Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 4:09 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Fed Chair Janet Yellen sought to allay any fear that an interest rate increase could be looming.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The only surprise in this week’s Fed statement appeared in the “forward guidance,” in which the central bank tried once again to clarify the timing of a future interest rate increase.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 2:00 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Seeing continued expansion of the U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve has scaled back its monthly asset purchases.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 2:04 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve will cut back on monthly asset purchases and will keep rates low far into the future.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 2:00 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In the wake of the partial government shutdown, the Federal Reserve is continuing monthly asset purchases.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 4:50 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues surprised some by sticking with the current monetary policy.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 2:01 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Fed’s decisions come as the economy shows uneven performance, weighed down by sputtering foreign economies.

Friday, June 28, 2013 5:14 pm
By Christina Couch · Bankrate.com

Subsidized student loan rates are set to double today. Will a new bill be enough to stop it?

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:28 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, which will have important implications for same-sex couples.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 11:41 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, which will have important implications for same-sex couples.

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