Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, November 14, 2016 4:15 pm
By Jill Cornfield ·

A New York restaurant owner feels squeezed by some burdens on her business and is optimistic that Trump will help her and other small business owners.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 2:00 pm
By Holden Lewis ·

The Federal Reserve keeps interest rates unchanged and implies that a rate hike could come next month.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 3:23 pm
By Nick Mathews ·

The median income rose to $56,516 in 2015, a 5.2% increase from a year earlier.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 11:45 am
By Stephen Pounds ·

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen returns to the most-watched economic confab of the year — the symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming — after missing last year’s, and all ears will be listening for a hint at monetary policy for the rest of the year.

Thursday, August 04, 2016 1:34 pm
By Stephen Pounds ·

The Bank of England cut its key bank rate to 0.25% as it tries to dampen a recession that economists had predicted following the vote by the U.K. to leave the European Union.

Thursday, August 04, 2016 7:05 am
By Stephen Pounds ·

This week, Japan’s cabinet approved a stimulus package with new spending of $73 billion made up, in part, of helicopter money.

Sunday, July 31, 2016 3:07 pm
By Holden Lewis ·

Today’s weak report on 2nd quarter gross domestic product is welcome news for mortgage shoppers.

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

The central bank votes thumbs-down to an increase in interest rates, kicking the can down the road to at least September.

Friday, July 08, 2016 11:47 am
By Holden Lewis ·

Home-shoppers, be cheerful: Job growth in June was surprisingly high, but the news hasn’t had much effect on mortgage rates. They’re staying near record lows. Read this week’s mortgage analysis, in which the 30-year-fixed fell to just shy of its all-time low at 3.52%. RATE SEARCH: Ready to shop for a mortgage? Find the best

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 3:21 pm
By Holden Lewis ·

More than a million dwellings needed to be built last year just to keep up with the new households that were created. Yet only 620,000 new housing units were completed, meaning that the nation fell short by 430,000 homes. And that’s just in 1 year. So says Laurie Goodman, codirector of the Urban Institute’s Housing

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