What will happen with inflation, interest rates and housing? Here’s what to expect in the next two years, and what could go wrong.
How does the Fed affect the rest of us? Here's an explainer, and when to expect lower prices for groceries, possibly higher unemployment, and what you can do for now
The Fed is trying to get inflation back down to 2%, but is that too low for the good of the economy?
The precise level of inflation the Federal Reserve should target is less critical for the U.S. economy than making sure prices rise in a slow and predictable manner, experts said.
Shopping, browsing and interacting with sales clerks may all reduce sadness and stress. But spending more money when finances are tight can worsen debt fears.
The fight against high U.S. inflation is far from over if a resilient labor market and rapid increase in worker pay is any indication.
The Reserve Bank of Australia continues to warn that while inflation pressures have peaked, the risks that inflation remains higher for longer are significant and further interest-rate increases may be needed.
Personal savings hit $1 trillion before Fed’s latest hike. Where’s the best rate on CDs, I-bonds and online savings accounts?
The personal savings rate — personal savings as a percentage of disposable personal income — rose to 5.1% in March, up from 4.8% in February.
New I-bonds are now officially earning 4.3% as inflation wanes, but have an attractive 0.9% fixed rate
From May 1 through the end of October, purchases get a 0.9% fixed rate for up to 30 years, making it pretty good deal for long-term savers.
The European Central Bank on Thursday delivers a quarter percentage point interest rate increase.
The European Central Bank is not about to stop hiking interest rates now
Most U.S. businesses grew at a slightly faster pace in April, reflected by a closely followed ISM index that increased to 51.9% last month.
The RBA put its aggressive campaign of interest-rate increases on hold in April, snapping a record run of 10 consecutive increases.
The importance of focusing on real, not nominal, returns
U.S. central bank acts serious about taming inflation, but easy money beckons.
Opinion ‘I’m retired, I remember the 1970s, and I’m worried about a return of stagflation. What can I do to protect my savings?’
‘I’m retired, I remember the 1970s, and I’m worried about a return of stagflation. What can I do to protect my savings?’
Treasury yields ease Friday after the Federal Reserve's preferred price gauge shows inflation slowing on an annual basis to the lowest level since May 2021.
The cost of goods and services rose a scant 0.1% in March and the yearly inflation rate slowed again in response to higher interest rates and a cooler economy.
With some strategic planning, there are ways to keep the I-bond party going and maximize long-term savings.
Consumer sentiment is still down in the dumps — and Americans are unlikely to feel better anytime soon
The final reading of a consumer-sentiment survey in April was unchanged at 63.5, a historically low number that reflects broad pessimism about the U.S. economy.
Consumer spending was flat in March in a sign of a softening U.S. economy, but part of the weakness stemmed from households paying less for gas.
Here’s how to decode your college financial aid package and this Emmy-winning chef has 3 tips to inflation-proof your meals
Thursday's top personal finance stories.
2-year Treasury yield jumps by most since late March after U.S. GDP report reveals concerning signs on inflation
Treasury yields jump by the most in a month on Thursday as traders price in greater odds of rate hikes by the Federal Reserve next week and in June.