Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

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

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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

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