchmark Community Bank in Virginia - Local Only
21st2.25% 12-Month Semi-Liquid CD at E-Central Credit Union in CA - Easy Membership
20th4.00% 60-Month CD at Teche Federal Bank in Louisiana - Local Only
4.07% 60-Month CD & 2.53% Money Market at South Jersey Federal Credit Union - Local Only
3.00% 25-Month CD & 2.70% 13-Month CD at Broadway Bank in Chicago
3.00% 12-Month CD, 2.60% 6-Month CD and Other High CD Rates at LOMTO FCU in New York City - Local Only
3.25% 12-Month CD at a Cornerstone Bank in Georgia - Local Only
3.30% 13-Month and 21-Month CD at RockBridge Commercial Bank in Georgia
3.00% 6-Month CD & 2.75% Money Market Account at Coastal Carolina National Bank in SC - Local Only
Newspaper Ads with Very High CD Rates and the FDIC's Crack Down
19th38th, 39th and 40th Bank Closures for 2009
Third Week in a Row of Rate Cuts at Ally Bank
2.28% 23-Month Prime Rate Minus 1% CD at Carolina First Bank in SC, NC & FL
2.55% 13-Month CD at First Community Bank of Southwest Florida - Local Only
FDIC Starts to Crack Down on Ally Bank's Deposit Rates
18thKeep Your Cool Without Heating Up Your Bank Account
Retirement Planning Tips
3.25% 7-Month CD at CoreFirst Bank & Trust in Kansas City - Local Only
2.70% 15-Month CD & 3.00% 23-Month CD at Northpointe Bank in Michigan - Nationally Available
17thUpdate on Wilshire State Bank - Rates are Down, But There Are Still Good Nationwide Money Market and CD Deals
Competitive 11-Month CD and a $300 Bonus Gift at Irwin Union Bank - Nationally Available
4.00% 4-Year CD and a Competitive Savings Account at Monona State Bank in Wisconsin - Local Only
Savings Account with Rates Up to 3.40% at Dupaco Community Credit Union in Parts of IA, WI & IL - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at First Bank in Southwest Florida - Local Only
2.65% 14-Month CD & 2.75% 19-Month CD at Kansas Super Chief Credit Union - Local Only
16thBrokerage Certificates of Deposit and IRAs
AIG Bank's Online Money Market Account and CDs - Nationally Available
2.81% 6-Month CD & 2.60% 12-Month CD at Hanmi Bank in California - Local Only
15th3.50% Reward Checking Account at Venture Bank Direct
4.35% 15-Month / 4.05% 10-Month CD at a Philadelphia Bank (Asian Bank)
Reward Checking Account at Baltimore County Savings Bank - Local Only
2.75% 17-Month CD at First Bank of Highland in Illinois - Local Only
14th1.51% Reward Checking Account at a Wisconsin Credit Union (Prime Financial)
4.00% Reward Checking Account in New York State (Tioga State Bank)
2.75% Reward Checking Account at a Philadelphia Bank (Allegiance)
Reward Checking Account at a West Michigan CU (Lake Michigan)
2.00% Checking for One Year or $100 Checking/DD Bonus at Flagstar Bank - GA, MI, IN Only
2.35% Savings Account at Unity Bank in NJ and PA - Local Only
Checking Account Bonus of Up to $95 at Metropolitan Bank in Chicago - Local Only
2.75% 15-Month CD at First Community Bank in Chicagoland - Local Only
2.60% 15-Month CD at Linn Area Credit Union in Iowa - Local Only
13thMore Reward Checking Rate Cuts and Restrictions
Review of OneUnited Bank's Unity Gold E-Savings Account
12thMore Rate Cuts at Ally Bank
3.05% 24-Month CD & Other High Rates Continue at Heritage Bank of Florida - Local Only
4.14% Reward Checking Account at ACCESSbank in Nebraska - Local Only
11th3.00% 24-Month CD and Other Competitive Rates at EagleBank in DC Metro - Local Only
10th2.80% 2-Year CD & Other Competitive CD Rates at First Republic Bank in Several States
2.50% 12-Month CD at Signature Bank in New York City - Local Only
2.79% 24-Month CD at Qualtrust Credit Union in Texas - Local Only
9th2.50% 9-Month CD at First Federal in North Carolina - Local Only
2.58% 12-Month CD and Other High Rates at Collin Bank in Texas - Local Only
8th2.50% 6-Month CD at Luther Burbank Savings in California - Local Only
2.50% 12-Month CD at Bank 1440 in Arizona - Local Only
2.60% 7-Month & 2.85% 13-Month CD at Atlantic Southern Bank in GA & FL - Local Only
5.13% Reward Checking Account at United Mississippi Bank - Local Only
2.75% 18-Month CD at Alliance Bank in Northern Virginia - Local Only
3.51% Reward Checking Account at Union National Community Bank in PA
7thDon't Forget to Plan for “Windfall” Money
Are Money Market Deposit Accounts a Good Way to Save for Retirement?
4.50% Reward Checking Account at a Texas Bank (Alliance)
3.30% Reward Checking Account at a New Jersey Credit Union (Pinnacle)
High-Interest Rewards Checking Account at First National Community Bank in West Wisconsin
3.75% Reward Checking Account at FORUM Credit Union in Indiana
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union in IL & IA
4.10% Reward Checking Account at an Illinois Bank (Crossroads)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a Florida CU (Dade County)
2.00% Reward Checking Account at a California CU (Southland)
1.25% Reward Checking Account at a Nevada CU - $25K Max (Clearstar Financial)
5.01% Reward Checking Account at Southern Bank
$100 Checking Account Bonus at People's Trust FCU in Texas
2.60% 12-Month CD at Park National Bank in IL (similar deals in TX, CA & AZ)
4.25% Reward Checking Account at River Valley Credit Union in Ohio - Local Only
2.50% 16-Month CD at Republic Bank of Chicago - Local Only
6thDid ebank cut rates to comply with the FDIC's rate caps?
