Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, November 14, 2014 12:06 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A report on October retail sales indicates low gas prices are taking some pressure off consumers.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 11:43 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A flat retail sales reading shows consumers are on the couch.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 11:41 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Growth in retail sales largely reflects sales of cars and the fuel to run them.

Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:12 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A report showing a very weak economic performance during the first quarter is already being discounted.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:09 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Winter may have ended, but weak retail numbers show many merchants still felt a chill in April.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:35 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

It’s still mostly quiet on the inflation front, and that’s not necessarily a good thing.

Monday, April 14, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

We learn this week how consumers, retailers and homebuilders weathered the winter.

Monday, March 24, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

As the weather thaws, will frosty foreign relations chill markets and the economy?

Monday, March 10, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Is the economy just under the weather? This week’s reports will be mined for clues.

Monday, February 24, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

How the consumer is feeling may tell us how we’ll fare when spring finally arrives.

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