How Today’s Fed Rate Hike Helps — and Hurts — Your Wallet

on December 13, 2017

The Federal Reserve just raised the federal funds rate again, which means interest rates will likely rise in 2018. Here’s how the move will impact anyone with savings or debt.

The Best Banks for Your Money

on November 15, 2017

Your checking account could be earning as much as 1.25 percent in interest — more than 30 times higher than the national average. Here’s what you should consider before switching banks.

Bank Fees Hit Record Highs — Here’s How to Easily Avoid Them

on October 4, 2017

Don’t accept checking account fees as a fact of banking life. You can prevent them from dinging your budget — and sometimes even get them reversed.

Stop Waiting for the Fed — Savings Rates Are Rising Now

on July 26, 2017

Forget all the speculation about when the Federal Reserve will hike rates next: Your savings could be yielding twice as much interest. Here’s the secret.

The Safe Way to Profit From Fed Rate Hikes

on July 6, 2017

Uncertainty typically abounds after the Federal Reserve raises its key interest rate. But savvy consumers can make bank on these rate hikes.

House Votes to Scrap Dodd-Frank Rules

on June 8, 2017

The GOP took the first step to dismantling key consumer protections and banking oversight rules established during the Obama era. What does it mean for you?

Costly Financial Products Teach College Students — and Everyone — a Lesson

on June 7, 2017

Just because a bank account or credit card is aimed at college students — or any other group — doesn’t mean it will save them money. But two types of institutions offer most everyone a deal.

7 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Bank Accounts

on January 27, 2017

We’re all guilty of behavior that puts our accounts at risk. Avoid these mistakes and you’ll keep your money safe.

Wells Fargo Offers $250 Bonus for New Checking Customers

on January 12, 2017

You can score $250 just by opening a new checking account with Wells Fargo. Read on for details.

ATM Spits Out $320, Woman Returns the Cash

on October 9, 2016

Find out why a single mother returned hundreds of dollars that a Wells Fargo ATM “gifted” to her.

Wells Fargo to Pay $190 Million for Illegally Opened Accounts

on September 8, 2016

Federal regulators say bank workers secretly opened more than 2 million unauthorized accounts to boost their sales figures, leaving unwitting consumers on the hook for charges.

Feds Want to Help You Sue Banks, Credit Card Companies

on May 6, 2016

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced a proposed new regulation that would help consumers bring class-action lawsuits against financial institutions.

Group Calls on Government to Limit Overdraft Fees

on May 5, 2016

A report from the Pew Charitable Trusts calls for feds to limit “very expensive short-term credit for vulnerable consumers.”

Bank Offers ‘Faster and Safer’ ATM Access, Without a Card

on July 10, 2015

Customers of this major U.S. bank can make cash withdrawals using just a smartphone. Here’s how it works, and why it’s more secure than the traditional system.

Check-Cashing Technology May Open You Up to Fraud

on June 26, 2015

Here’s how this banking trend could cost you money if you’re not careful.

Why It Might Be Time to Switch Banks

on June 15, 2015

A new survey finds many consumers believe switching banks is difficult. But that may not be the case.

5 Sly Ways Banks Push Your Account Into the Red

on February 2, 2015

Banks earn billions from overdrafts — here’s how. And here are five ways to protect yourself.

Sick of Your Bank? 4 Alternatives to Megabanks

on September 27, 2013

If you’re sick of the fees and other efforts by big banks to make more money at your expense, you have options.

Viewer: Get Me Off This Treadmill!

on August 15, 2010

Maybe you can relate: Sue’s making what should be enough money, but still seems to be falling behind. Here are three simple steps that, if she follows them, will change her life.

Before The Credit CARD Act, A Pound of Flesh

on February 25, 2010

No, it wasn’t your imagination. Your bank probably did raise rates and fees prior to submitting to the consumer protections enacted by the new law that went into force on February 22, 2010. And when you see the details, your blood will boil. Especially in light of the fact that taxpayers bailed out some of the same institutions now sticking it their customers.

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