Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:30 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The government’s latest report shows U.S. retailers are still wondering where the shoppers have gone.

Monday, May 11, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week brings a look at retail sales, which have been disappointing. Blame the consumer.

Monday, April 13, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week brings new readings on inflation and retail sales, plus the Fed’s latest economic update.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The government’s retail sales report for February was surprisingly weak. Should we blame winter?

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

This week’s reports may show whether winter put a freeze on the economy last month.

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.

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