Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, June 12, 2014 11:41 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Growth in retail sales largely reflects sales of cars and the fuel to run them.

Monday, June 09, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week brings a reading of the consumer’s pulse and an anniversary for the computer.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:09 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Winter may have ended, but weak retail numbers show many merchants still felt a chill in April.

Monday, April 14, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

We learn this week how consumers, retailers and homebuilders weathered the winter.

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

Is the economy just under the weather? This week’s reports will be mined for clues.

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

This week’s economic readings will shed light on the health of the housing market. Has it gone cold with the winter?

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

This week’s indicators will be mined for clues on whether the economy is still under the weather.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Consumer confidence has dropped again. But how will that affect Black Friday spending and sales?

Monday, November 25, 2013 1:49 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Some retailers are looking to get a jump on holiday sales by opening on Thanksgiving.

Monday, September 09, 2013 5:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Recalling the experience of the 2007-2008 financial crisis, we don’t want excitement. Maybe we should just be happy with bland for a while.

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