Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, February 27, 2014 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Feds offer banks guidelines for marijuana businesses. Banks say it’s not enough.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 5:09 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

What’s wrong with those people in Washington? Just blame all the money, money, money coming their way.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 1:33 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In true horror movie fashion, the debt ceiling is closing in on the U.S. economy.

Monday, April 08, 2013 5:40 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

With baseball season now in full swing, the coming week’s lineup of economic reports features minor-leaguers. The best of the bunch is the government’s look at March retail sales, due Friday morning.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:13 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, D-S.D., announced yesterday that he will not be seeking another term as chief.

Friday, February 08, 2013 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Montana is giving a new meaning to government transparency, allowing the public to see its online checking account.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:14 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Is the government continuing to fuel a too-big-to-fail attitude in the banking industry?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Investors could reap some rewards in the mortgage market, if they’re willing to take on risk.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 9:44 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

When it comes to returning the housing market to profitability, plans are sketchy.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 5:57 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Dismantling mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which together guarantee approximately three-quarters of all new home loans, is turning out to be a complicated operation. On the one hand, Congress wants to shut down the agencies and get the government out of the mortgage business. On the other hand, it has to be done

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