Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:40 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Holding actively managed funds in a taxable account can lead to a higher tax bill, thanks to the capital gains distributions being made right about now.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 2:28 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Internet is good for more than porn, clever memes and recipes. It’s also full of great investing ideas and discussions.

Thursday, November 06, 2014 11:53 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Just like your bank account, your brokerage account can be hacked. What can you do if your account is hacked and how can investors stay safe online?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:22 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Actively managed funds have lost assets to index funds over the past five years. But the trend hasn’t been consistent across asset classes.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve is done purchasing assets to stimulate the economy. What’s next?

Monday, October 27, 2014 10:46 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Since 2007, the percent of families with certificates of deposit has fallen to record lows as CD rates have hit bottom.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:44 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

McDonald’s returns have floundered in 2014. Are consumer tastes changing or is this a mere blip on the radar for the legendary fast food chain?

Thursday, October 02, 2014 10:14 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The New York Stock Exchange is not the place it once was. Today’s floor specialists may not have much to do other than appear as extras in news footage.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 2:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

It’s only a few basis points. But CD rates have risen a bit since July 23 in the weekly rate surveys at Bankrate.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 4:19 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

As the year winds down, consumers should tune into the debate over the fiduciary standard. The SEC may decide to move forward with the rule — or drop it.

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