Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:13 pm
By Gili Malinsky · Bankrate.com

Two banks recently boosted rates to offer the top nationally available 60-month CD rate.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 2:00 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

It’s going to cost you more to carry credit card balances or take out a home loan.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9:00 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The probability of a Fed rate hike this month passed 80 percent after Yellen’s speech.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 4:52 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

There’s now a 68 percent probability the Fed will increase the federal funds rate at its policy meeting on March 14 and 15. What should you do?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:11 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Minutes released from the most recent meeting, which ended Feb. 1, indicate policymakers are clearly focused on the possibility of raising rates “fairly soon,” as they say.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 2:00 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve has done just what it signaled it would do: Nothing.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 4:44 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A report prepared for the Federal Reserve’s upcoming interest rate meeting indicates the economy is on course.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017 2:03 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

If you’re planning to apply for a new credit card in 2017, know this: The interest rate you pay likely will be higher than it was just a few weeks ago.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2:00 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve increases a key short-term interest rate by a quarter-point.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12:22 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Almost everyone believes the Federal Reserve will raise short-term interest rates on Wednesday. But why?

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