Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Friday, February 06, 2015 1:22 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Last week’s meeting of the Fed was generally interpreted as bullish on the economy and bolstered confidence that an interest rate increase could indeed come this year.

Thursday, February 05, 2015 11:59 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The section of the Dodd-Frank Act requiring companies to disclose the source of minerals has negatively impacted millions in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 2:01 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The federal funds rate will remain ultralow, targeting between zero and 0.25 percent.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 11:44 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The world’s biggest company, Apple, released earnings for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015. The results were stunning.

Friday, January 23, 2015 7:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Though there’s no one-size-fits-all answer for savers and investors, examining goals and time frames can provide direction when considering saving and investment vehicles.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 5:24 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Inflation expectations have been drooping in Europe. To revive them the ECB announced an expanded asset purchase program. What does it mean for investors?

Friday, January 16, 2015 1:21 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

On Thursday the Swiss National Bank abruptly removed the peg against the euro and everything went haywire. What does it mean for small investors?

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