Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

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 ·

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 ·

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