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Jun 04, 2014, 08:15 ET
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GOBankingRates Highlights Air Force FCU #FavoriteCar Social Media Campaign to Promote Lowest Auto Loan Rate in Texas

 Gearing up for the summer auto-buying season, GOBankingRates recognizes client Air Force Federal Credit Union for its social media savvy...

Jan 16, 2014, 07:00 ET

Spring Bank Achieves CDFI Recognition and $323,000 Award for Aiding Underserved Communities

 Spring Bank, a local institution that serves the underbanked residents and small businesses of New York City, achieved two major goals in the...

Jan 13, 2014, 13:55 ET
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The Top 5 Online CD Accounts of 2014 Ranked by GOBankingRates

With more than three in five internet users banking online -- up 3 percent since 2010  --  the number of online banks is steadily...

Jan 07, 2014, 07:00 ET
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The 5 Best Online Savings Accounts of 2014 Ranked by GOBankingRates

 More than half of Americans now bank online1, and for those who are looking to switch to a better bank account – or make the jump to...

Jan 06, 2014, 10:00 ET

$1,000,000 to be Awarded to Customers of Mission Federal Credit Union

 As Americans start the New Year, nearly 40% state their 2014 resolution is to save more money, according to a GOBankingRates survey. To help...

Dec 23, 2013, 07:00 ET
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Stores with the Worst and Best Return Policies

 According to the National Retail Federation, nearly $60 billion worth of holiday merchandise was returned last January. To help consumers...

Dec 20, 2013, 05:00 ET
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Stores Open on Christmas Day Limited to Walgreens, CVS, Starbucks

To help shoppers who still haven't finished holiday gift shopping, GoBankingRates.com released a guide to stores open on Christmas Day. The report...

Dec 10, 2013, 07:00 ET
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As Interest Rates Rise, Nearly 40% of Americans Make Saving Money Their 2014 New Year's Resolution

 According to a new GoBankingRates.com survey, saving money is the biggest 2014 financial goal for 39.3% of Americans. The second most common...

Dec 03, 2013, 07:00 ET
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GoBankingRates.com Kicks Off Poll for Favorite Personal Finance Expert of 2013

 Who is the most popular personal finance expert of 2013? GoBankingRates.com is prepared to find out with its third annual '12 Days of...

Nov 26, 2013, 12:43 ET
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Consumer Alert: #BlackFriday Deals Are Dead

 Ninety-seven million Americans plan to take advantage of Black Friday 2013 promotions, according to the National Retail Federation. However,...

Nov 19, 2013, 07:00 ET
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2013 Holiday Spirit Clouded By Q4 Layoffs

 According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the end of the year is a time when mass layoffs are high. To assist those affected,...

Nov 13, 2013, 10:00 ET
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Mission Fed Commemorates New Local Branch with Grand Opening Celebration

 Mission Federal Credit Union, which serves all residents of San Diego County, will commemorate the grand opening of their Mira Mesa West...

Nov 12, 2013, 07:00 ET
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Study Finds Checking Overdraft Fees Wipe Out up to 145% of Potential Returns

 Comparing average checking account interest rates with overdraft fees by region, GoBankingRates.com found depositors can expect to lose...

Nov 05, 2013, 07:00 ET
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2013 Christmas Canceled? Survey Finds 63% of Shoppers Haven't Saved a Penny

According to recent GoBankingRates.com polls, more than 63 percent of respondents didn't allocate any savings toward holiday gift buying....

Oct 29, 2013, 07:00 ET
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New Report Finds U.S. Economy Might be the Most Terrifying Thing about Halloween 2013

 As the Web's only source of both national and hyper-local interest rate information, GoBankingRates.com has expanded its data aggregation...

Oct 24, 2013, 10:00 ET
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Over 2,990 Mission Fed Customers Have Won Cash Surprises in Money Match Program

 Dan B. got the call that he was a daily winner of Mission Federal Credit Union's Money Match promotion. "I was credited for my wife's...

Oct 23, 2013, 07:00 ET
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GoBankingRates.com Takes Home Honor of 'Best Use of Social Media' at 2013 Plutus Awards

 Personal finance website GoBankingRates.com was honored last Friday at the 2013 Plutus Awards for Best Use of Social Media. Now in its fourth...

Oct 22, 2013, 07:00 ET
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GoBankingRates.com Honors 20 Banks and Credit Unions Across U.S. for Strong Impact on Education in Local Communities

 Acknowledging the unquestionable tie between the health of a local school system and the economic stability of its surrounding community,...

Oct 16, 2013, 07:00 ET
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What If America Defaults on Debt? Interest Rates Would Likely Double

 As the United States nears the Oct. 17 deadline to come up with a solution for handling the $16.7 trillion debt ceiling, the possibility of...

Oct 15, 2013, 21:16 ET
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Obamacare is Free -- for Americans with a Spare $3.4 Million

Health insurance rates under the Affordable Care Act, released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), show the average silver plan...