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Financial Overhaul Bill Hits Congress
By: The Associated Press
By Anne Flaherty, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd on Tuesday called for sweeping new government powers to prevent another economic collapse, protect consumers and dismantle failing institutions. Read more»
More Americans than ever are logging on to save. Not so surprising, is it? According to a 2009 study by Javelin Research, in 2009, the U.S. population was estimated at about 306 million people. That includes 232 million adults, 118 million households and 86 million households that are online. Of those “online” households, more than 70 million now bank online. Read more»
Pension Plus 401k: Best of Both Worlds?
By: The Associated Press
By David Pitt, AP Personal Finance Writer DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — During the last year it's become abundantly clear that the stock market can devastate even seemingly healthy retirement accounts. Even so, with the guaranteed income of traditional pensions disappearing, most investors have little choice. Read more»
We’ve written about ING Direct (Stock Symbol: ING) a myriad of times in the past few months, particularly in sbup’s “Deals of the Week” article on Wednesdays (like here and here). Read more»
If you didn’t have to pay taxes, what would you do with the money? Read more»
What will they think of next? In a move that could put a dent in cash exchange providers like Paypal, a new application called Give More, Get More allows Facebook users to give and accept money while logged in — saving them a trip to Paypal or another cash provider. Read more»
With the arrival of November, investors over 70 ½ are usually prodded to make their required withdrawals from retirement accounts, else they face whopping penalties. Read more»
Banks Sock Small Businesses With Fatter Fees
By: Brian O'Connell
Increasingly, banks battling red ink are turning to small businesses to raise some much-needed cash. Call it good business or call it legal extortion, but the small business-bank relationship is changing fast, thanks to new rules on bank insurance fees. Read more»
Citizens Bank Brings Dollars to Donuts
By: Brian O'Connell
Citizens Bank (Stock Quote: RBS) has it figured out. Instead of trying to get customers to come to them, they're going to customers. Read more»
Wall Street is shaking in its wing-tips this week after the federal government said it will restrict the paychecks of bank executives involved in big bailout deals. That could lead to a talent drain at your bank, and more onerous regulations could crimp your bank’s ability to handle its own financial affairs — and possibly yours. Here’s a look at what might happen. Read more»
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