Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 4:44 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A report prepared for the Federal Reserve’s upcoming interest rate meeting indicates the economy is on course.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017 2:03 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

If you’re planning to apply for a new credit card in 2017, know this: The interest rate you pay likely will be higher than it was just a few weeks ago.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2:00 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve increases a key short-term interest rate by a quarter-point.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12:22 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Almost everyone believes the Federal Reserve will raise short-term interest rates on Wednesday. But why?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 5:49 pm
By Jill Cornfield · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve’s final Beige Book for the year has a quietly optimistic tone.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 11:25 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

It looks like a Federal Reserve rate increase next month is practically a done deal.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 2:40 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The election of Donald Trump raises questions about the Fed chair and the next rate hike.

Sunday, November 06, 2016 5:15 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The October unemployment data is likely to keep the Fed on track toward a December rate hike.

Thursday, November 03, 2016 6:00 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

And it has very little to do with the result of the election.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 2:00 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve keeps interest rates unchanged and implies that a rate hike could come next month.

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