Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:35 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

When it comes to legalizing marijuana, Bob Dylan said it best: The tax times, they are a-changin.’ OK, Dylan didn’t specifically say tax times, but in the effort to move marijuana into the mainstream, proponents of legal weed are regularly touting the tax benefits. © John Munson/Star Ledger/Corbis The latest instance is in Oregon. An

Thursday, February 06, 2014 2:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Cannabis business owners are struggling with being shut out of the banking industry.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 5:09 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

What’s wrong with those people in Washington? Just blame all the money, money, money coming their way.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 2:57 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a federal budget aimed at avoiding government shutdowns through next year.

Friday, August 02, 2013 11:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Labor Department says the job market continued to heal slowly in July, with the unemployment rate falling to 7.4 percent, the lowest since December 2008.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 10:27 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

With all of these proclamations for May and the date, it’s like Little League. Everybody gets to play.

Thursday, March 07, 2013 11:30 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

There are currently three institutions on our list paying better than the national average. The average one-year CD rate didn’t move in our most recent rates survey. It’s still at 0.26 percent. If you’re looking to lock down one of these banking products, it’s worth it to shop around in Washington. Some institutions are offering

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 3:08 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

One might as well forget trying to send to the halls of Congress a last-minute gift of long-stemmed roses, or candy or whatever else might strike one’s romantic fancy.

Monday, October 31, 2011 11:48 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Money market account yields are at an average low of 0.15 percent throughout the nation. But money market accounts still might be a better place to keep your savings than CDs or money market funds. If you’re looking money market accounts in Whidbey Island, WA, use our rates survey to find a satisfactory yield. Money

Sunday, October 23, 2011 12:00 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Auto loan rates have been slipping further south, making it a good time for consumers that are in the market for a new vehicle to finance. Use our rates survey to find the best auto loan rates in Olympia, WA. Look for loans online and at your local credit union – credit unions tend to

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