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George Rose/Getty Images The first bank failure since 2017 is a timely reminder to make sure your bank deposits are within federal insurance guidelines. On Friday, The Texas Department of Banking closed the Enloe State Bank in Cooper, Texas, making it the first Federal Deposit Insurance Corp....
Andrew Seng In the years since the financial crisis, the nation’s biggest banks have grown substantially. All in all, the top 15 largest banks now hold a combined total of $13.7 trillion in assets. For a sense of the vast scale of that wealth, $13.7 trillion is...
Stígur Már Karlsson /Heimsmyndir/Getty Images Savers who take advantage of health savings accounts will be able to sock away a little more next year. The IRS on Thursday raised the contribution limits health savings accounts, or HSAs, for the calendar year 2020:For people with self-only coverage under...
Courtesy of Wealthfront The battle for deposits by financial institutions and fintech companies continues to heat up, and it bodes well for your wallet. On Tuesday, Wealthfront announced that it increased the rate on its online-only cash account to 2.51 percent APY — making it the top-yielding...
1 of 21 Begin slideshow DEA/S. VANNINI/Getty Images The history of banking...
Dougal Waters/Getty Images I have 8 accounts at 5 banks. Yes, you read that right. One reason for having so many bank accounts is that I live and work in China to pay off debt in the U.S. I’m banking in two countries. Each account has a different...
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...
10’000 Hours/Getty Images People are after your money via the internet. Some $2.7 billion in online theft and fraud was reported to the FBI last year alone. If you’re among the millions affected by one of the many data breaches reported each year, someone may already have...
Courtesy of US Bank/Shutterstock If a mobile banking app makes you think of depositing checks and discovering your balance quickly, you’re in good company. These are classic tasks. Yet, it’s a bit like thinking about a smartphone for its ability to make calls — useful, sure. But there’s...
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...