Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, August 18, 2014 5:16 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

If you don’t have retirement savings, it is particularly important to get your retirement ducks in a row before you call it quits.

Saturday, August 24, 2013 6:05 am
By Barbara Whelehan ·

Just in case you don’t win the lottery, here’s what you can do to juice up your retirement savings.

Friday, October 26, 2012 5:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan ·

If you’re thinking about giving your boss two weeks’ notice, you may first want to consider how retirees view their personal finances.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 8:00 am
By Dan Miranda ·

Hey, reader! How ya feeling today? According to our study, you’re not feeling too great. Sorry, champ.

Monday, August 20, 2012 9:52 am
By Kim Fulscher ·

If you’re feeling down about your finances, Bankrate has some good news for you today.

Monday, April 23, 2012 8:00 am
By Kim Fulscher ·

Americans are a bit more optimistic, says Bankrate’s Financial Security Index. Find out what else you should you know today.

Thursday, January 26, 2012 3:45 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Many people living in retirement are feeling more financially pinched this January than they did 12 months ago, according to a survey of financial security conducted for The survey looked at all ages and all employment situations, and you can see the overall results here. But I was interested in seeing how retirement planning

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 3:55 pm
By Greg McBride, CFA ·

Our January 2012 Financial Security Index came out today, and I spent some time discussing it with Tony Conley of WILS-AM in Lansing, Mich. Below is a transcript of the interview. Tony: Americans’ financial security rises again, this is according to some information at That’s good news – tell us about it. Greg: Yes, it is.

Thursday, December 22, 2011 10:37 am
By Greg McBride, CFA ·

In my weekly appearance with Gary Goldberg’s “Money Matters” radio program, we discussed Bankrate’s December Financial Security Index and related economic trends. Here’s a partial transcript of my comments: In December, we actually saw a nice uptick in consumers’ financial security. We’re ending the year on a higher note than we’ve seen in the past

Monday, November 28, 2011 5:34 pm
By Greg McBride, CFA ·

Bankrate released the November 2011 Financial Security Index today, and we found some interesting trends for the holiday season. We found that 42 percent of Americans plan to spend less this holiday season (including 49 percent of parents), and only 10 percent plan to spend more. We also found that merely 13 percent of Americans feel better about their job

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