Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 6:18 pm
By Sarah Berger · Bankrate.com

Changes in shopping habits have led to a parade of weak sales numbers for Macy’s.

Monday, December 14, 2015 1:04 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Want to give something to someone who has been very, very good? You’ll need to be rich to afford these custom gifts.

Monday, October 12, 2015 7:10 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

If you want proof that the rich are different when it comes to holiday shopping, check out these gift offerings.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Spending money to improve your mood might work in the short term, but it won’t keep bad feelings away forever.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 8:00 am
By Paula Pant · Bankrate.com

Before purchasing an item, make sure it stands up to this five-question test.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:06 pm
By Stacy Jones · Bankrate.com

Sales drop by more than 50 percent from December to January at clothing and department stores.

Friday, December 05, 2014 10:53 am
By Chris Kahn · Bankrate.com

Looking for the real location of Santa’s workshop? A trading partner in the East dominates the holiday season.

Thursday, November 06, 2014 4:00 pm
By Stacy Jones · Bankrate.com

Merchants are constantly marking up or down the prices of clothing, cell phone cases, appliances, and much more simply because of their color.

Monday, August 18, 2014 6:05 am
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

Learn about making smart moves when shopping and when updating your resume.

Friday, August 15, 2014 1:00 pm
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Retailers get shoppers to spend more by appealing to the five senses. Guard yourself with these tips.

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