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Bank Deals Blog - 2014

December 2014

31stReview of the Best Bank Deals of 2014
Institution for Savings Bank (MA) Top Rate 36-month CD - Limited Offer
Tempo Bank (IL) Adds Highly Competitive 33-month Hip Pocket CD - Local
IncredibleBank Launches a New Top-Rate Savings Account
30thMountain View Bank of Commerce (CO) Offers Top Rate 18-month CD - Local
Braintree Co-operative Bank Offers New 13-month Special CD - Local
Verifying Internet Banks with the Help of the FDIC
29thBankers Trust Company's 18-Month CD Promotion with Bonus Rates
First Utah Bank's Competitive 13- and 60-month Promotional CDs
28thIs a Real Estate Investment Trust Right for You?
27thFBI Searches Doral Bank Offices - Future of Doral Direct?
26thTEXAR FCU Offers Limited Time 24-month Online CD At Competitive Rate
23rdIncredibleBank (Internet Bank) Raises Rate On 19-month CD - Nationwide
22ndCitizens Community Bank (IL) Raises Rate On 24-month CD - Local Only
Ally Exits TARP - Effects on Ally Bank?
21stAre You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? You Better Be If You Want to Participate in a 401(k)
20thNorthern Star Bank in Minnesota Is Closed by State Regulators
Sawyer Savings Bank (NY) U-Choose CD Specials Offer Competitive Rates
19thAnother Savings Account Rate Increase at Ally Bank
Everett Co-operative Bank 14-month CD Special - Massachusetts Only
18thNew 19-Month CD Rate Special at Synchrony Bank
17thFed Says “It Can Be Patient” On the First Rate Hike
Texell Credit Union (TX) Has Competitive 60-month CD - Local Only
16thSignal Financial FCU's "Gift That Gives" Competitive Rate 49-month CD
15thSun Community FCU (CA) Raises Rate on 12-month CD - Local
Barclays Online Savings Account Joins the 1% Club
Kearny Federal Savings Bank Raises Rate on High Yield Checking - Local
14thSeven Deadly Sins of Beneficiary Designations
12thSenate Passes Bill To Allow Banks To Offer Prize-Linked Savings Accounts
Ally Bank Increases Rates on Savings Account and Two CDs
Centric CU's (LA) Competitive 13-month CD Special - Limited Time Offer
IH Mississippi Valley CU Raises Rates on 39- and 60-month CDs
11thHudson Valley FCU's "Gift The Keeps Giving": A Competitive 140-day CD
10thPenFed's Surprising CD Rate Hike
9thUnited Financial Credit Union (MI) Has Top Rate 15-Month CD Special
8thCardinal Bank Has New, Competitive Rate First Choice Savings Account
GE Capital Bank’s Online Savings Account Joins the 1% Club
Mid-America Bank (KS) Offers 3 Competitive Rate Long Term CDs
7thWhy Your Bank Wants to Know Your Social Security Number
5thCIT Bank’s Jumbo 5-Year CD Is the New Rate Leader
Home Loan Savings Bank (OH) Has A New Kasasa Cash Checking Account
TobyFCU’s New Prime Rate Certificate Is Still a Good Deal
BAC Florida Bank Raises Rate On 12-month CD - Nationally Available
4thGarden Savings FCU Raises Rate On 9-Month CD - Nationally Available
3rdPrairieland Federal CU (Illinois) Offers Top Rate 17-Month CD
State Employees CU (New Mexico) Has 2 Amazing Top Rate CDs
FCB Banks Has Top Rate 29-month CD Special - Locally Available
2ndSpokane Teachers Credit Union (WA) Raises Rate On 30-month Certificate
1stNavy Federal CU Has Top Rate 20-month and 30-month IRA Specials
Veritas Federal Credit Union Offers Competitive 25-month CD Special

