Tips by FDIC

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1. Practice self-control. To avoid making a quick decision to buy something just because you saw it featured on display or on sale. 2. Research before...
Be extra careful with your full name and address, date of birth, Social Security Number, bank account information, phone number and your mother's...
You probably love getting gift cards for your birthday or other occasions so you can pick out exactly what you want at the store. Gift cards also are...
1. Do I really need this loan? Consider all your options before you use your home as collateral for a loan. 2. Can I afford the loan...
Think about how you plan to use the card. Ask yourself when you expect to pay for all that you charge-by the due date each month or over several...
1. How do I expect to pay my credit card bill? If you plan to pay your bill in full at the end of the month, look for a card with no annual fee or a...
1. What are the fees? The Truth in Savings Act requires institutions to disclose fees before you open a deposit account. If there is a monthly fee,...
1. What is the interest rate and how is it calculated? Banking institutions are required to express the interest earned on a CD as its Annual...
How can you choose a CD wisely, especially if you're considering a nontraditional kind? First, think about how much money you're willing to keep...
Among the most important things you can do to get the best deal on a loan, a credit card, insurance and other financial products is to make sure your...
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