Greg McBride, CFA

Greg McBride, CFA, chief financial analyst for, a personal-finance website that conducts annual nationwide surveys of fees at banks and credit unions, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Financial Planning

Cash-Strapped by the Pandemic? How to Raise Money—Sarah Hiner Talks to Greg McBride, CFA,

Advice for those in a pandemic-related cash crunch on how to renegotiate bills, reduce expenses and take advantage of money that is available to you.

Personal Loans

Despite Lower Rates, Most Vehicle Owners Shouldn’t Refinance

Here’s how to assess the possible savings by refinancing an auto loan.


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%…

Credit Report Score

Easy Ways to Boost Credit Scores

To boost your credit score…  Keep the percentage of revolving credit you use—such as credit cards—to 30% or less, and -ideally…


Quick & Free Cybersecurity

There are all kinds of things we can do to prevent identity theft—ranging from the simple (not giving out your…


Beware the New Adjustable-Rate Mortgages

Home buyers, watch out! Financial institutions are rolling out a new generation of hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) with very attractive…


How Safe Is Your Money in the Bank?

What you need to know now about FDIC insurance California-based IndyMac Bank failed in July, leading many bank customers to…


How to Avoid Knee Arthritis

Easy Tricks to Prevent Osteoarthritis of the Knee If you're no longer as young as you used to be and…

Credit & Debt

Borrow Better

How to get the best deal now on every type of loan The ongoing credit crisis has made it more…


The Ins and Outs of Internet Banking

The high interest rates touted by on-line banks are tantalizing, but many people are fearful of virtual banks. How do…