November 2014

30thWhy the Latest Technology Means There’s No Excuse for Not Managing Your Money
28thMorton Community Banks Adds Competitive 48-month CD Special - Local
Royal Bank America (PA) Offers Competitive Rate 48-month CD - Local
Capital One 360's 2014 Black Friday Sale
27thHappy Thanksgiving!
26thFDIC Third Quarter Report and Bank's Financial Health Grades
Kellogg Community FCU (Michigan) Raises Rates on 5-year CDs
Flushing Bank and iGOBanking Raises Rate On 36-month CD To High Level
25thBlack Friday And Cyber Monday Deals at CapEd FCU - Nationally Available
Eli Lily CU's Black Friday 18-month CD Is Competitive - Nationally Available
Black Friday Sale at Interra Credit Union (IN) - You Have To Be Quick
24thMySavingsDirect Savings Account - Over a Year of 1%+
Boiling Springs Savings Bank (NJ) Offers Competitive 15-month CD - Local
23rdInstitution for Savings Bank (MA) Has Top Rate 20-month CD - Local Only
Can Renting Instead of Buying Make It Easier to Save for Retirement?
22ndFamily First Federal CU (NY) Introduces Top Rate 14-month CD Special
21stThe Summit CU (NY) Has New 17-month Special CD With A Top Rate
1st Gateway CU's (IA) "Gift That Keeps Giving" 40-Month CD Special
20thConsumers Credit Union's (MI) Top Rate Gift of Savings 19-month CD
Doral Bank NY Raises Rates On 3 CDs To Very Attractive Levels
A+ Checking’s Long History as a Top Reward Checking Account
19thChartway FCU's 18-23 Month Web-Only CD Tops The Best Rate List
18thFor A Limited Time Only: Golden 1 Credit Union Top Rate 20-month CD
BankDirect Offers Competitive 12-month CD, Nationally Available
17thFirst Keystone Community Bank Has Competitive Rate 60- and 84-month CDs
SECU of Maryland Raises Rates On 3- And 5-Year CDs
16thSynchrony Bank’s High Yield Savings Account Joins the 1% Club
Americans Still Don’t Trust Big Banks
14thVeridian Credit Union (IA) Celebrates 80 Years With 19-34 Month CD
Avon Co-operative Bank (MA) Raises Rate On 18-Month CD (Local Only)
13thHow Safe Is Your Money At Your Bank?
Justice Federal Credit Union Leads With 36-Month CD Special
12thFirst Tennessee Bank Offers $100 Bonus On Money Market Savings
Competitive 12-month CD At Triumph Savings Bank - Nationally Available
My Interview with the CIT Bank President
11thGreat Deals for Military Members at Service Credit Union
10thCrescent Bank (LA) Raises Rates On 7 CDs To Competitive Rates - Local
NEFCU (NY) Introduces New Highly Competitive 13-month CD - New Money
9thFinancial Institutions Take on Unique Needs of Military Personnel
Utah Heritage CU Celebrates 45 Years With 9-month and 45-month CDs
iGObanking Raises Rate On 24-month CD To Competitive Level
8thMetro Credit Union (MA) Raises Rate On High Yield Savings - $25K Minimum
Frontier Bank, FSB in California Is Closed by OCC - 17th Bank Failure of 2014
7thMembers Choice CU (IL) Promotes New Top-Rate 30-month CD
HSBC Promotes Advance Checking with $300 Bonus
6thInterra Credit Union (IN) Offers Top Rate 2-Month CD
5thQuorum FCU Has Attractive 13- and 36-month CDs - Nationally Available
University of Iowa CCU Continues Offering New, Top Rate CD Specials
4thTropical Financial CU (FL) Has Top Rate 7-month CD - Limited Time Offer
Service Credit Union's Black Friday Top Rate 15-month CD - Limited Time
Treasury Lowers Rates for I and EE Savings Bonds
3rdFirst Technology FCU Depositivity Bonus Program Can Earn Up To $1.5K
Sallie Mae Bank's 12-month CD Rate Raised To Attractive Level - National
PenFed’s New November CD Rates
First Priority Bank (PA) Raises 18-Month CD Rate To Competitive Level
2ndHow Much Is Too Much to Protect Your IRA for Your Heirs?

