Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, August 02, 2011 3:46 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The U.S. Senate signed the federal debt deal this afternoon. Here are six ways it could affect your retirement planning: Increased interest rates. Even though Congress finally managed to reach an agreement, the crisis didn’t reassure the agencies that rate U.S. credit worthiness. In particular, Standard & Poor’s has threatened to downgrade the Triple-A credit