Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:35 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

The retail report is the proverbial hot mess of numbers because of sales by auto dealers and gas stations, both moving in opposite directions.

Friday, November 07, 2014 9:24 am
By Holden Lewis ·

When policymakers and pundits talk about home affordability, they usually discuss mortgage interest rates and student loan debt. But the underlying problem is slow wage growth.

Tags: economy
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 3:43 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

A Federal Reserve survey finds the economy is doing OK, certainly better than the stock market.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 5:01 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

Minutes from the last Fed meeting indicate the central bankers have an eye on Europe.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 3:03 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

Janet who? Most couldn’t name the current Fed chair in a new survey.

Friday, October 03, 2014 11:59 am
By Crissinda Ponder ·

The unemployment rate dips to a six-year low during a big month for hiring.

Saturday, September 06, 2014 9:30 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Over the past 4 1/2 years, 10 million jobs have been added to private sector payrolls with 4.1 million jobs going to women.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 6:05 am
By Doug Whiteman ·

Forecasters say it’s not too early to prepare for higher interest rates from the Fed.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:00 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

Some Fed policymakers are getting itchier to raise rates as the economy moves “Closer to Fine.”

Monday, August 04, 2014 6:05 am
By Doug Whiteman ·

American shopping is undergoing a huge transformation as we spend more of our time and dollars online. As e-commerce sites boom, malls wither and big-box stores struggle to hold on to shoppers and fill empty floor space that used to be occupied by recorded music and other products that we’re now much more likely to

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