Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 4:13 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Harsh winter weather has put a chill on the Fed’s Beige Book economic survey.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 12:48 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Low gas prices may be filling up consumers’ wallets, but retailers aren’t yet benefiting.

Monday, February 09, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

It will be a week of jobs and retail data and Valentine’s spending, including on pets.

Monday, January 12, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week brings new inflation data, updated holiday sales numbers and a Bezos birthday.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:35 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The retail report is the proverbial hot mess of numbers because of sales by auto dealers and gas stations, both moving in opposite directions.

Monday, November 17, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

We’ll find out more this week about falling prices and about what the Fed’s thinking.

Friday, November 14, 2014 12:06 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A report on October retail sales indicates low gas prices are taking some pressure off consumers.

Monday, November 10, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Will Santa be good to retailers this year? We’ll get a clue this week.

Monday, September 08, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

We’ll learn this week if consumers are doing more to help drive the economy forward.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 11:43 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A flat retail sales reading shows consumers are on the couch.

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