Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

See this week’s average rates for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, 15-year fixed-rate mortgage, 5/1 ARM and 30-year jumbo mortgage in metro Boston.

Friday, April 19, 2013 11:36 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

It’s good to be generous in the wake of tragedy, but be smart about giving.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 1:35 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Paying cash for a vehicle is always the best financial plan, but if you need to finance, auto loan rates in Boston, MA, are staying low. Auto loan rates have been low across the country and are still falling, making it an ideal time for those in the market. It’s vital to shop around when

Monday, June 20, 2011 1:22 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

The thought of hot stocks can be enticing, but if you’re really looking to save, a money market account is a safe bet. The national average for money market accounts is currently at 0.16 percent, but many large national and online banks are offering rates above the national average. A money market account offers the

Sunday, March 06, 2011 12:30 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Paying cash for a vehicle is always the best financial plan, but if you need to finance, auto loan rates in Boston, MA, are staying low. Auto loan rates have been low across the country and are still falling, making it an ideal time for those in the market. It’s vital to shop around when

Thursday, August 12, 2010 4:15 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Are you shopping for a money market account and rates in Boston, MA? Before deciding on just any money market account, it’s important to compare annual percentage yields, introductory rates and other vital information. Researchers at Bankrate.com survey and update data on money market accounts and rates during the day. Quickly find a satisfactory money