Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, September 22, 2014 9:35 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

A couple little easy swaps can get you well on your way to savings success.

Monday, April 07, 2014 5:39 pm
By Kemberley Washington · Bankrate.com

Here are a few last-minute tips to cut your tax bill before April 15.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 5:21 pm
By Paula Pant · Bankrate.com

Be selective about spending on the bells and whistles.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 4:35 pm
By Paula Pant · Bankrate.com

Sticking to a plan is tough. Here are some ways to stay motivated to save.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 4:35 pm
By Shannyn Allan · Bankrate.com

Here are four quick tips to keep spending within budget at theme parks.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 5:22 pm
By Jeff Fruhwirth · Bankrate.com

Hoping to slash energy costs this winter? Here are eight ways to do it.

Tags: costs, energy, save
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Investors worried about rising taxes next year are wondering if they should sell now.

Sunday, April 22, 2012 3:04 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

It may be a little late for some, but the No. 1 way for the average person to retire rich is to become a hoarder while you’re young.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 6:31 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Do you need to have money to make money? Not necessarily. With dedication, consistency and time, it’s possible to start from scratch and end up at least in the top 10 percent of wealthiest Americans by the time you retire. According to researcher Spectrem Group, the number of U.S. households worth $1 million or more

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 3:55 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

No doubt the global recession of 2008 and the resultant high unemployment, housing foreclosures and a volatile stock market  are bad, but as dark as it seems, many economists still point to the 1982 recession as being worse. But consider this fact: The personal savings rate in 1982 peaked at 10.9 percent, versus a rate of