Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

President Obama announced in late February that a Department of Labor rule requiring investment professionals to adhere to a fiduciary standard when advising retirement plan participants is being submitted for review by the Office of Management and Budget.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:27 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Skewed financial incentives for advisers can lead to less than optimal financial advice. What is the answer to conflicts of interest?

Monday, February 23, 2015 3:52 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Proposed new rule would hold brokers to a higher standard when they sell retirement investments.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 3:52 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retirement expert critiques Obama’s retirement-related 2016 budget proposals.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Read the fine print when you work with your investment professional. While they tend to be knowledgeable about taxes, there’s a disclaimer somewhere that they aren’t providing you tax advice.

Monday, January 26, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

For those who can afford to do so, stop leaving investment returns behind by making both the 2014 and 2015 IRA contributions by April 15.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 11:32 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The president’s State of the Union speech will focus on ways to help middle-class savers while preventing high-earners from escaping taxes.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 12:52 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Don’t expect your retirement to be much like your parents because the times they are a-changing.

Friday, December 19, 2014 3:54 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

In December, Illinois passed a bill to roll out automatic IRAs for workers not covered by a workplace plan. You won’t believe who hates the idea.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 5:54 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A new report by the Government Accounting Office urges Congress and the IRS to crack down on over-sized IRAs.

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