Category Archive: Bankrate

5 banking predictions that missed the mark

A visitor from the 1940s would be very disappointed with today’s society. We don’t have pill-based, full-course meals. No one is living on the moon. And no matter how hard you look, you… Continue reading

7 best ways to save money on car insurance

Because the initial steps in getting car insurance at a good price can be so frustrating, most people tend to ignore it once they have it. That could be costing them considerable sums of money each… Continue reading

Your bank’s been acquired: Should you stay?

Consolidation is a common occurrence in the banking industry — regardless of what’s going on with the economy. If the bank or credit union you’ve been doing business with for years is acquired,… Continue reading

Pros and cons of retirement income options

Despite near-constant reminders, Americans aren’t really good at saving for retirement. And they’re likely to be just as bad at stretching their savings to last the entirety of their golden years. It’s a problem… Continue reading

Getting a mortgage when you’re self-employed

Ever since the 2008 financial meltdown and real estate crisis, banks have made some dramatic changes to their lending policies. That’s making it harder for the self-employed to secure a mortgage. If you… Continue reading

7 tips for a home sale in a soft market

Making a home sale has never been a lot of fun — but in this economy, it’s even worse. If you’ve followed the usual chestnuts about boosting curb appeal and staging your living room… Continue reading