Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, April 22, 2013 12:02 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Economists may have a way to make banking regulations stronger and dampen their negative impact on the economy.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 5:25 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve chairman spoke about why he’s worried about the “fiscal cliff” and how the Fed’s transparency on rate movement will benefit markets.

Friday, November 12, 2010 11:03 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been in the news more than Lindsay Lohan since they were placed in conservatorship in 2008. What does that mean for bond investors? Most recently, ratings agency Standard & Poor’s reported that overhauling the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, aka Freddie Mac, and the Federal National Mortgage Association, aka

Friday, March 26, 2010 5:10 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

How mortgage rates are set is complicated — until you read this primer on bonds, mortgage-backed securities and mortgage loan pools.