Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:30 am
By Chris Kahn · Bankrate.com

Gas prices are low, and heading lower, but can we thank politicians for it?

Friday, August 22, 2014 1:00 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin — these people have a number of things in common. They are all famous U.S. figures. (No, they were not all U.S. presidents.) Their faces are all on U.S. currency. And they are all men. Indeed, all U.S. paper currency notes bear the faces of American forefathers

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, February 19, 2014 11:52 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A new report may have hurt the White House’s case for a higher minimum wage, though it’s providing fuel to both sides.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 2:57 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a federal budget aimed at avoiding government shutdowns through next year.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 10:42 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

President Barack Obama nominates Janet Yellen to be the next Federal Reserve Chair.

Monday, September 16, 2013 6:05 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Five years after the economy collapsed, the president gave a speech on all the work still ahead.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 4:30 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Forget the flashy actively managed funds. For retirement, the Obamas use index funds.

Monday, February 11, 2013 3:20 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Prospects are dim for bold legislation, even after President Obama pushes for it in his State of the Union. Budget cuts and a new Treasury chief are discussion topics.

Thursday, November 08, 2012 11:06 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Regardless of how you feel about the results of the 2012 election, it’s a good bet your bank’s not too crazy about them.

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