Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:00 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Some Fed policymakers are getting itchier to raise rates as the economy moves “Closer to Fine.”

Monday, August 18, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week’s indicators may show more evidence that the U.S. economy is doing better than most.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 11:43 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A flat retail sales reading shows consumers are on the couch.

Monday, August 11, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week’s indicators may show whether the economy is getting any fuel to grow.

Monday, August 04, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A quiet week for news could offer a chance to take stock of where the economy stands.

Friday, August 01, 2014 2:05 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Though unemployment is higher, the economy keeps pumping out jobs at a good clip.

Monday, July 28, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The week’s highlights will include a Fed meeting, a jobs report and a Medicare birthday.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:46 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

New sign-ups for unemployment benefits drop to the lowest level in eight years.

Monday, July 21, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Ahead this week: key readings on housing and a Harry Potter anniversary.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5:22 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve finds plenty of signs of a rebound from the winter slump.

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