Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

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.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 5:21 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Nominees for the Fed’s board of governors promise to help keep a careful course.

Friday, January 03, 2014 4:50 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

As he prepares to step down as Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke offered thoughts on the past, present and future.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 2:00 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In the wake of the partial government shutdown, the Federal Reserve is continuing monthly asset purchases.

Monday, August 26, 2013 2:02 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Top economists are weighing in on when the Federal Reserve will scale down its economic stimulus.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:10 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

For investors nervous about a possible decision by the Federal Reserve to cut back on the jet fuel being supplied to the economy, the man in charge has a message.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 2:18 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve says it will keep the federal funds rate near zero percent until joblessness drops.

Thursday, May 17, 2012 4:39 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The Senate confirms two new members of the Federal Reserve Board, giving it a full seven-member board for the first time in six years.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012 8:49 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

It’s hard not to find the current savings situation irritating. Banks broke the financial system taking on excessive risk, got a bailout and can now pay dividends to shareholders but depositors are still paid nothing.

Monday, October 03, 2011 12:50 pm
By Patrick Van Horn · Bankrate.com

Last week Ben Bernanke, the Chairman of Federal Reserve, announced what has been referred to as Operation Twist. In short, the Fed will roll over the short-term bond purchases they made as they mature and purchase long-term bonds in order to push interest rates down on mortgages and long term debt. But arguably just as