Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, October 01, 2015 1:46 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Oregon now allows recreational marijuana sales, but is postponing tax collection until next year.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:35 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

When it comes to legalizing marijuana, Bob Dylan said it best: The tax times, they are a-changin.’ OK, Dylan didn’t specifically say tax times, but in the effort to move marijuana into the mainstream, proponents of legal weed are regularly touting the tax benefits. © John Munson/Star Ledger/Corbis The latest instance is in Oregon. An

Friday, November 11, 2011 10:30 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Despite the shaky economy, some institutions are offering better-than-average money market account rates. If you’re looking for money market accounts in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR, use our rates survey to find a satisfactory yield. Because they are insured by the FDIC up to $250,000 per depositor per bank, money market accounts are popular as long-term savings vehicles.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011 10:29 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Financing is a good option if you can’t afford to pay cash up front. If you’re looking for auto loan rates in Salem, OR, or rates survey can help. The average 60-month car loan skipped up to 5.34 percent this week, and many lenders are offering higher rates to those with good credit. Make sure

Monday, September 26, 2011 12:12 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Due to government regulations, money market account yields might not be rising anytime soon. If you’re looking for an account with a better-than-average yield and some safety, use our rates survey to look for money market accounts in Ashland, OR. Money market accounts are insured by the FDIC up to $250,000 per depositor, making them

Sunday, September 18, 2011 12:00 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Investing in stocks can certainly offer the prospect of better returns. On the other hand, a money market account can offer safety and better yield than other interest-bearing savings accounts. Money market accounts in Eugene, OR, are currently at an average of 0.15 percent, but use our rates survey to find the best rates in

Monday, September 05, 2011 11:51 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

The average money market account has been hanging around 0.15 percent,  but there are several institutions offering better-than-average yields. If you’re looking a money market accounts in Salem, OR, our rates survey can help you find a yield in your area of Oregon. It’s wise to keep your savings in a money market account while

Monday, August 22, 2011 1:32 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Auto loan rates in Portland, OR, have been staying at near record lows lately. Average 60-month car loan is at 5.51 percent this week. Several lenders are also offering better-than-average rates to consumers with good credit. While getting a new car might seem like a bad idea in a shaky economy, auto loan rates in

Thursday, July 21, 2011 10:34 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Auto loan rates in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR, are staying close to record lows despite the state of the economy. Average 60-month car loans jumped up a bit this week, making the average 5.51 percent. Those with good credit are better off when looking for a loan, but auto loan rates in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR, are at lows

Saturday, June 18, 2011 12:30 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

The average money market account rate moved down slightly to 0.16 percent this week. If you’re looking a money market accounts in Portland, OR, use our rates survey to find a better-than-average yield. A money market account can be used as a long-term savings vehicle or as a place to park your money while looking

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