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February 27, 2016
What Killed Your Local, Community Bank?
Small, local banks are an endangered species these days. Here's what happened to them.
January 25, 2016
No Adults Allowed: The Only Bank in the World Made for Kids
The best way to teach fiscal responsibility to your son or daughter is to start a bank account in their name and let them manage their own money.
January 13, 2016
How to Stop Unwanted Debit and Credit Card Withdrawals
Is a merchant refusing to stop taking your money? Here's how to fight back.
December 28, 2015
10 Worst States in America for Banking in 2015
Who's watching your money? We work hard for our money, so it’s only natural that we want to protect it and give it proper storage.
July 15, 2015
Would You Do Your Banking at the Post Office?
There are some proposals floating out there that could turn the post office into a bank. Would you be willing to deposit checks where you ship parcel?
July 03, 2015
10 Ways That Too Many People Throw Money Away
Most consumers don't realize they are sabotaging their own finances. Here's what you can do to keep your money from going down the drain.
June 15, 2015
Why So Many Americans Are Choosing Credit Unions These Days
The growing popularity of credit unions is undeniable, especially in the wake of the financial crisis. Here's why memberships and savings balances are rising.
May 30, 2015
Top 10 Banks That Offer The Best Customer Protection
When shopping for a bank it's important to make sure it does a good job of protecting your personal financial information and shielding you from unfair practices.
May 19, 2015
7 Traditional Freebies You Can Kiss Goodbye
Feel like you're getting shortchanged these days more than before? Lots of businesses are sneaking in charges for things that used to be free.
May 15, 2015
5 Ways the World’s Most Powerful Woman Is Taking On Big Banks
The chairwoman of the Federal Reserve is taking big steps to make sure that the nation's largest banks are financially stable.
April 21, 2015
What is ChexSystems?
Your banking behavior is being watched very closely.
April 08, 2015
This Bank Just Promised To Break The Law, Again
One banker all but assured the rest of us that his organization would probably break the law, again, in the future. Why don't we put a stop to it?
April 07, 2015
5 Ways to Protect Your Digital Wallet
There are steps you can take that will help protect you from fraudsters who are ready to pounce on your personal financial information.
April 04, 2015
5 Reasons Credit Unions Can Be Better Than Banks
To choose the best financial institution, the key is to gather all of the relevant information. Here's what you need to know about credit unions.
March 18, 2015
America’s Unhealthiest Banks are Some of the Largest
What problems have the Fed and reformers found?
March 16, 2015
Will Legalizing Medical Marijuana Benefit the Economy?
Congress has decided to finally stop going after medical marijuana, and that could mean big things for the economy at large.
March 12, 2015
Why Marijuana Businesses Still Can’t Get Bank Accounts
Banks trying to offer services to the marijuana industry are being stonewalled by vague federal guidelines and delayed paperwork.
March 03, 2015
The Pros and Cons of a Traditional Savings Account
A savings account can be the backbone of your financial life, but not everyone needs one.
December 17, 2014
Why the Fed Should Just Let Bad Banks Die
If the financial crisis taught us anything, it's that sometimes it's best to just let a failing bank die.
December 15, 2014
Why Banks Make Better Criminals Than People
Turns out the best bank robbers in the world are bank executives.
December 15, 2014
Blackmail or Politics as Usual: Congress Nears a Spending Bill Deal
By a partisan vote, shortly before the midnight deadline, representatives passed a $1.1 trillion spending package that will keep the government operating.
November 27, 2014
Why Marijuana Banking Laws Are Such a Joke
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Department of Justice is working on regulation that would grant marijuana businesses access to the financial system.
August 30, 2014
Is Cash Becoming a Thing of the Past?
When you buy something small, like a bagel or a cup of coffee, do you use cash or a card? More and more people are using plastic for purchases under $5.
July 21, 2014
Why Are Banks Refusing to Transfer Your Money Abroad?
As regulators crack down on money laundering, the world’s largest money movers have scaled back their cash transfer businesses.
July 16, 2014
Bulgaria Is Letting Bad Banks Fail; Could the U.S. Do the Same?
Last week, the Bulgarian government pulled the plug on its forth largest bank after a financial scandal came to light. Could the U.S. do the same?
July 16, 2014
Break Out the Checkbook: It’s Time to Buy Comerica
Comerica Incorporated has risen 27 percent in a year, and it looks to be going higher.
July 15, 2014
Financial Crisis Déjà Vu: Big Banks May Be Issuing Bad Loans Again
Limited demand for loans has put banks at its wits end, and the result could be riskier lending.
July 14, 2014
Citigroup Rising: Why a Mixed Quarter Could Be Good For Investors
Citigroup saw net income for second-quarter 2014 of $181 million, or 3 cents per diluted share, on revenues of $19.3 billion.
July 14, 2014
No More Lazy Lending: Better Credit Data Means Harder-Working Banks
Big banks are grappling with an interesting problem right now: credit conditions are improving, but interest rates remain low, making business challenging.
July 11, 2014
The Positives and Negatives of Online Banking
Considering an online bank account? Here are the positives and negatives you should consider.