Bank of America Completes Acquisition of Countrywide
5th37th Bank Failure of 2009
$50 Checking Account Bonus with No Direct Deposit at FirstBank - CO, AZ & CA Only
Rate Cuts at Ally Bank
GMAC Financial Services' CEO Responds to the ABA
4th2.78% 5-Month Online CD at Franklin Synergy Bank - Nationally Available
2.95% 24-Month CD & 2.55% 12-Month CD at HomeStreet Bank in WA & OR - Local Only
3.00% 24-Month CD at First City Bank in NW Florida - Local Only
3.00% 12-Month CD & 2.75% 9-Month CD at Midtown Bank in Georgia - Local Only
WTDirect Savings Account $75 Bonus for Direct Deposit
3rd3.00% 23-Month CD & 2.65% 11-Month CD at Northpointe Bank in Michigan
$75 Bonus for Opening a Checking Account with Direct Deposit at PNC Bank
$50 to $250 New Account Bonus at WTDirect
2.75% 11-Month CD at Champion Bank in Missouri
2ndUpdate on EverBank's Money Market and Checking Accounts
Update on Pentagon Federal Credit Union's Certificates
1st2.65% 12-Month CD at OneWest Bank (IndyMac) - Nationally Available
Update on Ally Bank's 9-Month No-Penalty CD
2.50% Checking Account and 2.50% 14-Month CD at East River Bank in Philadelphia - Local Only
3.50% 36-Month CD at Northwest Savings Bank in SE Florida - Local Only

May 2009

31stBehind the Scenes with the FDIC and the History of Sheila Bair
The FDIC's Weekly National Rates and Rate Caps
3.49% 49-Month Liquid CD at McFarland State Bank in Wisconsin - Local Only
Checking Account with Rates up to 3.00% at Solera National Bank in Colorado
4.01% Reward Checking Account at First Bank in Iowa
4.01% Reward Checking Account at a Georgia Bank - Available Nationwide (United National)
2.25% Reward Checking Account at a Florida Panhandle CU (Tyndall)
3.15% Reward Checking Account at Kennebec Federal Savings in Maine
Century Bank Direct - New Online Bank with Savings, Checking and CDs
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a CA/TX Credit Union (National 1st)
3.50% Reward Checking Account at M&F Bank - Branches in MS, AL, TN & FL
30thHow to Maximize the Return of an Installment Savings Account
FDIC's First Quarter Report - Number of Problem Banks Increase to 305
29thAmerican Bankers Association Urges FDIC To Force GMAC/Ally Bank to Cut Deposit Rates
3.30% 36-Month CD & 2.02% 5-Month CD at Mt. Washington Bank in MA - Local Only
2.50% 12-Month Liquid CD at E-Central Credit Union In California - Easy Membership
28thNCUA's Press Release on the $250K Share Insurance Extension
Expired Rate: 3.05% 15-Month CD at Johnson Bank in Madison, WI - Local Only
It's Official: Basic Deposit Insurance Limit is $250K Through 2013
2.87% 18-Month CD IRA & Other High Rates at Pacific Mercantile Bank in CA - Nationally Available
2.65% 13-Month CD at Washington Federal Bank for Savings in Chicago - Local Only
High Yield Savings Account with Some Twists at SmartyPig
When is a CD Rate Too Good to Be True? Verifying FDIC or NCUA Membership
27thFDIC Chairwoman Bair's Interview on Jim Cramer's Mad Money
CD Shopping Tips from the FDIC - Warning about Newspaper Ads with 5% CDs
2.35% 6-Month CD & 2.50% Money Market Account at CenTrust Bank in Illinois - Local Only
5% Savings Accounts and 7% CDs? Yes, but with Catches
26thHigh Yield Online Money Market Account at Rainier Pacific Bank
2.50% 8-Month CD & 2.40% Money Market Account at Premier American Bank in South FL - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at The Bank of Marion in Southern IL - Local Only
25th4.00% Reward Checking Account at Evantage Internet Bank
2.82% 6-Month CD & 3.03% 24-Month CD at SeaComm FCU in Northern NY - Local Only
2.73% 12-Month CD & $100 Checking Bonus at Great Southern Bank in St. Louis - Local Only
2.65% 12-Month CD & 2.35% 9-Month CD at Riverside National Bank in East FL - Local Only
2.85% 12-Month CD & Other Competitive CD Rates at Delta Community Credit Union - Easy Membership
Bank Deals Blog is Now on Twitter
24thRare Thursday Bank Closure - BankUnited, FSB
23rd3.00% 18-Month CD at Holbrook Cooperative Bank in MA - Local Only
5.00% 5-Year CD & 3.00% 9-Month CD at Pacific Transportation FCU in California
Frost Bank's Online Checking Account
22ndTwo Illinois Banks Fail, Impact to CD Customers and the FDIC Special Assessment
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Mountain Credit Union in North Carolina - Local Only
Heritage Bank's New Online Savings Account - 4.60%
21stConsider Opting-Out from Your Banks Courtesy Overdraft Protection
How to Use Certificate of Deposits as Part of Your College Savings Strategy
4.00% 9-Month CD at a Pennsylvania Credit Union (Police and Fire)
3.50% 24-Month CD & 4.00% 48-Month CD at Police and Fire CU in Pennsylvania
3.15% 15-Month CD, 2.75% 6-Month CD & Other High CD Rates at Police and Fire CU in Pennsylvania
2.50% 6-Month CD, 3.00% 24-Month CD & Other High CD Rates at Police and Fire FCU in PA
3.00% 24-Month CD at American Eagle Bank in Illinois - Local Only
Expired: 2.75% 6-Month CD, 3.25% 24-Month CD & Other High Rates at Jefferson Financial Credit Union in Louisiana - Local Only
3.03% 13-Month CD & 2.52% 7-Month CD at Alabama 1st Capital Credit Union - Local Only
Checking Account with 2% APY and $50 Bonus at Level One Bank in Michigan - Local Only
20thExtension of FDIC's $250,000 Deposit Insurance Limit Is Almost Law
Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights, Effects on Rewards and Some Remaining Cash Reward Cards
2.85% 12-Month CD and Other Competitive CD Rates at Vacationland FCU in Ohio - Local Only
2.71% 18-Month CD at State Farm Bank - Nationally Available
New FDIC and NCUA Documentation with Latest Deposit Insurance Coverage Changes
More About Extending FDIC and NCUA Coverage Past $100K
19th2.80% 9-Month CD at Connex Credit Union in Connecticut - Local Only
2.50% Money Market Account at OceanFirst Bank in New Jersey - Local Only
Kasasa - The New Name of Reward Checking and Savings Accounts
2.89% 7-Month CD & 3.05% Money Market at Raymond Federal Bank in Washington State - Local Only
Update on Pentagon Federal Credit Union CDs, Credit Cards and Other Products
3.25% 17-Month CD at Royal Asian Bank & Royal Bank America in PA, NY and NJ
3.29% 6-Month CD with Add-On and Penalty-Free Features at Saehan Bank in California
3.10% 10-Month CD at Pacific Crest Savings Bank in Washington State - Local Only
2.75% 7-Month CD & Money Market Special at Webster Bank in the Northeast
Future of Credit Card Rewards?
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Andrew Johnson Bank in Tennessee - Local Only
2.60% 12-Month CD & Other Competitive Rates at NavyArmy FCU in Texas - Local Only
4.01% 60-Month CD & 3.37% 37-Month CD at Cardinal Bank in VA, MD & DC - Local Only
4.00% 60-Month CD at Fidelity Bank of Florida - Local Only
2.75% 12-Month CD and Other High CD Rates at Montauk Credit Union in New York City - Local Only
18thWhat Savers Should Expect as Banks Recover
3.00% 24-Month CD & Other Competitive CD Rates at International Bank of Chicago
2.25% Savings Account Guaranteed to 9/30/09 at Acacia Federal Savings Bank - Nationally Available
17th4.01% Reward Checking Account at Willamette Community Bank in Oregon - Local Only
2.48% 6-Month CD, 2.78% 12-Month CD & Other High Rates at First Asian Bank in Las Vegas - Local Only
2.60% 19-Month CD & 2.40% 10-Month CD at Foster Bank in Chicago - Local Only
Reward Checking Account at a California CU (Provident)
Free Reward Checking Account at Pacific Resource Credit Union in California - Easy Membership
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a Texas Credit Union (Beacon)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Hyperion Bank in Philadelphia
16thNo Bank Failures But One Credit Union Liquidation
15th2.90% 15-Month CD at Linn Area Credit Union in Iowa - Local Only
2.75% 13-Month CD at PeopleFirst Bank in Illinois - Local Only
14thHow Much Should You Save In Your 401K?
Tips for Beginning Investors
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a Pennsylvania CU (Erie General Electric)
13th2.75% Money Market Account for 6 Months at ShoreBank in Chicago, Cleveland & Detroit
2.45% 9-Month CD at Eastbank in New York - Local Only
12th2.64% 6-Month CD & Other Competitive Rates at American First National Bank in Texas
2.65% 11-Month CD at Baxter Credit Union in IL & WI
2.53% 12-Month CD and 2.07% Money Market Account at Gold Canyon Bank in Arizona
11th2.88% 18-Month Add-On CD and Other Competitive Rates at First Savings Bank Northwest in WA
Competitive Jumbo Money Market and CD Rates at Teachers FCU in New York
10th2.51% Checking Without Debit Card Requirement at First New England FCU - Easy Membership
3.51% Reward Checking Account at Royal Banks of Missouri
PenFed's Cash Back Credit Card Adds Another 5% Category
Ohio's SaveNOW Bonus Program Provides a Little Help to Savers
3.00% 9-Month CD at BankFinancial - Chicago Area Only
9thM&T Bank's 5.05% Online Savings Account
2.75% Savings Account at Regal Financial Bank in Washington State
3.10% 24-Month CD & Other CD and Money Market Deals at AnchorBank in WI
3.00% 2-Year CD & Other Competitive CD Rates at First Republic Bank in Several States
3.14% 15-Month CD at Athol-Clinton Co-operative Bank in Massachusetts - Local Only
8th5.50% 18-Month / 5.65% 60-Month CD at a Washington Bank (Westsound)
5.50% 18-Month / 5.65% 60-Month CD at a Washington State Bank (Westsound)
5.50% 18-Month / 5.65% 60-Month CD at a WA State Bank Continues (Westsound).
