Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, June 22, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

With the Fed not raising its targeted federal funds rate on Wednesday, investors in certificates of deposit will have to wait on the prospect of higher short-term interest rates.

Monday, June 15, 2015 6:05 am
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

This week brings the latest word from the Fed, plus updates on housing and inflation.

Monday, June 08, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Retail sales and inflation reports may show whether the economy is still thirsty for growth.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 3:40 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A Fed survey shows the economy is growing but probably not ready for a rate hike.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 2:51 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Graphing the typical pattern of retirement spending could make you happy.

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.

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