Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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 · 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.

Friday, June 10, 2011 1:32 pm
By Gregg Fields · Bankrate.com

“Hello, everybody,” came the voice from behind me. It sounded familiar. And the next thing I know President Barack Obama is slapping me on the shoulder and sitting to my right. Just in case you’re wondering: No, this isn’t a typical day. I was sitting in a nondescript conference room in the Eisenhower Executive Office

Monday, January 24, 2011 5:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retirement planning takes center stage Tuesday night along with President Barack Obama. The Washington Post reported on Monday that over the weekend Obama decided that during the State of Union address he won’t endorse the deficit commission’s recommendation to raise the retirement age and otherwise reduce Social Security benefits by changing how the cost of