Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 4:23 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve relies heavily on the words “modest” and “moderate” in describing economic activity around the country over the past six weeks. The Beige Book economic survey, prepared for the late April meeting of Fed policymakers, points fingers at a variety of factors that have been dampening growth. Some issues, such as the since-resolved

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 4:12 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Minutes from the most recent Fed meeting indicate there’s disagreement on when to raise rates.

Monday, April 06, 2015 9:00 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Whether you’re talking interest rates, PMI or new down payment requirements, 2015 may be the last best year to buy. Here’s how to do it right.

Monday, April 06, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week may bring new clues on when the Fed may step up to the rate plate.

Friday, April 03, 2015 1:32 pm
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

If you had been under the impression that an improving economy gave you a short window of opportunity to get a mortgage at today’s low interest rates, today’s employment report should make you feel more optimistic.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 5:44 pm
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

A jump in June? Hear the latest on when the Fed is likely to raise interest rates.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 1:58 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Fed keeps a key rate the same but signals a possible rate hike in the future.

Monday, March 16, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week’s updates on housing may include a few flat notes, thanks to winter weather.

Monday, March 09, 2015 6:05 am
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

Hear what economic forecasters have to say about oil prices, jobs, interest rates and your wallet.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 4:13 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Harsh winter weather has put a chill on the Fed’s Beige Book economic survey.

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