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Impact from China's currency devaluation and slowing economy being felt around the globe

...about the health of their economy."It's not about a minor devaluation," says Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com. Instead, "It's all about yet another move of desperation to juice the Chinese economy."In Germany...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-12/impact-chinas-currency-dev
Cheaper oil not aiding US economy

...to spend (savings from cheaper gas), because they view that as fleeting," says Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com.Consumer spending rose at an annual rate of just 1.9 percent in the first quarter, compared with the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-25/cheaper-oil-not-aiding-us-
On The Money: Home appraisal comes in below your sales price, now what?

...either an opportunity to renegotiate the price or it means you're overpaying," said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com.Still, in markets where the inventory of homes for sale is particularly tight, there will be more pressure...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-27/money-home-appraisal-comes
Wal-Mart joins banks appealing to low-income customers by eliminating overdraft fees

...of $1,500 or more. The Citibank accounts don't charge overdraft fees either.Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com, said it is unlikely Wal-Mart will be able to steal customers from big banks. People who sign up for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-28/wal-mart-joins-banks-appea
Federal Reserve won't adjust stimulus

...We're in a slow-growth economy with high unemployment and low inflation," said Greg McBride, senior financial analyst at Bankrate.com. "There's no specific catalyst for the Fed to remove stimulus."David Robin, an interest rate strategist...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-09-18/federal-reserve-wont-adjus
Fed's 'Twist' strategy has mixed impact on consumers

...as for what they do."The impact on consumers is pretty minimal," said Greg McBride, the senior financial analyst at Bankrate.com.Nonetheless, some rates that affect consumers might see changes in the months ahead as a result of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-09-22/feds-twist-strategy-has-mi
Timely payments key to good credit

...represent the temptation to pile on more debt or spend money you don't have," said Greg McBride, the senior financial analyst at Bankrate.com. "Removing that temptation can be more beneficial to your financial health in the long-term." If you're...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/02/17/fin_187532.shtml
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Debit cards carry their own risks

...cards have seen tremendous growth because they're so convenient to use," said Greg McBride, the senior financial analyst at Bankrate.com of North Palm Beach, Fla. "But people shouldn't take them for granted." For example, use a debit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/05/bus_138349.shtml
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Yield curve inversion will affect consumers

...short-term rates to keep inflation in check while long-term rates hold steady. Greg McBride, senior financial analyst at Bankrate.com in North Palm Beach, Fla., said savers and borrowers "are on the opposite side of the table" when dealing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/09/fin_41137.shtml
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Mortgage interest rates approach record low

...15-year loans are at their lowest rates in two decades."Strike now," suggested Greg McBride, the senior financial analyst at Bankrate.com.Some homeowners are doing just that. Applications to refinance surged this week to the highest level...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-05-27/mortgage-interest-rates-ap
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