Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, December 15, 2014 9:26 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

For anyone keenly interested in the nation’s economy and financial markets, a full-fledged Federal Reserve meeting is a little like a present at holiday time. You’re not exactly certain what you’ll get, but you’ll have more than you had before. Whether the information is actually useful a year from now is uncertain. This week’s Fed

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 4:06 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Fed sees positive impacts from cheaper gasoline but is not so upbeat about raises.

Monday, December 01, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week brings a fresh job market snapshot and a reason to toast history.

Monday, December 01, 2014 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Falling interest rates mean higher bond prices. It’s conceivable that the bull market in bonds isn’t quite over.

Monday, November 24, 2014 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The dollar has been on a tear in recent months, strengthening against most major currencies.

Monday, November 17, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

We’ll find out more this week about falling prices and about what the Fed’s thinking.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 11:15 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Inflation means changes to more than 40 tax provisions, including the income tax brackets.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

An initial 5 percent withdrawal rate from a retirement portfolio is risky; 6 percent or more is gambling.

Monday, October 20, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Ebola and Europe have been rocking U.S. markets. What’s expected for this week?

Monday, September 01, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Labor Day week brings an update on the labor market and a Fed meeting stage-setter.

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