Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, September 01, 2014 8:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Municipal bonds are debt securities issued by state and local governments to finance capital investment and other obligations.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The U.S. Treasury market experienced a flight to quality with the turmoil in Ukraine.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 4:14 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Comparing CD yields out to a five-year maturity with U.S. Treasury yields over the same maturities.

Friday, October 04, 2013 11:31 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The last time the U.S. government bickered about the debt ceiling, S&P lowered its credit rating.

Saturday, November 19, 2011 9:00 am
By Greg McBride, CFA · Bankrate.com

When Standard and Poor’s downgraded the United States’ credit rating on Aug. 5, many analysts expected Uncle Sam’s borrowing costs to rise sharply. That hasn’t happened in the short term, though it’s still a possibility in the longer term. The yield on the 10-year Treasury recently fell below 2 percent (as a point of reference, it was