Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 6:05 am
By Kemberley Washington · Bankrate.com

Prepare now to spend wisely later. Start saving for these future expenses.

Monday, November 04, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The official start of the giving season is next month, but it’s best to begin planning now.

Thursday, February 02, 2012 3:09 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Banks can’t say no to borrowers who want to refinance their mortgages. In short, that’s what Shaun Donovan, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, said when asked by a reporter if he believed lenders were going to embrace the Federal Housing Administration refinance plan that President Barack Obama proposed Wednesday. The program

Tuesday, January 03, 2012 6:30 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Are you planning to focus more on your waistline or your finances in the new year? A survey by Allianz Life found that while 49 percent of Americans said they were more likely to make and keep a New Year’s resolution tied to diet and exercise, only 43 percent said they’ll keep one that leads

Sunday, December 18, 2011 2:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Just because the rich and famous can afford the best legal representation for their estate, doesn’t mean they don’t make mistakes — sometimes enormous errors that not only greatly diminish the value of their assets through legal fees, but tarnish the image of the family whose founder worked so hard to earn the fortune. Too