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As bank interest have continued to climb higher in 2018, savers can now find CD rates at 2.00% or higher on a number of short term, six-month certificates of de...(read more)

Republic Bank of Chicago is currently offering a special CD rate promotion in Illinois that is worthy of consideration for rate shoppers that have both, big and small, savings port...(read more)

Rising interest rates in the first half of this year has led to a measurable rise in search inquiries regarding bank certificates of deposit.  From the end of 2016 to start of Aug...(read more)

The new Citi Double Cash Card offers a new twist on earning cash rewards with credit card transactions.  Account holders earn 1% cash back on all purchases made with the new Citi ...(read more)

There is no specific regulation that states the name of the bank must be printed on a check however, the identity of the bank must be disclosed on the...(read more)

New home loan borrowers ought to be rejoicing as US mortgage rates have continued to hold in a very tight range despite a plethora of mixed market signals.  A recent run of diverg...(read more)
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CD interest rates were once again little changed over the past week.  The best CD rates available nationally descended lower by a very small magnitude for the week ending July 22, 2011.  The Selectcdrates.com CD rate index slipped by less than one basis point or 1/100th of a percent by week’s end.  The CD rate
CD rates crawled slightly higher after markets concerns over the government debt ceiling, a government shutdown, Mideast tension, Obama Care, NSA spying, dramatic increases in domestic oil production and more Miley Cyrus antics appeared to pass us by without a major incidence.  The credit and fixed income markets saw quite a bit of volatility during
A Money Market Fund is a mutual fund that is required by the US Securities and Exchange Commission to invest in low-risk, high quality securities. Unlike a Money Market Account, a Money Market Fund is not insured by the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.) However, the underlying investments that make up the fund
As expected, the Federal Reserve announced another rate increase on March 15, 2017.  The reaction by bank and bond rates to the Feds rate move was somewhat fickle.  While some investors are becoming increasingly worried that the long trend of lower bank rates has been reversed, the impact in the bond and interest rate markets
After ending the month of March on an up note, CD rates moved marginally lower to kick off the month of April.  The average yield in the SelectCDrates.com CD rate index moved lower by 2/1000ths of a percent for the most recent bank CD rate survey conducted on April 5, 2013.  The CD rate index
Short term savings refers to money that you keep out of your checking account and stash away somewhere close in case of an emergency or a planned expense in the not too distant future. This may be a fund for something unexpectedly unhappy like car repairs, or it may be for something like college tuition in
As mortgage rates moved closer to record lows and the stock market made a nasty turn to the downside, CD interest rates managed to show a slight uptick.  The average CD rate available nationally measured by the Selectcdrates.com CD rate index was bumped up this past week by 6/1000ths of a percent.  The CD rate
The first step to budgeting your money is to fully understand how you spend your money today. The best method to get a handle on your expenses is to write down every purchase you make for two weeks or a month if you can. This may sound annoying to do, but you will come
Bank CD rates had mixed results for the week ending October 2, 2009.  Short terms CD rates were lower while midterm CD rates were higher and the longer term CD rates were unchanged.  While bank CD rates moved very little in total, Treasury rates continued to move lower for the week with the one year
Bank certificate of deposit rates fell moderately for the week ending March 26, 2010 upon reviewing all CD maturities measured by the survey of the best bank CD rates performed weekly by Selectcdrates.com.  The shortest term bank CDs were unchanged, midterm CDs fell by a more moderate sum and the long term CDs were lower
CD rates were little changed going into the Memorial Day weekend.  However, not all news for savers was ho hum with some CD maturities displaying a mild uptick.  In the latest survey of bank CD rates conducted by SelectCDrates.com, the average yield on the top bank CDs available nationwide dipped by a very small fraction,
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A credit union is a financial institution that is privately owned by its members or customers. Unlike a bank, a credit union operates as a non-profit entity and does not put profitability first. Like banks, credit unions must be concerned about its deposits and lending activities and provide stability and service. Credit
There is no question that you need short term savings. The next logical question is exactly how much you need to have in your short-term savings accounts. The answer varies by the individual. Your Age and Family Situation Your age and family is a large factor in your savings plan. Young, single individuals
National certificate of deposit rates once again moved lower for the week ending July 16, 2010. According to the most recent survey of bank CD rates performed by Selectcdrates.com, CD interest rates were lower for three of the five CD maturities measured and remained unchanged for the remaining two terms. The average of the top

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