Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, August 18, 2016 5:19 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

When selling your home, brag about your fenced backyard if you have one. You might sell your house faster.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 4:36 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Notes from the last Federal Reserve meeting don’t make the Fed’s plans any clearer.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 11:45 am
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen returns to the most-watched economic confab of the year — the symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming — after missing last year’s, and all ears will be listening for a hint at monetary policy for the rest of the year.

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

The central bank votes thumbs-down to an increase in interest rates, kicking the can down the road to at least September.

Monday, July 25, 2016 6:14 am
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

By 2021, families with income up to $125,000 will pay no tuition at in-state 4-year public colleges and universities under Clinton’s plan.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 4:48 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Credit card interest rates aren’t increasing anytime soon, but one government agency worries about the shock consumers will encounter when they do.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 4:47 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Lenders say they have seen an increase in refinance applications since the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union.

Friday, June 24, 2016 12:46 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Lock your mortgage rate now because today’s rate plunge might not last long. That’s today’s advice from mortgage brokers and loan officers.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 3:21 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

More than a million dwellings needed to be built last year just to keep up with the new households that were created. Yet only 620,000 new housing units were completed, meaning that the nation fell short by 430,000 homes. And that’s just in 1 year. So says Laurie Goodman, codirector of the Urban Institute’s Housing

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 11:52 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve boss says a British vote to leave the E.U. could rock the U.S. economy.

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