Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, August 29, 2011 4:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

My husband was listening to some presidential campaign rhetoric this weekend and after hearing an especially unsettling speech, said maybe we should put our retirement planning on hold until after the 2012 election. I don’t think that’s necessary, but I do think that irresponsible political blather doesn’t bode well for anybody’s retirement. Texas Gov. Rick

Friday, May 06, 2011 2:13 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

With today’s employment numbers more people may be feeling a slight lift, but only time will tell if that feeling can be sustained. Payrolls increased by 244,000 in April, a larger than expected increase, but the unemployment rate bounced back up to 9 percent from 8.8 percent. In his economic indicators newsletter, High Frequency Economic’s

Thursday, May 05, 2011 9:31 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The economy is improving but consumers remain cautious. Even CEOs and billionaire media moguls feel the near future is fraught with uncertainty. One media mogul in particular, Steve Forbes, chairman and CEO of Forbes Media, spoke on Wednesday in Palm Beach, Fla., about the hurdles the economy faces and how individuals can manage the myriad