Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, August 14, 2014 4:26 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Investors have turned tail and run from SeaWorld stock after this week’s earnings report showed that revenue slipped in the second quarter.

Friday, March 08, 2013 4:28 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Proxy season is here. Some investors want more disclosure. Do you?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 10:03 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

One bank in the U.S. recently launched a CD focused on funding sustainability-related projects.

Friday, July 01, 2011 11:42 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Last year’s Dodd-Frank Act included a provision to give shareholders in publicly-traded companies the power to vote on executive compensation. The financial reform bill also required certain companies, including publicly-traded companies, companies issuing debt instruments and companies required to file reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission, to report the ratio between executive compensation and worker

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 2:56 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A new study has found that socially responsible investing, or SRI, continues to gain steam in the U.S. marketplace. The Report on Socially Responsible Investing Trends in the United States from the Social Investment Forum found that SRI assets are up. Nearly $1 of every $8, or 12.2 percent of the $25.2 trillion in total assets

Thursday, August 26, 2010 3:43 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

On Wednesday, the SEC voted in favor of allowing shareholders proxy access. According to the SEC press release, shareholders will now be able to nominate candidates for their company’s board of directors and have those nominations included in the proxy materials. There are two hurdles to be cleared however, shares must have been held for

Tuesday, August 03, 2010 2:32 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

I’m writing a story on socially responsible investing for Bankrate. It’s an exciting topic and has received a lot of attention following the BP catastrophe and the meltdown in the financial sector. The term socially responsible investing encompasses a broad range of investor activities, the most frequently discussed of which is screening investments for behavior