Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, May 09, 2016 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

Markets don’t like uncertainty, and a Trump win for the presidency would seem more conducive to unpredictability than a Clinton victory would.

Friday, May 06, 2016 2:01 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

April job growth was more anemic than before. The question is whether the economy will hit a more dramatic slow patch in the months ahead.

Monday, May 02, 2016 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

A survey from finds 67% of employers plan to hire recent graduates.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 2:00 pm
By Stephen Pounds ·

Policymakers at the Federal Reserve have opted to keep interest rates frozen.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 5:24 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

The International Monetary Fund downgrades the outlook for global economic growth, citing diminished momentum in the U.S. and Japan among the reasons.

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Friday, April 01, 2016 10:22 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

Job creation has proceeded slowly and steadily for many months now. On the positive side, the long economic recovery, dating back to the summer of 2009, appears to be sustainable. While at first glance, the slight increase in the unemployment rate to 5% might appear to be negative, it happened as more people were in

Thursday, March 31, 2016 9:55 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

There’s virtually universal agreement that the job market can still do better than this.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 2:53 pm
By Holden Lewis ·

The Federal Reserve probably will raise rates slowly, and over several years, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen says.

Friday, March 18, 2016 7:05 am
By Mitch Strohm ·

Overall, the number of consumers with personal loans jumped by 18% from the 3rd quarter of 2013 to the 3rd quarter of 2015, according to recent data from TransUnion.

Monday, June 22, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

More of the recovery story will be fleshed out with this week’s readings on growth and housing.

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