October 2014

31stNutmeg State Federal CU Introduces New First Choice Checking Account
Savings Institute Bank & Trust (CT) Offers Two CD Specials - Local Only
30thFirstmark Credit Union (TX) Offers Three 40-Month Promotional CDs
New Top 5-Year CD Rate at Melrose Credit Union
29thFOMC Statement: QE3 Ends, “Considerable Time” Remains
28thHoly Rosary CU (NH) Ups 7-month CD Special's Rate To Competitive Level
EBSB Direct Offers 13-month CD Online - Seven State Availability
27thBethpage Federal CU's Summer 22-month CD Special Still Available
NASA Federal Credit Union Improves Its CD Terms Document
26thIs Apple Pay a Slam Dunk?
Connexus Credit Union Offers High Rate 1-Year CD Available Nationwide
25thOctober I Bonds Will Outperform 1-Year CDs
The National Republic Bank of Chicago Is Closed by OCC - 16th Bank Failure of 2014
24thCoventry Credit Union Raises Rate On 5-Year CD To Competitive Level
Capital One Bank Raises Rate On Essential Savings To Competitive Level
23rdCitizens Bank Offers High Rate Online 15-Month Promotional CD
22ndAstoria Bank Will Reward With $250 When Opening New Checking Account
East Boston Savings Bank Introduces Limited Time Competitive 13-month CD
SunTrust Bank's Fall14Checking Promo Offers A $100 Or $200 Reward
21stMidSouth Community FCU Raises Rate on 20-month Certificate Special
20thPinnacle Bank (AZ) Offer Competitive 18-month and 2-year CDs
Earn $165 When You Open A LifeGreen Checking Account At Regions Bank
Nationwide Bank Increases Jumbo CD Rates to Top Levels
19thDo Bankers Need to Worry About Walmart?
18thNBRS Financial Fails - First Bank Failure Since July
17thCIT Bank Increases Savings Account and CD Rates
Flushing Bank Raises Rate on 30-Month Bump Up CD
$300 Checking Account Promotion at Some SunTrust Instore Branches
16thInvestors Bank Offers High Rate Promotional Money Market Account
SMW Federal Credit Union (MN) Offers Competitive 28-month Featured CD
15thBreaking Down The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
Advantage FCU (NY) 2 New Short-Term CD Specials Are Highly Competitive
14thBeacon Credit Union (IN) Offers Highly Competitive 30-month CD Special
13thValley National Bank (NJ) Attractive "Great Rates For Anytime" CDs
Earn $125 with SunTrust Bank's Everyday Checking and e-Savings Combo
12thMillennials Just Saying No to Saving
11thGreenfield Co-operative Bank (MA) Offers 8-Month One-Up CD Special - Local
TruMark Financial CU (PA) Offers High Rate 48-month and 60-month CDs
10thFAA Credit Union (OK) Has Top Rate 36-47 Month CD - Local Only
CFPB Takes Action Against M&T Bank for Deceptive Advertising of Free Checking
9thScott Credit Union's Competitive 30-Month CD Special - Limited Time Only
New High Savings Account Rate at UFB Direct
8thEli Lilly CU Offers High Rate Helium Savings Account - Nationally Available
Jeanne D'Arc CU (MA) Introduces A Most Competitive 48-month CD Special
7thTop Certificate Rates at Chartway Federal Credit Union
Open A New Virtual Wallet Checking Account At PNC And Earn Up To $300
Chase Cyber Attack - One More Blow For Online Banking
6thTeachers Federal CU (Long Island) Very Competitive 18-month CD Special
Meadville Area Federal CU Offers Very Competitive Short-Term CDs
Baxter Credit Union Offers High Rate 65-Month Rewards CD
5thWhat You Need to Know About Mobile Deposits
3rdPenFed CU Raises Rates On CDs With 1-Year CD Very Competitive
2ndUniversity of Iowa CCU Leads Again with 34- and 60-month CD Specials
1stBrentwood Bank (PA) Offers Highly Competitive Rate 10-Year CD

September 2014

30thFarmington Bank (CT) Is Offering Two Promotions Through March 31, 2015
29thRockland Federal Credit Union (MA) Has A New Great Rate 11-month CD
28thHow an Individual Development Account Can Help You Achieve Your Dreams
Nymeo FCU (Maryland) Offers High Rates On 6-year And 7-year CDs
27thSafeAmerica Credit Union Offers High Rate 18-Month CD Special
26thMidFirst Direct Raises Rates On High Yield Online CDs - Very Competitive
EverBank’s New 5-Year CD Rate is Near the Rate Leaders
25thConsumers Credit Union (MI) Go Big or Go Home 60-Month CD Special
American Bank's Competitive 60-month CD, Available Nationally
24thFlushing Bank Offers High Rate 6-Month Promotion CD - NY and NJ
First Castle Credit Union (LA) Offers Competitive Money Market Account
23rdCitadel Credit Union Raises Rates on Tiered CDs To Competitive Levels
22ndTelhio Credit Union (Ohio) Raises Rate on High Yield Checking Account
Bank of the Ozarks High Rate 13-Month CD Special - Locally Available Only
Is Your Bank Healthy? Use Our New Bank Health Ratings Page
Centra Credit Union Highly Competitive 4-month CD - Local Only
21stWhat You Should Do in Your 40s to Prepare for Retirement
20thSun Community FCU (California) Offers Very Competitive 6-month CD
19thCIT Bank Increases 1-Year and 5-Year CD Rates to Very Competitive Levels
Blue Hills Bank (MA) Offers Very Competitive Premier MMA Promotion
18thHighly Competitive 2-Year Jumbo CD At Kinecta Federal Credit Union
Icon Credit Union (ID) New Highly Competitive 21-Month CD Special
iGObanking Raises Rate on iGOsavings and Offers New 6-month CD
17thFOMC Statement Still Says Rates Will Remain Low for a “Considerable Time”
Peoples First Savings Bank (OH) Competitive 18-month CD - Local Only
AgFed Credit Union's Limited Time Great Rate 30-Month No Penalty CD
15thChicopee Savings Bank Celebrates 160th Anniversary With Two CD Specials
TrustCo Bank's "1% Way To Bank" New Checking Account Promotional
What Makes a Bank’s Web Site Easy to Use?
MidWestOne Bank's Attractive New 33-month Relationship Bump CD
14thIs It Time to Fire Your Financial Advisor?
12thBankers Trust Company's (IA) 6-20 Month Pick A Term CD with Bonus Rates
Freedom Bank (NJ) Raises Rate on 12-17 Month CD - Local Only
Bank of Oakfield Raises Rates on 48-Month and 60-Month CDs
11thPremier Credit Union (IA) Adds 14-Month CD Special - Local Only
Collins Community CU (IA) Offers Competitive 40-Month Tiered CD Special
10thFirst Signs of Higher Rates on Internet Savings Accounts
Family First of NY CU Offers 2 Competitive CD Specials
USAlliance Federal CU's Competitive Rate 13-month CD Special: It's Back
Special Liquid 13-Month CD with Top Rate at Wilshire Bank in Four States
9thCommunity Bank of Bergen Savings Account Promo Rate Guaranteed For 7 Months
Nationwide Bank Raises Jumbo CD Rates To Competitive Levels
Evans Bank, NA Offers Top Rate 91-Day CD - New York State Only
8thHas Your Bank Quietly Cut Your Interest Rate?
Community Bank of Marshall (MO) Adds Competitive 18-Month CD - Local Only
7thFDIC Second Quarter Report and Bank's Financial Health Grades
6thWhat to Do With Your Old 401(k)?
First Technology Federal Credit Union Offers Competitive Rate 3-Year CD
5thAlly Bank Raises Savings Account and 5-Year CD Rates
FDIC's Consumer News: Expecting the Unexpected
Crescent Bank (LA) Offers 3 Top Performing CDs - Locally Available Only
Nice 1-Year CD Special at Navy Federal Credit Union
4thCitizens State Bank (FL) National Rate Leader in 1-, 2-, and 5-Year CDs
3rdCapital Educators Federal CU (ID) Has New Competitive Promotional CDs
2ndCD Rate Hikes at PenFed, 1-Year CD Now Competitive
TEXAR Federal Credit Union Raises Rate On 12-Month Online CD
Harvest Community Bank (NJ) Offers Highly Competitive 12-Month CD
1stMutualOne Bank Celebrates 125 Years With Limited Time 7-Month CD Special
First Community Bank (Ohio) Offers New, Competitive 27-Month CD

