Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:00 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Some Fed policymakers are getting itchier to raise rates as the economy moves “Closer to Fine.”

Monday, August 04, 2014 6:05 am
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

American shopping is undergoing a huge transformation as we spend more of our time and dollars online. As e-commerce sites boom, malls wither and big-box stores struggle to hold on to shoppers and fill empty floor space that used to be occupied by recorded music and other products that we’re now much more likely to

Friday, August 01, 2014 2:56 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Mortgage borrowers who want rates to stay low have dodged another bullet with the release of the July jobs report.

Tags: economy
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:11 pm
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy episode was familiar and comforting.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5:22 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve finds plenty of signs of a rebound from the winter slump.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

While the Federal Reserve has given stress tests to the nation’s banks since the financial crisis, the Fed chair’s semi-annual testimony before both houses amounts to Congress’ own version of stress testing the nation’s top central banker. But in her first of two days of appearances on Capital Hill, Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s so-called Humphrey-Hawkins

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 5:00 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve has added a bit more detail about how it plans to end some of the extraordinary measures put in place during and after the financial crisis. In minutes released from the mid-June policy-setting session, the nation’s central bank cautions that while asset purchases are “not on a preset course,” it envisions a

Thursday, July 03, 2014 11:56 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The government’s latest employment reading shows hiring was better than expected during June.

Thursday, July 03, 2014 10:28 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

What’s good for job-seekers is bad for mortgage shoppers. So today’s positive employment report is negative news for people who didn’t lock a mortgage rate earlier in the week.

Friday, June 06, 2014 5:00 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Chief economists from some of the largest U.S. banks are feeling upbeat about the economy.

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