Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 4:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If the Fed hikes the federal funds rate on Thursday, it may be time to make some changes in your portfolio. But don’t abandon the stock market.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Medicare generally doesn’t pay for hearing aids. New legislation introduced by Rep. Debbie Dingell will change things if enacted.

Friday, July 31, 2015 5:12 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

With no COLA coming in 2016 for Social Security recipients, budgeting becomes even more important for seniors on a fixed income.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Along with both spouses being able to handle the family’s finances, it’s also important to put together a listing of accounts, insurance policies, health care directives, powers of attorney and wills.

Thursday, March 28, 2013 5:15 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A new survey found that income investors expect more in the way of returns from their portfolio.

Monday, January 21, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

A sustained bull market is one way to build wealth.

Monday, November 26, 2012 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

If you think fixed income is a safe investment, you could be in for a shock.

Friday, November 02, 2012 4:22 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

In the land of negative real returns, zero is king.

Monday, October 15, 2012 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Fixed-income investors are taking on more risk than they think.

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