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Bank Deals Blog - 2013


December 2013

31stReview of the 2013 Bank Failures and Their Effects on Depositors
30thCompetitive 1-Year CD Rate at South Florida Federal Credit Union
28thRetirement Resolutions You Must Keep in 2014
27th7-Month Holiday CD Special at Washington Federal in Western States
26thDiscover Bank Increases Online Savings Account Rate
25thMerry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
24thPenFed CDs - How Much Have You Invested?
23rdHigh Pressure from Bankers Trying to Sell Products
21stWhat Did 2013 Teach Us About Money?
19thMassive Data Breach May Have Hit Target Customers
Higher CD Rates at Melrose Credit Union
18thFed Announces the Start of Tapering
Another Top Savings Account Rate at First Trade Union Bank
17thFour Important Points about PenFed’s CDs and IRA CDs
16thAnatomy of a Credit-Induced Boom-and-Bust Cycle
Top Internet Bank 5-Year CD Rate at iGObanking.com
14thWhen the Grandkids Don't Leave
13thOne Small Texas Bank Closed By Regulators
Ally Bank's CD Loyalty Rewards Program Changes for 2014
12thLoss of a 3% Reward Checking Account - Old Florida National Bank
11th$100 Checking Account Bonus at Apple Bank in New York
9th10-Month CD and Money Market Specials at Seacoast Commerce Bank - Available Nationwide
Ally Bank Introduces Concise and Standard Account Disclosures
6thWill You Have Regrets in Retirement?
Top 1-Year and 18-Month CD Rates at AloStar Bank of Commerce
New Reward Checking and Savings Accounts at RepublicBankAz - AZ Only
5th10,000th Post Milestone - Look Back at 8 Years of Bank Deals and News
4thTop 5-year CD and IRA CD Rates at Credit Union West in AZ
3rdEasy $100 Checking Bonus at Pinnacle Bank - NE, KS, MO, WY & CO Only
2ndBarclays’ New Dream Savings Account
Special 6-Month CD Rate at Cross River Bank in New Jersey
1stFamous Heists Throughout History
PenFed Comes Through With New Top CD Rates

November 2013

30thHow to Manage Your Elderly Loved One's Money
28thCapital One 360's 2013 Black Friday Specials: $125 Checking Bonus
Happy Thanksgiving!
27thFDIC Third Quarter Report - Health Ratings Updated
26thAlly Bank Offering Free Security Software to Customers
25thCapital One 360’s 2013 Black Friday Sale Preview
23rdBaby Boomers May Have to Fend for Themselves in Retirement
21stPenFed May Hike 5- and 7-Year CD Rate in December
Money Market and 12-Month CD Promotion at BBCN Bank
20thDebit Card Dangers - When to Use Credit Cards Instead of Debit Cards
Reward Checking Account Bonus at Bethpage FCU in Parts of NY
19th5-Year and 4-Year Promotional Certificates at MSUFCU - Easy Membership
Top 30-Month CD Rate at STCU in WA and Parts of ID
18thEmigrant’s New Internet Bank: MySavingsDirect
16thWhat Separates The Rich From Everybody Else
15thEverBank’s New 5-Year CD Rate and Its Rollercoaster Rate History
14thUpdate on PenFed’s Top CD Rates
13thIncredible Bank's 4-Year Anniversary - Comparing Its Rate History
12thUpdated Review of the R Bank Reward Checking in the Austin Metro Area
11th15 Credit Unions That Were Established To Serve Military Members
9thWhy Automating Your Money Doesn't Mean Set It and Forget It
7thHot 19-Month CD Special at Money One Federal Credit Union
6thHigher CD and IRA CD Rates at CIT Bank
Capital One Offers Savings Account Promotion in Its Market Areas
5thNew Kasasa Cash and Saver Accounts at Bank of the Bluegrass and Trust Co.
Bonus Still Available for a Reward Checking Account at NEFCU in Long Island
4thOne Unusual Bank Failure Last Week
3rdShould You Switch From a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA?
1stTreasury Raises the Fixed Rate for Series I Savings Bond
PenFed Raises 3-Year and 4-Year CD Rates
Special 7-Month CD Rate at Xceed Financial Credit Union - Easy Membership

