Finding a second-chance checking account

Having to work outside the banking system can be expensive and inconvenient. Unfortunately, this can easily happen to people whose accounts are closed by their banks because of chronic misuse of the account. If this has happened to you, the good news is that there is a way to get back into the banking system. It's called second-chance checking, and finding the right second-chance checking account can be the first step toward re-establishing your access to the full range of bank services.

What inflation is doing to your CD rates

You might think of CDs as safe investments that don't require much attention, but lately inflation has been posing a growing threat to them. Here's what to do when inflation is on the rise.

Worst states for retirement

Money-rates.com has been conducting research to determine the best and worst states for retirement since 2010. Over the years, we have refined our methodology and, as a result, the best and worst states have differed from year to year. This report lists the worst states for retirement in 2018.

Best states for retirement

Since 2010, Money-rates.com has been analyzing the best and worst states for retirement. Over the years, we have refined our metrics to look increasingly carefully at factors that contribute to a satisfying retirement location. As a result, our top states have evolved over time. This report lists the best states for retirement in 2018.