August 2014

31stWhat Happens to Your Digital Assets When You Die?
29thVeridian Credit Union (IA) Introduces A Series Of Attractive CD Specials
New Way Criminals Can Steal Your ATM PIN
28thCentral Missouri Community CU's New, Competitive 9-month CD Special
27thVery Competitive 29-Month CD Special at SDCCU
Dayton Firefighters Credit Union's Competitive 4-Year and 5-Year CDs
Avon Co-operative Bank (MA) Raises Rate On 30-Month CD
ableBanking Raises Rate on Personal Money Market and 1-year CD
26thBlue Hills Bank (MA) Introduces New 5-Year Bump Rate CD
Sunmark Federal Credit Union's New 17-Month CD With Competitive Rate
25thCan Financial Markets Save the World?
Bay Ridge Federal CU's Bonus CDs Offer Highly Competitive Rates
24thThe Single Parent’s Dilemma – Save for Retirement or Child’s Education?
Bogota Savings Bank Offers 2 Online CDs At Competitive Rates
22ndSusquehanna Bank Offers New Promotional Money Market Account
Premier Credit Union (IA) Introduces New Competitive 5-Month CD Special
Top 3-Year CD Rate and Checking Rate at Cardinal Bank in VA, MD & DC
21stGeneral Electric CU Raises Rates On 1-Year Jumbo and 5-Year CDs
20thFirst Tennessee Bank Is Offering 3 Different Checking Account Promos
Lisle Savings Bank Raises Rate On 42-Month CD To Competitive Level
Special 2-Year CD with Top Rate at XCEL Federal Credit Union
18thSelect Federal CU Celebrates 75 Years With 4 Highly Competitive CDs
Earn $150 With A New Bank Mutual "Checking By You" Or "The Works" Account
17thSix Common Mistakes Women Make in Estate Planning
16thThe Berkshire Bank's 18-month CD Interest Rate Continues to Rise
Mid-Minnesota FCU 36-month Fast Forward CD Grows with Monthly Deposits
Citizens Union Bank of Shelbyville (KY) Offers Stepped Rate 60-month CD
15thAmerican Federal Savings Bank Limited Time 50-Month CD Special
Money Market Promotion Guaranteeing 1% through 2015 at BBVA Compass in Certain States
Citizens Bank's CollegeSaver Account Rewards with End of Term $1,000 Bonus
14thHigher CD Rates at Ally Bank
13thCoulee Bank Continues Its Competitive Kasasa Cash Checking Account
Money Market Promotion at Investors Bank in New Jersey
12thVelocity CU 5-Year CD/IRA Promotional Extended Through August 30, 2014
5 Days Only - WaterStone Bank (WI) 11-Month and 19-Month CD Specials
11thComparing Total Returns of Top CD Offerings with an S&P 500 Index Fund Investment
USAlliance Federal CU New 25-Month CD Special (Nationally Available)
10thWhat Will Banking Look Like In the Next Decade?
8thAsian Bank (PA) Introduces New 30-Month CD With A Competitive Rate
$150 Checking and Savings Promotion at BBVA Compass in Certain States
7thState Farm Bank Raises Rates on Three Long Term CDs
Savings Account Promo Rate at Palladian PrivateBank Ends January 31, 2015
Interest: What Is It and What Happens When We Try to Control It?
6thTriumph Savings Bank's Competitive Rate 12- and 18-month CDs
Special 39-Month CD Rate at HomeBanc - Florida Only
Billion Web Passwords Stolen by Russian Gang - Safety of Online Banking?
Open SunTrust Bank Everyday Checking Account and Earn $125
5thPioneer Federal Credit Union Adds A 5th Competitive Rate CD Special
4thBig CD Rate Increase at Alliant Credit Union
Nationwide Bank's Offers $200 Bonus For Opening New E-Checking Account
3rdWhat Teens Need to Know About Banking
2ndUnusual Credit Union Failure - Bensenville Community CU in Illinois
Fifth Third Bank's "Stand Up To Cancer" New Checking Account Promotion Returns
1stUniversity of Iowa Community CU Leads with 23- and 32-month Special CDs
Florida Credit Union Adds High Rate Limited Time 3-Year CD Special
Lower Valley CU Raises 3-Year and 5-Year CD Rates to Competitive Levels

