Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, July 25, 2016 6:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The U.S. economy is on fire. So what’s keeping the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates?

Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:50 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Next week, the Federal Open Market Committee meets to decide on the direction of monetary policy. Currently, the fed funds rate sits at 0.25% to 0.5%.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 4:17 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Fed’s new Beige Book economic survey says the economy is growing and some jobs are going begging.

Monday, July 11, 2016 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The economy still has some stuff to work on, but it’s making a comeback.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 4:48 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Credit card interest rates aren’t increasing anytime soon, but one government agency worries about the shock consumers will encounter when they do.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 4:28 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The May jobs report gave the Federal Reserve’s rate-setting panel a jolt that set off worries about the health of the job market.

Friday, June 24, 2016 10:48 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve is advising calm amid the Brexit brouhaha.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 11:52 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve boss says a British vote to leave the E.U. could rock the U.S. economy.

Monday, June 20, 2016 6:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Look out: A cooling trend could be on the way from Britain.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 2:00 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The Fed shelves a June hike in the federal funds rate — the rate at which banks and credit unions lend reserves to other institutions overnight.

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