Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, December 02, 2016 11:02 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Unemployment has fallen to a nine-year low, but challenges — including slow wage growth — remain.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 2:40 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The election of Donald Trump raises questions about the Fed chair and the next rate hike.

Sunday, November 06, 2016 5:15 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The October unemployment data is likely to keep the Fed on track toward a December rate hike.

Thursday, November 03, 2016 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Hiring has been steady, but wage gains have been sluggish. Will this week’s jobs report change that?

Monday, October 31, 2016 6:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve faces something of a timing dilemma: Should it raise interest rates in early November or mid-December? Or at all?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:07 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve’s latest economic survey sounds like a familiar but confusing tune.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 4:46 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Newly-released minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting offer more evidence of a pending rate hike.

Sunday, October 09, 2016 5:00 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

September’s disappointing hiring wasn’t weak enough to derail a likely December rate hike.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 4:43 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A Fed report indicates hiring is heating up, but maybe not enough to prompt a rate hike.

Friday, August 26, 2016 12:46 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In her highly anticipated speech at a conference of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen noted that the U.S. economy is “now nearing the Federal Reserve’s statutory goals of maximum employment and price stability.”

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