July 2014

31stSaving Makes Us Richer
Darien Rowayton Bank's Three New CDs, All Nationally Available
Grand Rivers Community Bank Nationally Available 1-Year and 3-Year CDs
GE Capital Bank Increases Rate of Its Online Savings Account
30thLooking for Rate Hike Hints in a Few Small Changes in FOMC Statement
Idaho Central Credit Union Offers 4 Promo CDs and 2 Online CDs
Kemba Credit Union Offers Higher Rates on 4-Year and 5-Year CDs
29thColorado Federal Savings Bank Raises Online CD Rates
Nice Savings and Money Market Account Promotion at Citizens State Bank
28thCompetitive Short- and Mid-Term CD Rates in Ohio at Belmont Savings Bank
27thWhat Motivates People to Save?
26thSecurity First Credit Union Remains Competitive With 9-Month CD Special
One Small Illinois Bank Closed by the OCC
25thF & A Federal Credit Union Continues Offering Very Competitive CD Rates
More Merging of Capital One 360 and Capital One Bank
24thFrankenmuth Credit Union's "Summer 2014 Dollars & Sense" CD Specials
Charter Oak CU Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary With 2 GO CD Specials
OneWest Bank to Merge into CIT Bank
23rdCFG Community Bank 12-Month One Time No Penalty Withdrawal CD
US Bank's "Power Up Your Summer" with $150 Bonus for New Checking
21stShell Federal Credit Union's BE GREEN Rewards Checking Still Viable
Silvergate Bank High Yield Online CDs
20thWhen You Move Should You Switch Banks?
19thOne Small Georgia Bank Closed by Regulators
18thCooper State Bank Raises Rates on 36-Month Step Up CD & 12-35 Month CD
17thAdirondack Bank eCo Checking Earns 3.04%
Special 18-Month CD Rate at BBVA Compass
16thChecking and Savings Account Special With Guaranteed Rates at First Choice Bank in SoCal
14thHigher Special 15-Month CD Rate at Synchrony Bank
13th3 CD Specials from Transwest Credit Union
12thHow Best to Leave Money to Heirs
11th1st Colonial Community Bank Again Increases 3-Year and 5-Year CDs
3-Year Anniversary of Bank of Internet USA's Rewards Checking
10th4-Year and 5-Year CD Specials at Firelands FCU - Parts of Ohio Only
9thTop 1-Year CD Rate Special at Icon Credit Union in ID and OR
Population: Why Growth is a Good Thing
8thCompetitive CD Rate Specials at Fifth Third Bank in Several States
7thCompetitive 70-Month Promotional CD at Regions Bank
5thWhat You Need to Know About Wire Transfers
3rdKasasa Accounts at Gulf Coast Community FCU Still Have Top Rates
13-Month CD Special at Los Angeles Federal Credit Union
High-Rate 33-Month CD Special at Everett Co-operative Bank in MA
CIT Bank Increases Rates on Its RampUp CDs
2ndKasasa Accounts with High-Yield Reward Checking at American Bank & Trust
1stCapital One 360’s Financial Independence Days Sale