5.13% 24-Month CD at a Washington State Bank (Westsound).
4.10% 24-Month CD at a Washington State Bank (Westsound).
33rd Bank Failure of 2009: Westsound Bank in Washington State
3.00% 17-Month CD at Royal Asian Bank in NJ, NY and PA
4.08% 12-Month Online Installment Savings Account at Nara Bank - CA, NY, NJ Only
7thSaving For College with 529 Accounts
Benefits of Using Direct Deposit
Bank Stress Test Results - Impacts to Depositors?
Extension of FDIC's $250,000 Deposit Insurance Limit Gets Closer - May Not Become Permanent
6th3.25% 2-Year CD at USAA Bank - Nationally Available but Membership Restrictions
Competitive Money Market, Savings and CD Rates at United Central Bank in TX, CA, GA, MD & VA
5thInstallment Savings Accounts with Rates from 5.50% to 6.25% at Woori America Bank in NY, NJ, PA, MD, VA & CA
High Yield Installment Savings Accounts at NewBank in NY & NJ - Local Only
3.20% 24-Month & 2.71% 12-Month CD at Wheatland Bank in Illinois
Up to $120 Savings/Checking Account Bonus at Umpqua Bank in CA, OR & WA
2.85% 24-Month Add-On CD at NexBank in Texas
$100 Checking Account Bonus at American Eagle Credit Union in MO & TX
4thHigher Monthly Fees and Minimum Balance Requirements for EverBank's Yield Pledge Money Market Account
Update on EverBank's Money Market Account and CDs
Review of EverBank's Checking and Money Market Account Promotions
3rd5.19% 12-Month CD at a North Carolina Institution
4.07% Reward Checking Account at Erie Federal Credit Union in Pennsylvania
3.00% Reward Checking Account at Tri Counties Bank in California
3.27% Reward Checking Account at City-County Federal Credit Union in Minnesota
3.00% Reward Checking Account in Washington State (iQ Credit Union)
3.10% Reward Checking Account at Michigan Heritage Bank
2.50% 9-Month CD at Danvers Bank in Massachusetts
High-Yield Rewards Checking Account at a Massachusetts Bank (Danvers)
1stThree Banks Fail Today - 30th, 31st & 32nd Failures for 2009
3.55% Reward Checking Account at America West Bank in Utah
New I Bond Rates - Government Gives No Incentives to Buy
Popularity of Shorter Term CDs
GMAC Bank Raises the 12-Month CD Rate
$100 Checking Account / Direct Deposit Bonus at Bank of the West in Several States

April 2009

30th4.00% Reward Checking Account at FirstDay Federal Credit Union in Ohio
2.50% Checking Account at Old Southern Bank in Central Florida
2.90% 15-Month CD & 3.25% 28-Month CD at Capon Valley Bank in WV & VA
2.55% 15-Month CD & Other Competitive CD Rates at a Bay Cities Bank in Florida
5.25% Checking Account at a Florida Bank (Old Southern)
29thFOMC Meeting - Still No Inflation Worries
2.85% 12-Month Add-On CD and 2.53% Checking at Nara Bank - CA, NY & NJ Only
28th2.65% 13-Month CD and Other Competitive CD Rates at First Florida CU - North, Central and South FL
2.50% Savings Account at Community First Bank Chicago - Local Only
27thSaving Money Through Home Renovations
Uninsured Deposits from a Failed Bank
Clear Sky Stops Accepting New Customers and Deposits from Existing Customers
3.25% 18-Month CD at Alliance Bank in Virginia
5.00% 11-Month CD ($50K Max) at Advantis Credit Union in Oregon (branch only)
3.03% 18-Month CD at Meridian Bank in Arizona
3.20% 24-Month CD at Park Cities Bank - Dallas Area Only
3.03% 8-Month CD at Southwest Community FCU in UT, NV & AZ
3.50% 12-Month CD at First National Bank of the South in South Carolina - Local Only
3.40% 12-Month CD & 3.30% 6-Month CD With Liquid Features at Center Bank - CA, WA & IL
2.74% 7-Month CD & 3.05% 15-Month CD at The Bank of the Pacific in WA & OR
3.00% 15-Month CD & Other Competitive Rates at Independence Bank in Rhode Island
3.25% 2-Year CD & Other Competitive CD Rates at First Republic Bank in Several States
26thHigh-Yield Reward Checking Account at Devon Bank in Chicago
$75 Checking Account Bonus at PNC & National City - Update
4.01% Reward Checking Account at Treasure State Bank in Montana
25th5 Secrets to Successful Investing With Certificates of Deposit
3.05% 13-Month CD & 2.55% 7-Month CD at DCH Credit Union in Alabama
Four Bank Failures Today - 26th to 29th Failures for 2009
$150 Checking Account Bonus at Lockheed FCU - Branch Visit in CA or NH Required
24thPermanent Increase of FDIC Deposit Insurance Coverage May Soon Become Law
3.01% Reward Checking Account at a Texas Bank (State National Bank of Texas)
2.78% 6-Month CD at First Heritage FCU in Parts of NY & PA
2.50% 6-Month CD & 2.65% 9-Month CD at Plaza Bank in California
23rd4.01% Reward Checking Account at State Bank of The Lakes in Illinois
Non-Reward Checking Account with Rates up to 3.12% at F&M Bank - CA Only
2.75% 15-Month CD at Banner Bank in WA, OR & ID
22ndRate Cuts at Redneck Bank and Its Sister Banks
3.10% Internet Savings Account at Redneck Bank - Nationally Available
4.00% Reward Checking Account at AmericaNet Bank - Nationally Available
4.00% Reward Checking Account at Bank of the Wichitas (Redneck Bank)
Short-Term CD Rates Up to 2.70% at FBOP Corp Banks in CA, AZ, IL, TX
2.60% 14-Month CD & 2.40% 9-Month CD at Millennium Bank - VA, MD & DC Only
2.86% 15-Month CD at First National Bank in Colorado - Local Only
$100 Checking Account Bonus at USAA Bank - Nationally Available but Membership Restrictions
21st2.55% 9-Month Internet CD at Hyde Park Savings Bank for MA Residents
3.00% 18-Month CD at Sunshine Bank in Florida
3.25% 39-Month CD and Other Competitive CD Rates at Regions Bank
3.00% 24-Month CD & 2.75% 11-Month CD Continue at Colonial Bank (FL, TX, ...)
Citibank CD Specials - 2.50% 8-month in CA & 2.75% 12-month in TX
Update on Citibank CD Specials - 2.50% 8-Month CD in a Few States
2.75% 12-Month CD & 2.60% 6-Month CD at Colonial Bank in FL, GA, Al, TX & NV
2.48% Jumbo 9-Month CD at Cathay Bank in Several States
2.65% 15-Month CD at Pacific State Bank in California - Local Deal
20thSwitching from a giant monster mega-bank to a credit union is easier than you think
Ads for High Rate CDs - What's the Catch?
