Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 5:28 pm
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

In this podcast, find out why it’s a tossup what the Federal Reserve will do next year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 2:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Officials are still talking about waiting a “considerable time” and have added a P-word.

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.

Monday, December 15, 2014 9:26 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

For anyone keenly interested in the nation’s economy and financial markets, a full-fledged Federal Reserve meeting is a little like a present at holiday time. You’re not exactly certain what you’ll get, but you’ll have more than you had before. Whether the information is actually useful a year from now is uncertain. This week’s Fed

Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:35 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The retail report is the proverbial hot mess of numbers because of sales by auto dealers and gas stations, both moving in opposite directions.

Friday, December 05, 2014 1:36 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Santa Claus arrived early for the U.S. labor market, bringing a fat sackful of new jobs.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 4:06 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Fed sees positive impacts from cheaper gasoline but is not so upbeat about raises.

Monday, December 01, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week brings a fresh job market snapshot and a reason to toast history.

Monday, December 01, 2014 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Falling interest rates mean higher bond prices. It’s conceivable that the bull market in bonds isn’t quite over.

Monday, November 24, 2014 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The dollar has been on a tear in recent months, strengthening against most major currencies.

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