June 2014

29thHow to Slay the Overdraft Beast
One Small Oklahoma Bank Closed by Regulators
27thOne Year Anniversary of GE Capital Bank’s Internet Operation
26thWesBanco’s Checking Account Promotion for Parts of OH, WV & PA
25thSpecial 42-Month CD at Kemba Credit Union in the Greater Cincinnati Area
Preview of Capital One 360’s Financial Independence Days Sale
24thAnother Top 15-Month CD Rate at Aspire Federal Credit Union
When a Credit Union Doesn’t Honor the Terms of its CDs
22ndHow to Get Around Monthly Service Charges
21stTwo Banks Closed by Regulators in Illinois and Florida
20thSpecial Custodial 10-Year CD with a Competitive Rate and Early Withdrawal Penalty
Hot 30-Month CD Special at Luther Burbank Savings in California
19thWhat is Inflation? Why Do We Care?
Up to $200 Checking Account Bonus at BMO Harris Bank
18thNo Policy Changes at Fed Meeting - Rate Hike in 2015?
17thHigher Long-Term CD Rates in Several States at First Republic Bank
Chase Checking and Savings Bonuses of Up to $400
14thDo a Mid-Year Financial Checkup
13thNew Kasasa Accounts with a High-Yield Reward Checking at Tobyhanna FCU
12thBBVA Compass 1% Savings Account and Checking Bonuses
11thCIT Bank Launches New RampUp CDs
Third Federal’s New 49-Month CD Rate Special
Flagstar Bank Improves Savings Account Promotion - Michigan Only
10thFiat Money – What Is It, What Is It Good For, and Does It Pose Any Risks?
9-Month CD Rate Special at Connexus Credit Union
Top Rates on CD Specials at Greater Nevada Credit Union - Local Only
Money Market Special with Guaranteed Rate for Texas Residents at Libertad Bank
9thThe Basics of Money
7thSunTrust Bank Rolls Out Robotic Safe Deposit Box System
6thEuropean Central Bank Implements Negative Interest Rate Policy
5thLA Financial Credit Union Launches Kasasa Checking Accounts
4thMore Than $100 Million Stolen from Bank Accounts by Gameover Zeus Botnet
Warnings about Fraudulent High-Rate CDs
New 25-Month CD Rate Special at Quorum Federal Credit Union
3rdEverBank Increases 6-Month Intro Rate on Its Checking & Money Market Accounts
Higher Special CD Rates at NASA Federal Credit Union
1stMobile Banking Theft
The Case of the Disappearing Paper Check

May 2014

31st9th Bank Failure of the Year - Slavie Federal Savings Bank in Maryland
30thFDIC First Quarter Report and Banks’ Financial Health Grades
29thNew Competitive Long-Term CDs at Doral Direct
28thFDIC's Consumer News: Protecting Your Money and Saving at Your Bank
TobyFCU’s Prime Rate Certificate Is a Great Long-Term CD Deal
27thNew Eligibility Options for Tobyhanna Federal Credit Union Membership
24thHow to Avoid ATM Fees
State Regulators Close a Small Ohio Bank and a Virginia Credit Union
23rdUSAlliance FCU Increases Rate of its 35-Month CD Special
22ndTop Internet Jumbo CD Rates at BAC Florida Bank
Special 2-Year CD at Republic Bank of Chicago - Local Only
21stHot Bank Deals When Banks Make Ad Mistakes
Small Illinois Bank Failed on Friday - 7th of the Year
19thGE Capital Retail Bank Changing Name to Synchrony Bank
17thHow to Avoid Inactivity Fees
16thCustodial CD Special with a Competitive 10-Year CD Rate
15thHigher CD Rates at GE Capital Bank
Top Rate on a 2-Year CD at Institution For Savings - MA Only
SunTrust Bank Checking $100 Bonus
14thAre “Raise Your Rate” Type of CDs a Good Deal?
11thWhy $1 Million May Not Be Your Magic Number for Retirement
9thTop CD Rates at Doral Bank in NYC and Florida Panhandle
8thCompetitive Reward Checking Account at Citizens Community Federal in MN, WI and MI
7thCompetitive Short-Term CD Special at Westmark Credit Union in Idaho
6thWill 'Operation Choke Point' Regulations Choke the Banking System?
Checking and Money Market Specials at First Bank Financial Centre in Wisconsin
4thPaper Statements: a Relic of the Past?
2ndSpecial CDs with Top Rates at USAlliance FCU - Easy Membership
1stTreasury Lowers the Fixed Rate for Series I Savings Bond
Several Competitive CD Rates at VirtualBank

