Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

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

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

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 1:46 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

Homebuilders are becoming increasingly optimistic about their prospects as the economy and housing market improve.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 4:41 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

Improved job prospects, low interest rates and a low supply of housing mean that home prices are showing healthy gains.

Friday, June 05, 2015 1:40 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

Strong May employment report means the economy is strengthening and the Federal Reserve will stay on track to start tightening monetary policy. This means that mortgage rates will likely continue their upward march.

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