Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, June 30, 2014 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The rising stock market is minting new, more confident millionaires globally.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 4:19 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Millionaires make the same investing mistakes as everyone else: chasing performance, poor planning and reacting based on emotions.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Though the U.S. still houses most of the wealthy, other regions are gaining fast.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

It’s easier than you think to retire rich.

Monday, October 08, 2012 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Where would you draw the line on income when it comes to receiving unemployment benefits?

Sunday, June 10, 2012 4:37 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The U.S. lost 129,000 millionaire households in 2011, largely as a result of poor performance in the stock market.

Sunday, May 06, 2012 3:52 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

It would be natural to expect someone who earns a high salary to be socking more money away than a lower-earning employee.

Friday, February 10, 2012 6:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

A new poll by the Pew Research Center reveals that the age at which children should be financially independent, according to parents, has crept up over the past decade. In 1993, 80 percent of parents said children should be independent by age 22. But in the new poll, only 67 percent of parents agreed with that

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 6:31 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Do you need to have money to make money? Not necessarily. With dedication, consistency and time, it’s possible to start from scratch and end up at least in the top 10 percent of wealthiest Americans by the time you retire. According to researcher Spectrem Group, the number of U.S. households worth $1 million or more

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 4:51 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Being a millionaire ain’t what it used to be. Nearly 800 wealthy individuals worldwide surveyed by Barclays Wealth say it takes a minimum of $10 million in liquid assets to define a person as wealthy. The fact that the definition specifies liquid wealth is important. As many of the superwealthy discovered during the recession, wealth

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