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The German Savers Who Must Pay Interest To Their Own BankBy: Ken Tumin21 comments5 Best Practices For An Organized Financial LifeBy: Ken Tumin2 commentsHow A 28-Year-Old Who Retired With A $2 Million Net Worth Is Investing In 2017By: 51hh3 commentsTrump Administration Calls The Structure Of The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Unconstitutional In FilingBy: Ally67702 comments

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Posted by: Ally6770  |   4 votes  |  1 Comment

Of the nearly $2.4 million Intuit spent on lobbying in 2016, about 75% of itinvolved one particular piece of legislation, the Free File Act of 2016, which read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   7 votes  |  25 Comments

House Republicans released their plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act Monday night and they want health savings accounts to play a larger role in how Americans read more

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Starting on Monday, Wells Fargo & Co depositors can withdraw money using a smartphone at any branded ATM, the latest sign of U.S. lenders moving away from read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   2 votes  |  1 Comment

Efforts to encourage new credit unions are hamstrung by a 17-step chartering process and burdensome regulations—hurdles that are too high for many potential read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   6 votes  |  21 Comments

From Deutsche Welle,  Germany's public international broadcaster: Wealthy customers at a major German bank will earn negative interest rates on their read more

Posted by: Ally6770  |   3 votes  |  Comment

Deutsche Bank’s bonus pool for 2016 has been cut by almost 80% to just €500 million, according to its annual report, after the bank made heavy losses.

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   6 votes  |  2 Comments

Best practice #5 from this Morningstar article is a good one:5. Develop and maintain a master directory.  A master directory--a document that lays out your key read more

Posted by: Ally6770  |   4 votes  |  2 Comments

From a July 2016 article--- The record shows that the CFPB’s track record with consumers is undeniably positive. Its work has returned $11.7 billion to read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   2 votes  |  Comment

Banks and other financial firms in 2016 generated the highest level of fees in seven years related to overdrafts on checking accounts, marking a turnaround for a read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   8 votes  |  1 Comment

Some excerpts from this WSJ article At some point, the Federal Reserve's rate increases will trickle down to savers, who have been getting next to nothing on their read more

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The basics on identity theft; contains nice table on state-by-state costs associated with a credit freeze.

Posted by: 51hh  |   6 votes  |  3 Comments

"In 2016, JP Livingston celebrated her 28th birthday. She also retired. Last month, I spoke with her about how she was able to retire, despite the fact that she read more

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As expected, the Fed has raised its target rate by a quarter point to a range of 0.75% to 1%, and says it continues to expect gradual rate hikes over the next few read more

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Equifax, Experian and TransUnion have jointly made a decision to remove most tax liens and civil judgments from consumer credit files effective July 1, read more

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On Wednesday the Federal Reserve is set to raise the fed funds rate by 25 basis points. In its December 2016 statement, in which the board raised rates for the read more

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Inflation finally trending up makes them happy.  Are savers better off when low inflation results in lower interest rates which make possible far lower read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   3 votes  |  1 Comment

The interesting thing for this week's Fed meeting won't be the rate hike (which looks like a sure thing), but what the Fed says in its projections. Bill in his read more

Posted by: Kaight  |   3 votes  |  8 Comments

We remain on track which should lead to the hoped-for Fed hike next week.

Posted by: 51hh  |   3 votes  |  2 Comments

Retirement planning, to say the least, can be intimidating for most. What is the magic number you will need in your savings account to be ready to retire? Everyone read more

Posted by: cumulus  |   2 votes  |  Comment

Beware the Ides... While scams come in all shapes and sizes, here are four big ones that never seem to go out of style, no matter how often folks are warned about read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   1 vote  |  Comment

Opening a checking account using only a smartphone or tablet is still a pipe dream for most users, according to new research from Javelin Strategy & Research.

Posted by: Ally6770  |   5 votes  |  3 Comments

Ms. Yellen’s declaration, in a speech in Chicago, capped an intensification in the Fed’s communication in recent days as officials put investors on notice that read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   5 votes  |  6 Comments

The next interest rate increase could be closer than it appears. That's after documents released Wednesday show that Federal Reserve officials spent their meeting read more

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Bank of America is testing "completely automated" branches, its latest push into self-service as CEO Brian Moynihan seeks to further lower costs at the read more

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Merger mania at Penfed continues: The $20.6 billion Pentagon Federal Credit Union in Tysons, Va. announced its third merger of the year Friday. Last year, PenFed read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   3 votes  |  1 Comment

Traders now see slightly more than a 50% chance the Federal Reserve raises interest rates at its two-day meeting ending March 15. According to Bloomberg's world read more

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For those that have a pension at their place of present or past employment and if you want to check out their federal filings go to this site. Put in the name, read more

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Not sure if I have posted this in the past.This is a complete list of all corporate and government 401k, 403b and 457 retirement plans with BrightScope Ratings.

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A Washington D.C. circuit court of appeals ruled last fall that the bureau’s structure was unconstitutional.  It found that too much “unilateral power” read more

Posted by: Shorebreak  |   2 votes  |  Comment

Nobody likes those fees. Except banks. America's three biggest banks -- JPMorgan Chase , Bank of America and Wells Fargo -- earned more than $6.4 billion last year read more

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