High-Yield Reward Checking Account and Other Competitive Rates at Grand Bank, N.A. in New Jersey
3.00% 24-Month CD at First Central Savings in New York
3.05% 24-Month CD & Other Competitive Rates at Heritage Bank of Florida - Local Only
19thTop Online Savings Accounts - Best Yields and the Strongest Banks
2.75% 9-Month CD & 2.50% 5-Month CD at Rollstone Bank & Trust in Massachusetts
2.65% 6-Month CD at Union Federal Savings Bank in Rhode Island
Apple Bank's Grand Yield Direct Savings Account Now 5.25%
18thKeep More of Your Money: Tips for Better Banking
Help Your Finances Bloom This Spring
2.55% Reward Checking Account at a VT/NH Bank (Passumpsic Savings)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a Texas Credit Union (SACU)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at R.I.A FCU in IA, IL & WI
2.79% 6-Month CD at Blue Ridge Savings Bank in North Carolina
Very High CD Rates at Christian Community CU in California - Easy Membership but ASI-Insured Only
17th24th & 25th Bank Failure of 2009 - In MO & NV
$215 Checking Account Bonus at HomeStreet Bank in WA, OR & HI
2.86% 12-Month CD & 3.12% 24-Month CD at A-B Credit Union in Wisconsin
$100 Checking Account Bonus (no DD Required) at WesBanco - Only for WV, OH & PA
2.70% 12-Month CD at HomeStreet Bank in WA & OR - Local Only
16th$150 Direct Deposit Bonus & 2.25% 7-Month CD at Charter Oak Credit Union in CT
Wachovia's New Way-2-Save Account Program
Update on Nara Bank and its CD and Installment Savings Account - CA, NY & NJ Only
15th3.00% 13-Month CD at Pacific West Bank in Oregon - Local Only
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Atlantic Stewardship Bank in New Jersey
Salem Five Direct's New eOne Checking Account - Rates up to 5.30% with a 6.10% 60-Day Promo and a $25 Bonus
3.10% Add-On 12-Month CD at Nara Bank - CA, NY, NJ Only
14thBanking News: GMAC, CDARS and CDs at Failed Banks
$100 Checking Account Bonus at Sovereign Bank - Update
3.04% 24-Month CD & Other Top CD/IRA Rates at Atlas Savings in New York
3.25% 24-Month CD & 2.65% 12-Month CD at Bank of Illinois
Review of GMAC Bank and its 2-Year CD - Nationally Available
2.79% 18-Month CD at Neighborhood National Bank in California
Bank of America $75 Checking Account Bonus for Existing Credit Card Customers
$50 New Account Bonus at Capital One Direct Banking - Nationally Available
13th3.00% 22-Month CD & Other Competitive CD Rates at Consumers Credit Union in IL - Easy Membership
2.75% 14-Month CD at Charter Bank - Nationally Available
$150 Checking Account Bonus at SECU Credit Union in Maryland - Local Only
3.00% 12-Month CD at CommunityWide FCU in Indiana - Local Only
3.00% 14-Month CD at Charter Bank - Nationally Available
12th4.00% 12-Month CD at Self Reliance New York Federal Credit Union
High CD Rates at Progressive Credit Union in New York
Update on Melrose Credit Union and Its High Yield CDs - Nationally Available
3.05% 18-Month CD at NorthEast Community Bank in NY - Nationally Available
3.56% 12-Month CD at Gateway Regional Credit Union in St. Louis
3.00% 19-Month & 2.75% 9-Month Add-On CDs at Civic Bank & Trust In Tennessee
4.00% 59-Month CD at US Bank Branches in CA, MO & Maybe Other States
11th3.02% Reward Checking Account at a California CU (State Center)
3.21% Reward Checking Account at Central Virginia Bank
4.00% Reward Checking Account at Jefferson County FCU in Kentucky & Indiana
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a Louisiana Bank (Jeff Davis)
10th5.70% 18-Month / 5.60% 12-Month CD at a Colorado Bank (New Frontier).
5.55% 18-Month / 5.45% 12-Month CD at a Colorado Bank (New Frontier)
5.30% 12-Month CD at a Colorado Bank (New Frontier).
1.22% Reward Checking Account at a Colorado Bank (New Frontier)
5.00% 12-Month / 4.80% 60-Month CD at a Colorado Bank (New Frontier).
4.50% 12-Month / 4.65% 60-Month CD at a Colorado Bank (New Frontier).
4.30% 18-Month CD at a Colorado Bank (New Frontier).
4.00% 9-Month CD at a Colorado Bank (New Frontier).
4.85% 24-Month CD at New Frontier Bank in Colorado
4.26% 12-Month CD at New Frontier Bank in Colorado
22nd and 23rd Bank Failure of 2009
Redneck Bank Stops Accepting New Applications
Update on Providentdirect's Online Savings Account and CDs
Bank Closures and Other FDIC News
2.90% 15-Month CD at Amalgamated Bank in NY, NJ, DC & CA
9thNew Monthly Fees for Premium Online Savings Accounts at Amboy Direct
$50 Bonus for AmboyDirect's eSavings Account
Amboy Direct's Premium Savings Account Now 5.15%
8th3.00% 24-Month CD at SharePlus Federal Bank in CA, TX, IN & KY
2.85% 18-Month Online CD & Other Competitive CD Rates at Community Banks of Colorado - CO Only
Competitive Rates at Community Bank of Arizona and Nevada
Up to $100 Checking Account Bonus at Neighborhood Credit Union in Dallas
6th3.00% 12-Month IRA CD & Other High IRA CD Rates at First National Bank of Long Island in New York
2.78% 9-Month CD & 5.50% 3-Year Installment Savings Account at Metro City Bank in Georgia - Local Only
4.00% 48-Month & 3.25% 24-Month IRA CDs at America's Christian Credit Union - Easy Membership
Top 7-Month CD & 25-Month CD Rates at Blueharbor Bank in North Carolina
2.75% 12-Month CD at NBRS Financial Bank in MD & PA
2.76% 12-Month CD & Other Competitive CD Rates at Baton Rouge Telco FCU in Louisiana
$50 Checking Account Bonus at National Bank of Kansas City - Local Only
Up to $160 Checking Account Bonus at FBOP Banks in CA, TX, AZ & IL
5thChecking Account Bonuses of up to $100 at M&T Bank - Nationally Available
4th4.01% Reward Checking Account at a Colorado Bank (Summit Bank and Trust)
3.29% 9-Month CD & 4.84% 60-Month CD at Prince George's Community FCU in Maryland
5.05% 59-Month / 4.00% 16-Month CD at Consumers Credit Union in IL - Easy Membership
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Douglas National Bank in Georgia
4.05% Reward Checking Account at an Alabama Bank (Noble)
4.01% Reward Checking Account at an Iowa Bank (Dubuque)
4.01% Reward Checking Account at an Illinois Bank (Riverside Community)
3rdUpdate on Patelco Credit Union Deals - Checking Bonus, New Member 7% CD ($1K Max) and Others
2ndExtra Paychecks For People Paid Weekly or Bi-Weekly
Choosing Checking Accounts With The Lowest Bank Fees
2.68% 6-Month CD, 2.88% 12-Month CD & Other High CD Rates at First Asian Bank in Las Vegas
3.14% 16-Month CD and Other High CD Rates at Raymond Federal Bank in Washington State
4.01% Reward Checking Account at Galena State Bank & Trust Co. in Illinois
1st2.75% 6-Month Jumbo CD at Teachers Federal Credit Union in New York
2.85% 13-Month CD at Baxter Credit Union in IL & WI
2.45% 6-Month CD & 3.00% 24-Month CD at Gateway Bank in NC & VA - Local Only

March 2009

31st4.01% Reward Checking Account at Wisconsin Community Bank
4.01% Reward Checking Account at New Mexico Bank & Trust
4.01% Reward Checking Account at a Montana Bank (Rocky Mountain)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at a Missouri Bank - Available Nationwide (Community Bank of Raymore)
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at an IN/KY/IL Credit Union (MidWest America)
30th3.15% 12-Month Liquid CD at US Metro Bank in California - Local Only
E*TRADE Bank Raises Yield on Complete Savings Account
3.50% 12-Month CD at First Bank in New Jersey
4.01% Reward Checking Account at Tampa Bay Federal Credit Union
GMAC Bank Raises Online Savings Account Yield to 3.75%
29th4.01% Reward Checking Account at Gwinnett Community Bank in Georgia
5.50% 55-Month CD ($5.5K Max) & Other CD Deals at Mutual Security Credit Union in CT
2.50% 7-Month CD at Ridgestone Bank in IL & WI - Local Only
$75 Checking Account Bonus at PNC & National City
3.25% 18-Month IRA CD at Dime Direct - Nationally Available
28thAlliant Credit Union's Free High Rate Checking Account & Updates on its Savings Account, HSA and CDs
Review of GMAC Bank and its 12-Month CD - Nationally Available
4.40% 7-Month CD at BankUnited in Florida - Nationally Available
3.03% 9-Month CD, 3.15% 12-Month CD & Other High CD Rates at Community Bank of Nevada - Local Only
3.01% Reward Checking Account at a Massachusetts Bank (Haverhill)
4.04% Reward Checking Account at an Alabama Bank (Keystone)
27thPlanning For Your Retirement With Certificate of Deposits
21st Bank Failure of 2009: Omni National Bank in Georgia
5.00% 36-Month / 5.00% 60-Month CD at Omni National Bank.
