Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 3:41 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Fed meeting minutes suggest policymakers aren’t eager to take the plunge to higher rates.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 2:33 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

An improving world economy is rubbing off on mortgage rates. They are rising.

Friday, May 08, 2015 2:50 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Find out what Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says are the biggest challenges lying ahead for employment.

Tags: economy, gnews, news
Friday, May 08, 2015 2:32 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

Strong job creation in April means higher mortgage rates are also likely to follow.

Tags: economy, gnews
Friday, April 03, 2015 1:32 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

If you had been under the impression that an improving economy gave you a short window of opportunity to get a mortgage at today’s low interest rates, today’s employment report should make you feel more optimistic.

Monday, March 09, 2015 6:05 am
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

Hear what economic forecasters have to say about oil prices, jobs, interest rates and your wallet.

Friday, March 06, 2015 10:04 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

With the economy growing by 295,000 jobs in February, it looks like rising mortgage rates are here to stay.

Tags: economy, jobs
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 9:05 am
By Chris Kahn · Bankrate.com

Every driver in America has witnessed what could be the first rule of energy prices: What goes down should eventually come back up.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 11:32 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The homeownership rate fell to its lowest point in more than 20 years in the final quarter of 2014.

Tags: economy
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 4:34 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Fed sees falling oil prices as good news and bad news for the economy.

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