If you've bounced too many checks, owe money on an overdrawn account or engaged in fraud, banks can find out about it and deny you a checking account in an instant.
A number of banks are offering customers who don't qualify for checking accounts prepaid cards or "second chance" accounts that come with higher fees and restrictions.
Interest rates are lousy. But these savings and credit strategies could help you boost your yield.
Rates on high-yield checking accounts continue to fall, but some banks and credit unions are offering deals that let you earn far more on your cash than many other banking products out there.
If you've thought about dumping your bank and freeing yourself of the nasty fees, there's a good chance you didn't end up pulling the trigger.
From the weird to the gross, these 13 gadgets will make you wonder why the even exist.
These cars and trucks topped J.D. Power's APEAL survey, which measures how much owners like their new vehicles.
A new 'horsepower war' has erupted among U.S. automakers and these are the most potent weapons in their arsenals.
A small but growing number of craft breweries are including passion fruit, Mexican cinnamon and other traditional Latin flavors.
Talk of a stock market bubble is growing louder. These stocks are some of the priciest in the S&P 500.
Hedge fund managers revealed some of their big investment predictions at the CNBC Institutional Investor Delivering Alpha conference this week.
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Mansions that would be very costly to build today are on the market around the country for well under $1 million each.
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