Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, May 04, 2015 8:30 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In this podcast: Why job satisfaction is rising, and whether teens will find summer jobs.

Monday, May 04, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The economy’s performance has been somewhat embarrassing lately. Will this week’s jobs report change that?

Monday, April 27, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week, the Fed meets and we’ll learn more about the year’s rough start.

Monday, April 20, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week brings updates from the housing market and the anniversary of a major marketing blunder.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 4:23 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve relies heavily on the words “modest” and “moderate” in describing economic activity around the country over the past six weeks. The Beige Book economic survey, prepared for the late April meeting of Fed policymakers, points fingers at a variety of factors that have been dampening growth. Some issues, such as the since-resolved

Monday, April 13, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week brings new readings on inflation and retail sales, plus the Fed’s latest economic update.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 4:12 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Minutes from the most recent Fed meeting indicate there’s disagreement on when to raise rates.

Monday, April 06, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week may bring new clues on when the Fed may step up to the rate plate.

Friday, April 03, 2015 12:38 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Unlike an Easter basket, the government’s employment report for March has come an unwelcome surprise.

Monday, March 30, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Wages are likely to grab attention away from the unemployment rate in this week’s jobs report.

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