Greg McBride, CFA

Greg McBride, CFA, chief financial analyst for Bankrate.com, a personal-finance website that conducts annual nationwide surveys of fees at banks and credit unions, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Alternatives to a Traditional Mortgage
Real Estate

Alternatives to a Traditional Mortgage

Greg McBride, CFA | June 11, 2024

Interest rates above 7% aren’t the only reason it’s unpleasant to shop for a mortgage these days. Based on the…

Cash-Strapped by the Pandemic? How to Raise Money—Sarah Hiner Talks to Greg McBride, CFA, Bankrate.com
Personal Finances

Cash-Strapped by the Pandemic? How to Raise Money—Sarah Hiner Talks to Greg McBride, CFA, Bankrate.com

Greg McBride, CFA | July 1, 2020

Advice for those in a pandemic-related cash crunch on how to renegotiate bills, reduce expenses and take advantage of money that is available to you.

Despite Lower Rates, Most Vehicle Owners Shouldn’t Refinance

Despite Lower Rates, Most Vehicle Owners Shouldn’t Refinance

Greg McBride, CFA | October 21, 2019

Here’s how to assess the possible savings by refinancing an auto loan.

Free Checking More Common at Credit Unions Than Banks
Banking

Free Checking More Common at Credit Unions Than Banks

Greg McBride, CFA | April 26, 2017

No-strings free checking now is more than twice as common at large credit unions as at large banks. About 84%…

Easy Ways to Boost Credit Scores

Easy Ways to Boost Credit Scores

Greg McBride, CFA | August 10, 2016

To boost your credit score…  Keep the percentage of revolving credit you use—such as credit cards—to 30% or less, and -ideally…

Quick & Free Cybersecurity

Quick & Free Cybersecurity

Greg McBride, CFA | October 30, 2015

There are all kinds of things we can do to prevent identity theft—ranging from the simple (not giving out your…

Beware the New Adjustable-Rate Mortgages
Mortgages

Beware the New Adjustable-Rate Mortgages

Greg McBride, CFA | September 9, 2014

Home buyers, watch out! Financial institutions are rolling out a new generation of hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) with very attractive…

How Safe Is Your Money in the Bank?
Banking

How Safe Is Your Money in the Bank?

Greg McBride, CFA | September 4, 2012

What you need to know now about FDIC insurance California-based IndyMac Bank failed in July, leading many bank customers to…

How to Avoid Knee Arthritis

How to Avoid Knee Arthritis

Greg McBride, CFA | August 1, 2012

Easy Tricks to Prevent Osteoarthritis of the Knee If you're no longer as young as you used to be and…

Borrow Better
Credit & Debt

Borrow Better

Greg McBride, CFA | July 30, 2012

How to get the best deal now on every type of loan The ongoing credit crisis has made it more…

The Ins and Outs of Internet Banking
Banking

The Ins and Outs of Internet Banking

Greg McBride, CFA | July 26, 2012

The high interest rates touted by on-line banks are tantalizing, but many people are fearful of virtual banks. How do…