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Your Bank Safe-Deposit Box Might Not Be as Safe as You Think

Losses from safe deposit boxes are not uncommon for reasons ranging from bank mistakes to floods.

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The Best Bank Accounts to Boost Your Yields Now

As interest rate increases have stalled, some money-market, savings, checking and CD accounts still offer attractive yields. Here are the best.

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Beware CD Rates That Are Too Good to Be True

Lofty CD rates are sometimes just marketing ploys to lure you into buying high-commission financial products.

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How to Earn Much More on Your Savings Now That Interest Rates Are Rising

After more than a decade of extraordinarily low interest rates, savers are finally seeing yields perk up now.

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Yields on Money-Market Funds Finally Perk Up

Yields on money funds at mutual fund companies have risen as the Federal Reserve has boosted interest rates, and the trend is expected to continue.

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Top 10 Credit Unions Anyone Can Join

There is no shortage of reasons for consumers to consider abandoning banks. And credit unions are attracting many of those disaffected customers.

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Free Checking More Common at Credit Unions Than Banks

No-strings free checking now is more than twice as common at large credit unions as at large banks. About 84%…

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Bank Inactivity Fees More Common Than You Think

Does it seem like your bank charges fees for everything these days? It might be worse than you think—some banks…

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States Stealing Little-Used Accounts

If you fail to contact the companies that manage your financial accounts every few years, the money in those accounts…

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Best Places to Stash Your Cash Now

Years of low interest rates have caused savers to throw their hands up in frustration. They can’t find any place…

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Banks Create New Accounts with Higher Yields

Newly created savings accounts are offering higher yields. Several online banks have created the accounts to attract new customers, while…

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Best Places for Your Cash Now

Here are nationally available accounts with the best recent ­annual percentage yields (APY) as of January 20… Savings and money-market…

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Where to Get the Best CD and Savings Account Rates

Below are the highest yields for accounts and CDs that were available nationally as of June 1 at banks online…

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Today’s Best Rates for Savings, Checking, CDs, More

Where to Stash Your Cash Back in the early 1980s, you could walk into a bank and get a six-month…

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Scammers Have a New Partner—Banks

The Justice Department has accused a pair of otherwise reputable banks—Zions Bank of Utah and First Bank of Delaware—of assisting scammers.…