Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, May 22, 2015 1:53 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Senior Citizens League’s “2015 Survey of Senior Costs” showed a dramatic drop in inflation over the past year, due mostly to falling oil prices.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 3:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Does the economy or the Federal Reserve set CD rates? Let’s look at the evidence.

Monday, May 18, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week: key updates from the housing market and a fuller look at the Fed’s thinking.

Monday, May 04, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The herd instinct is a mentality that rears its ugly head when individual decision-making goes out the window and people invest in the same way as everybody else.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 1:57 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

See if Janet Yellen and the Fed have given new clues on when rock-bottom rates will end.

Monday, April 27, 2015 12:53 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The yield curve could actually flatten, with longer term bonds benefiting from the tightening with price increases.

Monday, April 27, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week, the Fed meets and we’ll learn more about the year’s rough start.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 4:23 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve relies heavily on the words “modest” and “moderate” in describing economic activity around the country over the past six weeks. The Beige Book economic survey, prepared for the late April meeting of Fed policymakers, points fingers at a variety of factors that have been dampening growth. Some issues, such as the since-resolved

Monday, April 13, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week brings new readings on inflation and retail sales, plus the Fed’s latest economic update.

Monday, April 06, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week may bring new clues on when the Fed may step up to the rate plate.

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