April 2014

30thNo Policy Changes at Fed Meeting - Long Wait Continues for Savers
How Rate Tier Changes on Reward Checking Accounts Affect Interest Earned
29thBest Deal for CDs Is Now at GE Capital Retail Bank
27thPew Report: Overdraft Practices Still a Concern
26th6th Bank Failure of 2014 - Allendale County Bank in South Carolina
25thBig Increases on EverBank’s Short-Term CD Rates
24thCapital One Business Checking Promotion with a $250 Bonus - Branch Only
23rdHigher 2-Year CD Rate at Salem Five Direct
22ndCompetitive 7-Year CD Rate at Financial Center FCU in Indiana
New Reward Checking Account at Flanagan State Bank
20thWhat's On Your Financial Bucket List?
18thUpdate on First Financial Bank’s Reward Checking and Savings Accounts
17thApril Series I Savings Bonds - Better Deal Than 1-Year CDs
16thBest. Investment. Ever. Or Is It?
Special 39-Month CD Rate at Third Federal
15thReview of the New Ally Mobile Banking App
14th$200 Checking Account Bonus at Avidia Bank
12thWhy Too Much Diversity Can Be Dangerous
11thPNC’s New Account Bonuses of up to $400 in Several States
10thIs Your Bank Vulnerable to the Heartbleed Internet Security Bug?
9thDiscover Bank Raises Long-Term CD Rates But Beware of Larger Penalties
8thChecking and CD Specials at Liberty Bank in Connecticut - EXPIRED
New Kasasa Accounts with a High-Yield Reward Checking at Peoples National Bank
7thSpecial CDs with Top Rates at Patriot FCU in Parts of PA and MD
6thHow to Go Cash-Only
4thAnother Michigan Savings Account Promotion at Flagstar Bank
New Reward Checking Account at Manasquan Savings Bank in the Northeast
3rdBarclays Raises 5-Year and 4-Year CD Rates
Special CD Rates at America's Credit Union in WA - Easy Membership
2nd13-Month CD Special with a Top Rate at Quorum FCU - Easy Membership
1stWhat Can This Lynyrd Skynyrd Song Teach Us About Economics and Kindness?
First Republic Bank Raises Long-Term CD Rates in Several States

March 2014

31stFavorite Credit Unions of Savers
30thWhat's Next for the Peer-to-Peer Lending Industry?
28thBig Increases on EverBank’s Long-Term CD Rates
Largest CD Rates Hikes on Long Terms at Melrose Credit Union
27th$150 Checking Account Bonus in Several States at First Citizens Bank
26thComparing Long-Term CDs on Rates and Early Withdrawal Penalties
Special 18-Month CD Rate at South Jersey FCU
25thConcerns About Opening a Bank Account Online
CD Rate Specials in Miami and NYC at People's Alliance FCU
24thCompetitive CD Rate Specials at BBVA Compass
$200 Checking Account Bonus at Northwest Savings Bank in NY, PA, OH & MD
23rdLending Club: A Look Back and Forward
21stGreat Money Market Deal in Louisiana at First NBC Bank
20thCIT Bank Takes Back the Top Spot for 5-Year CD Rates
Top Checking Account Rate at Simplicity Bank
High-Rate 63-Month CD Special at Everett Co-operative Bank in MA
19thFed Drops Unemployment Rate Threshold for When to Increase Rates
Special CD and IRA CD Rates at Gesa Credit Union in Washington State
Special 14-Month CD at Cornerstone Community Financial in MI and OH
18thMore States Eligible for Frontier Bank’s Top Reward Checking Account
KeyBank Checking Account Bonus Payout Reputation
KeyBank $200 Checking Account Bonus in Some States
17thSaving, Investing, and Banking: A Brief Primer
Another Top Short-Term CD Special at GE Capital Retail Bank
March Madness 1-Year CD Promotion at Countryside FCU in New York - Local Only
15thPeer-to-Peer Lending: Lending Club vs. Prosper
14thTop Long-Term CD Rates Continue at Franklin Federal Savings Bank
3-Year CD Special with a Top Rate at Florida Credit Union
13thBryn Mawr Trust’s Kindle Fire HDX Checking Promo in the Philly Metro Area
12thProblems Closing a CD at SECU
11thTop Promotional CD Rates at Garden Savings FCU in New Jersey
10thCompetitive IRA CD Rates and Bonuses at Columbia Bank - NJ Only
8th10 Costly Myths About College Financing
6thCompetitive CD Rates at Security Service FCU in TX, CO & UT
5thTop CD and Savings Account Rates at GE Capital Retail Bank
$250 Checking Account Promotion at First Niagara Bank
4thUnique Changes Made to Consumers Credit Union’s Free Rewards Checking
3rdSpecial 5-Year CD Rate at MACU - Easy Membership
Navy Federal Cuts CD Rates But They Remain Competitive
1stPenFed Slashes CD Rates for March
What to Do When You Move Mom and Dad In

