Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, September 26, 2013 5:06 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax payments are due Oct. 15, even if there’s a government shutdown Oct. 1.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 3:52 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

September is packed with financial deadlines, for both members of Congress and taxpayers who make estimated tax payments.

Thursday, May 02, 2013 4:52 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

What will congress do this time as we near the latest limit on U.S. borrowing? Who knows?

Thursday, April 04, 2013 3:00 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Sequestration cuts are starting to be felt across the country, but Capitol Hill is stuck making purely symbolic gestures instead of reaching a financial solution.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 5:05 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In some ways, things in Washington, D.C., seem to get harder to understand by the day.

Friday, March 08, 2013 5:33 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The automatic budget cuts known as sequestration aren’t making much of a dent in Americans’ lives…yet. But you might want to make some plans to deal with the cuts just in case.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 3:14 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Two endeavors — forecasting weather and forecasting economic impacts of Washington decision-making — actually should belong in the same place.

Friday, March 01, 2013 5:15 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The White House says automatic budget cuts known as the sequester may soon hit some families’ budgets hard.

Friday, March 01, 2013 4:29 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Thousands could lose access to free housing counseling.

Friday, March 01, 2013 10:47 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Budget cuts and a potential government shutdown could get in the way of your loan closing.

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