The Federal Reserve (Fed) lowered the Fed Funds Rate today by 3/4 point to 3.5 percent, in the biggest cut…
Ever read a personal finance book or article that suggested the best way to take control of your budget and…
More employers are offering the option of a Roth 401(k) in addition to the traditional 401(k). It’s great to have options, but how do you know if you should go the route of the Roth or stick with the regular?
With the new year upon us, it’s time to reflect back on 2007 — all of our money successes and mistakes — and consider how to apply the things we’ve learned to 2008. Bankrate does just this in its 2008 Financial Forecast. From the best and worst of 2007, to the money experts’ crystal ball predictions for 2008, this guide provides a “wealth” of knowledge about your money.
Money matters befuddle even the smartest of us, especially when a dilemma arises that doesn’t lend itself to logic. Ever wonder if you should be throwing that extra cash toward your credit card debt or saving for retirement? Or both? What about leasing or buying a car? Do you know what’s best for your wallet?
The Federal Reserve — aka “the Fed” — lowered the Fed funds rate today by 1/4 point to 4.25 percent. Great, but what does that really mean?
Has your rainy day fund taken a hit lately? Interest rates have fallen recently, which may be good for your mortgage, but not necessarily for your savings account. Now’s the time to take a closer look at where you’re keeping your hard-earned savings and if you’re making the most of your money.
It’s easy to get carried away around the holidays, spending more than you planned on that perfect gift for mom or tacking on another stocking stuffer for a dear friend. But don’t let the “Season of Giving” give you heartburn because you’re spending more than you can afford.