| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:07 PM
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...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 6:45 AM
We are at the beginning of a new year and there is still time to make financial resolutions for 2012 -- or try again if you have fallen behind on your goals.Here are 6 smart financial moves to make now:
Tackle credit card debt. Pay down debt, try to...
| 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'...
| 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....
| 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...
| May 7, 2012
| 10:00 AM
You may think prepaid debit cards are a bargain but realize that all the cards in a recent Bankrate.com survey carried fees -- some of them pricey."If you are going to chose a prepaid card, you need to shop around to find the one with lowest costs,"...
| May 13, 2012
Prepaid debit cards are everywhere these days — and so are their fees.
The cards allow you to load cash onto them and are accepted by businesses just like other types of plastic.
But you might have to pay a fee to activate the card, make ATM...