Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 4:48 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Members of the Federal Open Market Committee at its April meeting saw conditions in the labor market improve, even as the economy appeared to have slowed.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 2:00 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Policymakers at the Federal Reserve have opted to keep interest rates frozen.

Monday, April 25, 2016 8:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A federal feud: The central bank and Congress members often find themselves at odds.

Monday, April 11, 2016 1:14 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

As Tax Day looms, the Panama Papers shed light on the tax avoidance efforts of the rich and famous.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 9:55 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

There’s virtually universal agreement that the job market can still do better than this.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 2:53 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve probably will raise rates slowly, and over several years, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen says.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 2:00 pm
By Eileen AJ Connelly · Bankrate.com

The Fed delays another rate hike as it waits to see how the U.S. weathers economic weakness abroad and falling oil prices at home.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016 10:37 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) are finding a bid in the marketplace after being ignored during a period of low inflation.

Thursday, March 03, 2016 6:02 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The February jobs report due from the Labor Department tomorrow will give us a fresh indication as to whether the U.S. economy is being slowed down by a combination of rock-bottom energy prices and market turbulence overseas.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 4:41 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Fed’s latest economic survey finds a growing economy, despite weak spots.

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