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Why Doesn't Anyone Talk About An Emergency Fund?
Updated: Aug 9, 2015 by Ally6770  |  27 comments  |  Ask The Community

For all the talk on CDs and bank accounts and savings, why doesn't anyone bring up the issue of having an emergency fund?  I don't have one although read more

Metrobank, Racist Bank
Updated: Jul 10, 2012 by tomlawler  |  3 comments  |  Bank Reviews

To all individuals and small businesses that believe that MetroBank is what they claim to be, please beware that they are racists.  After having a read more

Ken, There Seems To Be A Growing Number Of Wierd Anonymous Comments To Some Of Your Posts
Updated: Jul 31, 2010 by glxpass  |  13 comments  |  Miscellaneous

Ken, There seems to be a growing number of wierd anonymous comments to some of your posts.  And I think the same person(s) scew other comments by read more

Should The U.S. Allow Online Gambling?
Updated: Jul 31, 2010 by tomlawler  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

From the New York Times: With pressure mounting on the federal government to find new revenues, Congress is considering legalizing, and taxing, an read more

Emigrant Direct-- A Good "Bridge" Bank
Updated: Jul 12, 2010 by tomlawler  |  3 comments  |  Bank Reviews

Emigrant Direct used to be one of my favorite internet banks, but their once high rates are merely competitive now.  I still maintain a small balance read more

Interesting Incident At USAA Bank
Updated: Jul 11, 2010 by tomlawler  |  2 comments  |  Bank Deals

USAA usually gets very high marks for customer service. Anyone can now qualify for most of their banking services, but for insurance, you have to be read more

H&R Block Bank
Updated: Jul 10, 2010 by misterp  |  2 comments  |  Bank Reviews

Stay far far away from this dysfunctional organization. They claim to have ACH service, but it is not like anybody has ever heard of. You have to download read more

Capital One--My #1 Bank
Updated: Jul 8, 2010 by tomlawler  |  1 comment  |  Bank Reviews

I've been with Capital One forever and w/o any problems.  Currently many of my 10-year CD's are maturing there (can't believe I got 8.00% back in read more

ING -- If Only Your Rates Were Better!
Updated: Jul 5, 2010 by iracer7  |  2 comments  |  Bank Reviews

ING has by far the coolest and most enjoyable online presence and interface of any bank I know.  Attracted by those hypnotic read more

USAA Bank--Fantastic 7 Year Deal For Big Investors
Posted: Jul 2, 2010 by tomlawler  |  0 comments  |  Bank Reviews

I just made a "super jumbo" CD (defined as over $175k) at USAA for a 3.79 rate/3.86 yield.  Smaller investors can still get a solid read more

Morton Community Bank--Worth The Drive
Posted: Jun 22, 2010 by tomlawler  |  0 comments  |  Bank Reviews

Morton Community Banks has nearly 30 locations.  I drove to their Toluca branch in April for their 10-year CD.  My account rep, Roanna, was read more

BP Chase Rebate Special
Updated: Jun 21, 2010 by tomlawler  |  1 comment  |  Ask The Community

Just got this in the mail labeled as 'An exclusive offer for BP Visa® best customers': 2% rebates on groceries, home improvement, utilities and read more

Opened A Two Year CD Online.
Updated: Jun 20, 2010 by tomlawler  |  1 comment  |  Bank Reviews

Opened a two-year CD online on 05/31/2010, at 2.51%.  I sent them a check on 06/08/2010 and it was received by 06/10/2010, but the rates dropped to read more

Christian Financial Credit Union -- Avoid Them
Updated: Jun 19, 2010 by Alan  |  2 comments  |  Bank Reviews

I had a CD at Christian Financial CU -- and a very bad experience. I would recommend to just stay away from this place.  They charge a fee to join read more

Maybe The $250K Limit Will Be Extended Beyond 2013
Updated: Jun 17, 2010 by Ken Tumin  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

WASHINGTON (6/17/10)--In an unexpected move, lawmakers added language to regulatory reform legislation that would overhaul the deposit insurance system. read more

Penfed And Its Credit Card
Updated: Jun 16, 2010 by tomlawler  |  2 comments  |  Bank Reviews

I opened a CD with PenFed a while ago which gave me good returns. I am happy with their customer service too. Unfortunately the rate has come down a lot, read more

Broadway Federal Bank Review
Posted: Jun 16, 2010 by tomlawler  |  0 comments  |  Bank Reviews

I had a poor experience with this outfit last week.  Their 3.56% 6-year CD  attracted my attention so I called their LA office last Monday read more

Atlanta National Bank Has A 3.51% Yield On Its 5-Year CD
Updated: Jun 12, 2010 by tomlawler  |  2 comments  |  Bank Deals

This is my first thread and post at this great site.  I thought I'd pass on a great 5-year rate (3.46)/yield (3.51) at Atlanta National Bank in read more

Ally Bank's 5-Year CD Yield Falls To 2.95%
Updated: Jun 12, 2010 by Ken Tumin  |  2 comments  |  Bank Deals

Ally Bank's 60-month CD rate fell from 2.99% to 2.95% APY. I don't usually highlight a small CD rate change, but this 5-year CD from Ally Bank is read more