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Updated Latest Savings and Checking Account Rates (and Blog Roundup)

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There’s no doubt that the banking industry has had a tough time over the past month. Interest rates have fluctuated. Most notably, ING Direct’s Orange Savings Account is now at 2.75% APY (1.5% as of May 29, 2009) and Washington Mutual’s Online Savings Account is now tun by JP Morgan Chase and offers 3.0% APY. Here are more updated interest rates.

Check out some of these articles from around the web. Jim from Blueprint for Financial Prosperity suggests several investments outside of the stock market. You may want to recover after this current stock market decline, and Five Cent Nickel offers some examples.

Million Dollar Journey looks at doctors’ salaries and isn’t impressed. Here is a selection of the worst gifts received by Lazy Man and Money. The Simple Dollar offers ten suggestions to keep in mind when buying a house. For some career advice, head to Money Smart Life, where you can find ten suggestions culled from the blogger’s peers.

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Updated June 16, 2011 and originally published October 11, 2008. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar billy

What of Dollarsavingsdirect? They actually went from 3.75% to 4% when the feds cut the rate. I’m very surprised that I’m hearing so little about this bank around the financial blogosphere. Get with it people!

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avatar Luke Landes ♦127,535 (Platinum)

Billy: Thanks for bringing up DollarSavingsDirect. I’ll add them to the list.

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