Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, January 26, 2015 5:55 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The “big game” among this week’s economic events is the Federal Reserve meeting. The Federal Open Market Committee huddles just days after Europe’s Central Bank took a page out of the Fed’s playbook, embarking on a trillion euros in asset purchases intended to lift the region’s economy. It says something about our time that there’s

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The president’s State of the Union address will pitch new help for the middle class.

Monday, January 19, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week’s economic reports shine a spotlight on the housing market.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 4:34 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Fed sees falling oil prices as good news and bad news for the economy.

Monday, January 12, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week brings new inflation data, updated holiday sales numbers and a Bezos birthday.

Friday, January 09, 2015 4:04 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The job market continued to get its strength back in December. So where’s your raise?

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 4:55 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Minutes from last month’s Fed meeting indicate a rate hike may be a few months off.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The November jobs report was a stunner. Will the December numbers look good, too?

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.

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