4.25% 12-Month CD at a Multi-State Bank (Omni National)
4.50% 15-Month / 4.75% 27-Month CD at Omni National Bank in Texas and Illinois
4.15% 10-Month CD & 4.30% 15-month CD at Omni National Bank in Florida & Georgia
3.75% 10-Month CD & 3.90% 15-Month CD at Omni National Bank
3.25% 10-Month CD & 3.40% 15-Month CD at Omni National Bank
Media and Consumer Advocates Report on the Value of Reward Checking Accounts
3.25% 12-Month CD & Other High CD Rates at Visions FCU in NY & PA
2.75% 9-Month CD, 3.25% 18-Month CD and Other High CD Rates at RomAsia Bank in New Jersey
26thSEC Halts CD Ponzi Scheme Involving Caribbean-Based Millennium Bank
Research into Millennium Bank and 7.75% CDs
2.75% 12-Month CD and Other Competitive CD Rates at First Trade Union Bank - Available Nationwide
25thCompetitive Rates on Unlock CDs at Cadence Bank (FL, TN, ...)
3.00% 18-Month CD, 3.25% 23-Month CD & Other High CD Rates at First American Credit Union in WI & IL
24thInstallment Savings Account with Rates of up to 5.39% at Pacific City Bank - Los Angeles Area Only
3.50% Installment Savings Account for Terms of 1 to 3 Years at MetroBank - Texas Only
3.00% 12-Month CD & 3.75% 39-Month CD at First Peoples Community FCU in MD, PA & WV
2.80% 7-Month CD & 2.95% 14-Month CD at Far West Bank - UT Only (lower rates in WA & ID)
3.29% 12-Month CD & 3.03% 6-Month CD at Community Bank of Nevada
23rdSeries I Savings Bonds Considerations for the Short Term and Long Term
22nd3.00% 13-Month CD & 3.40% 24-Month CD at AnchorBank - Wisconsin Only
$50 Checking Account Bonus at AnchorBank - Wisconsin Only
Lessons from the Stanford Financial Mess and Foreign CD Options
21st3.66% 12-Month CD at South Jersey Federal Credit Union
20thA Wish is a Goal Unfulfilled
Unable to Open a Checking Account?
18th, 19th & 20th Bank Failures of 2009, Plus Two Credit Unions Placed into Conservatorship
FDIC Finally Closes Sale of IndyMac, It's Now OneWest Bank (2.65% 9-Month CD)
3.25% 20-Month CD at Mid American Credit Union in Kansas
2.80% 10-Month CD & 2.95% Checking at East River Bank in Philadelphia
19th3.00% 18-Month CD, 2.77% 7-Month CD and Other High Rates at SolutionsBank in Dallas and Kansas City
2.60% 12-Month Liquid CD at Independence Bank - California Only
2.90% 13-Month CD and Other Competitive CD Rates at First Florida Credit Union
$50 Checking Account Bonus at Bank of America
18thFOMC Meeting - Fed to Buy Over $1 Trillion in Securities
Updates to My Nationwide Reward Checking Accounts List - Update
4.01% Reward Checking Account at Artisans' Bank in Delaware
3.05% 15-Month CD at Fort Financial Credit Union in Parts of IN, NC, MS, IL and WI
Reward Checking Account at FAST FCU in California
3.00% 13-Month CD at Leominster Credit Union in Massachusetts
17th5.25% Reward Checking Account at an Oklahoma Bank (All America)
Dollar Savings Direct Cuts Savings Account Rate Again - Options and Issues to Consider
ACH Transfers and Linking External Accounts at Dollar Savings Direct
3.30% 16-Month CD at First Federal Savings & Loan Association in Ohio - Local Only
3.50% 36-Month CD & 3.25% 24-Month CD at Town Center Bank in Illinois - Local Only
16thUpdates to My Nationwide Reward Checking Accounts List
15thHealth Savings Account Overview and Finding the Best HSA
60 Minutes' Ben Bernanke Interview
3.05% 12-Month CD at Triad Bank - St. Louis Area Only
Review of Equity-Index CDs at Compass - Other Options?
Personal and Business Checking Account Bonuses at Chase
14thWealth Building Basics
3.00% 3-Month CD at TD Ameritrade - Nationally Available
4.20% 6-Month CD and Other High Rates at Hanmi Bank in California
5.13% 5-Year IRA CD at Neighborhood National Bank in California
4.00% 5-Month CD, 3.50% 9-Month CD & Other High CD Rates at First Priority Credit Union in MA
5.00% 60-Month CD & 4.00% 12-Month CD at TwinStar Credit Union in Parts of WA State
4.15% 50-Month Add-On CD at Ent Federal Credit Union in Colorado
Last Day of Advantis CU's 5% CD, New 3% 12-Month CD Special - Oregon Only
Negotiating Higher CD Rates
13thHow to Save and Invest – The Easier Way
3.10% 21-Month CD & 2.90% 14-Month CD at BankFinancial - Chicago Area Only
3% MMA 90-Day Promotion & $75 Checking Bonus at Marquette Bank - Chicago Area Only
3.00% 10-Month CD & 3.75% 39-Month CD at AMCORE Bank in IL & WI
GMAC Bank's Online Savings Account Yield Back Up to 3.75%
4.25% 59-Month CD at US Bank Continues in CA - Benefit of Opening CD at Downey Savings Branches
Michigan Orders Fake Credit Union Website to Shut Down - How to Verify Bank and Credit Union Websites
3.05% 26-Month Add-On CD at Community Bank in PA - Local Only
3.00% 20-Month CD at Truliant Federal Credit Union in NC, SC & VA
3.30% 24-Month CD at Berks Community FCU in Pennsylvania
3.50% 18-Month CD at Fox Chase Bank in PA & NJ
12thNews and Updates for Redneck Bank and Its Two Sister Banks
Add-On CDs with Rates up to 2.85% at 1st United Services Credit Union in CA
2.70% 9-Month CD & 3.15% 24-Month CD at NavyArmy FCU in Texas
$100 Checking Account Promotion at Dollar Bank (Pittsburgh & Cleveland Only)
3.00% 7-Month CD & 3.15% 18-Month CD at One Georgia Bank - Atlanta Area Only
11thE-LOAN and DCU Temporarily Waiving CD Early Withdrawal Penalties
4.08% Short-Term Internet CDs Continue at Hanmi Bank - California Only
3.56% Short-Term Internet CDs and Other Competitive Rates Continue at Hanmi Bank - CA Only
3.01% 15-Month CD at Beacon Bank in Minnesota
2.77% 21-Month CD at State Farm Bank - Nationally Available
10th4.01% Reward Checking Account at a Louisiana Bank (St. Martin Bank & Trust Company)
4.01% Reward Checking Account at First Iowa State Bank
3.65% 12-Month CD and Other High Rate CDs at Melrose Credit Union in New York - Easy Membership
3.03% 13-Month CD & Other High CD Rates at Bank of Essex in MD & VA
3.25% 6-Month CD at Navy Federal Credit Union
4.60% 30-Month IRA CD & 3.50% 6-Month CD at Navy Federal Credit Union
3.30% 24-Month CD at Red Rocks Credit Union in Colorado
3.10% 24-Month CD at CEFCU in California and Illinois
9th3.75% 2-Year Add-On CD at Northwest FCU in Virginia - Easy Membership
3.00% 24-Month Add-On CD at Highlands Bank (Dallas Area Only)
3.00% 24-Month CD & 2.75% 11-Month CD at Colonial Bank (FL, TX, ...)
