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Latest Articles

  • Fed raises interest rates .50 percent

    Federal Reserve Board policy-makers raised interest rates for the fifth time since last June on March 21. The move is designed to slow the economy enough that inflation doesn’t get out of control.

    May 16, 2000
  • What this latest hike means

    Federal Reserve Board policy-makers raised interest rates for the sixth time in almost a year on May 16. What does that mean to you?

    May 16, 2000
  • What this latest hike means for you

    Federal Reserve Board policy-makers raised interest rates for the fifth time since last June on March 21. The move is designed to slow the economy enough that inflation doesn’t get out of control.

    Mar 21, 2000
  • What the rate hike means to you

    The Federal Reserve Board has raised rates again. But what exactly does that mean and how will the changes affect you? Bankrate.com helps you sort it out.

    Feb 02, 2000
  • Won’t spend, will save sir, yes, sir!

    The Army is a microcosm of society, where young people are not educated about money and are all too eager to spend. Some Army bases, led by Fort Hood, are trying to change that.

    Jan 01, 1986