October 2013

31stFOMC Statement and Inflation News
Top CD Rates at McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
30thBank5 Connect’s Special Rate on Its 2-Year Add-On CD
Special 11-Month CD Rate at Regal Financial Bank in WA
29thZombie Accounts - Trying to Close a Bank of America Checking Account
Top 7-Year CD Rate for 11 States at MidFirst Direct
28thReview of Today’s Bump-Up CDs - Is the Bump-Up Feature Useful?
27thIs Your Adult Child in Financial Trouble?
25thAlly Bank Increasing Early Withdrawal Penalty on New Long-Term CDs
Higher 20-Month Bump CD Rate at NEFCU in Long Island
24thNew Special 3-Month CD Rate at HomeBanc - Florida Only
Update on the $150 Checking Promotion at NuVision Federal in SoCal - Local Only
23rd5 Banks with Top Nationally Available Reward Checking Accounts
22ndLong-Term CD Specials at PeoplesChoice Credit Union in Parts of Maine
Special 10-Month CD at San Francisco FCU - Local Only
21stHigher Mid- and Long-Term CD Rates at Nationwide Bank
New Higher Long-Term CD Rates at GE Capital Bank
19thDo You Need Life Insurance in Retirement?
18thCompetitive Reward Checking and Savings Account at Lee Bank in MA
Special 20-Month CD Rate in Parts of WI & MN at Superior Choice Credit Union
17thWells Fargo’s Checking Account Bonus - Limited Areas
History of Wells Fargo Bonus Payouts
16thFuture of Banking - How Much Will We Benefit from More Technology?
15thHigher 5-Year CD Rate at GE Capital Retail Bank
14thUnique Reward Checking and Savings Account at Leader Bank - MA Only
11thWhat Obamacare Means for the Over 65 Crowd
10thBank5 Connect Offers a 6-Month CD Special with a Top Rate
New Kasasa Cash and Saver Accounts in PA at Indiana First Bank
Money Market and CD Specials at Investors Bank in Parts of NY and NJ
9thPresident Nominates Janet Yellen as Fed Chair - What It Means to Savers
8thUpdates to the All-Access Credit Union List and Potential Issues
7thBank Changing Its High-Yield Reward Checking to Cash Back Checking - New Trend?
6thWhat To Expect Your First Year in Retirement
4th3-Year CD Special at Luther Burbank Savings in SoCal - Local Only
Big Increase in Money Market Rate at iGObanking.com
3rdAnother 5-Year CD Rate Hike at Barclays
Higher 5-Year CD Rate at State Bank of India New York
2ndCitibank Checking Account Bonus of up to $400
History of Citibank Bonus Payouts
1stNew High-Yield Kasasa Accounts at XCEL Federal Credit Union

September 2013

30thPenFed Announces a Large CD Rate Increase for October
Stagflation: Does the U.S. Have It Today?
29thWhy Your Credit Score Matters Even in Retirement
27thTop Long-Term CD Rates in Central New York at Bank of Utica
26thFrontier Bank’s Nice Reward Checking Account for Many Midwestern States
Special 5-Year CD Rates at American Heritage Federal Credit Union
25thIncredible Bank Now Offers a Health Savings Account
24thAlliant Credit Union Checking Account Bonus and Updated Checking Review
23rdMayweather's $123 Million Bank Account and Insuring Large Accounts
Top 1-year and 18-Month CD Rates at E-LOAN Bank
22ndWhat To Do When a Family Member Asks You For Money
19th3 Top Reward Checking Accounts with Long Histories
18thFed Postpones the Start of Tapering
Fifth Third Bank’s 4-Year CD Rate Special in Several States
Special 15-Month CD Rate at University of Iowa Community Credit Union - Local Only
17thNew USAA Bank Customers Must Now Have Military Affiliation
16thCompetitive 5-Year CD Rate at BBVA Compass in Several States
Top Long-Term CD Rates for 11 States at MidFirst Direct
15thWhy You Don't Want to Die Without a Will
13thTwo Banks in Connecticut and Texas Closed by Regulators
Bank5 Connect Raises Its Online Checking Account Rate
Higher Long-Term CD and IRA CD Rates at Apple Federal Credit Union
Top 5-Year CD Rate at Horizon Credit Union in WA, ID and MT
12thAmerican Banker Op-ed: Banks Need Larger CD Early Withdrawal Penalties
11thHow Add-On CDs Can Benefit Savers
Top Rate on a 30-Month CD at Institution For Savings in MA
10thFDIC's Consumer News: Reverse Mortgages, Power of Attorney and HSA
Another $150 Checking Bonus at Dollar Bank in Parts of PA & OH
9thHigher Short- and Long-Term CD Rates at Nationwide Bank
8thGet an Early Start on Your Year-End Financial Check Up
6thBofI Federal’s Affinity Group Rate Premium Ends - Rewards Checking Still a Good Deal?
5thNCUA Cracking Down on “Open to All” Federal Credit Unions
Big Increase on 5-Year CD Rate at State Farm Bank
Updated Review of Ouachita Independent Bank’s Reward Checking and Savings Accounts
4thLaunching of a New Internet Bank - My Interview with a Bank5 Connect Manager
Top Promotional Certificate Rates at First Flight Federal Credit Union
3rdIRA CDs, Trust and Custodial Accounts at EverBank
2ndHigher CD Rates at Pentagon Federal Credit Union
1stHow to Avoid Overdraft Fees

