Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:22 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Apple, among a group of four companies dubbed “FANG” by CNBC’s Jim Cramer, has seen its shares decline sharply after reporting its 1st drop in quarterly revenue in 13 years.

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.

Monday, March 28, 2016 7:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Allowing global news to impact your investing strategy is more common — and harmful — than you think.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 3:47 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Nine in 10 working Americans believe they should be investing for retirement, but only three-quarters are taking any action.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 9:17 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Along with financing current living expenses, taxes, insurance and staying current on loan payments, the household budget needs to allocate funds to investing for future life goals.

Friday, March 11, 2016 1:54 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Lending Club, a major P2P lender, uses WebBank to originate the loans that Lending Club securitizes. Investors buy the securities which are backed by the loans. By the end of 2015, Lending Club had issued almost $16 billion in loans.

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 7:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

People with student debt are taking longer to find that career job that’s going to pay enough to contribute to a 401(k).

Monday, February 22, 2016 5:06 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

When you leave a job for the next job opportunity, whether it’s on your terms or not, you have 4 choices about what to do with your 401(k) account from that employer.

Friday, February 12, 2016 1:17 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly (347-8) in early February to approve changing the definition of who is an accredited investor. An accredited investor is qualified to buy exempt securities — securities not registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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