Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, February 28, 2014 2:04 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Let America Saves Week spur you to set aside a portion of your income for the future.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 1:32 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Two-thirds of seniors who qualify for federal food assistance don’t get it because they are embarrassed or they don’t know how to ask.

Monday, May 20, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

One single, star-studded event raises millions to fight poverty.

Monday, April 29, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Rich celebrities are challenging themselves to live in extreme poverty.

Friday, April 27, 2012 5:24 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Do you worry about outliving your retirement savings? Just more than half of Americans say they’re financially prepared to live to age 75.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 8:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

I’m spending the winter in a beach community in Florida. We’re on a barrier island, so most of the housing is on or near water, and none of it is bargain priced. Every day, I walk my dog to the dog park, past a church that has a sign on the side of the building

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 4:26 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here’s an unsettling retirement planning thought. With our own children grown or nearly grown, we may think that our responsibilities have ended for seeing that the school systems are successfully educating young children and high schools are turning out graduates who are prepared for work or further training. But Nicole Smith, senior economist at the

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 5:10 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retirement planning is an almost impossible challenge for an increasing number of Americans. The U.S. poverty rate rose to 15.1 percent in 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. Those receiving Social Security should look at that number and feel blessed. The census calculates that Social Security is keeping another 20 million people out of