Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, June 06, 2014 11:16 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The jobs report could have pushed rates higher today but it hasn’t yet thanks to the European Central Bank.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 5:16 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

These charts help to understand how yields and consumer attitudes have affected CD rates.

Monday, December 02, 2013 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

How to decide whether to rebalance your investment portfolio at year end.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 1:15 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors face risk when they move from cash to stocks after a market rally.

Friday, June 28, 2013 9:48 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

After years of steady declines, have CD rates finally bottomed out? Rising Treasury yields may hold the answer.

Monday, December 10, 2012 3:10 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

CD rates may be at record lows, but there’s one group able to earn 10 percent on their savings: military service members in harm’s way.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 9:40 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

If you see an outrageously high CD rate being offered, take it with a grain of salt.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 5:34 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Last week I wrote about the Fed’s delayed decision on whether to approve Capital One’s purchase of saver favorite ING Direct. Well, it turns out it was more foot-dragging than it was a real sign of trouble for the deal. Yesterday the Federal Reserve agreed to give its blessing to the deal. As I noted

Thursday, January 05, 2012 4:41 pm
By Greg McBride, CFA · Bankrate.com

I recently appeared on the Fox Business Network to talk about my 2012 interest rate outlook. Here’s an edited transcript of my comments: Mortgages I think there’s a possibility that mortgage rates could move considerably lower early this year. It will be brief, but here’s the scenario under which I see that unfolding: If fears