A savings account is an account with a bank or other financial institution that pays interest on the money deposited. Check out the articles, columns, radio shows, blog posts and videos for more information on savings accounts.
How Much Money Should I Have in My Emergency Fund?
This article was written by guest blogger Bahiyah Shabazz. Imagine you’re taking a summer road trip and the check engine light on your dashboard suddenly pops on. You pull over to the nearest auto shop to get a diagnosis, only to find out that your transmission is going out. The mechanic can fix it today, [...]
Retirement Tips: 21 Ways to Add to Your Emergency Fund
Planning for the worst while hoping for the best is essential for successful retirement planning. In addition to your retirement savings, it’s important to create an emergency fund that you can tap if you face a financial emergency now or in retirement. Retirement tips: How to build an emergency fund Nobody plans on a financial [...]
Single Women Heading Households Seem To Be Less Well Off
Apparently, it's tough being a single woman who heads a household these days.The Consumer Federation of America released the results of an analysis of...
Is Your Bank Account Protected? Use This Calculator!
The FDIC has launched a new calculator to help you figure out if your deposits are protected. Use this: www.fdic.gov/edie/index.html Published: Sep ...
Many ‘Household CFOs’ Lack Emergency Funds
A recent survey found 68 percent of "household CFOs," those responsible for managing their families' budgets, don't have an emergency fund. Consumer ...
Ilyce Glink on WSB Radio – July 21, 2008
Today on the Clark Howard Show, Ilyce discusses Tata Motors' compressed air cars, how to set up a new business before shopping for a Health Savings Account and the qualities of emotional spenders and extreme savers. For show notes and updates through the week, check out her blog at www.thinkglink.com/blog , and sign up for her free weekly newsletter on the ThinkGlink.com home page. Check out the videos at www.expertrealestatetips.net. And be sure to subscribe to her YouTube channel.
Short-Term Savings Account
Unfortunately, there aren't great interest rates for saving short-term cash right now. Shopping around might reveal the best rates among Internet banks. Some mutual fund companies have accounts that will pay decent rates without fees also.
Simplify Personal Finances With Online Banking
A bank account holder asks about online banking and overdraft protection saying he recently paid a high amount of fees. Banks and credit unions offer different kinds of overdraft protection and electronic banking. But no matter what kind of overdraft protection you have, you need to know the fees the banks charge. Take charge of your personal finances by using online banking to monitor when the money is in your account.
Interest Rates On Savings Accounts
Interest rates on savings accounts will be low for a while. Is using an online bank a good idea to get a higher interest rate on his savings account?
Stocks Fall On More Bad News
U.S. and European stocks fell today after bad news from financial services companies and the National Association of Purchasing Management in Chicago ...