Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 Bankrate.com. 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 · Bankrate.com

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 Bankrate.com. That’s good news – tell us about it. Greg: Yes, it is.

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

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.com

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

Tuesday, November 01, 2011 4:19 pm
By Greg McBride, CFA · Bankrate.com

Earlier this week, we released the findings from our October Financial Security Index poll. Only 11 percent of Americans, roughly 1 in 10, are more comfortable with the savings they have now, compared to a year ago. When we asked about debt, about 1 in 5 Americans said they’re more comfortable with their debt now