Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:49 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Sales of new single-family homes are up more than 5% from June 2015 and more than 25% from July 2014, according to new data from the federal government.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 1:37 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The national homeownership rate is at its lowest level in 48 years, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 3:19 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Boomers have most of the money and are willing to spend it. Why aren’t companies wooing them?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:24 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Overall state tax revenues were up in fiscal year 2014 compared to the previous year, but some states lost money. How did your state fare?

Sunday, April 20, 2014 7:30 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Among centenarians, 81 percent are women and 17 percent live below the poverty line.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 4:55 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau indicate a sunny future for the economy.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 4:36 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Men are living longer than they used to — catching up to women whose lifespans aren’t lengthening as quickly as they used to.

Monday, April 25, 2011 3:35 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

All of us baby boomers are rushing headlong toward retirement. In honor of Older Americans Month in May, the U.S. Census Bureau released these statistics that make clear just how quickly we’re climbing over the hill and sliding down the other side. In 2009, there were 39.6 million Americans 65 and older — about 13