Do you remember your first bank account? Mine was when I was 8 years old. My parents gave me an allowance but I had to put $5 away each week into a savings account. This was back in the 60’s and, at the time, it was a local bank. frankieleon via Compfight Times have changed […]

A few weeks ago I wrote my opinion here on the Occupy Wallstreet protests that are popping up everywhere. My major gripe is that, because people said they wanted it to be a “leaderless” campaign, it had no direction, and thus no real plan on what changes people wanted or any ideas on how to […]

Can someone please explain to me why people are still using Citibank, Bank of America, and any other large multi-national corporation bank in America? Last week’s news brought with it stories that said Bank of America was going to start charging a $5 a month debit card fee, even if you’re using your card as […]

I’ve had free checking since 2004 for both my personal and business accounts. That happened when I left the big bank, which for me was HSBC, and went to a smaller bank, which at the time was called Charter One. Then we hit the banking crisis and the federal government got into the mix, and […]

When Malcolm X talked about chickens coming home to roost, he certainly should have been talking about banking. Bank of America must be feeling like the chickens came and stomped on their heads. They announced earlier this morning that they lost $7.65 billion in the third quarter and, of all things, blamed it on the […]

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