Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, August 22, 2014 1:00 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin — these people have a number of things in common. They are all famous U.S. figures. (No, they were not all U.S. presidents.) Their faces are all on U.S. currency. And they are all men. Indeed, all U.S. paper currency notes bear the faces of American forefathers

Friday, April 11, 2014 2:25 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

The Treasury and the Social Security Administration are intercepting tax refunds to satisfy old debts going back decades. Should this be allowed to happen?

Friday, March 07, 2014 2:49 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

This morning’s February employment report had mixed news for the economy and for mortgage borrowers.

Friday, November 15, 2013 10:56 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

There are important differences between savings bonds and certificates of deposits.

Friday, November 01, 2013 3:54 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

No more worries about using or losing your medical flexible spending account, or FSA, money. Uncle Sam now allows you to carry over $500 in unused FSA funds each year.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 4:39 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A new study finds minority-owned banks tend to offer higher-than-average CD rates, especially on shorter-term CDs.

Monday, March 11, 2013 4:11 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Ben Bernanke, Martin Greunberg and four other top regulators are named in a new lawsuit for the unsuccessful enactment of the Volcker rule.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 3:42 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

If you use some of your tax refund to buy a savings bond, you can get the savings instrument as an actual, old-school piece of paper.

Monday, February 11, 2013 3:20 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Prospects are dim for bold legislation, even after President Obama pushes for it in his State of the Union. Budget cuts and a new Treasury chief are discussion topics.

Thursday, May 31, 2012 1:50 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Think mortgage rates are low? Well, they are about to get lower.

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