Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 5:00 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve has added a bit more detail about how it plans to end some of the extraordinary measures put in place during and after the financial crisis. In minutes released from the mid-June policy-setting session, the nation’s central bank cautions that while asset purchases are “not on a preset course,” it envisions a

Thursday, February 27, 2014 3:14 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Fed Chair Janet Yellen tells senators the central bank is watching the effects of weather and Bitcoin.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 4:01 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Notes from the most recent Fed meeting indicate central bankers are impressed with the economy’s performance.

Monday, January 06, 2014 5:33 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Janet Yellen is preparing to take over the Federal Reserve, but will face a number of challenges.

Monday, December 09, 2013 4:10 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Between a possible reduction in asset purchases and a shift in leadership, interest rates may be headed upward. But when?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 5:20 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Fed hadn’t seen enough improvement in the economy to begin cutting asset purchases.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 2:00 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In the wake of the partial government shutdown, the Federal Reserve is continuing monthly asset purchases.