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rav

Joined: Apr 21, 2010Comments: 6
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Mutual Funds vs. ETFs: Which Is Better?
Updated: Jun 3, 2014 by rav  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

ETFs are soaring in popularity, but don't trade in all your mutual funds for exchange-traded funds just yet. Between 2001 and 2012, the number of ETFs read more

One Account Rate Dropped From 1% To 0.75%
Posted: Jun 3, 2014 by rav  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

The rate for Banc of California's One Account has dropped from 1% to 0.75%.

TIAA Direct Dropped MM Yield From 0.76% To 0.60%
Posted: Oct 17, 2013 by rav  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

TIAA Direct dropped yield for their money market account from 0.76% to 0.60% for balances $50,000 and higher, and to 0.55% for balances $10,000 and read more

TIAA Direct Drops Rates AGAIN To 0.76% APY
Updated: May 5, 2013 by smc  |  6 comments  |  Bank Deals

TIAA-CREF Direct once again dropped rates on their High Yield Savings and Money Market accounts: this time from 0.86% APY to 0.76% APY. This is the read more

TIAA-CREF Direct Banking Dropped Rates Again (To 0.86%)
Posted: Apr 17, 2013 by rav  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

TIAA-CREF Direct once again dropped rates on their High Yield Savings and Money Market accounts from 0.92% APY to 0.86% APY.

No More Automatic Mailings Of 1040 And Other IRS Tax Forms
Updated: Feb 26, 2013 by JAKASS  |  3 comments  |  Miscellaneous

This is just a reminder that the IRS will no longer be automatically mailing paper tax packages. This IRS page describes how you can get the forms and read more

Salem Five Direct Eone Online Rates Are Deceptive
Updated: Feb 4, 2013 by bocaricky  |  3 comments  |  Bank Deals

Online, the published rate for eOneSavings account had been 1.00% until today, June 6th, when it changed to 0.75%.  However, in my most recent read more

Morrill & Janes Closing Elite Checking And Treasury Index Accounts For Customers Outside KS & MO
Posted: Oct 18, 2012 by rav  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

Today, Morrill and Janes sent email to customers residing outside Kansas and Missouri and indicated that they will close all Elite Checking and Treasury read more

Morrill & Janes Elite Checking Rate Dropped From 0.95% To 0.90%
Posted: Oct 1, 2012 by rav  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

It appears that the rate for Morrill & Janes Elite Checking recently dropped without them updating their website.  The website still lists 0.95% read more

Morrill & Janes Elite Checking Rate Dropped From 1.01% To 0.95% Today
Posted: Jul 3, 2012 by rav  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

The rate on Morrill & Janes excellent Elite Checking account dropped today from 1.01% to 0.95% today.

Exceeding The US Savings Bond Annual Purchase Limit
Updated: May 25, 2012 by pearlbrown  |  3 comments  |  Ask The Community

Is it possible to exceed the $10,000 annual limit for purchasing I Savings Bonds by buying gifts for each other?  For example, if I bought $10k, my read more

3% CASH (Or GIFT CARD) REWARD On All Debit Card Purchases For 90 Days
Updated: Oct 26, 2011 by Saphira2021  |  5 comments  |  Bank Deals

3% cash back for 3 months with NO minimum checking account balance.  You will continue to earn regular perks after the 3-month period (90 read more

Virtual Bank Dropped Top Rate On Its Emoneymarket From 1.06% To 1.01%
Posted: Aug 16, 2011 by rav  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

Virtual Bank dropped top rate on its eMoneyMarket from 1.06% to 1.01% APY for $100,000 minimum balance. Rates page: http://www.virtua read more

Bank Of America Customer Forced To Pay CD Early Withdrawal Penalty On Last Day Of Grace Period
Updated: Jul 19, 2011 by rav  |  2 comments  |  Bank Deals

The Credit Slips blog describes an issue a Bank of America customer experienced when she tried to close her CD on the last day of the CD grace period. read more

Union Bank: MM 1.00% APY Guaranteed Until 8/15/2012
Updated: Jul 14, 2011 by rav  |  2 comments  |  Bank Deals

Union Bank branches in Oregon and Washington only are offering a money market account yielding 1.00% guaranteed through August 15, 2012, so long as the read more

