Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Saturday, October 08, 2011 11:00 am
By Lisa Weinberger · Bankrate.com

Despite CD rates being at record lows, some investors are still including CDs in their portfolios. That might be because CDs are insured by the FDIC up to $250,000 per depositor and offer a steady return. CD rates in Hartford, CT, are fairly far south, but some institutions are offering better-than-average rates. Our survey can

Sunday, August 14, 2011 11:00 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

If you need to finance your new car, auto loan rates in Hartford, CT, have been very low. Paying in cash is always a good plan, but low rates are making it easier for consumers to afford the interest payments. It’s crucial to shop around thoroughly before deciding on a loan. Loans fell again, with

Saturday, June 18, 2011 12:30 pm
By Clare Mallen · Bankrate.com

Educate yourself by utilizing all the tools available for early retirement planning in Hartford, CT. Create your retirement planning strategy using our calculators and guidelines for your needs. Think about investing in a money market account as a safe and protected vehicle for your money in the Connecticut market. Early retirement planning in Hartford, CT As of

Friday, June 10, 2011 3:04 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Safe investments can be hard to come by. A money market account may not always post the highest yields, but they are insured by the FDIC or NCUA up to $250,000 per depositor. Locating decent money market accounts in Hartford, CT, isn’t always the easiest task, but our research can help you locate a decent

Friday, February 25, 2011 3:51 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

If you need to finance your new car, auto loan rates in Hartford, CT, have been very low. Paying in cash is always a good plan, but low rates are making it easier for consumers to afford the interest payments. It’s crucial to shop around thoroughly before deciding on a loan. Loans fell again, with

Monday, January 24, 2011 4:00 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Don’t let car troubles leave you stranded. Rates across the country are low, making it a great time to purchase a new car. It’s wise to always pay cash if you can, but rates are low and continue to fall. The average 48-month, new-car loan fell to 6.21 percent this week. Many institutions across the

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 10:38 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Flood flash: State Farm is opting out of the National Flood Insurance Program, or NFIP. In a June 9 news release, one of the nation’s largest home insurance underwriters said it will cease writing new flood insurance policies as a participant in NFIP’s “Write Your Own” program beginning Oct. 1. State Farm said its agents will continue