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

Thursday, January 16, 2014 1:40 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

IMF director Christine Lagarde warns that “rising risks of deflation” could prove disastrous for the global economic recovery.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 7:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Managing risk is key in retirement, but low interest rates make that difficult.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 5:57 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

On Friday, the equivalent of 15 percent of the world’s supply of mined gold was dumped.

Friday, August 13, 2010 2:24 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

In the unlikely event of deflation, would the widening gap between rich and middle class worsen? Let’s start with two tenets of deflation:   The value of money increases as prices for goods and services drop. The value of a loan’s interest rate effectively goes up, since you are paying for an item (a home,

Friday, August 06, 2010 5:15 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

I just finished a story on deflation for Bankrate, it should be up next week. One thing I didn’t know about deflation prior to last week is that it can be very bad for investments. Obviously, I didn’t know a whole lot about deflation. In my defense, it’s a state of affairs that barely any