Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:46 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

It takes money to make money. The best investor in the world won’t get anywhere without frugality, saving and a commitment to living debt-free.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 1:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The megabanks, Chase, Bank of America and so on, typically have little incentive to pay high CD rates.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 1:58 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Fed keeps a key rate the same but signals a possible rate hike in the future.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 1:52 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A new study found that most investors make basic mistakes with their investment portfolios, including a lack of diversification and paying too much in fees.

Friday, March 13, 2015 12:24 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Investing isn’t hard. The easiest way to invest for the long-term, with index funds, is also the most rewarding, as indexes beat most active funds hands down.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 2:04 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Investing is only one piece of the retirement puzzle. In order to quit working, most people have to rethink priorities and get off the consumer treadmill.

Monday, March 02, 2015 2:03 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Think you have to be a rocket scientist to invest for the long run? Think again — the most successful long-term investors do the least.

Sunday, March 01, 2015 7:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Besides the banking regulations governing the number of transactions allowed in savings and money market accounts and minimum early withdrawal penalties on CDs, there is a huge amount of variation between banking products.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:27 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Skewed financial incentives for advisers can lead to less than optimal financial advice. What is the answer to conflicts of interest?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 7:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

If anyone can beat the market, shouldn’t it be mutual fund managers? A new study finds that the investment portfolios of the pros perform no better than peers without financial expertise.

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