Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, October 05, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

A couple of the hottest candidates in the 2016 race for the White House come from the world of business, not politics. Can a person who knows his or her way around Wall Street cut it at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.? Find out in this podcast as Mark Hamrick, Bankrate’s Washington bureau chief, chats with: Paul

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

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