August 2013

30thFDIC and NCUA Second Quarter Reports - Health Ratings Updated
Higher Long-Term CD and IRA CD Rates at CIT Bank
Top 7-Year CD Rates at MidFirst Bank in Arizona & Oklahoma
Higher Long-Term CD Rates at Wright-Patt Credit Union in Ohio
29thHigher 5-Year and 4-Year CD Rates at Barclays
Top 5-Year CD Rate in Colorado Springs at Central Bank & Trust
28thUnderstanding the Banks Behind the Internet Banks
Promotional 2-year CD Rate at Garden Savings FCU in New Jersey
27thBancVue Is Again Offering Free Gas to Promote Kasasa and Reward Checking
High Interest Reward Checking and Savings Accounts at Franklin Bank & Trust Company
Money Market Special at Commerce Bank Branches in Boston
26thDeposit Account Strategies in a Rising Interest Rate Environment
24thIs a Continuing-Care Retirement Community A Good Option for You or Your Loved One?
23rdTwo Banks in Tennessee and Arizona Closed by Regulators
Internet Banks and Living Without Paper Bank Documents
Higher Long-Term CD Rates at Dollar Bank in Parts of PA and OH
22ndHigh Interest Reward Checking Account at Security Bank
Special 1-Year CD Rate at Communitywide Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
21stEverBank's MarketSafe Evolving Economies CD - Is It a Good Deal?
Reward Checking and Savings Accounts at Union State Bank in KS and MO
Competitive Reward Checking Account in New York at Kinderhook Bank - Local Only
$100 Checking Account Bonus at Kinderhook Bank in NY - Local Only
20thUnique Reward Checking Account with Debit Card Alternatives at BCU
19thDo Callable CDs Make Sense in Today’s Rate Environment?
High-Rate CD Specials at Firelands FCU - Parts of Ohio Only
16thCan the U.S. Go Bankrupt?
Higher Long-Term CD Rates in Virginia at Franklin Federal Savings Bank
15thSpecial 6-Year CD Rate at Third Federal - Available Nationwide
Top Long-Term CD Rates at Hutchinson Credit Union in Kansas
Competitive IRA CD Rates at Ridgewood Savings Bank in New York
14thComparing Brokered CDs with Traditional CDs
Update on PNC’s $150 Checking Account Bonus
History of PNC Bank Bonus Payouts
13thPerkStreet Financial Will Be Ceasing All Business Operations
12thSpecial 15-Month CD Rate at GE Capital Retail Bank
Free Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Checking Account Bonus at BBVA Compass
History of BBVA Compass Bonus Payouts
10thYounger People Taking Advantage of Roth 401ks
9thOne Small Wisconsin Bank Closed by State Regulators
5-Year CD Special with Penalty-Free Withdrawal at Consumers CU in Michigan
Hot 18-Month CD Special at Horizon Credit Union in WA, ID and MT
Top 4-Year and 7-Month CD Rates at HarborOne Bank - New England Only
8thHot 17-Month CD Special at Numerica Credit Union in WA and Parts of ID
7thM&T Bank’s Promo 5-Year CD - Branch Only
Higher 5-Year CD and IRA CD Rates at Patriot FCU in Parts of PA and MD
New Top 5-Year CD Rate in Indiana at Owen County State Bank
6thSpecial CD Rates at Fort Knox Federal Credit Union
Higher 5-Year CD Rate at OmniAmerican Bank in the DFW Area
Top CD Rates in Southeast Texas at Suntide Credit Union
5thWhat’s Your Best CD That Has Yet to Mature?
Navy Federal Direct Deposit and Refer-a-Friend Bonuses
3rdWhen to Start Playing It Safe With Your Retirement Savings
2ndOne Florida Bank Closed by State Regulators
New Internet Bank with Savings, Checking and CD Accounts - Bank5 Connect
Top Long-Term CD Rates at Bayer Heritage FCU in WV, OH & SC
1stDebit Card Interchange Fee Ruling Could Impact Reward Checking

