Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, November 02, 2015 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investing isn’t gambling. Yet, investors overweight investments they think will outperform the market over time with the hope of beating a benchmark.

Friday, October 02, 2015 12:18 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Labor Department’s September jobs report shows weaker-than-expected hiring.

Monday, June 22, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

With the Fed not raising its targeted federal funds rate on Wednesday, investors in certificates of deposit will have to wait on the prospect of higher short-term interest rates.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 3:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Fed is likely to modify the phrasing of its policy statement to signal that an increase in the targeted federal funds rate is not a “considerable time” off in the future.

Friday, August 22, 2014 2:30 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Fed Chair Yellen discusses weakness remaining in the job market and how it affects interest rates.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:16 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

The Fed finds that the winter thaw has helped the economy rebound from cold-weather slowdowns.

Friday, March 07, 2014 3:28 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Labor Department says 175,000 jobs were added last month, while the unemployment rate rose.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 4:50 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Beige Book reports moderate economic growth across the country. That’s actually an improvement from the modest growth reported previously.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 5:27 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The minutes of the last Fed meeting show that many committee members see the end of QE at the end of 2013. Could that mean higher CD rates?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:15 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

After an eventful September meeting, this time the Federal Reserve’s policymaking committee took a rest.

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