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  • Being cautious about spending money is fine

    Being cautious about spending money is fine
    Dear Liz: I think I have a phobia about spending money. I'm a young professional who has devoted a lot of time to building up my savings account. I also contribute sizable amounts to my 401(k) and IRA each month. I pay off my credit cards each month,...
  • Regulators close DuPage National Bank

    Regulators close DuPage National Bank
    DuPage National Bank has become the country’s first federally insured bank to fail this year when federal regulators closed the West Chicago-based bank Friday. Oak Brook-based Republic Bank of Chicago has assumed all deposits and assets at the...
  • Ticket Network Boss's Bank Bailout Wrongly Denied

    The Sept. 13 closing of Connecticut's only minority-owned community development bank, Bridgeport-based The Community's Bank, should never have happened and illustrates excess in discretionary authority by federal and Connecticut bank regulators. The...
  • Financial crisis five-year anniversary: Part 2

    Last week marked the beginning of the fifth anniversary of the financial crisis. In the first week of that fateful September, four investment banks vanished (Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy, Bank of America swallowed the ailing and near-failing...
  • Banking choice abound for those willing to do their homework

    We all have different needs when it comes to banking services. Fortunately, we have many more options now than we did even a few years ago, thanks to such innovations as online banking. True, many regional and national banks have been absorbed by larger...
  • What college students -- and parents -- need to know about banking

    Now that the fall semester's well under way, college students should take a moment to reconsider their banking options. According to a May 2012 report by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund, more than 900 colleges have made deals with banks to market prepaid...
  • Financial literacy means financial security

    A theme I have discussed in past columns is the need for improved financial literacy. Those who lack a sound understanding of personal finance principles will likely fail to make the right decisions about saving, investing, minimizing expenses, securing...
  • Consider gifts that teach your kids about money

    If your children already have a shelf full of dolls, a bin brimming with Legos and a large library of video games, then it's time to park the shopping cart and consider an alternative -- gifts that will teach your kids about money. In the eyes of a 12-...
  • Kids and money: A bank for kids only

    Rich Martinez clearly loves his kids -- all 15,800 of them. That's the number of accounts -- from diaper-clad toddlers to college students -- at Young Americans Bank in Denver. As chief executive of the nation's only FDIC-insured bank for youths age...
  • FDIC sets out to educate teens

    Credit cards, interest rates, the magic of compounding: Learning to manage money can be complex and confusing for any teenager. That's why the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has decided to help in a straightforward, simple way with a new money guide...
  • Beware of the 'grandparent scam'

    It starts with a late-night call and ends with an urgent plea for thousands of dollars in cash. It's called the grandparent scam. The bait? Your kids. Con artists have been playing this game for several years, but it appears to have recently resurfaced....
  • Too big to save

    Occasionally there is an opinion piece in the papers so clear in its analysis of a problem, so convincing in its argumentation, and so authoritative in its judgment that, on finishing it, a reader is tempted to just stand up and cheer. That's what I felt...