Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Saturday, January 04, 2014 3:00 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

CD rates are low throughout the country. The Federal Reserve has promised to keep rates low until there’s sustainable improvement in the economy. But you can still find some decent deals. For instance, two banks in this survey are offering 0.2 percent on 6-month CDs, which is better than the national average for this term.

Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:50 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Car loans are remaining low. In fact, the average 48-month new-car loan rate remained at 4.04 percent in our most recent rates survey. Of course, it’s always best to pay cash for a car, if you can. But low rates are making it much easier to afford the financing on a new vehicle. You can

Tuesday, September 04, 2012 10:45 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

CD rates continue to remain low throughout the country. The average one-year CD rate is still at 0.31 percent. But some banks and credit unions are offering rates well above the national average. You can find the best CD rates in New York City, NY, and in other areas of New York, by using our

Monday, February 21, 2011 12:30 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

If you’re looking to finance a new car in New York, now might be a good time while auto loan rates in New York City, NY, are staying low. While it’s always a good choice to pay off a car upfront, low rates are making it easier to afford the interest payments. Make sure to