July 2013

31stFOMC Statement Suggests Longer Wait for Savers
New Reward Checking and Savings Accounts at The First State Bank - Oklahoma Only
Special 15-Month CD Rate at Aspire Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
30thHistory of Chase Bank Bonus Payouts
29thAnother Bank of the West Checking Account Bonus - Certain States Only
History of Bank of the West Promotion Bonus Payouts
Higher Long-Term CD Rates at Home Loan Investment Bank in Rhode Island
Special 9-Month CD and Money Market Rates at Seacoast Commerce Bank - Available Nationwide
28thHow to Quit Overspending
26thEverBank’s 5-Year CD Is New Rate Leader
Capital One Business Checking Promotion with a $300 Bonus - Branch Only
25thAlly Bank Publicizes Large Deposit Growth - Good News For Savers?
24thWhat To Do With Those Maturing CDs?
Top Reward Checking Account in Dallas at Neighborhood Credit Union
23rdNew High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Community & Southern Bank
22ndTop Savings Account Rate at The Palladian PrivateBank
Top 5-Year CD Rate at Raymond James Bank - Available Nationwide
21stDebt Devastating Seniors
19thFinding the Best High Interest Reward Checking Account
Higher Long-Term CD Rates at EverBank - Available Nationwide
New Paper Statement Fee at Pentagon Federal Credit Union
18thBig Increase in 5-Year CD Rate at iGObanking.com
Top CD Rates in New Jersey at Lincoln Park Savings Bank - Local Only
17thRep. Rothfus: “Is That Printing Money”, Chmn. Bernanke: “Not Literally”
16thOpening a High-Yield Reward Checking Account
New 45-Month CD Rate Special at Third Federal
Higher 18-Month & 6-Month CD Rates at CapitalSource Bank
15thAnother Custodial CD Special with a Top 10-Year CD Rate
Banks Work Against Fraud Issues with Mobile Check Deposit
Two Year Anniversary of Bank of Internet USA's Rewards Checking
14thTarget-Date Funds – On or Off Target?
12thInsights Into What Banks Will Offer As Rates Rise
New 5-Year CD Special at Salem Five Direct
11thSavers Should Watch Out for Fees at Both Banks and Credit Unions
High Reward Checking Rate Without Debit Card Usage at Mercantile Bank of Michigan
10thWells Fargo Refuses to Honor an Old Cashier’s Check
$200 Checking Account Bonus at KeyBank in Some States
Top 1-Year CD Rate in California at HAB Bank
9thNew Top 3-Year CD Rate at Northern Bank & Trust Company
Highest Reward Checking Rate in the Nation at Gibsland Bank & Trust in Louisiana
8thBanks Pressuring Congress to End Credit Union Tax Exemption
7thIs It Time To Get That Retirement Home?
5thSpecial 15-Month CD Rate at State Farm Bank
Competitive 1-year and 18-Month CD Rates at GE Capital Bank
Top Rate on a 40-Month CD at Institution For Savings in MA
4thThe Power of the Federal Reserve and Interest Rates
3rdTwo Recent Credit Union Liquidations
Savings Account Special at Atlas Bank in New York City
Top IRA CD Rates at Transportation Federal Credit Union
2ndHigher Long-Term CD Rates at Stanford FCU in CA - Easy Membership
Kasasa Cash and Saver Accounts at St. Martin Bank & Trust in Louisiana
1stCapital One 360’s Financial Independence Days Sale Begins

