Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 6:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Ultrashort-term bond funds may come with more risk than certificates of deposit.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 4:54 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Setting goals and formulating a plan to get there helps investors stay on the straight and narrow.

Monday, March 31, 2014 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Without sufficient investment growth, even the rich risk running out of money.

Thursday, March 06, 2014 10:36 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Global investing is a fact of life for investors, but geopolitical turmoil highlights the risks.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 11:57 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Investors searching for yield might consider mortgage REITs, but be aware of interest-rate and default risk.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 3:01 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

U.S. comptroller of the currency says banks can use technology to help fight money laundering.

Friday, September 27, 2013 7:31 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The propensity to cheat on mortgage applications is expected to increase as the market improves.

Monday, July 08, 2013 6:43 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Banks still face potential for excessive risk in a slow-growth, low-rate economic climate.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 5:35 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Picking the best savings vehicle for your situation requires looking at all manner of threats to your money. Some are transparent while others are hidden. For instance, buying a certificate of deposit guarantees that a saver will earn a stated interest rate over a known period of time. On the surface, the trade-off involves locking

Monday, November 26, 2012 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

If you think fixed income is a safe investment, you could be in for a shock.

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