Flagstar Direct Cuts Money Market Account Rate
Updated: Jul 14, 2011 by rav  |  1 comment  |  Bank Deals

Another internet bank has cut its savings account rate to under 1.00%. Flagstar Direct's Money Market Savings Account yield has fallen from 1.11% to read more

Seattle Bank 1.0% MM With Rate Guarantee For Six Months
Posted: Jul 13, 2011 by rav  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

Seattle Bank in Washington State has a promotion going on right now that guarantees rates for six months after date of opening the account.  The read more

Schwab Visa Cash Back Credit Card: Future Of 2% Cash Back?
Updated: Sep 23, 2010 by 51hh  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

Clark Howard has some useful warnings and tips for Schwab Visa credit card customers. The 2% cash back may not last much longer. As of Oct. 1, 2010, Bank read more

Pacific Continental Rates Drop Again
Posted: Sep 15, 2010 by rav  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

Rates at Pacific Continental have dropped twice in the past couple of weeks: on 8/26 and then again on 9/9.  These rates apply to both savings and read more

Re-Titleing Account
Updated: Sep 2, 2010 by rav  |  3 comments  |  Bank Deals

Unfortunately I have to re-title my account because of the death of my husband.  Most banks want to re-title my account from a joint account with the read more

FINALLY A Way To Earn 3% CASH REWARD On Your Federal & State Income Tax Payments
Updated: Aug 20, 2010 by mbregman  |  2 comments  |  Bank Deals

You can pay your federal and state income taxes (& make your quarterly estimated payments) with only a $3.89 per transaction fee, instead of the read more

1.50% Money Market Promo At An Indiana Bank
Updated: Aug 19, 2010 by Ken Tumin  |  2 comments  |  Bank Deals

The rate is very competitive, but it's only a promo rate that could change at any time. I thought it was worth at least a forum post. Merchants Bank of read more

1.26% APY Savings At First Savings Bank Northwest - WA
Updated: Jul 7, 2010 by Ken Tumin  |  1 comment  |  Bank Deals

First Savings Bank Northwest is offering 1.26% APY savings, regardless of balance. They have maintained this yield for more than a month now, but note read more

Not Quite 1.30% APY MM At Golf Savings Bank - WA
Posted: Jul 7, 2010 by rav  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

Golf Savings Bank is offering a 1.30% APY VIP money market account for balances between $100,000 and $250,000.  However, because the VIP money market read more

1.59% APY 15-Month CD With BUMP At Golf Savings Bank - WA
Posted: Jul 7, 2010 by rav  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

Golf Savings Bank in Washington is offering a 1.59% APY CD with a one-time BUMP for balances between $10,000 and $90,000 (1.49% APY for read more

1.95% APY 24-Month CD (and 1.53% 13-month CD) At First Savings Bank Northwest - WA
Posted: Jul 7, 2010 by rav  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

First Savings Bank Northwest is offering 1.95% APY for 24-month CD with $100,000 minimum balance.  Lower yields for lower balances.  They read more

1.92% APY 24-Month CD At Community 1St Credit Union - WA
Posted: Jul 7, 2010 by rav  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

Community 1st Credit Union is offering 1.92% APY on a 24-month CD with $50,000 minimum balance.  Lower yields for lower balances.  Note that IRA read more

1.7% APY 15-Month CD At Bank Of The Pacific - OR,WA
Posted: Jul 7, 2010 by rav  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

Bank of the Pacific is offering 1.70% APY on a 15-month certificate with $100,000 minimum balance.  It pays 1.60% APY with $500 minimum balance. read more

1.90% APY 24-Month CD With BUMP At Anchor Bank - WA
Posted: Jul 7, 2010 by rav  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

Anchor Bank in Washington State is offering a 1.90% APY certificate for 24 months, with a one-time rate bump. Minimum deposit: $2000. Rate sheet: read more

2.00% 24-Month CD At Northwest Commercial Bank - WA
Posted: Jun 16, 2010 by rav  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

Northwest Commercial Bank is offering at 2.00% APY for a 24-month CD. They are a small one-branch bank in Lynnwood, WA, currently rated 2 stars by read more