Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, August 01, 2014 2:05 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Though unemployment is higher, the economy keeps pumping out jobs at a good clip.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:11 pm
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy episode was familiar and comforting.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:01 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve keeps powering-down its economic stimulus. Is the economy ready?

Monday, July 28, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The week’s highlights will include a Fed meeting, a jobs report and a Medicare birthday.

Monday, July 21, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Ahead this week: key readings on housing and a Harry Potter anniversary.

Friday, July 18, 2014 2:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Fed’s Monetary Policy Report on stretched valuations in certain sectors moves markets.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

While the Federal Reserve has given stress tests to the nation’s banks since the financial crisis, the Fed chair’s semi-annual testimony before both houses amounts to Congress’ own version of stress testing the nation’s top central banker. But in her first of two days of appearances on Capital Hill, Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s so-called Humphrey-Hawkins

Monday, July 14, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Fed chief will try not to make news before Congress this week, but good luck with that.

Monday, July 07, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Every time the Federal Reserve thinks it’s kicking the economy, the football gets pulled away.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014 4:00 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Fed Chair Janet Yellen says she doesn’t see a need for U.S. monetary policy to shy away from the status quo.

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