Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, May 23, 2016 6:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

More people will be leaving home to kick off the unofficial start of summer.

Monday, May 16, 2016 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Home prices and sales are expected to remain firm, or continue to rise, but middle-class wages are in a slump. Something has to give.

Monday, May 09, 2016 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Markets don’t like uncertainty, and a Trump win for the presidency would seem more conducive to unpredictability than a Clinton victory would.

Friday, May 06, 2016 2:01 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

April job growth was more anemic than before. The question is whether the economy will hit a more dramatic slow patch in the months ahead.

Monday, May 02, 2016 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A survey from CareerBuilder.com finds 67% of employers plan to hire recent graduates.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:22 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Apple, among a group of four companies dubbed “FANG” by CNBC’s Jim Cramer, has seen its shares decline sharply after reporting its 1st drop in quarterly revenue in 13 years.

Monday, April 25, 2016 8:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A federal feud: The central bank and Congress members often find themselves at odds.

Monday, April 18, 2016 8:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The bulk of this week’s economic reports will put the focus right at home. When we last checked on existing home sales, the National Association of Realtors told us they dropped by a surprisingly sharp 7.1% from January to February, though sales remained slightly above year-ago levels. One reason for constrained home sales, both new

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 5:24 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The International Monetary Fund downgrades the outlook for global economic growth, citing diminished momentum in the U.S. and Japan among the reasons.

Tags: economy, gnews, news
Monday, April 11, 2016 1:14 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

As Tax Day looms, the Panama Papers shed light on the tax avoidance efforts of the rich and famous.

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