Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 1:52 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Some tax breaks that were made permanent parts of the tax code also are affected by inflation. The IRS has announced those effects for the 2016 tax year.

Monday, November 09, 2015 1:32 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Will short-term interest rates rise at the Fed meeting in December? How will bond investors react?

Thursday, October 01, 2015 11:04 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A spending plan is a more consumer-friendly approach to allocating funds.

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