Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, August 04, 2014 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

New legislation offers a tax credit for working adults that pay for the care of their parents without requiring that the parents be the child’s dependents for tax purposes.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Marijuana businesses scored a big victory in the House of Representatives: access to the banking industry.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

While the Federal Reserve has given stress tests to the nation’s banks since the financial crisis, the Fed chair’s semi-annual testimony before both houses amounts to Congress’ own version of stress testing the nation’s top central banker. But in her first of two days of appearances on Capital Hill, Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s so-called Humphrey-Hawkins

Friday, February 21, 2014 5:26 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The president is stepping away from Social Security. But entitlements and taxes need attention eventually.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:55 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The new Federal Reserve boss appears content to be Bernanke 2.0 — for now.

Monday, February 03, 2014 4:19 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

A class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of two banks over Target’s data breach.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

More members of Congress than ever are joining the ranks of the wealthy.

Monday, December 30, 2013 12:18 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The U.S. economy appears to be on a firm path of recovery. What are the risks for 2014?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 1:06 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Congress is wrapping up an unproductive year, but avoiding disaster.

Friday, December 13, 2013 12:10 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The House of Representatives has forged past an increasingly bitter Republican divide and approved a budget bill with strong bipartisan support. The vote of 332-94 sets the stage for consideration by the Senate next week. If approved there as anticipated, President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill into law. The most important feature

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