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

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