Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, April 04, 2011 3:54 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Anyone who has diligently saved in hopes of being able to live off the income from their investments is being punished in the current economic environment. Retirees living on savings used to rely on income from easy to understand sources: U.S. Treasuries, bank certificates of deposit, municipal bonds and stocks whose returns were predictably positive

Friday, March 11, 2011 4:03 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Would you like to follow your investment advisor on Twitter or friend your stockbroker on Facebook? More than likely, you can’t do that just yet. But not because financial advisers and brokers aren’t interested in social media. The financial services industry is pretty heavily regulated in the way that brokers and financial advisors can interact with their

Friday, December 17, 2010 11:32 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

It’s that time of year when we pause to reflect on the events of the past 12 months, and look to the promise of a new year with hope. Are you all set to make some New Year’s resolutions pertaining to your finances, and in particular, your retirement savings? A survey released this week by