February 2014

28thTwo Banks in Virginia and Pennsylvania Closed by Regulators
Noteworthy CD Rates at Keesler Federal Credit Union in Mississippi
27thFDIC Fourth Quarter Report
Top 5-Year CD Rate at Clifton Savings Bank in North New Jersey
26thFDIC's Consumer News: Credit Card Tips, Tax Tips and FDIC Insurance Quiz
25thSpecial IRA CD Rates at Greater Nevada Credit Union - Local Only
M&T Bank’s $100 Checking Account Bonus in Some States
24thAmericaNet, Redneck and Evantage Banks Cutting Reward Checking Rates - Still Worthwhile?
22ndWhy Believing These Life Insurance Myths Can Hurt You
21stSpecial 46-Month CD at Fort Knox FCU - Beware of Its History
Special 3-Year CD Rate at Transportation Federal Credit Union in DC
$160 Checking Bonus at First American Bank in IL and Parts of WI and IN
20thCompetitive Reward Checking Account Available Nationwide at First American Bank
19thHigher 1-Year CD Rate at CapitalSource Bank
14-Month CD Rate Special at Generations FCU in San Antonio, Texas
$175 Checking Bonus Replaces Reward Checking Rates at Southland Credit Union in SoCal
18thTIAA Direct Finally Accepting New Customers But Rates Are Disappointing
Citibank Checking Account Bonuses of $250 and $500
17thA Credit Union Drops Federal Deposit Insurance
15thIs a Fixed Indexed Annuity Ideal for You?
14thCD Specials with Top Rates at ABNB FCU in Virginia
Competitive CD Specials at Northwest Community Bank in Connecticut
13thCIT Bank Savings Account Rate Hike
CD and IRA CD Specials at Roma Bank in New Jersey
12thU.S. Rep. Dennis Ross Questions Fed Chair Yellen on the Effects of Zero Interest Rates on Seniors
11thHigher 5- and 4-Year CD Rates at GE Capital Retail Bank
10th49-Month CD Special with a Top Rate at NASA FCU - Easy Membership
8thWhen You Should Not Contribute to a 401(k)
7thTips for Those with PenFed CDs Maturing in February
BB&T $125 Checking Account Bonus That Doesn’t Require Direct Deposit
BB&T Bank Checking Account Bonus Payout Reputation
11-Month CD Special at United Legacy Bank in Central Florida
6thAmboy Direct Anytime Access CD
5thBenefits of the Credit Union Shared Branch Network
Bank of the West Checking Account Bonuses Return - Certain States Only
4thWho’s To Blame for Data Security Breaches: Banks or Retailers?
Kindle Fire HD Checking Account Bonus at KeyBank in Some States
3rdPNC’s $200 Checking Account Bonus in Several States
Higher 4- and 5-Year CD Rates at San Diego County Credit Union - Easy Membership
1stIs Your Bank Taking You to the Bank?
The Millennials Recipe for Ruining Retirement
Third Bank Failure of 2014 - Syringa Bank in Idaho

January 2014

31stYahoo Mail Accounts Hacked - How Online Banks Make This Worse
30thPenFed CD Rates Going Down for New CDs in February
Checking and CD Special at MountainOne Bank in MA
29thNo Surprises at FOMC Meeting - Tapering Continues
CIT Bank - New 5-Year CD Rate Leader for Internet Banks
Obama’s MyRA Retirement Account Proposal - Will It Help Savers?
28thChecking and Money Market Promotions at Fifth Third Bank
Special CD and IRA CD Rates at Xceed Financial Credit Union - Easy Membership
Another Special 3-Month CD Rate at HomeBanc - Florida Only
27thWhy Bitcoin Really Matters: Competition isn’t Evil
24thHow to Choose a Financial Planner
One Oklahoma Bank and One Illinois Credit Union Closed by Regulators
How Low Can Bank of America’s Deposit Account Rates Go?
Huntington’s Asterisk-Free Checking $150 Bonus in 6 States
23rdAdvantis Credit Union’s Reward Checking - Long History of Top Rates
22ndOpening a Long-Distance CD at PenFed - A Personal Story
21stDepositAccounts’ $100 million December…and $2.5 million in Penfed CDs
New Reward Checking and Savings Accounts at Hopewell Valley Community Bank in NJ
20thBig CD Rate Increases at Navy Federal Credit Union
18thHow to Save at the Supermarket
One Small Illinois Bank Closed By Regulators - First Bank Failure of 2014
17thNavy Federal Credit Union New Member and IRA Promotions
16thHigher CD Rates at Barclays
Higher CD Rates and IRA Rates at State Farm Bank
Special 30-Month CD at Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union in MA & NH
15thUpdate on Early Withdrawals from PenFed IRA CDs
14thEasy Annual $240 Bonus with Santander Bank Checking
13th$250 IRA Bonus at Ally Bank
11thWhen You Should Sweat The Small Stuff
10thSFGI Direct Savings Account Joins the 1% Club
Competitive 1-Year CD Rate at AmTrustDirect
9thTop Money Market Account Rate at EBSB Direct - New England and NY Only
Kindle Fire HD Checking Account Bonus at BBVA Compass
8thTop Reward Checking and Savings Accounts at First National Bank - Fox Valley in WI
7thDeposit Rate Review for 2013 and Predictions for 2014
Update on Ally Bank’s New Straight Talk Product Guides
Fifth Third Bank’s New CD Rate Specials in Several States
6thNice IRA CD Features at Navy Federal Credit Union
4thWhen Does it Make Sense to Rent in Retirement?
3rdSpecial 5-Year CD Rate at Dime Savings Bank in New York
2ndCredit Unions That Paid Out 2013 Bonus Dividends

December 2013

31stHappy New Year! PenFed Continues Its Top CD Rates