| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Residential mortgage rates aren't just up from the bottom -- they have zoomed a full percentage point above recent record lows, reaching the mid-4% range.
The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate home loan hit 4.63% on Monday, according to HSH...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:00 AM
“Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” or so the 1970s country song advised.
But today, the recommendation could be not to let your children grow up to journalists, marriage therapists or vets.
Strictly speaking finances,...
| May 10, 2013
| 1:05 AM
The CNN Money website reports that Bankrate has ranked South Dakota as the third best state in the country for retired people.
While states such as Florida are known as havens for senior citizens, other states ranked higher for quality of life. The...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Nearly half — 48 percent — of American workers haven’t noticed that more money is being taken out of their paychecks for the payroll tax that funds Social Security, according to a survey released today by Bankrate.com.
In the previous...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Nearly three fourths of the 50 largest U.S. credit unions offer free checking accounts, according to a Bankrate.com survey. Only 39 percent of banks offer the same free checking accounts, Bankrate found in an earlier study.
Nearly all the credit...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:17 AM
A third of Americans are cutting back spending because of their fears over the so-called fiscal cliff -- if Washington can't agree on a compromise, according to a new poll from Palm Beach County-based Bankrate.com.
One in three polled said they have...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:18 AM
Danville has been named one of the top places in the U.S. to retire. On Tuesday, CNN/Money released a list of the “25 Best Places to Retire” and Danville was among the cities named in the article. CNN compiled a list of cities and towns in...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 12:21 PM
Banks are hiking ATM fees to record levels and cutting back on free checking accounts, according to an industry report issued Monday.
The financial research firm Bankrate,com said ATM surcharges -- the fee charged when you use a machine that's isn't...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 7:40 AM
Bankrate.com’s annual checking account survey has some bad news for consumers: Free checking continues to disappear. Three years ago, 76 percent of non-interest checking accounts were free of charge. Now, only 39 percent are free.
It gets worse....
| Sep 24, 2012
| 3:35 PM
CHICAGO (AP) - Truly free checking accounts are becoming rarer as banks add more fees to boost their profits.
Financial data publisher Bankrate.com says a survey shows only 39 percent of non-interest checking accounts are free to all customers. That'...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 9:22 AM
If the standard financial wisdom is true – that surviving a financial catastrophe requires a 6-month cache of emergency savings – then two-thirds of Americans may be in for a nasty surprise.
Only a quarter of U.S. adults have more than six...