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Buying Cds From Out Of Town And Maturity Problems
Updated: 2 hours ago by Ally6770  |  30 comments  |  Ask The Community

After all my years of purchasing CDs from all over the US, I have run into a problem which some may not be aware of.  It seems certain credit unions, read more

Are You Reading Your Bank Statements As Close As You Should For Unwarranted Fees?
Updated: Aug 23, 2016 by paoli2  |  4 comments  |  Ask The Community

Folks, anyone who has been a member of DA for a decent time probably knows which bank I refer to when I am posting about my "problematic"  bank so I read more

New Zealand's 'Stunning' $5 Note Named Best Banknote Of The Year
Updated: Apr 27, 2016 by Stewie  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

New Zealand's five-dollar note has been named the banknote of the year for 2015, a "clear winner" among nearly 40 eligible designs from a record 20 read more

How To Max Social Security Benefits Under The New Rules
Updated: Nov 24, 2015 by paoli2  |  5 comments  |  Financial News

Here are 12 tips to help you make the most of your benefits

Paypal Wants To Make Your Body A Password
Updated: May 7, 2015 by Shorebreak  |  4 comments  |  Financial News

As a part of its ‘body integration’ campaign, the payment service is working on an ingestible pill that would preserve your password in the slimiest of read more

Can Money Buy You Happiness?
Updated: Nov 17, 2014 by pearlbrown  |  6 comments  |  Financial News

A Wall Street Journal take on this, along with The Finance Buff's Harry Sit commentary "If Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness What Exactly Does It Buy?"  read more

Home Depot Says About 53 Million Email Addresses Stolen In Breach
Updated: Nov 8, 2014 by pearlbrown  |  3 comments  |  Financial News

From Reuters: Home Depot Inc, the world's largest home improvement chain, said about 53 million email addresses were stolen during a recent breach of read more

Surprisingly Few People Own CDs
Updated: Sep 28, 2014 by Ally6770  |  7 comments  |  Financial News

By Mike Cetera at bankaholic.com Think of your neighbors or the people you see on the train ride to work every day. Think of your co-workers and your read more

Watch Out For Senior Money Moments
Updated: Aug 28, 2014 by Stewie  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

From Kiplinger.com: Four years ago, employees in the legal department of Wells Fargo Advisors fielded an average of 30 reports a month from advisers read more

Healthy Savings, No Debt, But Still Worried About Retirement
Updated: Jun 3, 2013 by Ally6770  |  3 comments  |  Miscellaneous

“My horizon is no longer 25 years. If we have another stock market crash and the Dow goes back down to 6,000, I don’t have the time to read more

Updated: Jan 31, 2013 by pearlbrown  |  2 comments  |  Bank Reviews

they did not have cash for a savings withdraw so they charged me for a check ! the date was 1-30-03. GREED! JIM P.

Lies We Tell Ourselves About Retirement
Updated: Jan 24, 2013 by 51hh  |  3 comments  |  Financial News

From US News and World Report via Yahoo Finance: We may not want to admit it, but our own beliefs are often the biggest obstacle in the journey to read more

How Much Will Your Taxes Jump?
Updated: Jan 14, 2013 by pearlbrown  |  4 comments  |  Financial News

From the Wall Street Journal:  In the nick of time, and amid much political drama, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act on New Year's read more

Best Credit Union Around
Updated: Jan 2, 2013 by Stewie  |  2 comments  |  Bank Reviews

I'm been a member of American United for nealy a decade, and my wife has been a member since she was a child.  We couldn't be happier with our read more

Gillibrand Pushes For Increased Credit Union Lending To Small Businesses
Posted: Dec 5, 2012 by Stewie  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

  The New York Democrat is backing the Small Business Lending Enhancement Act, a bipartisan bill to lift restrictions on credit unions, allowing read more

Balt Co Savings Rewards Checking: Rate Drop To 1.01% From 1.51% APY
Updated: Nov 2, 2012 by Stewie  |  1 comment  |  Bank Deals

