Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, December 04, 2014 2:33 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

It looks like the expired tax breaks known as extenders are finally on their way to approval. But the deal is only for the 2014 tax year. Further action will be needed in 2015.

Thursday, February 27, 2014 3:14 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Fed Chair Janet Yellen tells senators the central bank is watching the effects of weather and Bitcoin.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 3:05 pm
By Christina Couch · Bankrate.com

The Senate has passed a bill to tie the student loan rate to the 10-year Treasury note. But critics question how much it will really help students.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:13 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, D-S.D., announced yesterday that he will not be seeking another term as chief.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 3:08 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

One might as well forget trying to send to the halls of Congress a last-minute gift of long-stemmed roses, or candy or whatever else might strike one’s romantic fancy.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 5:01 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

U.S. Senate Banking Committee considers whether to go forward with Basel III capital requirements for U.S. banks.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 5:36 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Federal banking regulators tell U.S. Senate Banking Committee Basel III capital standards still a work in progress.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 3:58 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was on the hot seat today as senators grilled him on Libor, QE3 and the state of the economy.

Friday, June 22, 2012 10:53 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

This week, the SEC chairman went to Congress about the possibility of destabilizing runs on money market funds.

Friday, June 25, 2010 9:22 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Remember yesterday when I suggested you do all you can to close on your new home by June 30 if you want to claim the first-time homebuyer credit on your 2010 taxes? The Senate made that advice more urgent last night when, for the third time it was unable to sign off on the tax