What is the cheapest way to borrow money?

Make sure you’re not overpaying for your loan. (iStock) If you need to take out a loan for an emergency, big purchase, or to consolidate debt, you’re probably looking for the most affordable way to borrow money. When you need financing, the last thing you want to do is take out loans that add to […]

The best banks and credit unions in California for 2020

Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. We may receive a small commission from our partners, like American Express, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. The best banks in California for August 2020   Category Savings APY Number of CA […]

Biden's 'green stimulus' would send silver soaring to $50: Bank of America

Should the US return to the gold standard? Economist David Henderson explains why gold and silver go up whenever the U.S. dollar goes down. Already surging silver prices could get a big boost if former Vice President Joe Biden wins the 2020 election and pieces of the Green New Deal are put into action, according […]

High-yield savings accounts slash interest rates to 'all-time lows'

As recently as last year, online high-yield savings accounts offered interest rates of 2% or higher. But now, you'll be lucky to find half that rate, as some of the most popularaccounts have dropped interest rates below 1% to "all-time lows," according to Ken Tumin at DepositAccounts.com, a website that tracks savings rates. Barclays and […]

White House appears to make concessions on unemployment benefit offer in coronavirus relief talks

Democrats and the Trump administration will meet again about coronavirus relief Wednesday after making what Chuck Schumer called "concessions."  The White House reportedly increased its offer for unemployment insurance payments, while Democrats reduced their request for Postal Service funding.  As Republicans are divided over coronavirus aid, some GOP senators have said they are prepared to […]

How to Help Those Affected by the Explosion in Beirut

On Tuesday, a deadly explosion tore through Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, leaving at least a hundred dead and many more injured. The catastrophe comes at an already strenuous time as the nation is suffering from an economic crisis made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. The cause has not yet been confirmed. Though the […]

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Disney, Square, Nikola, Beyond Meat & more

Here are the companies making headlines in midday trading.  Disney — Shares of the entertainment giant surged more than 9% after its fiscal third quarter report showed strong growth for its streaming services. The company's revenues came in weaker than expected, but it said its streaming subscriptions reached 100 million and announced it will release […]

Unemployment Recipients Might Not Be ‘Overpaid’ After All

One of the top talking points in the Capitol Hill debate over unemployment benefits might be wrong.  Most unemployment claimants are probably earning less on unemployment than they did at their previous jobs, according to a new data analysis by the liberal advocacy group Groundwork Collaborative and the National Employment Law Project.  A previous study […]

Honda WR-V: minimal facelift, even less changed on the inside

However, the WR-V retains its strengths: space and practicality Based on the Jazz, the WR-V is the car that fills the role of a compact SUV for Honda in India. For 2020, Honda has rolled out a facelift for its crossover, alongside upgrading its engines to meet BS6 compliance. So just how has the facelift […]