Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, June 02, 2014 10:30 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

One expression I’ve always found odd in investing is “There is a lot of cash sitting on the sidelines” or some variant of that expression. Like investors are waiting on the bench for the coach to signal that it’s time to get in the market. Why I find it odd is that there are two

Monday, February 10, 2014 1:30 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investment comparison: the Series I savings bond vs. Treasury inflation-protected securities.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 4:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Great Recession made savers invest more conservatively, but when you buy bonds, be sure to understand what you’re getting.

Friday, January 10, 2014 12:54 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Consider taking a core-satellite approach to investing for your 2014 investment outlook.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

With the return on bonds headed downward, are annuities a good alternative for investors seeking safety?

Monday, December 23, 2013 1:40 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Some investors are opting to take on more risk as a result of dismal CD rates.

Monday, November 25, 2013 3:45 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Putting stock in Social Security would go a long way in strengthening returns.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 10:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Marilyn Cohen, founder of Envision Capital Management, provides her analysis of the bond market. She suggests a bunker mentality for investors.

Friday, August 02, 2013 11:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Labor Department says the job market continued to heal slowly in July, with the unemployment rate falling to 7.4 percent, the lowest since December 2008.

Monday, July 29, 2013 5:25 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are three ways Detroit’s bankruptcy could have a negative impact on retirement nationwide.

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