Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, July 31, 2014 4:54 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Setting goals and formulating a plan to get there helps investors stay on the straight and narrow.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:54 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Rates on certificates of deposit are drifting through the summer doldrums. The Bankrate national average CD rates were unmoved all month. The Bankrate national average one-year CD yield was 0.23 percent in July. The average five-year yield was 0.79 percent.┬áBut in some pockets of the country, CD rates are on fire — relatively speaking.  

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:01 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve keeps powering-down its economic stimulus. Is the economy ready?

Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:24 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The newest money market fund rules from the SEC could impose fees on investors and limit redemptions during times of stress.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:08 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A recent poll found that 47 percent of Americans say they need no guidance on investing. Evidence points to the contrary.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 5:44 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

ETFs continue to gain widespread acceptance. A recent poll found that 43 percent of high net worth investors plan to buy more ETFs in the coming year.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 9:57 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Young people in the U.S. could use more financial literacy education, a recent international study shows.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 6:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

What happens when you have to take your required minimum distribution?

Thursday, June 26, 2014 6:05 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Financial planning for LGBT couples is still complicated by legal issues for many people.

Friday, June 20, 2014 11:47 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Last year, the average compensation for chief executives of the top 350 American companies was $15.2 million. That was nearly 300 times the earnings of the average worker, according to a recent study by the Economic Policy Institute, or EPI. Is it worth it? CEO compensation has risen dramatically over the past several years as

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