Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 2:03 pm
By Doug Whiteman ·

The Fed still says, “No rush!” But you still need to be ready for when rates rise.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 2:01 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

The federal funds rate will remain ultralow, targeting between zero and 0.25 percent.

Monday, January 26, 2015 5:55 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

The “big game” among this week’s economic events is the Federal Reserve meeting. The Federal Open Market Committee huddles just days after Europe’s Central Bank took a page out of the Fed’s playbook, embarking on a trillion euros in asset purchases intended to lift the region’s economy. It says something about our time that there’s

Monday, January 19, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

This week’s economic reports shine a spotlight on the housing market.

Monday, January 12, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

This week brings new inflation data, updated holiday sales numbers and a Bezos birthday.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 4:55 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

Minutes from last month’s Fed meeting indicate a rate hike may be a few months off.

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

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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

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