Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00 pm
By Mitch Strohm · 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 Chicago.

Monday, August 15, 2011 12:09 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Auto loan rates in Chicago, IL, are at near record lows, making it a great time for those looking to purchase. It’s always a good idea to pay cash if you can afford it, but low rates are making it easier to afford the interest payments. It’s crucial to shop around thoroughly when looking for

Sunday, June 19, 2011 12:30 pm
By Clare Mallen · Bankrate.com

Take the guesswork out of your early retirement planning in Chicago, IL, by utilizing all the tools, calculators and guides available. A money market account offers a protected vehicle for your money in the Illinois market, and our researchers survey money market accounts throughout the day to provide valuable and current information for your retirement

Saturday, June 11, 2011 12:30 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Found at your local bank or credit union, a money market account is a good place to keep your savings. They are insured by the FDIC or NCUA up to $250,000 per depositor. Locating decent money market accounts in Chicago, IL, can be time-consuming, but our research can provide you with a quick way to

Saturday, February 26, 2011 12:30 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Auto loan rates in Chicago, IL, are at near record lows, making it a great time for those looking to purchase. It’s always a good idea to pay cash if you can afford it, but low rates are making it easier to afford the interest payments. It’s crucial to shop around thoroughly when looking for