Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, November 17, 2016 11:25 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

It looks like a Federal Reserve rate increase next month is practically a done deal.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 1:00 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Refinance your mortgage now, preferably before the presidential election and definitely before the Federal Reserve meets in mid-December.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 2:00 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve keeps interest rates unchanged and implies that a rate hike could come next month.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:07 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

John Stumpf, CEO of Wells Fargo, is retiring effective now, 3 weeks after he apologized to the Senate Banking Committee for the bank’s unauthorized accounts scandal.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 3:29 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

A Federal appeals court slapped down the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and ruled that the bureau is no longer independent, and that its director can be fired by the president for any reason.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016 5:19 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

When selling your home, brag about your fenced backyard if you have one. You might sell your house faster.

Thursday, August 11, 2016 4:28 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Does owning a vacation home make Bernie Sanders a 1-percenter? Probably not; he might be more like a 3.5-percenter.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 5:13 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Most mortgage companies starve their servicing departments, to the frustration of their captive customers. The companies that do a good job of servicing deserve attention for it.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 5:40 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Good luck if you want a mortgage for less than $50,000. They’re hard to get, and that’s a problem.

Sunday, July 31, 2016 3:07 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Today’s weak report on 2nd quarter gross domestic product is welcome news for mortgage shoppers.

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