Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 2:00 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Policymakers at the Federal Reserve have opted to keep interest rates frozen.

Monday, April 25, 2016 8:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A federal feud: The central bank and Congress members often find themselves at odds.

Monday, April 11, 2016 1:14 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

As Tax Day looms, the Panama Papers shed light on the tax avoidance efforts of the rich and famous.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 9:55 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

There’s virtually universal agreement that the job market can still do better than this.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 2:53 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve probably will raise rates slowly, and over several years, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen says.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 2:00 pm
By Eileen AJ Connelly · Bankrate.com

The Fed delays another rate hike as it waits to see how the U.S. weathers economic weakness abroad and falling oil prices at home.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016 10:37 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) are finding a bid in the marketplace after being ignored during a period of low inflation.

Thursday, March 03, 2016 6:02 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The February jobs report due from the Labor Department tomorrow will give us a fresh indication as to whether the U.S. economy is being slowed down by a combination of rock-bottom energy prices and market turbulence overseas.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 4:41 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Fed’s latest economic survey finds a growing economy, despite weak spots.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 1:22 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The recent Fed rate hike affects private student loans, too. Borrowers might want to take a second look at their most recent billing statements.

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