Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, August 22, 2014 2:30 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s 3,600-word speech at an economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, today set the stage for shifting gears in monetary policy in the months ahead. The pivot would come after years of keeping interest rates at record-low levels. Trillions of dollars in asset purchases are expected to end in October. Yellen

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:00 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Some Fed policymakers are getting itchier to raise rates as the economy moves “Closer to Fine.”

Monday, August 18, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week’s indicators may show more evidence that the U.S. economy is doing better than most.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 6:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Ultrashort-term bond funds may come with more risk than certificates of deposit.

Monday, August 11, 2014 6:05 am
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

The Fed won’t maintain super-low interest rates forever. How much longer will they last?

Monday, August 04, 2014 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The U.S. Treasury is considering issuing a 50-year Treasury maturity.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:11 pm
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy episode was familiar and comforting.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:01 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve keeps powering-down its economic stimulus. Is the economy ready?

Monday, July 28, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The week’s highlights will include a Fed meeting, a jobs report and a Medicare birthday.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5:22 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve finds plenty of signs of a rebound from the winter slump.

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