Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

Thursday, October 06, 2011 11:03 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

With a yield higher than many other interest-bearing savings accounts, a money market account is a good place for long-term savings. If you’re looking for a money market accounts in Spokane, WA, our rates survey can help you locate a suitable yield. Money market accounts are insured by the FDIC or NCUA, making them a

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