June 2013

30thSavings Accounts – How Consumer-Friendly Is Your Bank?
28thFirst Trade Union Bank Launches Mobile Payment, Updates Checking Bonus
Special CD Rates at USAlliance FCU - Easy Membership
27thComparing Treasury Yields with CD Rates - Will CDs Lag as Rates Rise?
Higher Long-Term CD Rates at Dayton Firefighters FCU in Ohio
26thCapital One 360’s Financial Independence Days Sale
25thCompetitive 6-Month CD Rate at Garden Savings FCU in New Jersey
Top Long-Term CD Rates at Frick Tri-County FCU in Southwestern PA
Higher CD Rates at First Republic Bank in Several States
24thDoral Direct’s 18-Month CD Promotion with Penalty-Free Withdrawal Option
23rdAre Mandatory Savings Accounts the Solution to the Retirement Crisis?
21stNew Top 12-Month CD Rate at DollarSavingsDirect
Another GE Internet Bank with Competitive Savings Account and CDs
20thSmartyPig Savings Account One Year Anniversary of 1.00%
Top Reward Checking Account in Houston at Tradition Bank
Competitive 5-year CD and IRA CD Rates at Credit Union West in AZ
19thBernanke Describes Fed Plan of “Letting Up A Bit On The Gas Pedal”
BofI Federal’s New Internet Bank and Savings Account
18thCustodial CD Special with a Top 10-Year CD Rate
17thTop 18-Month CD Rate at Northern Bank & Trust Company - Online Application
High CD Rates Available Again at Montauk Credit Union in NYC
Money Market Promotion at Community & Southern Bank in Georgia
16thWhy Multiple Bank Accounts May Be Bad for You
14thAbsurdly Low CD Rates and How You Could Get Stuck with One
The Best Reward Checking Account in Florida and One of the Best in the Nation
13thBanks Accused of Allowing Fraudulent Withdrawals
New Kasasa Accounts at Evergreen Bank Group near Chicago
12thAlly Bank’s Resource Guide for Establishing Trust Accounts
11thPNC Bank Announces It Will End Free Checking Accounts
Top 1-Year CD Rate at Central Missouri Community Credit Union
10thTop 5-Year CD Rate Special at P1FCU in Parts of ID and WA
Competitive Reward Checking at First State Bank of Forrest in Illinois
9th5 Things That Can Derail Your Retirement
8thTwo Banks Closed by Regulators This Week
7thCompetitive 16-Month CD Rate at DollarSavingsDirect
5thRare Reward Checking Rate Hike at INOVA Federal Credit Union
4thTips to Keep Your Credit and Debit Cards Safe
3rdRisks of Brokered CDs
2ndWhat You Need to Know About Cash Balance Plans

May 2013

31stOne Bank and Two Credit Unions Closed by Regulators
Top Reward Checking Account at The First National Bank of Dieterich in IL - Local Only
30thFDIC First Quarter Banking Report & Institution Health Ratings
29thDo You Have All of Your Deposits Federally Insured?
Top Long-Term CD Rates Continue at Andrews FCU - Easy Membership
28thCD Interest: Let It Accumulate or Receive Regular Payments?
$150 Checking Account Bonus at TruMark Financial in Southeastern PA
27thTen Credit Unions That Were Established To Serve Military Members
26th7 Pitfalls New Retirees Should Avoid
24thNew Reward Checking and Savings Accounts at Quoin Financial Bank - SD Only
23rdCompetitive Short-Term CD Rates at CapitalSource Bank
New Reward Checking Account at Credit Union West in Arizona
22ndBernanke to Congress: No Premature Tightening of Monetary Policy
New CD Specials with Top Rates at Salem Five Direct
New Special 4-Month CD Rate at HomeBanc - Florida Only
21stFlagstar Bank’s Savings Account Promotion in Michigan
Checking and CD Promotions at Christian Community Credit Union in CA
20thFrozen Accounts Due To Account Inactivity
19thWhat You Need to Know About Special Needs Trusts
17thBarclays Online Savings Account Rate Falls After More Than a Year at 1.00%
16thTexas Money Market and CD Specials with Top Rates at Libertad Bank
$100 Checking Account Bonus at Western State Bank in AZ and ND
$150 Checking Account Bonus (with Caveats) at KeyBank in Certain States Only
15thRare Tuesday Bank Failure in Arizona
14thHigher CD Rates at GE Capital Retail Bank
Barclays Now Allows Interest Disbursement On CDs
13thIncredible Bank Makes It Easier To Avoid New Monthly Maintenance Fee
Free Checking Account Bonus at Widget Financial Credit Union in PA
12thWhy It's Time to Take A New Look at Credit Unions
10thTwo Small Banks Closed By Regulators in North Carolina and Georgia
Insuring Bank Deposits Over $250,000 With Multiple Ownership Categories
9thThe Future of Bank Branches? How Often Do You Visit a Branch?
Charter One & Citizens Bank $175 Checking Account Promotion for Several States
8thComplications at Wells Fargo When a Bank Account Lacks a Beneficiary
6-Month CD Special with Top Rate at Prairieland FCU in Illinois
7thFuture of Free Checking and Reward Checking Accounts
6thLiquidation of a Virginia Credit Union Shows Risks of Small Credit Unions
Competitive Reward Checking at Members Exchange Credit Union in MS
5thMillennials – Never Too Early to Start Saving
3rdCD Rates Down But Still Competitive at Melrose Credit Union
2ndSpecial 1-Year CD Rate at Triumph Savings Bank - Available Nationwide
Competitive Short-Term Jumbo CD Rates at Your Community Credit Union in Texas
1stFOMC Statement: Fiscal Policy Is Restraining Economic Growth
Treasury Announces New Series I Savings Bond Rate of 1.18%
CD Special with a Top Rate at SharePlus Federal Bank

