Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 6:05 am
By Greg McBride · Bankrate.com

You may be surprised to learn what leads off Americans’ financial agendas.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The elder abuse investigation considered of whether the author, Harper Lee, was a victim of financial fraud. The state of Alabama has closed the case.

Monday, November 17, 2014 3:30 pm
By Chris Kahn · Bankrate.com

Republicans are routinely more pessimistic than Democrats when it comes to feelings on finances.

Monday, July 28, 2014 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

A financial wish list will help you achieve something greater than simply a bigger bottom line.

Monday, June 02, 2014 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new survey shows that more Americans are feeling confident about their personal finance situations. How do you feel?

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 3:34 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new survey shows that young professionals are struggling at earning and saving enough money.

Friday, April 29, 2011 2:52 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

What’s one of the worst things you can do to foil your retirement plans? Answer: Take an early withdrawal from your retirement account. Despite the supposed fact that we’re in an economic recovery, a surprising number of people did just that, according to Bankrate’s Financial Security Index, released on Monday. In fact, 19 percent, or

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 2:53 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If your employer offers you a cash balance retirement savings plan, snap it up. It can provide valuable retirement planning stability as well as portability. Cash balance retirement plans are a hybrid mix of old-fashioned pension plans and 401(k)s. Kevin Wagner, senior retirement specialist in the Atlanta office of consultancy Towers Watson, says most companies

Friday, December 03, 2010 3:17 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

“The Moment of Truth” has rattled a lot of special interests. That’s the name of the final report issued Wednesday by the Debt Commission. Eleven of the 18-member National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform cast their votes in support of the plan this morning, short of the 14 votes needed to issue a formal

Monday, November 08, 2010 10:00 am
By Gregg Fields · Bankrate.com

Early last week, it was impossible not to notice the outrage. The accusations were heated. And yet, the predominant national mood seemed one of frustrated resignation — that things weren’t going to change that much, anyway. We’re referring to the reaction to the Fed’s QE2 program to pump money into banks. There was also apparently

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