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An employer-sponsored retirement plan that enables employees of universities, public schools, and nonprofit organizations to make tax-deferred contributions from their salaries to the plan.
We are must likely going to experience a falling interest rate environment in the coming months. The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee cut the federal funds rate 50 basis points again. A falling federal funds rate usually means that the interest rates on bank products, including CDs and money market accounts will drop and follow
Mifflin County Savings Bank was founded in 1956 in Pennsylvania. The bank is a community bank with four bank branches in Pennsylvania. Mifflin County Savings Bank is chartered as a FDIC savings bank. The main bank office is located in Lewistown. The bank had total assets of $115,451,00 as of September 2008. During that same
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The list of best bank that made the top of the list for bank CD rates at the beginning of 2008 has changed fairly dramatically. Some of the changes are due to bank mergers, some are due to increased competition and some can be attributed to banks that are not in need of aggressively pursuing
The first bank failure of 2009 was just announced. On January 16 the National Bank of Commerce, Berkeley, Illinois, was closed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was named the receiver. Republic Bank of Chicago, Oak Brook, Illinois, is to assume all of the deposits of
The U.S. Department of Labor through the Bureau of labor Statistics announced this morning that nonfarm payroll employment fell by 240,000 in October, and the unemployment rate rose from 6.1 to 6.5 percent. October’s drop followed revised payroll employment declines of 127,000 in August and 284,000 in September. Total employment has fallen by 1.2 million
SharePlus Federal Bank is a mutual savings bank in Texas advertising some very attractive CD rates in the local Dallas Morning News. This bank started life as a credit union and on July 23, 2004, the credit union membership voted to change the charter and become a bank. As a bank, SharePlus Federal Bank has
The FDIC does not insure bank products that include annuities, insurance, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or US treasury securities. As more banks offer a variety of investment products, be clear which products do not carry the guarantee of FDIC coverage. When using bank products that are not covered by the FDIC, be sure these investment
In most States, embezzlement is defined as theft or larceny of assets, either money or property, by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings where property is placed in one’s care.
The fee charged for delinquent payment on an installment loan, usually expressed as a percentage of the loan balance or payment. Also, a penalty imposed by a card issuer against a cardholder’s account for failing to make minimum payments.
The oldest independent bank in California, Scott Valley Bank was established in 1912 but traces its history back to 1852. A 12 branch bank operation, this bank offers insured savings opportunities with fixed rates and variable rates on various savings vehicles. Savings accounts include; statement savings, tiered statement savings, traditional certificates of deposit and an
The ratio of the loan principal, amount borrowed, to the appraised value or selling price. For example, on a $100,000 home, with a mortgage loan principal of $80,000, the loan-to-value ratio is 80 percent. The LTV will affect programs available to the borrower; generally, the lower the LTV, the more favorable the program terms
Institutional funds are held primarily by businesses, governments, institutional investors, and high-net worth households. Institutional funds hold 60 percent of all money market fund assets.
The economic numbers just keep pounding the economy. It is at the point where we are at a vicious cycle of bad data feeding valuation programs that will lead to judgments that ultimately generate more bad data. As more businesses scale back while the consumer is already been forced to scale back the cycle of
Bank savings rates continued to erode over the past week while bank lending rates reversed direction and became slightly more expensive. CD rates were down by a very small margin in the current bank rate survey. The largest decline in CD rates was on the very long end of the curve, five year term CDs,
Generally, a traditional IRA owner must begin taking money out of the account by April 1 of the year after he or she turns 70 1/2. The amount is a minimum distribution determined by the account holder’s age and life expectancy. The IRS has established simplified tables that a traditional IRA owner can
The perception that stronger economic growth is here is pushing interest rates higher along with the stock market and many commodity markets. Treasury rates moved higher this past week with the ten year crossing the 2.00 percent threshold, mortgage rates climbed just modestly higher and CD rates showed almost no change with some maturities moving
Longer term CD rates should be higher than short term CD rates. Investors generally accept a lower yield to have a shorter maturity or on the other hand expect a higher yield on the longer-term, less liquid CD. This characterizes a fairly normal economic condition for most all interest bearing securities, since investors expect to