3.05% 18-Month CD at MidWest America Federal Credit Union in IN, KY & IL
8th60 Minutes Goes Behind the Scenes of a Bank Failure
Four Little Known Banks Still Offering 3-Percent-Plus Nationwide Savings Accounts
3.51% Savings Account for $100K+ at Valley Community Bank in Illinois
7th4.00% 12-Month CD at Regal Financial Bank - Nationally Available
4.50% 5-Year CD and Other High CD Rates at Mountain America Credit Union - Easy Membership
3.35% 24-Month CD at Connexus Credit Union - Easy Membership
ShoreBank Raises Savings Account Yield to 3.50%
New Account Bonus for ShoreBank's 5% Savings Account
4.55% Reward Checking Account at Kansas State Bank
3.04% Reward Checking Account at Eastern New York Federal Credit Union
3.01% Reward Checking Account at a California CU (Sacramento)
6thBest Short Term Savings Options
The FDIC is Running Out of Money – Is Your Money Safe?
17th Bank Failure of 2009: Freedom Bank of Georgia
3.15% 12-Month CD at Global Commerce Bank - Georgia Only
FDIC News and Status of Making the $250K Coverage Limit Permanent
5th3.15% 8-Month CD at Canyon State Credit Union in Arizona (up to 3.65%)
4.17% 17-Month CD and Other High Yield CDs at South Jersey FCU
3.85% 13-Month CD at The Village Bank in Southern Utah
3.00% Reward Checking Account at Savings Institute Bank & Trust in CT
4th3.00% 6-Month CD & 3.25% 12-Month CD at Mission Oaks National Bank in California
$100 Checking Account Bonus at Compass Bank (available in AL, AZ, CO, FL, NM & TX)
3rd4.88% 5-Year CD and Other High CD Rates at Northwest FCU in Virginia - Easy Membership
Pentagon Federal Credit Union's March CD Rates
Checking Account Bonus and Latest News at HSBC
DollarSavingsDirect Savings Account Yield Falls to 3.50% - Alternatives?
2nd4.08% 5-Year CD & 2.90% 7-Month CD at Arizona Bank & Trust in Phoenix
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Bank of Newington in Georgia
1st$75 Checking Account Bonus Extended at PNC Bank
4.00% Checking Account With No Debit Card Requirements at First Citizens Bank of Georgia - Local Deal
$75 Checking Account/Direct Deposit Bonus at PNC Bank - Update
3.10% 15-Month CD & 3.05% 7-Month CD at Island FCU in New York

February 2009

28th3.05% 7-Month CD at Citizens Bank in Tennessee
5.00% 5-Year CD & 4.00% 18-month CD Continue at Community One FCU in Las Vegas
3.83% Money Market Account Guaranteed Through Aug 2009 at Anchor Bank in Washington State
3.53% 6-Month CD with Liquid Features at Uniti Bank in California
27th5.40% Savings Account, Only $100 Minimum, Available to All
15th and 16th Bank Failures of 2009
3.50% 25-Month CD & 4.00% 35-Month CD at West End Bank in Indiana
4.08% 24-Month CD at NorthEast Community Bank in New York
26thWhat's Your Long Term Savings Plan?
FDIC's Fourth Quarter Report - Number of Problem Banks Increased to 252
3.50% 15-Month CD at Amalgamated Bank in NY, NJ, DC & CA
5.80% 12-Month CD at a Florida Bank (Freedom Bank)
3.00% 12-Month CD at Delta Community Credit Union - Easy Membership
25thAre CD's With No Penalties a Good Thing?
4.12% 15-Month CD for Current Members of Northrop Grumman FCU
3.25% 14-Month CD at First Choice Bank in New Jersey
3.00% 14-Month CD at Royal Asian Bank in PA, NY and NJ
24th3.25% 13-Month CD & 3.00% 7-Month CD at Atlantic Southern Bank in GA & FL
3.50% 12-Month CD & 3.35% 6-Month CD at Philadelphia Federal Credit Union
3.10% 18-Month CD at First Northern Credit Union in Illinois
23rd4.25% 59-Month CD & 2.50% 10-Month CD at US Bank in California
3.25% 17-Month / 3.15% 11-Month CD at Tri Boro FCU in Pennsylvania
2.50% Money Market Account with Rate Guaranteed till Jun 30th at Bank of America in Texas
4.00% 13-Month CD and Other High CD Rates at Business Bank in Washington State
22nd3.01% Reward Checking Account at a Minnesota Bank (First National Bank of Henning)
3.60% Reward Checking Account at Bank of American Fork in Utah
Stanford International Bank and Other Foreign Banks That Offer High CD Rates
3.80% Online Checking Account and $50 Bonus at iGObanking.com
UFB Direct Increases Yield on its Traveler's Savings Account to 4.00%
21st14th Bank Failure of 2009: Silver Falls Bank in Oregon
20th3.00% 10-Month CD and other Deals at Western FCU - Easy Membership
4.50% 14-Month IRA CD at Apple Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
3.96% 12-Month CD at Northrop Grumman FCU - Easy Membership
4.00% 36-Month CD & Other High CD Rates at H&R Block Bank - Nationally Available
3.40% 12-Month CD & 4.25% 48-Month CD at Alliant Credit Union - Easy Membership
3.75% 7-Month CD at Leominster Credit Union in Massachusetts
4.07% 18-Month CD at Ohio Valley Community Credit Union
3.50% 13-Month CD & 3.15% 7-Month CD at Sunshine Savings Bank in Florida
3.50% 11-Month CD & 3.50% Savings Account For 3 Months at Doral Bank Direct
3.75% 12-Month CD & 4.25% 24-Month CD at Urban Trust Bank in FL and MD
Get the Most Out of Your Tax Refund
Tired of Losing Your Retirement Money? Open a Fixed Rate IRA
3.14% 12-Month CD at Velocity Credit Union in Texas - Easy Membership
3.00% 12-Month CD at Countryside FCU in New York State
19th4.00% 6-Year CD at Third Federal Savings & Loan - Nationally Available
18thH&R Block Bank Money Market and Checking Accounts - Nationally Available
$200 Checking Account Bonus Continues at Metropolitan National Bank - Nationally Available
SEC Files Charges Against Stanford International Bank
3.30% 12-Month CD at America West Bank in Utah
17th3.75% 10-Month Online Hybrid CD at 1st Mariner Bank - $50K Max
16th4.00% 59-Month CD at US Bank
15thUpdate on AARP Financial Savings Center - 4.50% Savings Account, 4.75% MMA
3.10% 12-Month Jumbo CD at Texas Brand Bank
Another Hot Deal is Restricted - Doral Bank Direct
Checking Account Bonuses at WaMu and Chase Branches
New Online Savings Account and CDs - Doral Bank Direct
13th4.00% 7-Month Add-On CD at America's Credit Union in WA - Easy Membership
Stimulating $400 Per-Worker Tax Credit for 2009 and 2010
Fixed Rate CDs: Investment or Savings?
