Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Improving the economy and alleviating poverty are at the top of the list of concerns for the wealthy.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 3:18 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Economic fears and building costs tamped down expectations for new home construction.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 4:39 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The American Dream that hard work leads to success is just that — a dream.

Monday, October 29, 2012 9:43 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

If you were voted “most popular” in high school, you could be on the road to riches.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 7:07 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Spending among the wealthy has decreased. Is that a good thing?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 8:12 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

It won’t be an easy climb, but numbers indicate the housing market is on the way up.

Monday, April 23, 2012 5:36 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The housing crash is not only slowing the economic recovery in the U.S., but helped spark global financial troubles …

Monday, February 27, 2012 6:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Economic reports coming out this week deal with a few key areas of the economy including housing, consumers and manufacturing. There’s just one caveat, according to Bernard Baumohl, chief global economist at the Economic Outlook Group in Princeton, N.J. “All of these economic indicators or rather most of them that will come out (this) week

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:01 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Although 71 percent of millionaires surveyed by PNC Wealth Management agree in theory with billionaire Warren Buffett that the rich should pay more in taxes to improve the economy, nearly half of them say they shouldn’t personally pay more because they’re not in the same league as Buffett. So, while only 20 percent say that

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 10:52 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve may decide at its meeting next week to give another boost to the housing market with a third round of quantitative easing. Back in 2008, the Fed announced QE1 to keep interest rates low, which involved buying mortgage-backed securities and mortgage debt. In 2009, the program was expanded to include government debt. Then

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