Apr 26, 2012 Seventeen banks have failed so far this year, but their customers can rest easy -- thanks to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains.
Apr 25, 2012 I'm putting the max allowed in my retirement accounts, and it's invested fairly conservatively in index funds. I lost a bunch of money in the tech stock crash in the early 2000s, which makes me hesitant to dump more money in the stock market. I own an apartment and don't really want more exposure to real estate, either. I'm starting to build up enough cash that I don't want to just leave it in my savings account. The only debt I have is my mortgage, and while I have decreased the balance on it, the interest rate is so low that it seems like there must be something better I can do with the cash. Any suggestions? Kira, Washington DC
Heidi N. Moore
Apr 25, 2012 The Troubled Asset Relief Program’s inspector general says bailout funds helped community banks, but many are struggling to raise fresh capital.
Apr 20, 2012 Commentator Chris Farrell thinks there's no time like the present to get smart about your finances.
Apr 19, 2012 Hint: It's not the stock market.
Apr 19, 2012 A peek inside annual meetings for the big banks, where small shareholders get to talk directly to executives.
Apr 16, 2012 Shadow banking has grown since the financial crisis. Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch casts a light on the system and explains why it's so dangerous.
Apr 13, 2012 The two major banks beat expectations with JPMorgan reporting a $5.4 billion profit last quarter, and Wells Fargo making a $4.2 billion profit. Both said an uptick in mortgage lending helped their bottom lines.
Apr 13, 2012 A new report says that countries like Mexico, Nigeria and Turkey are joining China, India and Brazil as the hottest countries for emerging private equity market investment.