Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, February 05, 2016 11:18 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The U.S. economy fumbled on job growth in January, but managed to move the ball somewhat on wage growth, making any Fed rate hike a likely game-time decision.

Tags: Economics, news
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 1:05 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Economists are upbeat about this week’s jobs report, despite financial market woes.

Monday, January 11, 2016 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

As the Federal Reserve raises interest rates, should you worry?

Monday, January 11, 2016 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Expect the president to highlight economic progress in his final State of the Union speech.

Friday, January 08, 2016 10:14 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The government’s December jobs report looks really strong, at least on the surface.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week’s employment report may hold clues on how the Fed proceeds with interest rates.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The new year’s big financial questions involve interest rates, jobs, oil prices and more.

Monday, December 21, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve’s first interest rate increase in a long time is likely to be just a start.

Thursday, December 17, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Yeah, the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates, but it’s nothing to be alarmed about.

Monday, December 14, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

CD rates, the job market and Social Security. Hear how they’re all connected.

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