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CDs Rates: Compare Top Certificates of Deposit

These days, it's getting harder and harder to find a savings account with a good interest rate. Some banks' CDs (certificates of deposit) offer slighter better returns if you're willing to commit your money to the CD for the term of the certificate … [Read more...]

Emergency Funds: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know

Note from David: Wherever you are on the journey to "getting better with money", the concept of an emergency fund---rainy day savings that will be there for you in case the unthinkable happens---is critical. I know, I know, it's personal finance … [Read more...]

The Best Places for Your Short-Term Savings

It's time to give yourself a ten-second financial check-up: Are all of your hard-earned dollars earning interest? Savvy investors know that every dollar deposited at a bank, brokerage, or financial institution should be making money... and … [Read more...]

Savings Interest Rates Suck, But Here’s What You Can Do About It

Today, I want to tackle a common question: When savings account interest rates suck, how else can you get a return on your cash? Here’s how one reader phrased it: I’m a single young professional without any debt. I make a decent living. I have a 4 … [Read more...]

Sallie Mae Savings Account Review

Sallie Mae Direct, the online banking arm of student loan company Sallie Mae, which maintains one of the highest national interest rates on its no-minimum balance online savings and money market accounts. Here's a quick review of the Sallie Mae … [Read more...]