Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Thursday, August 01, 2013 5:05 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In recent days, the focus has been on the apparent emerging horse race to succeed Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 4:44 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The furor over Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups stole the show during a hearing intended to discuss financial stability.

Tags: CFPB, politics
Monday, May 13, 2013 9:43 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

IRS workers targeted conservative groups in processing tax-exemption applications. Now the fun begins on Capitol Hill.

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