As of 10:30 EDT on 11/1/2012, the online login page shows an ad with 1.01% APY while the checking page shows the current 1.51% APY. 11/2 1.01% APY read more

Majority Of Americans Aren't Swayed By Fed's Promises To Keep Interest Rates Low
Updated: Oct 22, 2012 by paoli2  |  5 comments  |  Financial News

Nearly three out of four Americans (74 percent) are not more inclined to borrow money despite the Federal Reserve's recent pledge to keep interest rates read more

Tax Tactics To Make Your Retirement Cash Last
Updated: Oct 17, 2012 by Stewie  |  3 comments  |  Financial News

One of the big challenges in retirement 's taking retirement plan distributions in such a way as to best minimize income tax so more money is left for read more

Investors Want More (Or Less) In Financial Info
Updated: Sep 7, 2012 by Shorebreak  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

From  Bloomberg:  Investors who participated in a major study on financial literacy published last week spoke clearly: They want more read more

Former College Football Coach Accused Of Running A Ponzi Scheme
Updated: Aug 17, 2012 by Stewie  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

From the New York Times Federal regulators have accused a Hall of Fame college football coach of running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded fellow coaches and read more

Senior Discounts? With Some Checking Accounts, It's A Senior Penalty
Updated: Aug 15, 2012 by Stewie  |  1 comment  |  Ask The Community

Take checking accounts off the senior discount list. A new report by the Pew Center on the States warns that so-called senior checking accounts may not be read more

New York Credit Unions Top Nation In Growth
Posted: Aug 8, 2012 by Stewie  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

  According to research firm Callahan & Associates, total credit union assets in New York rose by more than 4 percent to $60.37 billion in the read more

Detroit Man Gambles Away $1.5 Million Accidentally Given By ATM
Posted: Jun 20, 2012 by Stewie  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

  ATM Error Lets Detroit Man Gamble Away $1.5M - ABC News A Detroit man is facing 15 months in prison after he was able to withdraw unlimited ATM read more

Superbanked Consumers Make Up Only 5% Of Adults
Updated: May 25, 2012 by Bozo  |  4 comments  |  Financial News

I've seen the term "unbanked" used a lot. These are consumers who don't use banks or credit unions. However, this is the first time I've seen the term read more

Reward Credit Cards Not All They're Cracked Up To Be
Updated: May 25, 2012 by Stewie  |  3 comments  |  Financial News

In addition to the basic advice of using a plain vanilla style credit card for those who run a balance, Clark Howard offers a warning about a popular 2% read more

Bernanke Acknowledges Fed Policy Failure; Stocks Rally
Updated: Mar 26, 2012 by Shorebreak  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

Bernanke Acknowledges Fed Policy Failure; Stocks Rally - Yahoo! Finance   Stocks rallied Monday based on comments that Fed Chair Ben Bernanke read more

The Fed's Latest Plan To Boost The Economy
Updated: Mar 8, 2012 by Shorebreak  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

From CBS MoneyWatch The new policy under discussion at the Fed is an attempt to lean toward the dovish side -- to do something to help the economy -- read more

Consumers Are Not Seeing Any Savings From Durbin Amendment
Updated: Dec 14, 2011 by Stewie  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

The Electronic Payments Coalition released a study that shows that retailers are not passing along any savings from the debit card regulation. Here's an read more

Jeffdavis Bank Kasasa Cash Checking (4.01%APY $10K To 3.25%APY $10K)
Updated: Oct 1, 2011 by pearlbrown  |  2 comments  |  Bank Deals

The change was detected by DA's bank alert feature.   Checking balances over $10K will earn .25%, from .51%.  The rate on the savings read more

It's Illegal To Shoot Ben Bernanke While He's Robbing You
Posted: Sep 8, 2011 by Stewie  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

It's Illegal to Shoot Ben Bernanke While He's Robbing You - WyattResearch.com If Ben Bernanke broke into your house and started loading your possessions read more