Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, November 18, 2013 11:21 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Will Washington fail again? A fresh series of budget deadlines is fast approaching.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 11:54 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

With one crisis behind us and another possibly looming, what can we expect in coming months?

Thursday, October 17, 2013 2:42 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Congress finally passed legislation to end the shutdown. And rates did the unexpected.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 11:06 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Congress has dodged U.S. default. But the clock is ticking once again.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 7:27 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The longer the government shutdown lasts, the more damage it could do.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 6:57 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

During the federal government shutdown, the IRS stops audits and taxpayer assistance but keeps collecting.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 2:03 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The shutdown might affect you more than you think and put a cramp in your weekend plans.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 11:50 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Despite a plan to reduce staff by 96 percent, HUD says it will keep the lights on.

Thursday, September 26, 2013 5:06 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax payments are due Oct. 15, even if there’s a government shutdown Oct. 1.

Thursday, April 07, 2011 3:21 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

If the government shuts down the impact on mortgage loans will go beyond FHA. Government officials and lenders say loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac won’t be affected by the shutdown because those agencies operate separately from the government, even though they have been under federal control since 2008. But Fannie and Freddie,

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