Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, August 04, 2016 1:34 pm
By Stephen Pounds ·

The Bank of England cut its key bank rate to 0.25% as it tries to dampen a recession that economists had predicted following the vote by the U.K. to leave the European Union.

Thursday, August 04, 2016 7:05 am
By Stephen Pounds ·

This week, Japan’s cabinet approved a stimulus package with new spending of $73 billion made up, in part, of helicopter money.

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

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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

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