Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, January 12, 2012 5:10 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Foreclosure filings hit a four-year low in 2011, but not entirely for the reasons you’d hope. It wasn’t that more people are able to avoid foreclosure, but due, in part, to a processing backlog resulting from the accusations that banks pushed robosigning as a way to get distressed properties through the pipeline quickly without reviewing the

Thursday, December 30, 2010 8:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Nearly half of Americans, 45 percent, believe the economy will stay the same in 2011, the Harris Poll has found. The Harris Poll is conducted by pollster Harris Interactive.   Twenty-nine percent of Americans believe the economy will get better while 26 percent say it will get worse. Despite those somewhat dour sentiments, there seem to be

Tags: 2011
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 8:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The end of the year is the time when every publication likes to roll out their predictions for next year. Don’t worry, Bankrate’s 2011 outlook story is on the way. A survey of 55 economists by the Wall Street Journal has found that most are optimistic about  economic growth in the U.S. next year. The