Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 2:01 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

CD rates are likely to stay low for some time. After the September meeting of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee, the statement from Ben Bernanke spelled out the Fed’s intention to leave rates low for an extended period of time and possibly drive rates even lower through a process called quantitative easing. Quantitative easing

Thursday, June 10, 2010 3:11 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Ladders are one CD investing strategy to get higher than average CD rates, but there are other strategies for choosing maturities to populate your CD portfolio, for instance: barbells. Barbells are a CD investing strategy that focus exclusively on short- and long-term maturities. According to Donald Cummings Jr., managing partner at Blue Haven Capital, in Geneva, Ill.,