3.90% 19-Month CD & 4.00% 30-Month CD at Riverside Bank in Florida
Four Banks Fail Today, 13 Bank Failures for 2009
12th5.00% 5-Year CD & 4.00% 18-Month CD at Community One FCU in Las Vegas
4.03% 18-Month CD at USAlliance FCU in NY, NJ & MA
4.33% 13-, 23- and 33-Month CDs at Advance Financial FCU in Indiana
4.17% 17-Month CD at South Jersey Federal Credit Union
5.00% 60-Month CD at MBank in Oregon
4.78% 9-Month CD, 4.50% 24-Month CD & 5.25% 60-Month CD at Family Horizons CU in Indiana
4.50% 5-Month CD in Brewery Credit Union in Wisconsin
4.33% 2-Year CD at AEA Federal Credit Union in Arizona
3.95% 13-Month CD and 3.75% 7-Month CD at Sunshine Savings Bank in Florida
4.00% 11-Month CD and 4.60% 46-Month CD at BayPort Credit Union in Virginia
3.90% 12-Month CD & 3.50% 6-Month CD at Frontier Bank in WA & OR
3.75% 9-Month CD & 3.55% 11-Month CD at Belco Community Credit Union in PA
3.50% 7-Month CD and Other High CD Rates at Associated Credit Union of Texas
4.33% 15-Month CD at Tuscaloosa VA FCU in Alabama
3.71% 12-Month CD and Other High-Yield Internet CDs at City Bank
High CD Rates and a Money Market Account Bonus at Firstmark CU in Texas - Easy Membership
3.25% 9-Month CD at Flagstar Bank - Nationally Available
3.28% 9-Month CD & 3.50% 24-Month CD at Pacific Global Bank in Chicago
4.00% 4-Month CD & 3.50% 15-Month CD at Highgrove Community FCU in Minnesota
3.46% 11-Month and 18-Month CD at USAlliance Federal Credit Union in MA, NY and NJ
11th4.00% 18-Month CD at Pinnacle Federal Credit Union in NJ - Easy Membership
3.75% 24-Month CD at MetLife Bank - Nationally Available
3.15% 13-Month Add-On CD at AltaOne FCU in California
$101 Checking Account Bonus at Sterling Savings Bank on the West Coast
10th3.82% Reward Checking Account at a Colorado Bank (The State Bank)
3.50% 13-Month CD at America First Credit Union in Utah
4.00% 12-Month CD and a Special CD Ladder at America First Credit Union in Utah
9th4.01% Checking Account at Classic Bank in Texas
3.25% 20-Month CD at Truliant Federal Credit Union in North Carolina
8th3.60% 12-Month CD at Parda FCU in Several States - Limited Membership
7th3.50% 24-Month CD at FirstBank - Nationally Available
6thShould You Keep All of Your Accounts With One Bank?
Checking Accounts for Teenagers
4.01% Reward Checking Account in MO/FL at Montgomery Bank
3.75% 9-Month CD at a California Bank (County).
3.75% 12-Month / 3.51% 9-Month CD at a California Bank (County).
3.50% 12-Month / 3.40% 9-Month CD at a California Bank - Plus MMA Promo (County).
9th Bank Failure of 2009: County Bank in California
4.50% 12-Month and 18-Month CD at Alliance Bank in California
8th Bank Failure of 2009: Alliance Bank in California
3.25% 12-Month CD at First Entertainment Credit Union in Los Angeles
7th Bank Failure of 2009: FirstBank Financial Services in Georgia
3.50% 16-Month CD at Peoples Trust Credit Union in Michigan
$125 Checking Account & Direct Deposit Bonus at Tower FCU in Maryland
3.60% 15-Month CD & Other High CD Rates at STCU in Washington State
4.00% 16-Month Online CD at Dollar Savings Direct
5.50% 18-Month CD at a Maryland CU (Tower)
5thAmboy Direct Lowers Rates on Premium Online Savings Account
High-Yield Reward Checking News - Growing Popularity
3.75% 19-Month CD at Teachers Credit Union in Indiana
4.00% 4-Year CD at Capital One Direct - Nationally Available
Free Apple 8 GB iPod Touch Checking Account Promotion at The Bryn Mawr Trust Company in PA
4.50% 48-Month Online CD at Flagstar Bank
3.50% 12-Month CD and Other High CD Rates at Montauk Credit Union in New York City
4th$123 Checking Account Bonus at Provident Bank
3rd3.44% 18-Month CD at Velocity Credit Union in Texas - Easy Membership
3.51% 12-Month CD at Peoples Bank in Georgia
Pentagon Federal Credit Union's February CD Rates
$100 Bonus, 2.75% APY Checking Account and 3% 9-mo CD at Sun National Bank in New Jersey
Wachovia Checking Account Bonuses, News, CDs and Other Deals
2nd4.05% 13-Month CD at Western FCU - Easy Membership
3.50% 16-Month CD at Mutual Bank - Nationally Available
3.25% 6-Month Jumbo CD at Teachers Federal Credit Union in New York
3.50% 18-Month CD at NASA Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
1stCarnival of Saving Money - Fifth Edition
3.25% 10-Month CD and Other High CD Rates at Tri-Co FCU in New Jersey

January 2009

31st3.75% Savings Account at Clear Sky May Be Ending Soon
30thMinimize Your Investment Taxes
Savings Accounts for Children
5.30% 12-Month CD at a Maryland Bank (Suburban Federal Savings).
5th Bank Failure of 2009: Suburban Federal Savings Bank in Maryland
4.44% Reward Checking Account at a Florida Bank (Ocala National)
6th Bank Failure of 2009: Ocala National Bank, Florida
4th Bank Failure of 2009: MagnetBank in Utah
3.51% Reward Checking Account at a Vermont Bank (Brattleboro Savings & Loan)
3.55% 22-Month CD at State Bank of Graymont in Illinois
3.40% 12-Month CD & 3.45% 24-Month CD at Singing River FCU in Mississippi
29th3.00% Reward Checking Account at a Massachusetts CU - Easy Membership (M/A-COM)
FOMC Meeting - Rate Stays Near Zero with No Changes on the Horizon
3.55% 14-Month CD at Hershey Federal Credit Union in PA
3.50% 9-Month CD & 3.61% 24-Month CD at Prudential Savings Bank in PA
3.56% 25-Month CD & 3.25% 13-Month CD at Crane FCU in Indiana - Easy Membership
3.50% 5-Month CD & 3.40% 13-Month CD at First Florida Credit Union
3.65% 24-Month CD & 3.25% 12-Month CD at Air Force FCU
3.59% 17-Month CD at SC State Credit Union in South Carolina
28th4.11% 20-Month CD & 3.75% 14-Month CD at Directions Credit Union in Ohio
3.75% 15-Month CD at Eagle National Bank in Pennsylvania
4.00% 24-Month IRA CD & 3.20% 18-Month CD at Atlas Savings in New York
3.50% 15-Month CD & 3.40% 12-Month CD at Homewood Federal Savings Bank in Maryland
Citibank's Checking, Money Market and Credit Card Promotion
$100 Checking Account Bonus at Citibank
27th3.00% Reward Checking Account at an Oklahoma Bank (Legacy)
FDIC Proposes Interest Rate Restrictions on Weak Banks
3.50% 12-Month CD at First Citrus Bank in Florida
4.00% 5-Month No-Penalty CD at First Priority Credit Union in MA
3.50% 11-Month CD at LA Financial Credit Union in California
3.30% 9-Month CD & 3.51% 24-Month CD at Members Plus Credit Union in MA
4.00% 11-Month CD at LA Financial Credit Union in California
26thDebit Cards, Credit Cards and Reward Checking Accounts
4.00% Reward Checking Account at Franklin Bank & Trust Company in Kentucky
25thCarnival of Saving Money - Fourth Edition
4.20% 12-Month & 4.10% 9-Month CD at Community Banks of Colorado
3.30% 18-Month CD & 3.10% 9-Month CD at Community Banks of Colorado
3.00% 6-Month CD at Navigant Credit Union in Rhode Island
24thThinking About Rolling Your 401K Plan into an IRA?
