Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 2:00 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The central bank votes thumbs-down to an increase in interest rates, kicking the can down the road to at least September.

Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:50 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Next week, the Federal Open Market Committee meets to decide on the direction of monetary policy. Currently, the fed funds rate sits at 0.25% to 0.5%.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 4:28 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The May jobs report gave the Federal Reserve’s rate-setting panel a jolt that set off worries about the health of the job market.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 4:48 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Members of the Federal Open Market Committee at its April meeting saw conditions in the labor market improve, even as the economy appeared to have slowed.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 3:48 pm
By Jill Cornfield · Bankrate.com

If you’re worried about how inflation could eat into your savings during retirement, you’re not alone.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 11:31 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors face 2 major r risks: risk to principal and risk to purchasing power. Savers are more concerned about one, and investors are more concerned about the other.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 10:27 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The lack of a cost-of-living increase for Social Security recipients in 2016 also means that the majority of Medicare beneficiaries will not have an increase in the Medicare Part B premiums this year.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016 10:37 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) are finding a bid in the marketplace after being ignored during a period of low inflation.

Monday, February 29, 2016 10:57 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The low-rate environment is a “new normal,” says one expert, and retirees better be prepared.

Thursday, February 18, 2016 12:04 pm
By Lance Davis · Bankrate.com

This console is a prime example of why we should be thankful for technological innovation.

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