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Pennsylvania Deal: 2-Year CD Pays 1.50%

pennsylvania quarterService 1st Federal Credit Union has special 24-month CD rates for its 22,000 members in central and northeastern Pennsylvania.

It pays 1.50% APY with a $500 minimum deposit of new money — funds not already on deposit at the credit union.

The top nationally available 24-month offer on our CD Rates Leaderboard pays nearly a quarter of a percentage point less. Click here to read more

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Top 5-Year ARM Available In 49 States

mortgage rate chartWe’ve brought mortgage deals bank to Bankaholic. And our pick for this month’s adjustable rate mortgage offer is certainly worth a look.

AimLoan charges an initial 2.625% on a 5-year adjustable rate mortgage for purchase or refinance.

This deal comes with no points and around $1,722 in fees (fees vary by state and scenario).

That’s nearly three-fourths of a percentage point less than the national average of these kinds of loans — 3.33%. Click here to read more

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Advancial FCU: 5-Year CD Pays 2.41%

Folded $20 billAdvancial Federal Credit Union has three top CD rates for its 65,000 members in five states.

With a $25,000 minimum deposit, it pays:

  • 1.52% APY for 36-month CDs.
  • 1.98% APY for 48-month CDs.
  • 2.41% APY for 60-month CDs.

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Everything We Buy Costs More

Poll QuestionMore dollars are flowing out of our wallets, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’re splurging.

A new Gallup poll found that 45% of Americans are spending more than they did a year ago, predominantly on household essentials.

And yet the Federal Reserve insists inflation is just a figment of our imaginations. Click here to read more

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Top 5-Year CDs Pass A Milestone

We are now a full year into the recovery of the best 60-month CD rates.

The top nationally available deal topped 2% APY for good on July 11, 2013. Since then, we’ve generally seen the best rates increase or, in the case of the last month, hold. Click here to read more

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First Citizens Bank $150 Checking Bonus

Man signing a checkResidents of 17 states and the District of Columbia can earn an easy $150 after opening a new checking account at First Citizens Bank.

The Raleigh, N.C.-based bank will pay you $150 if you complete one of three tasks within 60 days of opening either a Premier or a Prestige checking account. Click here to read more

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Highest CD Rates Roundup For July 18

Bringing you the very best CD rates from credit unions and local banks.May was the most active month of the year for CD rate changes among the top nationally available deals. There were a whopping 52 rate changes among the six terms we track.

But June and July (so far) have been stable in comparison, with just 35 rate changes over the last seven weeks.

The most recent comes from EverBank, which this morning cut its 12-month CD rate from 1.10% APY to 1.01% APY, meaning it no longer shares the lead offer for that term on our CD Rates Leaderboard. Click here to read more

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CD Complaints: How Do Banks Rank?

hand holding a magnifying glassSince the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau began taking banking complaints two years ago, more than 1,700 savers have griped about their experience with certificates of deposit.

So we decided to take a look at the complaints in the bureau’s public database to see which banks and credit unions consumers have had the most problems with. Click here to read more

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Credit Card Interest Rates Are High. Why?

Stack of credit cards on top of a bill.If there’s one thing this country’s gotten used to, it’s low interest rates.

Savings accounts pay virtually nothing. Mortgage rates are historically low. Heck, even auto financing is cheaper than it’s ever been.

You’d think the interest rate on your credit card would have followed suit. Click here to read more

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