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Tobyhanna FCU Ends Great Long-Term CD Deal
Updated: Nov 13, 2014 by Kaight  |  3 comments  |  Bank Deals

Tobyhanna Federal Credit Union withdrew its Prime Rate (floor rate was 3.04% APY) 7-year Add-on CD today.  :( I noticed its' absence on their read more

What's Wrong With Everbank?
Updated: Jan 18, 2013 by Kaight  |  2 comments  |  Ask The Community

I like to think of myself as being the sharpest tool in the shed.  But I'll share a secret with you, only for purpose of garnering sympathy on this read more

TIAA Direct ACH Pull Question
Updated: Jan 12, 2013 by Umbrella  |  1 comment  |  Bank Deals

Can anyone tell me how quickly money actually moves when you do an ACH transfer from an external bank linked to your TIAA Direct MM account? TIAA warns read more

Obama's Trillion Dollar Platinum Coin
Updated: Jan 8, 2013 by paoli2  |  3 comments  |  Financial News

We today glimpse the precise form of Obama's inflation sceptre.  It is a trillion dollar United States of America platinum coin . . . a mere coin . . read more

Signs That We're Entering A Period Of Rising Rates And Inflation?
Updated: Jan 7, 2013 by Kaight  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

This Seeking Alpha article makes the case that we are at a turning point marking the change from a Treasury bull market to a Treasury bear market with read more

Gift Card Risks...
Updated: Dec 24, 2012 by 51hh  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

From Smartmoney.com: http://www.smartmoney.com/spend/d...d_featStor "But there's a new risk on the horizon. The potential for fraud on gift cards -- read more

Credit Card Rewards
Updated: Dec 24, 2012 by 51hh  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

Credit Card Rewards That Are Right for You - WSJ.com A bit out-dated, but still useful information from WSJ. My current favorites: American Express read more

Fed’s $4 Trillion Rescue Helps Hedge Fund As Savers Hurt
Updated: Dec 21, 2012 by Kaight  |  11 comments  |  Financial News

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-20/fed-s-4-trillion-rescue-helps-hedge-fund-as-savers-hurt.html Sorry unable to post above link in clickable form read more

Efficient Movement Of Funds And USPS Express Mail
Updated: Dec 20, 2012 by paoli2  |  2 comments  |  Miscellaneous

It's never easy to write about, and draw attention to, your own mistakes.  That's especially true when realization hits that many others already know read more

Bernanke, The Election, And Interest Rates
Updated: Dec 19, 2012 by lou  |  1 comment  |  Miscellaneous

Most savers agree Bernanke is a pernicious snake.  But even snakes are focused on self preservation.  Here is the analysis: Bernanke is going read more

FDIC-Insured 529 Plan Savings Account Used For Non-College Purposes
Posted: Nov 17, 2012 by Kaight  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

Ken has already posted extensively on 529 plans . . in a variety of places. Currently under discussion over at FWF is this scheme: http: read more

Deal At Charter One Bank
Updated: Sep 17, 2012 by 51hh  |  2 comments  |  Miscellaneous

I just tried to post this at the proper forum location . . CD deals. But this website will not accept my input of (what was a proper) URL for Charter read more

MM Rate Slashed At UFB effective 09/04/2012
Updated: Sep 5, 2012 by RichReg  |  1 comment  |  Bank Deals

Looks quick like as if they have cut to 1.10%, down from 1.30%. Can anyone confirm? ETA Just telephoned bank.  Confirming now the rate fell to read more

Are Interest Rates For Existing Certificates Secure??
Updated: Jun 1, 2012 by paoli2  |  1 comment  |  Ask The Community

In light of today's horrid employment report I have my doubts.  I see two separate classes of concern: Banks: My best understanding is banks must read more

Bankruptcy Ahead For Ally Financial Unit?
Updated: Apr 15, 2012 by Shorebreak  |  1 comment  |  Bank Deals

Problems at Ally Financial: Ally’s ResCap Loan May Precede Bankruptcy, Fitch Says - Bloomberg

You Can Put It In, But Can't Get It OUT
Updated: Mar 4, 2012 by RobofNY  |  3 comments  |  Bank Reviews

I can transfer my money into my Ally Account in a matter of minutes.  When I want to get it out, "well that'll be a few business days" or you can read more

OK Credit Union
Updated: Feb 16, 2012 by pdxmale  |  3 comments  |  Bank Reviews

I recently opened a Northwest Federal Credit Union and here are my thoughts so far.  The online process was fine for the most part, except when I read more

Updated: Feb 9, 2012 by Wil  |  2 comments  |  Bank Reviews

The rates DCU publishes on it's website are for customers with a "relationship checking". This is only available if you have a loan or credit card, read more

Bank Of America's Credit Card Bonus - Moving Customers From Debit To Credit Cards
Updated: Dec 8, 2011 by Kaight  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

Here's a good example of how the large banks are trying to push customers from debit cards to credit cards. Two weeks after news came out on Bank of read more

HSBC Hit With Record Fine For Ripping Off Elderly
Updated: Dec 5, 2011 by Kaight  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

(Reuters) - Britain's financial regulator slapped a record 10.5 million pound ($16.4 million) fine on HSBC on Monday for mis-selling investments to pay read more

Justice Federal Credit Unon S**Cks! (NO STARS!)
Updated: Dec 5, 2011 by Kaight  |  6 comments  |  Bank Reviews

I cannot tell you how angry I am at how I have just been treated by Justice Federal Credit Union, at their Los Angeles branch. In the end, they would not read more