Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 5:09 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

The Federal Reserve’s minutes show the central bank held an unusual pre-meeting video conference

Friday, April 04, 2014 3:41 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

The latest employment reading shows that the job market is moving forward, but in a lower gear.

Monday, March 24, 2014 3:31 pm
By Steve Bucci ·

College students need to be better educated about the risks they’re accepting.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 11:30 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

Bankrate’s chief financial analyst, Greg McBride, speaks with Washington Bureau Chief Mark Hamrick about outlook for the economy and your money, based on the Federal Reserve’s current policies.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 4:09 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

Fed Chair Janet Yellen sought to allay any fear that an interest rate increase could be looming.

Friday, March 07, 2014 3:28 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

The Labor Department says 175,000 jobs were added last month, while the unemployment rate rose.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 4:33 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

The Fed’s Beige Book survey of regional economic activity reflects a tough winter.

Thursday, February 27, 2014 3:14 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

Fed Chair Janet Yellen tells senators the central bank is watching the effects of weather and Bitcoin.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 1:44 pm
By Holden Lewis ·

There’s a saying that, if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. For decades, the Federal Reserve wielded only a hammer as it maintained monetary policy. Then, five years ago, it borrowed a screwdriver. Today, we saw a sign that the Fed won’t return the screwdriver it borrowed.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 4:01 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

Notes from the most recent Fed meeting indicate central bankers are impressed with the economy’s performance.

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