Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:05 pm
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Unusual seismic activity in Oklahoma and Virginia prompts an update of the government’s earthquake risk map.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 6:05 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Sudden spike in tremors prompts Oklahoma officials to recommend earthquake insurance.

Thursday, July 26, 2012 8:00 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Today on Bankrate.com, learn where you can find brief sales-tax relief and why you should work at becoming an Olympian in the near future.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 10:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

What would happen if a major earthquake hit the Midwest? It turns out one did – three, actually – exactly 200 years ago this month, with their epicenter in New Madrid, a frontier trading post in southeastern Missouri about 150 miles downriver from St. Louis. A new report from AIR Worldwide risk modeling used the

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 11:42 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

The 5.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked Virginia and rattled the Eastern Seaboard Tuesday shook more than the floorboards: It also awakened millions of Americans to the fact that their homeowners insurance likely does not cover earthquakes. As homeowners in California and other quake-prone states well know, earthquakes are generally excluded from a standard homeowners insurance policy,

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 4:00 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The story of the professional dancer who begged doctors to save her leg from amputation after being rescued from rubble of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti is inspirational.