[credit provider=”PR handout”] The Masterpiece series “Downton Abbey” has become a surprise hit, providing millions of Americans with a Sunday-night escape to a more elegant era. As a side benefit, “Downton Abbey” also happens to teach some valuable lessons about money.In a way, the show is all about money: the […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Congress and President Obama may have reached a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, but the agreement still leaves some key questions about government finances unanswered.As things stand now, a number of factors suggest that mortgage rates and interest on savings accounts could move higher by the end […]
[credit provider=”dave_7 / Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveseven/5052884185/”] High-yield bond funds are attracting huge amounts of investor money these days.Given today’s interest rate environment, this is a trend that is completely understandable — and dangerous.
[credit provider=”Instagram/christine_a86″ url=”http://statigr.am/viewer.php#/detail/347926456097687549_27867672″] Since the Great Recession, banks and consumers have had an uneasy partnership. Tighter federal regulations have prompted many institutions to introduce new fees on checking accounts, and the Federal Reserve’s low-interest-rate policies have helped keep the typical savings account yield below the rate of inflation. These conditions […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Washington_C_D.C._Tidal_Basin_cherry_trees.jpg”] Where is the best place to make a living?In today’s tough economy, it’s an especially relevant question.
[credit provider=”Nick DeWolf” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dboo/sets/72157626057444215/”] You probably know that there are plenty of challenges to making a living in today’s economy.What you may not know is how significantly the place you live can impact some of those challenges.
It’s no secret that retirees generally don’t like the cold, so it should come as no surprise that there is an abundance of northern states on this year’s list of 10 Worst States to Retire from MoneyRates.com.
[credit provider=”Lourdes Nightingale via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/plunkmasterknows/372669751/”] While nearly half of Americans report feeling anxious about their financial future, many are apparently not concerned enough to implement the finance advice they receive. Only a third consistently take action after receiving financial advice, according to a new survey conducted on behalf of […]
[credit provider=”Flickr via mancosu” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mancosu/6170568746/in/photostream/”] If a newly release report is any indication, most children shouldn’t expect a big inheritance from their parents. A new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that 46 per cent of Americans die with less than $10,000 in financial assets.The study, which […]
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/5268897445/sizes/m/”] Nearly any way you slice it, checking accounts became a little more expensive in the first half of 2012.That’s the principal finding of the latest MoneyRates.com Bank Fees Survey, a semi-annual study that examines banking costs across the country to reveal trends in checking account and […]