1.26% Reward Checking at Denali State Bank in Alaska
4.00% 12-Month CD & 3.75% 6-Month CD at First Command Bank - Nationally Available
4.04% 9-Month CD at First New England FCU - Easy Membership
3.75% 6-Month CD & 5.10% 84-Month CD Continue at Navy Federal Credit Union
3.40% 13-Month CD at Eastern Financial Florida Credit Union
5.50% 24 to 60-Month CDs at H&R Block Bank
23rdMoney Management During a Recession
4.20% 15-Month / 4.05% 7-Month CD at a California Bank (1st Centennial)
3rd Bank Failure of 2009: 1st Centennial Bank in California
3.65% 30-Month CD at Prospect Federal Savings Bank in Chicago
22nd4.86% 60-Month CD & 3.56% 12-Month CD at Langley FCU in Virginia
3.51% 18-Month CD at SECU Credit Union in Maryland
3.75% 12-Month CD at GMAC Bank - Nationally Available
21st4.00% 9 & 12-Month CD and Other Specials at an Amboy Bank Branch in New Jersey
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Crescent State Bank in North Carolina
5.00% 5-Month CD at a Texas CU - $5K Max / Easy Membership (People's Trust)
3.84% 24-Month CD and Other High Rates at People's Trust FCU - Easy Membership
$150 Gift Checking Account Bonus at HSBC Bank
4.00% 48-Month CD and Other CD Deals at 1st United Services Credit Union in California
3.50% 13-Month CD at South Shore Savings Bank in Massachusetts
High-Yield Reward Checking Account at an Iowa Bank (Gateway State)
20th4.50% 60-Month CD at Acacia Federal Savings Bank - Nationally Available
4.50% 48-Month CD & 4.25% 36-Month CD at Alliant Credit Union - Nationally Available
3.70% 12-Month CD and Other High Rates at First Asian Bank in Las Vegas
4.00% 12-Month CD & 4.10% 24-Month CD at Atlanta Postal Credit Union
4.07% 12-Month CD at Energy Credit Union in Massachusetts
4.00% 9-Month CD, 4.10% 15-Month CD and Other CD Specials at Crescent Bank & Trust in Louisiana
4.00% 39-Month CD and 3.50% 10-Month CD at Amcore Bank in IL and WI
3.25% 6-Month CD at Maritime Savings Bank in WI and AZ
3.33% 9-Month CD at Mission FCU in San Diego
3.50% 17-Month CD and 3.00% 8-Month CD at United Financial Bank of Florida
4.00% 6-Month CD & 4.25% 14-Month CD at United Financial Bank of Florida
19thE*TRADE Bank - Savings Account Promotion and Account Updates
5.32% 7-Year CD at USAA Federal Savings Bank - Nationally Available but Membership Restrictions
18thHow is 5% Checking Possible? The Math Behind Reward Checking Accounts
2.01% Reward Checking Account at a Texas Bank (West Texas National)
$100 Checking Account Bonus at Sovereign Bank
4.11% Reward Checking Account at Catholic Credit Union in Washington State
3.80% 12-Month CD at Plus4 Credit Union in Houston
3.25% CD for Terms of 3 to 5 Months at St. Louis Bank
16thFirst Bank Failure of 2009: National Bank of Commerce in Illinois
2nd Bank Failure of 2009: Bank of Clark County in Washington State
New CD Rates at Navy Federal Credit Union
5.00% 25-Month CD at National City Bank
4.00% 7-Month CD & 4.00% 18-Month CD at One Georgia Bank - Atlanta Area Only
3.61% 15-Month CD & 3.45% 9-Month CD at FAA Credit Union in Oklahoma
3.75% 24-Month CD at Austin Telco Federal Credit Union
15thUnderstanding the Differences Between a Money Market Deposit Account and a Money Market Mutual Fund
$150 Checking Account Bonus at Compass Bank (available in AL, AZ, CO, FL, NM & TX)
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4.50% 60-Month CD & 3.75% 24-Month CD at PSECU in Pennsylvania
3.50% 13-Month CD at SC Telco Federal Credit Union in South Carolina - Easy Membership
5.00% 60-Month CD & 3.75% 10-Month CD at Tri-Co FCU in New Jersey
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4.00% 24-Month CD at Warren FCU in Wyoming
4.00% 24-Month CD & 3.80% 12-Month CD at Community Bank of Nevada
$101 Checking Account Bonus at Signal Financial Federal Credit Union in DC
4.00% 19-Month CD at Foster Bank in Chicago
13thHigh Yield CDs at Northrop Grumman FCU - Easy Membership
3.97% 12-Month CD at Pinal County FCU in Arizona
3.92% 12-Month CD at Baptist Credit Union in Texas
3.52% 18-Month CD at Neighborhood National Bank in California
5.00% 15-Month $10K-Max CD at United Consumers Credit Union in Missouri
3.80% 15-Month CD at Co-op Services CU in Michigan - Easy Membership
4.75% 60-Month CD & 4.00% 36-Month CD at Ponce De Leon Federal Bank in New York City
$100 TD AMERITRADE Money Market Account Bonus
12th3.01% Reward Checking Account at an Oklahoma Bank (F&M Bank)
Zopa, the Person-to-Person Lender, Partners with Credit Unions to Offer High Yield CDs
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3.45% 11-Month CD at First Commercial Bank of Florida
11thCarnival of Saving Money #3: Finance Funnies and Quotes
3.75% 15-Month CD & 3.60% 10-Month CD at Jefferson Bank & Trust in Missouri
3.90% 13-Month CD & 3.75% 8-Month CD at Peoples First Community Bank in Florida
3.25% 9-Month Internet CD at Hyde Park Savings Bank for MA Residents
4.10% 18-Month CD & 4.00% 5-Month CD at Hyde Park Savings Bank in MA
4.50% 5-Year CD and Other High CD Rates at Resource One Credit Union in Texas
6.00% 3-Month Money Market Promotion at Amboy Direct New Jersey
10th4.00% 12-Month CD at GMAC Bank - Nationally Available
3.75% 15-Month CD at Provident Credit Union in California - Easy Membership
4.60% 60-Month CD & 4.10% 48-Month CD at Huntington Bank - Nationally Available
9th4.00% 9-Month CD at Endura Financial FCU in MN & MO
3.75% 6-Month CD & 4.15% 18-Month CD at San Antonio FCU
4.00% 14-Month CD at Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust in Pennsylvania
4.00% 6-Month CD & 4.15% 13-Month CD at Alliance Bank in Kentucky
4.75% 60-Month CD at Suffolk FCU in New York
4.06% 24-Month CD at Seaway Bank and Trust Company in Chicago
OneUnited Highlighted in CNN Article on US Bailouts of Unsafe Banks
4.25% 60-Month CD at Valley Credit Union (now part of CEFCU) in California
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4.30% 15-Month IRA CD at United Heritage Credit Union in Texas
4.00% CD for Terms from 18 to 35 Months at First Federal Savings Bank in PA
3.90% 15-Month CD at Bronco FCU in Virginia
$50 Checking Account Bonus Without Direct Deposit at TCF Bank
7th6.00% 6-Month CD at an Indiana CU (Family Horizons)
4.20% 60-Month CD & 4.10% 48-Month CD at Meriwest Credit Union in CA & AZ
4.00% 30-Month CD at Qualtrust Credit Union in Texas
4.00% 24-Month CD & 3.75% 18-Month CD at Millennium Bank in Illinois
4.00% 24-Month CD at Colonial Bank in AL, GA, FL, TX & NV
3.75% 17-Month CD at Colonial Bank in AL, GA, FL, TX & NV
6th5.00% 60-Month CD at Pacific Capital Bank in California
$150 Checking Account Bonus Continues at NuVision Credit Union
3.55% 7-Month CD & 3.75% 13-Month CD at Ocean Bank in South Florida
4.01% Reward Checking Account at a Louisiana Bank (Union)
5th3.75% 11-Month CD & 3.25% 4-Month CD at Digital Credit Union - Easy Membership
4.01% 24-Month CD & 4.60% 60-Month CD at First Jersey Credit Union
3.75% 5-Month CD & 3.70% 13-Month CD at First Florida Credit Union
4thIndex of Resources to Find the Best Bank Deals
3rdHigh-Yield Reward Checking Account at a Texas CU (United SA)
2nd4.01% Reward Checking Account at a Louisiana Bank (Coastal Commerce)
4.10% Reward Checking Account at an Illinois Bank (Peoples State)
$100 Checking Account/Direct Deposit Bonus at Flagstar - Update
1stLearning to Live on 70% of Your Income
New CD Rates at Pentagon Federal Credit Union
Review of the 2008 Credit Union Liquidations