Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, May 22, 2015 1:53 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Senior Citizens League’s “2015 Survey of Senior Costs” showed a dramatic drop in inflation over the past year, due mostly to falling oil prices.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

For seniors, your retirement benefits from Social Security are likely to be the best annuity payments you receive.

Monday, April 27, 2015 12:53 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The yield curve could actually flatten, with longer term bonds benefiting from the tightening with price increases.

Monday, April 13, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week brings new readings on inflation and retail sales, plus the Fed’s latest economic update.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 1:58 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Fed keeps a key rate the same but signals a possible rate hike in the future.

Monday, March 09, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week’s reports may show whether winter put a freeze on the economy last month.

Monday, February 23, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week will feature a grilling of Fed Chair Janet Yellen and updates on inflation and housing.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 2:01 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The federal funds rate will remain ultralow, targeting between zero and 0.25 percent.

Monday, January 12, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week brings new inflation data, updated holiday sales numbers and a Bezos birthday.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 4:55 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Minutes from last month’s Fed meeting indicate a rate hike may be a few months off.

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