Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, October 07, 2013 6:05 am
By Paula Pant · Bankrate.com

Short on funds for the holidays? Start saving now — for this year and next.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012 2:21 pm
By Paula Pant · Bankrate.com

Here is a list of four essential financial tasks you should complete before the end of the year.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 6:05 am
By Janet Reusch · Bankrate.com

Win cash from Bankrate! Tell us how you make the holidays special without overspending.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 7:00 am
By Carrie Rocha · Bankrate.com

These six must-have apps will help you stay on financial track now through the new year.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 3:00 pm
By Jeff Fruhwirth · Bankrate.com

Here are some ways to save on Thanksgiving even if it means you have to entertain during the holiday season!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 10:04 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Halloween will make roads and sidewalks busier than usual. Follow these tips to avoid auto scares this fright night.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2:24 pm
By Naomi Mannino · Bankrate.com

In 2009, my then-unemployed husband spent money and left us vulnerable to identity theft because of a job scam. In response, I wrote an expose about job scams for the St. Petersburg Times titled “Frayed emotions make it easy to fall for job-hunting scams.” Since then, he has also fallen for the job-retraining scam where the “school”

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 2:11 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

If you’ll be packing up the car to take a road trip this Labor Day weekend, you might find the roads crowded. AAA estimates you’ll be joining an estimated 27.3 million U.S. drivers vacationing by car, a slight increase over Labor Day 2010. Here are three ways to save money on your road trip: Check your

Monday, July 04, 2011 7:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

It’s the Fourth of July and I’m not only honoring our nation’s birthday, I’m celebrating my own personal freedom and looking forward to more of it when my husband and I retire. For many people, retirement is the ultimate Independence Day — a time to do what you want, when you want to do it,

Sunday, May 08, 2011 7:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

It’s Mother’s Day, and I speak from experience: Every mom who is on the verge of retirement has all the tchotchkes, slippers and bath bubbles she needs, plus a buffet brunch isn’t on her diet. Here are five better retirement planning gifts that say you love her even more eloquently. Buy her some long-term care

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