Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 5:09 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

The Federal Reserve’s minutes show the central bank held an unusual pre-meeting video conference

Monday, April 07, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

The arrival of spring weather is accompanied by a lukewarm slate of economic readings.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 5:54 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

The next report may answer questions about weather, the Fed and business stockpiles of “stuff.”

Monday, March 31, 2014 2:31 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

Federal Reserve ChairJanet Yellen says the central bank won’t be quick to pull the rate trigger.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

The FOMC meeting and Janet Yellen’s press conference moved the currency market. Should investors care?

Monday, March 24, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

As the weather thaws, will frosty foreign relations chill markets and the economy?

Thursday, March 20, 2014 11:30 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

Bankrate’s chief financial analyst, Greg McBride, speaks with Washington Bureau Chief Mark Hamrick about outlook for the economy and your money, based on the Federal Reserve’s current policies.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 4:09 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

Fed Chair Janet Yellen sought to allay any fear that an interest rate increase could be looming.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

The only surprise in this week’s Fed statement appeared in the “forward guidance,” in which the central bank tried once again to clarify the timing of a future interest rate increase.

Monday, March 17, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

This week’s economic news will be led by Janet Yellen’s debut running a Fed meeting.

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