Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

It might be surprising to learn what high earners say about the income tax rate.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 3:20 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

A recovering housing market is improving the repayment rate among borrowers.

Friday, September 07, 2012 11:41 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The August jobs report is bad news for President Barack Obama but not for mortgage borrowers.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 11:23 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Borrowers getting a 30-year mortgage at 3.5 percent should really be getting a rate closer to 3 percent. Here is why.

Sunday, August 12, 2012 8:12 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

France’s proposed top tax rate has some worrying about the rich fleeing the country.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 7:04 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Potential changes in the tax code have huge ramifications for the wealthy.

Monday, July 09, 2012 6:06 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

In the wake of Liborgate, could mortgages be pegged to a different benchmark?

Friday, June 01, 2012 11:16 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The disappointing May jobs report released this morning means bad news for the economy and for investors, but not for mortgage rates. The unemployment rate inched up to 8.2 percent and the economy added only 69,000 jobs in May, says the Labor Department. Economists had expected at least 150,000 new jobs. It gets worse: revisions

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 6:12 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Banks are initiating with fewer foreclosures, but still struggling with a backlog.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012 2:26 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Despite low mortgage rates and home prices, the first quarter of this year saw the rate of homeownership fall …

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