Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, December 05, 2014 1:36 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Santa Claus arrived early for the U.S. labor market, bringing a fat sackful of new jobs.

Monday, June 02, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week brings an update on jobs and an a cheesy anniversary.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014 9:46 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Is the economy under the weather? Or is it something more than that?

Friday, January 10, 2014 3:20 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Although unemployment dipped in December, the Labor Department reported that the number of jobs created fell far short of expectations.

Thursday, January 02, 2014 1:45 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The first reading on employment in 2014 fared a bit better than expected.

Monday, September 30, 2013 11:48 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

How does the fight over Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, risk closing a window on the economy?

Sunday, September 29, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Federal wage rules changed to guarantee home-care workers minimum wage and overtime.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 4:12 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The U.S. Department of Labor withdrew its proposal yesterday to make investment advisers responsible for the advice they provide to savers in 401(k)s and other workplace retirement plans. The rule change would have required investment professionals to act as fiduciaries, a role that makes them legally responsible to act in the best interest of their