SunTrust Bank Review

March 27th, 2012

From our good friends at And I actually do count Ken as a friend. We have shared content and emails before on various subjects. For other bank reviews, Click Here for the blogs main page or Here for our placement service. SunTrust Bank is quite a large bank with branches primarily in the South [Read More…]

Zombie CD Rates and the Coming Apocalypse

March 1st, 2012

First, forgive the dramatic title; just having some fun. Two different people mentioned a similar topic though and I felt like it would be entertaining and informative. Are these low rates turning us into Zombies? Can we battle against the forces of darkness and retain our wits? Finally, are we doomed and really just prolonging [Read More…]

CIT Bank – Bank Rates Review

February 2nd, 2012

CD Rates Menu Live First, I made the new CD Rates menu live ahead of schedule. So now when you are on the blog, you’ll be able to select which term you are looking for and a list of federally insured banks and credit unions will be displayed. It is sorted highest to lowest of [Read More…]

Low Rates Through 2014 and Beyond

January 27th, 2012

The FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) finished their January meetings this week. They usually meet every six weeks and outside of a sudden change that affects the economy they won’t meet again until March. Of particular interest to savers is the commitment to keep rates low, well into 2014. Their goal is to keep borrowing [Read More…]

Spencer Savings Bank (MA) – Bank Rates and Review

January 20th, 2012

These rates are only available to residents of Massachusetts (MA), but I also wanted to take some time to let you know about some updates that will be coming down the pike. Over the next few months we will be completing an online database that will enable our rates pages to be more dynamic. As [Read More…]

Merry Christmas from Jumbo CD Investments

December 23rd, 2011

I sure wish I could deliver some awesome Christmas rate, but at least I can deliver Christmas greetings. I tracked down a poem and picture from the public domain so hopefully you enjoy. Have a Merry, Merry Christmas. A Cradle Song Sweet dreams, form a shade O’er my lovely infant’s head! Sweet dreams of pleasant [Read More…]

Bank of America Review

December 12th, 2011

Bank of America has been in the news quite a bit lately. With the bad PR for wanting to raise fees on ATM/Debit type cards, bank transfer day, and more news about bad loans, I’m sure their PR folks are looking for something with a positive spin. Personally, the accounts they lost from the increased [Read More…]

AloStar Bank of Commerce – Review

November 18th, 2011

AloStar Bank of Commerce provides some insight on the name on their website. It reads: The Latin term, Alo, means to nourish, cherish, support, sustain, maintain and keep. These are words that say a lot about what we want to do for our customers as well as our employees. The word “Star” denotes many positives [Read More…]

F & M Bank and Trust – Review

October 31st, 2011

F & M Bank and Trust Company has a very basic banking site. There is a login which in theory would provide more access to other tools, but without an account, I can’t review it. They were established in 1948 and have been FDIC insured since 1950. FDIC#16916 Stats Updated:06/11 Star Rating:1 (*) Assets:$101.8MM Equity:$8.8MM [Read More…]

Ally Bank – CD Rates Review

October 6th, 2011

Ally Bank (formerly GMAC) has some very competitive rates. They have tried to steer clear of the GMAC badge and re-create themselves as a no-nonsense bank. They opened in August of 2004 and changed the name in May 2009. They have grown quite rapidly and now are one of the larger banks in the country [Read More…]