Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, August 22, 2014 2:30 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s 3,600-word speech at an economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, today set the stage for shifting gears in monetary policy in the months ahead. The pivot would come after years of keeping interest rates at record-low levels. Trillions of dollars in asset purchases are expected to end in October. Yellen

Friday, August 01, 2014 2:05 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Though unemployment is higher, the economy keeps pumping out jobs at a good clip.

Monday, July 28, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The week’s highlights will include a Fed meeting, a jobs report and a Medicare birthday.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

While the Federal Reserve has given stress tests to the nation’s banks since the financial crisis, the Fed chair’s semi-annual testimony before both houses amounts to Congress’ own version of stress testing the nation’s top central banker. But in her first of two days of appearances on Capital Hill, Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s so-called Humphrey-Hawkins

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week’s employment report may provide more clarity about hiring, pay and other issues.

Monday, June 30, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Independence Day week has analysts hoping the economy will start giving off some heat.

Friday, June 06, 2014 5:00 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Chief economists from some of the largest U.S. banks are feeling upbeat about the economy.

Monday, June 02, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week brings an update on jobs and an a cheesy anniversary.

Friday, May 02, 2014 11:40 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The government’s latest jobs report shows a big warm-up in hiring after a not-so-hot winter.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 1:55 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Economic growth was a squeaker during the first quarter, but the near future looks brighter.

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