April 2013

30thTop Checking Account Features and Bonus at The Bank of Maine
Updated Review of Reward Checking Account at Central Sunbelt FCU in MS
29thFirst Anniversary of Barclays Online Savings Accounts and CDs
$125 Checking Account Bonus at CertusBank in Parts of SC, GA & FL
28thSeniors Prey for Payday Lenders
26thTwo Banks Closed By Regulators in North Carolina and Georgia
UFB Direct Slashes Rates - What’s Going On at BofI Federal?
25thHow Much of Your Deposits are Held at Credit Unions?
24thReview of Mutual of Omaha Bank’s Online Checking and Money Market Accounts
Unique Reward Checking Account in Massachusetts at Bank of Cape Cod
23rdBonus for a Reward Checking Account at NEFCU in Long Island
Top 1-Year Jumbo CD Rate at Health One Credit Union in MI & OH - Local Only
22ndHow Often Do You Quit an Online Account Application?
21stMedical Credit Cards: A Cure or Curse?
19thThree Banks Closed By Regulators in Florida and Kentucky
Capital One 360 Announces Changes Including Bigger Refer-a-Friend Bonus
18thCIT Bank Now Offers IRAs with CDs and the Savings Account
17thHow Much of Your Bank Deposits Are Held At Internet Banks?
Top 5-Year CD Rate at Southwest Michigan Federal Credit Union
High CD Rates and Unique Membership Requirements Continue at Progressive Credit Union
16thApril Series I Savings Bonds - A Little Better Deal Than 1-Year CDs
15thHuntington’s Asterisk-Free Checking and Bonus Review
Top 4-year and 5-year CD Rates at Institution For Savings in MA
14thWhat to Do With Your 401k When You Leave Your Job
12thCompetitive Reward Checking at Partner Colorado Credit Union - CO Only
11thNew Monthly Fee on Incredible Bank’s Checking Account
10thFirst Trade Union Bank Updates Checking Account and Bonus
9thReward Checking Rate Hike at Mutual Bank in Massachusetts
8thCan Internet Banks and Financial Services Replace the Megabanks?
Top 18-Month CD Rate at Eastbank in New York City
7thPension Payout: Lump Sum or Annuity?
5thFifth Bank Failure of the Year: Gold Canyon Bank in Arizona
Discover Bank’s Bonus for BJ’s Members and Other Affinity Group Perks
4thUseful or Dangerous? No-Login Balance Access to Your Bank Account
3rdTop 2-year CD Rates at Northwest Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
2ndTop Oklahoma Reward Checking Account at ONB Bank and Trust
Arizona Federal Credit Union’s Monthly Membership Fee
EverBank’s Deposit Deals Also Available At Its Florida Branches
1stDeciding Between Ally Bank’s Savings Account And No-Penalty CD
Higher Savings, CD and Checking Rates at BofI Federal Bank’s Affinity Groups

