Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, April 22, 2013 10:08 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke won’t attend the annual Jackson Hole conference in late August.

Friday, August 31, 2012 12:05 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

If there is more stimulus planned, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke declined to hint at it directly Friday in his speech at the annual economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo. He did, predictably, leave the door open. Over the past five years, the Federal Reserve has acted to support economic growth and foster job creation,

Thursday, August 23, 2012 4:44 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Additional monetary accommodation could be warranted fairly soon, many members of the Federal Open Market Committee said in their Aug. 1 meeting, according to the FOMC meeting minutes released by the Federal Reserve on Wednesday. The question is, is that still true? Not everyone thinks so. The Fed minutes from the beginning of August show

Friday, August 26, 2011 12:23 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

In a highly anticipated speech today in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke outlined the prospects for the economy in coming months and offered some perspective on long-term growth. Most saliently there was no mention of more quantitative easing from the central bank. After last year’s Jackson Hole speech in which the plans

Friday, July 29, 2011 3:44 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

This is shaping up to be a record year for high-priced property sales. No sooner does the “most expensive home” get sold than another one comes on the market to claim the No.1 status. First up was Russion billionaire Yuri Milner, who purchased a $100-million spread in Silicon Valley, Calif., in March. Then last month