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    Contrary to the story told in most economics textbooks, banks don't need your money ...
  2. Savings Bonds Vs. CDs: Which Is Better in 2016?

    Understand what a savings bond is, what a CD is and what sets them apart from each ...
  3. Defining The 3 Types Of Investments

    The first step to being a successful investor is knowing what is and isn't an investment. ...
  4. How the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ...

    Learn more about the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and what happens ...
  5. Mutual Funds Are Not FDIC Insured: Here Is Why

    Find out why mutual funds are not insured by the FDIC, including why the FDIC was ...
  6. The Pros & Cons Of Personal Loans vs. Credit ...

    One is not like the other. We help you decide where to borrow money from.
  1. Emergency Banking Act Of 1933

    A bill passed during the administration of former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ...
  1. Besides a savings account, where is the safest place to keep my money?

    Savings accounts are safe because investors' deposits are guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) ...
  2. Are money market funds considered cash?

    Learn the difference between how analysts and auditors treat money market funds and why not knowing the difference can hurt ...
  3. Are 401ks FDIC insured?

    Learn what part of your 401(k) retirement plan is covered by FDIC insurance, and what part is not. Find out what happens ...
  4. Does the FDIC cover identity theft?

    Learn whether or not identify theft is covered by the FDIC, and find out what steps you can take to prevent or report identity ...
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