March 2013

31stHow the Recession Changed Retirement Planning
29thFalling Balance Caps for Reward Checking Accounts
28thBest Reward Checking Accounts at Credit Unions - Update to the All-Access List
15-Month CD Rate Special at Providence Bank in North Carolina - Local Only
27thNew Calculator To Compare CDs After Early Withdrawal Penalties
26thMassachusetts Savings Account and CD Deal at Blue Hills Bank
Competitive Reward Checking at Alabama Teachers Credit Union - Local Only
25thCapital One Branches Still Offering Checking Promo with a 1-Year Rate Guarantee in Some States
Top 1-Year CD Rate and Checking Rate at East River Bank in Philly - Local Only
24thWhat You Should Know Before Funding a 529 Plan for Your Grandchild
22ndFewer Banks Overusing Social Security Numbers
Another Regions Bank's $125 Checking Account Bonus - Available in Several States
21stOnline Bank Applications Issues: Why Do Signature Cards Still Exist?
Money Market and Checking Promotions at Tobyhanna FCU in PA - Local Only
20thOnly Small Changes in FOMC Statement and Economic Projections
Kasasa Cash Reward Checking at American Savings Bank
Another $100 Checking Bonus at Pinnacle Bank - NE, KS, MO, WY & CO Only
19thBarclays Increases Early Withdrawal Penalty on New CDs
Chase Customers Shocked By Zero Checking Account Balances
18thSpecial 13-Month CD Rate at Hudson Valley FCU in Parts of New York State
Another Top 6-Month CD Rate at Quabbin Online Credit Union in MA - Local Only
17th7 Rules for Making Retirement Investment Decisions
15thFDIC's Consumer News: Deposit Insurance, Stopping Payments and Safe Mobile Banking
14thTop 5-Year CD Rate at The National Republic Bank of Chicago
New Kasasa Cash and Saver Accounts with Top Rates at CFSB
13thForum Highlights: Ally Cuts, PenFed ATM Cards and Credit Score Bill
Special 13-Month CD at Premier America Credit Union
12thDo Internet Banks Offer Enough Advantages?
Higher CD Rates at Department of Commerce FCU in Washington DC
11thTop CD and IRA CD Rates at Doral Bank New York - Local Only
Up to $200 Checking Account Bonus at BMO Harris Bank in Some States
10thWhen Retirement is A Year Away
8thFourth Bank Failure of the Year: Frontier Bank, LaGrange, Georgia
Ally Financial Scores Poorly on Fed's Stress Test - Effect on Ally Bank?
Update on Great Lakes Credit Union's Reward Checking Account
7thMy Experience with Ally Bank's Loyalty Rewards Program for CD Renewals
6thSavings Account Special With Guaranteed Rates at PacTrust Bank in SoCal
5thRep. Campbell Talks With DepositAccounts.com on the Risks of the Fed's Monetary Policy
Higher 1-Year CD Rates and Top 7-Year CD Rate at Air Force FCU
Special 7-Month CD Rate at Washington Federal in Western States
4thReward Checking Rate Leader Slashes Rate
Top Money Market Account Rate at EBSB Direct - MA Only
3rdAccount-to-Account Transfers: Improved, But a Work in Progress

February 2013

28thFDIC and NCUA Fourth Quarter Reports & Institution Health Ratings
Top Money Market and CD Rates at Live Oak Bank - North Carolina Only
27thPenFed CD Rates Will Be Falling in March
Bernanke: Stock Market Gains Have Benefited Some Savers
Several Notable $150 Checking Account Bonuses
26thTop CD and IRA CD Rates in Florida at City County Credit Union
25thDiscover Bank Adds Mobile Check Deposit
Comparison of Long-Term CD Rates After Early Withdrawal Penalties - February 2013
First Green Bank's Special 2-Year Flex CD in Florida - Usefulness of Flex CDs?
24thWhat to Say In Your Goodbye Letter to Your Loved Ones
22ndForum Highlights: Java Risks, Security Alert Mistakes and Wire Transfer Difficulties
Special 11-Month CD Rate at Chartway Federal Credit Union
21stUpdate on HomeStreet Bank, Its Financial Health and Checking Promotion
20thDiscover Bank Will Increase CD Early Withdrawal Penalties
19thSpecial High-Rate Checking and Bonus at Community West CU in Michigan - Local Only
Top 5-Year CD Rate at Actors FCU in LA, NYC & Chicago - Limited Membership
18thSalem Five Direct Lowers Savings Account Promo Rate
17thHow to Tap Your Nest Egg in Retirement
15thThird Bank Failure of the Year: Covenant Bank, Chicago, IL
Early Withdrawal Bonus? New CDs Will Give Savers More Options
14thUpdate on Belvoir Federal Credit Union's Reward Checking Account
$150 Checking Account Bonus at Dollar Bank in Parts of PA & OH
13thForum Highlights: ID Theft, CD Specials, RFID Credit Card Dangers
Union Bank Money Market Special with Guaranteed Rate - West Coast
12thBest 5-Year CD Rate From a Major Credit Union at Mountain America
Expired: $150 Checking Account Bonus at Amplify Credit Union in Texas
11thShould the Megabanks Be Broken Up?
10thHow to Take the Hassle Out of Online Banking Applications
8th$150 Checking Account Bonus at Citizens Bank in Several States
7thHave You Received All of Your Bank 1099s? And Are They Correct?
6thCan't Join a Credit Union? Blame Its Field of Membership
CD Rate Changes at Citizens State Bank - Available Nationwide
5thAnother $150 Checking Bonus at Bank of the West - Certain States Only
4th$100 Checking Account Bonus at Northwest FCU - Easy Membership
3rdWho Will Take Care of Your Pet When You Can't?
1stING DIRECT Is Now Capital One 360
Forum Highlights: Rate Cuts, Hackers Hit CUs and Unemployment Trends
2-Year IRA CD Special at South Florida FCU - Local Only

