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Explore the latest news and commentary on the Federal Reserve, and learn how the decisions that are made during their meetings impact your money and the broader economy.
Experts all along had anticipated higher inflation this year, though the question is how long it will last.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says the U.S. will run out of cash to pay its bills on Oct. 18.
The Fed’s massive bond-buying program won’t last forever. Here’s what to expect once the taper begins.
Here’s where the nation’s top economists see hiring, the Fed and inflation heading over the next year.
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The Safe & Sound system tells you the soundness of your banking institution, says Dr. Don.
The Treasury’s goal is to get banks lending again, but consumers may not see benefits soon.
A check credited to a payee’s account eventually will be debited from the payor, says Dr. Don Taylor.
Knowing the details can protect your money if your bank fails.
Dr. Don advises a reader who worries that mortgage securities problems threaten his deposits.
Like it or not, these consumer unfriendly contracts bind your hands legally.
Debit cards outdid credit cards in dollar volume in 2006 for the first time as consumers increasingly chose a pay-as-you-go strategy.
The average percentage yield (APY) considers compounding while the annual percentage rate (APR) does not, says Dr. Don.
Bankrate financial expert Greg McBride gives you five ways to stay out of trouble.
Here are a few things they won’t mention when you open your account.