Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, December 13, 2013 12:10 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The House of Representatives has forged past an increasingly bitter Republican divide and approved a budget bill with strong bipartisan support. The vote of 332-94 sets the stage for consideration by the Senate next week. If approved there as anticipated, President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill into law. The most important feature

Wednesday, November 06, 2013 12:35 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Labor Secretary says the government shutdown weighed heavily on employers but urges Americans to remain hopeful about the economy.

Friday, November 01, 2013 4:06 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Consumer and voter sentiment has dropped. Signals are mixed whether that’s hurting the economy.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 2:47 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The latest report from the Fed finds the economy expanding at a modest or moderate pace.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:24 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Senate announced a deal to reopen the government and avoid U.S. default.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 7:27 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The longer the government shutdown lasts, the more damage it could do.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 7:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here’s how the federal shutdown could affect your retirement.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 4:49 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Some homebuyers may have to reschedule their closings.

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.