January 2013

31stBank of Internet USA's New Rewards Checking Balance Cap
Top HSA Rate at Pacific Community Credit Union - Easy Membership
30thFed Stays the Course, Cites a Pause in Growth
Cash Bonus for Louisiana's Best Reward Checking at Home Federal Bank
Competitive 1-Year CD Rate at The National Republic Bank of Chicago
Competitive 1-Year CD Rate at CapitalSource Bank in California
29thCD Rate Hike at Barclays - Review of Barclays Online CDs
Top CD and IRA CD Rates in South Texas at Security First Credit Union
Special CD & Checking Deals at Melrose Cooperative Bank in MA - Local Only
28thCan Debit Card Purchases be Hit by the New Credit Card Checkout Fees?
Review of First Financial Bank's Kasasa Cash and Saver Accounts
27thRetirement Debate: To Downsize or Not?
25thUpdated Review of Harborstone's Reward Checking Account
24thForum Highlights: Online Banking Outages, Sneaky Reward Checking Changes and Debit Card Fraud
23rdComparison of Long-Term CD Rates After Early Withdrawal Penalties - January 2013
Special IRA CD Rates at Dime Savings Bank in New York
Top 7-Year CD Rate at Amplify Credit Union in Austin
22ndDiscover Bank's Cashback Checking Account To Be Launched Soon
BB&T $125 Checking Account Bonus
21stCDs or Savings Accounts in Today's Low-Rate Environment?
Checking Account Bonus & CD Special at Trustco Bank in Some States
20thWhy Bankers Will Increasingly Say, “May I Take Your Order?”
18thSecond Bank Failure of the Year: 1st Regents Bank in Minnesota
What Truly Matters to ING DIRECT Customers? Many Say Interest Rates
17thForum Highlights: FICO Score, CapOne Bonus and CD Alternatives
Top CD & IRA CD Rates at Visions FCU in Parts of NY, NJ & PA
Free Kindle Fire HD Checking Account Bonus at BBVA Compass
16thGrowth of Credit Union ATM and Shared Branch Networks
15thMetLife Bank is Now GE Capital Retail Bank
Checking Account $100 Bonus Continues at Sound Credit Union - WA Only
14thOnline Savings Account and CDs at Silvergate Bank
Checking Rate and Cash Promotions at Oritani Bank in New Jersey - Local Only
13thIs a Retirement Coach Right For You?
12thTIAA Direct Cuts Rates and Announces New Limits on ACH Withdrawals
11thOne Bank and One Credit Union Closed by Regulators
17-Month CD Special at Northern Bank & Trust Company - Online Application
Top Long-Term CD Rates at Gesa Credit Union - Washington State
10thNew Internet Banks Often Neglect ACH Transfers - Why This Is a Mistake
Competitive CD Rates at Keesler Federal Credit Union in Mississippi
9thDrop in Debit Card Interchange Revenue and Effect on Reward Checking
Forum Highlights: Navy Fed IRAs, Coping with ZIRP and Credit Card Rewards
Best CD in America has a Rate Cut - Navy Army Community CU in Texas - Local Only
8thDeposit Account Rate Trends of 2012
Special 15-Month CD Rate at USAlliance FCU - Easy Membership
7thLong-Term CD Rates Fall at Navy Federal But Remain Competitive
BB&T Offers Another $100 Checking Account Bonus
5thFive Financial Lessons from 2012
4thNew Reward Checking Accounts in Illinois
Top Long-Term CD & IRA CD Rates at Columbia Bank - NJ Only
3rdPen Air Federal Credit Union Falls Off 5-Year CD Rate Leader Spot
New CD, Savings & Money Market Specials at Citizens State Bank - Available Nationwide
New $100 Checking Account Bonus at First Trade Union Bank
2ndPenFed Increases CD Rates Again - Top 1-, 2- & 3-Year CD Rates
1stHappy New Year! - My 12 Top Posts of 2012