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Savers Could Benefit From Goldman Buy
Updated: Sep 3, 2015 by paoli2  |  4 comments  |  Bank Deals

Bankaholic's Charles Rechlin suggests Goldman Sachs Bank acquisition of GE Capital Bank may help savers: Given Goldman’s rate history — as well as the read more

Lessons Learned When Wells Fargo Didn’t Honor Widow’s CD
Updated: Dec 5, 2014 by carly  |  3 comments  |  Financial News

By Simon Zhen, Staff Writer at mybanktracker.com Why is that we always get stuck with the short end of stick when banks mess things up?  A perfect read more

Walmart Prepares To Offer Low-Cost Checking Accounts
Updated: Oct 2, 2014 by carly  |  7 comments  |  Financial News

Here comes Wal-Bank. After years of thwarted efforts to break into banking, Walmart is making its biggest foray yet into everyday financial read more

Your Guide To The New Social Security Statements
Updated: Sep 26, 2014 by carly  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

From Forbes: Beginning this month, many workers will get Social Security benefit estimate statements in their mailboxes for the first time since 2011. read more

Why Do Credit Card Companies Offer High-Yield Savings Accounts?
Updated: Sep 24, 2014 by carly  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

In a world of ever-increasing bank fees, it’s the credit card companies who are responding to the outcry of consumers by offering high-yield savings read more

Have You Noticed The Dismal Money Market Certificate Rates At PenFed?
Updated: May 18, 2014 by FAR  |  10 comments  |  Bank Deals

Term Dividend Rate APY 6 Month 0.300% 0.30% 1-Year   0.800% 0.80% 2-Year   0.900% 0.90% 3-Year   1.000% 1.00% 4-Year read more

For Bank Customers, Waiting Is The Hardest Part
Updated: Apr 24, 2014 by carly  |  3 comments  |  Financial News

Bank customers face high fees, low savings rates and fewer bank branches — but cooling their heels is what really drives them crazy. For Bank read more

Amazing Customer Service!!
Posted: Apr 16, 2014 by carly  |  0 comments  |  Bank Reviews

I had planned to move an expiring CD from Alliant CU to Barclays, but I couldn't log on to my Barclays account. (My computer had been slow and weird for a read more

Bank Wants Teen To Return $31,000 Wrongly Placed In His Account
Updated: Apr 1, 2014 by Ally6770  |  16 comments  |  Bank Deals

"A banking error created a fat bank account for a Hull teenager, whom Madison County sheriff’s deputies said went on a spending spree and pocketed read more

Stay In CD's This Year? Opinions, Please
Updated: Mar 31, 2014 by exit8  |  2 comments  |  Ask The Community

I have one CD coming due next week, and all the rest coming due in 2015.I can let the CD roll at 1.55%, move it to another bank I already have a read more

Several Retirement Calculators From Bankrate
Updated: Mar 22, 2014 by paoli2  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

Bankrate.com: Let us help you find what you're looking for 

Sorry Boomers, ACA Won’t Cover Long-Term Care
Updated: Mar 6, 2014 by paoli2  |  13 comments  |  Financial News

"Nearly three-quarters (72%) of “affluent baby boomers” believe the Affordable Care Act will pay much of their long-term heath care needs in retirement read more

When To Consider Peer-To-Peer Lending Over Bank Accounts
Updated: Mar 4, 2014 by carly  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

Harry Sit at TheFinanceBuff has an interesting answer to a question a reader asked about “whether it would be a good idea to invest some of his spare cash read more

Will A Bond Fund Do Better Than A Penfed 5-Year CD In The Next Five Years?
Updated: Dec 30, 2013 by carly  |  3 comments  |  Financial News

Interesting article from The Finance Buff makes that 5-year 3.04% Penfed CD an even more comfortable purchase: Read more

Fallen Into A Chunk Of Cash? Don't Spend It All In One Place
Updated: Dec 29, 2013 by carly  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

"Whatever its source, deciding what to do with a windfall is perplexing.  That’s even more true of small sums: when it arrives out of the blue or read more

Lousy CD Rates Will Squeeze Savers Again In 2014
Updated: Dec 29, 2013 by carly  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

"We found out just how low CD rates could go this year. And it was ugly. Now savers looking ahead to 2014 should expect those pitiful returns to hang read more

Now To Charge For Coin Deposits
Posted: Dec 4, 2013 by carly  |  0 comments  |  Bank Reviews

I've stayed with SAFE because they had a coin machine in the lobby that would automatically deposit the coins to your checking or savings. On the read more

Entitlements At Its Best
Updated: Oct 12, 2013 by paoli2  |  13 comments  |  Financial News

  An article in the business insider that about sums it up for entitlements. McDonald's Employee and Single Mother Detained for Confronting read more

I Am Looking For One Or Two Good Reliable Economists Who I Can Follow
Updated: Oct 6, 2013 by lou  |  8 comments  |  Ask The Community

Does anyone have the name of a good economist who has been highly accurate with summary and prediction on the economy?  I am seeking to have one or read more

Has Anyone Has Experience With This Bank Yet?
Updated: Sep 20, 2013 by Ken Tumin  |  2 comments  |  Bank Deals

I noticed that they just changed to this bank in July and there's no reviews or comments yet. I put 1 star because it won't let me post without picking read more

70% Of Old People Are Still Supporting Their Adult Children
Updated: Sep 8, 2013 by Ally6770  |  7 comments  |  Financial News

More than ever, financial advisers are pushing clients to stop helping out their “less-well-off” children, reports the WSJ’s Corrie read more

Is Facebook The Future Of Account Opening?
Updated: Aug 23, 2013 by paoli2  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

From The Financial Brand: GT Bank has rolled out a new Facebook app that allows prospective customers to open new accounts and immediately get their read more

Closing A Penfed Account
Updated: Aug 13, 2013 by Ally6770  |  3 comments  |  Bank Deals

I'm trying to close my PenFed account.  I didn't see anything about it on their website, so I contacted them.  They said I had to call a read more

Very Pleased!
Updated: Aug 12, 2013 by carly  |  1 comment  |  Bank Reviews

Update March 2016 BARCLAYS REMAINS A FIVE STAR EXPERIENCE I have maintained a money market account at Barclays since I posted below (July 2013). Barclays read more

How Banks Can Make It Better For Customers (And Themselves)
Updated: Aug 11, 2013 by carly  |  6 comments  |  Financial News

Bank customers seem chronically unhappy with their financial institutions, particularly on such hot-button issues as big bank bailouts and high service read more

Fees, Fees, And More Fees
Updated: Aug 3, 2013 by carly  |  1 comment  |  Bank Reviews

WF nickle and dimes you to death.  $3.00 at fee?  That is so stupid.  Moved to PNC, no atm fees at thier atm and they refund other atm use read more

Updated: Aug 3, 2013 by carly  |  18 comments  |  Financial News

The following article contains some interesting information which we all may already know but new to some:   http://money.msn.com/r read more

6 Cities With The Highest 1-Year CD Rates
Updated: Aug 2, 2013 by carly  |  3 comments  |  Financial News

Author of this article could do a lot better by becoming a DA reader; 0.43% as a best one-year CD rate just doesn't cut it.

Any Hope Of Interest Rates By 2015?
Updated: Jul 28, 2013 by paoli2  |  5 comments  |  Ask The Community

I have most of my 5-year CD's all coming due in spring-summer 2015.  Any thoughts/hopes on what the interest rates will be by then?  They're all read more