Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, December 15, 2014 9:26 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

For anyone keenly interested in the nation’s economy and financial markets, a full-fledged Federal Reserve meeting is a little like a present at holiday time. You’re not exactly certain what you’ll get, but you’ll have more than you had before. Whether the information is actually useful a year from now is uncertain. This week’s Fed

Friday, July 22, 2011 4:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

It’s hard to keep up with Washington’s progress (or lack thereof) on talks about the debt ceiling limit, so I asked Bankrate’s tax blogger Kay Bell for the latest news. She said the meeting is down to two people at the moment: President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). I asked her if

Thursday, June 30, 2011 2:55 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

As Congress struggles with ways to reduce the federal deficit, one of the approaches that appears to be among the most likely to be adopted is a revision in the way the Consumer Price Index is calculated. The CPI measures how much the cost of the things people buy is affected by inflation. The chained