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Articles About Federal Reserve
July 27, 2016
3 Times When it’s Better to Save Than Invest
Savings accounts are known for having pitiful returns, but sometimes it's still smarter to choose saving over investing.
June 27, 2016
Top 10 States Where Americans Are Broke
One common theme has plagued the so-called economic recovery: the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.
March 25, 2016
How to Plan Your Great Escape From Debt
With the right plan in place you can keep your debt under control and even wipe it out for good.
December 20, 2015
Low Interest Rates Got You Down? 10 Banks Paying Above 5%
Credit unions are an especially good bet for those looking to get more out of their deposits.
June 12, 2015
Why is Wall Street Demanding Billions From Taxpayers?
Wall Street firms are taking the U.S. government to court for billions, saying they're owed money following takeovers during the financial crisis. Wait, what?
June 04, 2015
3 Ways to Make Money in the Face of Rising Interest Rates
When the U.S. central bank makes changes to its interest rates, it has a trickle-down affect on most people. Here's how to make sure you're at an advantage.
May 29, 2015
Does the Federal Reserve Receive Too Much Blame?
When the economy and the stock market eventually flag, Wall Street has a convenient scapegoat at the ready: the Federal Reserve and its plan to raise interest rates.
May 15, 2015
5 Ways the World’s Most Powerful Woman Is Taking On Big Banks
The chairwoman of the Federal Reserve is taking big steps to make sure that the nation's largest banks are financially stable.
May 10, 2015
The Truth About the U.S. Budget Problems
How badly should America's deficit concern Americans?
April 24, 2015
Why Most Middle Class Americans Don’t Invest in the Stock Market
The stock market is still outside the average American’s circle of trust.
April 21, 2015
Why Low Interest Rates May Not Help the Economy Fully Recover
Low interest rates in the U.S. were supposed to boost the economy's recovery. Former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke has begun to explain why it hasn't worked.
April 06, 2015
How Big of a Problem Was March’s Jobs Report for the U.S. Economy?
How serious a sign is the flat job growth? Did March push up daisies or just see a tad too little sunlight?
March 20, 2015
6 Consumers Who Win or Lose When the Fed Hikes Interest Rates
The Federal Reserve's announcement Wednesday indicates that interest rates could rise this year. But how are people really affected?
March 12, 2015
Why the Fed Can’t Stop Deflation in the U.S.
The U.S. has joined Europe in deflation mode, and it's not clear the Fed can do anything about it.
March 07, 2015
The Retirement Secret Nobody is Talking About
If it takes money to make money, then it takes patience to build wealth for retirement.
February 26, 2015
How Does Yellen Reveal Gas Prices as America’s Double-Edged Sword?
What news did Yellen have from the Federal Reserve on inflation, the job market, and the energy industry?
February 17, 2015
Top 10 Nations Hoarding Gold
The precious metal has been viewed as a safe haven for over 5,000 years, and several nations hold more than 1,000 tonnes.
February 11, 2015
Why You Have No Reason to Fear the Fed
One day, the Federal Reserve’s long-running stimulus will end –- and that provokes a lot of investor anxiety. Fortunately, those fears are overblown.
January 05, 2015
3 Reasons U.S. Government Costs Will Grow in 2015
Annual budget deficits are making up a smaller and smaller share of the country’s economic output, but federal spending will likely jump in 2015.
January 05, 2015
5 Predictions About the Economy for 2015
Instead of making extreme predictions to invoke interest, we should examine current trends to make somewhat educated guesses about the upcoming year.
December 29, 2014
How Is the Fed Going to Unwind Its Massive Balance Sheet?
The Federal Reserve faces a dilemma: What to do with all the debt securities it amassed during its stimulus program, known as quantitative easing, or QE.
November 28, 2014
Is Debt America’s New National Pastime?
After five years of deleveraging imposed by the financial crisis, debt levels across the economy are on the rise.
November 19, 2014
Is China Hoarding Gold to Challenge the U.S. Dollar?
In a world filled with fiat currencies, how important is gold’s role in the financial system?
November 05, 2014
5 of the Worst U.S. Government Failures
Government-orchestrated failures have increased throughout the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
October 15, 2014
Elizabeth Warren: A Progressive 2016 Candidate?
Amid cries for her to reconsider 2016, Warren is busy with other things.
October 06, 2014
5 Signs Americans Are Flat-Out Broke
The Great Recession never truly ended for millions of Americans.
September 27, 2014
How Rising Interest Rates Could Spell the End of the U.S. Energy Boom
The winding down of extraordinary measures taken by the Fed to ameliorate the effects of the financial crisis could reverberate through energy markets.
September 16, 2014
How Widespread Is the College Debt Epidemic?
A college degree is quickly becoming synonymous with student debt.
September 11, 2014
Are Your Credit Habits Leading You to Financial Ruin?
Credit cards are the easiest form of credit to use, but come with the risk of over-borrowing from the future to satisfy the wants of today.
September 05, 2014
Jobs Friday Brings Bad News, But the Labor Market Will Be Ok
Sometimes economists grossly overestimate. Friday’s jobs report from the Department of Labor took analysts by surprise.