Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, December 01, 2014 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Falling interest rates mean higher bond prices. It’s conceivable that the bull market in bonds isn’t quite over.

Monday, September 01, 2014 8:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Municipal bonds are debt securities issued by state and local governments to finance capital investment and other obligations.

Monday, August 04, 2014 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The U.S. Treasury is considering issuing a 50-year Treasury maturity.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:30 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Promotional specials on CDs often don’t appear to be enough to draw consumers to deposit money into CDs.

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

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 6:00 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Banks will keep an eye on their CDs and monitor changes in deposit bases as interest rates rise.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 4:35 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Fed Chair Janet Yellen sounds a cautionary note about the weak recovery of the housing market.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 9:37 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Bonds with very short durations might carry more risk than you think.

Thursday, June 03, 2010 5:18 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

I was reading an article on the FDIC website the other day. It’s called “Certificates of Deposit: Tips for Savers.” Interestingly, according to the FDIC, many investors neglect to find out the exact maturity of their CD and are then unpleasantly surprised to find out that it’s much longer than they had thought. In the

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