Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, October 06, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week’s highlights will include a look behind the curtain at the Federal Reserve.

Monday, August 05, 2013 5:55 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Last week was a bit of an all-you-can-eat buffet of economic news. This week, no more buffet line. We go on a data diet.

Monday, February 06, 2012 2:25 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

On Friday, good news came in the form of the nonfarm payrolls report, which showed a growth in private jobs of 243,000 and a decrease in the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent. Investors rejoiced, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index finished Friday up 1.46 percent from the previous day’s close. Last week’s release from

Saturday, August 13, 2011 12:30 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A petition drive is under way in Missouri to qualify a ballot initiative that would cap the interest rate on payday, car title, installment and consumer credit loans in the state. If successful, the effort would place the following question before Missouri voters on the November 2012 state ballot: “Shall Missouri law be amended to

Friday, July 29, 2011 12:30 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

While federal lawmakers have been bickering over plans to raise the U.S. debt ceiling, consumers have been increasing their own borrowing capacity in the form of auto loans, credit cards, student loans and home equity lines of credit. That’s according to a recent national report about credit trends from Equifax, a global credit information service