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Roger Spooner/Getty Images It’s nearly impossible to perfectly time when to buy a CD. But if the current trend of CD rate decreases continues, locking in an annual percentage yield (APY) on a short-term CD may be a smart move compared with longer-term CDs. Ever since the...
Kevin George/Shutterstock The Federal Reserve System holidays are important because they can impact your financial life. If you deposit a check when the Fed is closed, you may experience a delay in funds availability. A Fed holiday may also cause a bill payment to be late if...
Maskot/Getty Images It’s not the move you’d think about at first, but in recent years, banks have been changing their web whereabouts. Instead of staying at well-known dot-com addresses, a few hundred financial institutions have been relocating to dot-bank top-level domains. What sounds insignificant is meant to...
Flashpop/Getty Images It’s nice to know that when you have a question, you can get answers from someone you know and respect. It’s also great when that person already knows your specific situation. In the financial world, wealthy individuals have this in private banking and wealth management. Private...
Diane Macdonald / Contributor / Getty Images Many Navy Federal Credit Union customers experienced issues receiving deposits Friday morning. Navy Federal acknowledged the issue, posting the following on Twitter: “We’re aware members are unable to see their deposits, but deposits have been posted. We’re working on this...
Todor Tsvetkov/Getty Images Studies show that Americans hold on to their bank accounts for far too long. A 2017 Bankrate and MONEY survey found that the average adult has had the same primary checking account for about 16 years. If you’re unhappy with your bank and it’s not...
Westend61/Getty Images If Twitter is testimony to our emotional state, a bank’s website and app suddenly going down is irksome at best — and deeply alarming at worst. Worries about accessing money, paying bills on time and avoiding overdraft fees abound in customers’ tweets, whether it’s...
chibelek/Twenty20 Interest rates on savings accounts and CDs could be holding steady for a while. The Federal Reserve on Wednesday released the minutes from its March meeting, which showed that the committee is in no hurry to raise interest rates again this year. Rates on savings accounts and...
Sunny studio/Shutterstock.com Whether you’re saving for your first car or your kid’s college education, there are several savings accounts and registry products to help you keep your eye on the financial target. Here’s what to know about goal-setting accounts. RATE SEARCH: Shop savings account rates on Bankrate. Goal savings...
Hinterhaus Productions/Getty Images The Equifax data breach left many of us with questions about cybersecurity. A big one: If a credit bureau can be hacked, how safe is our information stored in other places, like banks? The good news? Major data breaches at financial services providers aren’t as...