Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:55 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Detroit is auctioning off vacant homes for a song, but winning bidders should be prepared for sweat equity.

Thursday, December 05, 2013 1:19 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Detroit municipal workers and Illinois state employees worry their pensions may pay less than promised.

Monday, July 29, 2013 5:25 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are three ways Detroit’s bankruptcy could have a negative impact on retirement nationwide.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 1:01 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Impoverished Detroit residents older than 60 suffer more chronic illness and die 60 percent sooner than wealthier people with better health care.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 11:34 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Auto loan rates in Detroit, MI, and throughout the nation have dropped again this week. The average 60-month auto loan rates fell to 5.41 percent this week from 5.45 percent. Auto loan rates have been low across the country and are still falling, making it an ideal time for those in the market. It’s crucial

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 11:30 am
By Clare Mallen · Bankrate.com

Don’t fall short when early retirement planning in Detroit, MI. Utilize all the tools, calculators and guidelines available to help build a safe, strong retirement plans. Funnel your savings into a money market account for an easy, protected place to maximize your investment. Finding the best money market rates for retirement planning in your area is a

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 1:30 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Money market accounts have been staying around an average of 0.17 percent recently, but there are still some institutions posting better-than-average yields. If you’re looking a money market accounts in Detroit, MI, use our rates survey to find a decent yield in Michigan. A money market account is a good place to keep long term

Saturday, June 18, 2011 7:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

At some point in nearly every conversation I’ve had about the bailout of the American auto industry, someone brings up the idea that many American cars “are made in Mexico anyway.”  While that’s an exaggeration, there’s a perception — well-founded in some cases — that U.S. car companies appeal to the patriotism of Americans to

Monday, February 07, 2011 3:44 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Auto loan rates in Detroit, MI, and throughout the nation have dropped again this week. The average 60-month auto loan rates fell to 5.41 percent this week from 5.45 percent. Auto loan rates have been low across the country and are still falling, making it an ideal time for those in the market. It’s crucial