Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, March 09, 2015 6:05 am
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

Hear what economic forecasters have to say about oil prices, jobs, interest rates and your wallet.

Monday, June 02, 2014 11:30 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

KeyBank unveils a new checking account that removes account activation and monthly fees.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Young adults believe in their own power to earn wealth.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Most Americans in a survey say the land of opportunity is set up to favor the wealthy.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Wealthy investors in a new survey say 80 is the new 60.

Monday, December 17, 2012 2:53 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Will consumers spend more or less for Christmas cheer this year? Surveys offer different views of the answer.

Thursday, June 28, 2012 11:00 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

If you’re younger than 45, getting your desired income is more difficult than it was just a decade ago.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012 7:04 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

With the Iowa caucus behind us and the election year in full swing, what’s the No. 1 priority for the next president? According to the results of a survey by Trulia.com, a real estate website, it’s not the housing crisis. Lower unemployment and reducing the federal deficit come first. But when asked about housing policy, respondents

Sunday, May 01, 2011 1:47 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

For purposes of taxation, President Barack Obama has defined the wealthy as those couples earning at least $250,000 per year. But there are plenty who have disagreed with that assessment,  especially residents in high-rent districts like Manhattan and Los Angeles, where a quarter of a million doesn’t go as far as it would in, say,

Friday, December 03, 2010 1:46 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

When I worked for a family office that advised ultra high-net-worth individuals, one of the numerous ways our investment advisers would assess stock market risk among clients was to pose the question: “How would you feel if you lost half your investments?” That question turned out to be more than rhetoric in March, 2009, when

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