| May 14, 2014
| 11:09 AM
A typical Baltimore-area resident is in the best position to save money compared with people living in other big metro areas, but many aren't taking advantage of that opportunity, according to an analysis by Interest.com.
The site, owned by Bankrate...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Millennial Media lost $3.8 million despite a surge to $96.7 million in revenue in the fourth quarter of 2013, with both results beating analysts' expectations, but shares fell in after-hours trading on shaky expectations going forward.
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Edward Brown heard a radio ad recently and realized the clock was ticking: If he wanted health insurance, the Baltimore truck driver needed to find time to sign up before the end of March.
He found his way to the downtown offices of HealthCare Access...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Most checking accounts pay little or no interest, and fewer and fewer are free.
But at Patapsco Bank in Dundalk, checking customers can earn about 2 percent a year in a free account or choose cash back or even iTunes rewards. And members of Money One...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Operating a car or truck is less expensive in Maryland than in more than half the states.
This is refreshing news, given that Maryland often comes out being on the pricey end of surveys because of our taxes.
According to Bankrate.com, Maryland comes...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:27 AM
According to a Bankrate.com survey of 25 large U.S. markets, we in Baltimore enjoy the lowest ATM fees.
The survey found that our average ATM fee is $3.59. (This is an average of the combined fees from the ATM operator and the customer's own bank or...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:00 AM
“Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” or so the 1970s country song advised.
But today, the recommendation could be not to let your children grow up to journalists, marriage therapists or vets.
Strictly speaking finances,...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 7:40 AM
Bankrate.com’s annual checking account survey has some bad news for consumers: Free checking continues to disappear. Three years ago, 76 percent of non-interest checking accounts were free of charge. Now, only 39 percent are free.
It gets worse....
| Mar 25, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Nearly half — 48 percent — of American workers haven’t noticed that more money is being taken out of their paychecks for the payroll tax that funds Social Security, according to a survey released today by Bankrate.com.
In the previous...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 4:15 PM
The silver lining in all this economic upheaval lately: low interest rates on consumer borrowing.
Mortgage rates are at or near record lows, causing a jump in refinancing. Credit cards rates remain largely flat. And new car loans have been inching...
| May 13, 2012
Prepaid debit cards are everywhere these days — and so are their fees.
The cards allow you to load cash onto them and are accepted by businesses just like other types of plastic.
But you might have to pay a fee to activate the card, make ATM...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 6:42 AM
Apparently, consumers have a breaking point — a $5 monthly debit-card fee.
Since news broke late last month that Bank of America planned to introduce such a fee next year, the uproar hasn't abated.
Legislation was introduced in Congress to make it...