Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, April 27, 2015 6:05 am
By Doug Whiteman · 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.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 4:12 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Minutes from the most recent Fed meeting indicate there’s disagreement on when to raise rates.

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.

Friday, April 03, 2015 1:14 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Since December 2008, interest rates set by the central bank have been virtually zero, leading to low CD rates and even lower savings account and money market account rates.

Monday, March 23, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week brings news about housing, plus a birthday for that little blue pill.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 5:44 pm
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

A jump in June? Hear the latest on when the Fed is likely to raise interest rates.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 1:58 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Fed keeps a key rate the same but signals a possible rate hike in the future.

Monday, March 16, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week’s updates on housing may include a few flat notes, thanks to winter weather.

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