Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 1:37 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination faces challenges that could complicate his run for the White House.

Monday, September 21, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Is the economy as bad as the candidates are saying? What’s the outlook for jobs?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 3:18 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Internal Revenue Service is likely to see its budget cut even more by Congress. One representative is trying to rally support for a budget hike. Good luck.

Thursday, December 04, 2014 2:33 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

It looks like the expired tax breaks known as extenders are finally on their way to approval. But the deal is only for the 2014 tax year. Further action will be needed in 2015.

Monday, November 17, 2014 3:30 pm
By Chris Kahn · Bankrate.com

Republicans are routinely more pessimistic than Democrats when it comes to feelings on finances.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 2:58 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

More personal, local concerns, especially when it comes to taxes, often shape voting trends and election outcomes.

Monday, September 08, 2014 6:05 am
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

In this week’s podcast, a look at what’s ahead for politics and interest rates.

Friday, February 21, 2014 5:26 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The president is stepping away from Social Security. But entitlements and taxes need attention eventually.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 5:09 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

What’s wrong with those people in Washington? Just blame all the money, money, money coming their way.

Monday, September 30, 2013 5:31 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Unfortunately for Americans and potentially for the global economy, dysfunctional Washington has managed to steal center stage once again.

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