Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, December 15, 2014 9:26 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

For anyone keenly interested in the nation’s economy and financial markets, a full-fledged Federal Reserve meeting is a little like a present at holiday time. You’re not exactly certain what you’ll get, but you’ll have more than you had before. Whether the information is actually useful a year from now is uncertain. This week’s Fed

Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:35 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The retail report is the proverbial hot mess of numbers because of sales by auto dealers and gas stations, both moving in opposite directions.

Monday, December 08, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Is retail really slumping, as post-Black Friday headlines suggested? This week could bring some clarity.

Friday, December 05, 2014 1:36 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Santa Claus arrived early for the U.S. labor market, bringing a fat sackful of new jobs.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 4:06 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Fed sees positive impacts from cheaper gasoline but is not so upbeat about raises.

Monday, December 01, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week brings a fresh job market snapshot and a reason to toast history.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 11:47 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The economy is growing faster than first thought but faces risks from overseas.

Monday, November 24, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Economic reports on tap for Thanksgiving week may leave Americans wanting more.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 4:33 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Fed policymakers apparently spent considerable time hashing over the words “considerable time.”

Monday, November 17, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

We’ll find out more this week about falling prices and about what the Fed’s thinking.

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