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

...officials are 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...

Biz Bits

...ManagementDetails: He works for Savannah River National Laboratory. ROB WYNNAward/honor: Received the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA InstituteDetails: He works for Asset Advisors Corp.

Man reflects on 100 years, 'lucked in' becoming American

...McGraw-Edison manufacturing company, first as a chemical engineer until "chemistry got the best of me," and then as a financial analyst."We worked about an average of 60 hours a week," Antonacci said. "It was sort of mandatory. You worked on...

Augusta Metro Chamber announces 2015 Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch

...initiatives, Augusta Metro Chamber? LaShawnda Dennis, associate professor, Paine College? Thomas Sherrouse, financial analyst, MAU Workforce SolutionsEach recipient is featured in the June/July issue of Augusta Magazine and will receive...

First-time buyers face hurdles to homeownership this spring

...see more money in their paychecks before they'll take the plunge into homeownership," said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.If early signs are any indication, there won't a noticeable jump in new homeowners during the spring...

Volatile start to year in markets could help bank profits

...need volatility and volume to really profit. They got both," said Nancy Bush, an independent banking industry financial analyst with NAB Research.Two of the places where volatility has been most noticeable last quarter have been in the currency...

Cheaper oil not aiding US economy

...reluctant 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...

On The Money: Home appraisal comes in below your sales price, now what?

...it's 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...

New rules aim to reduce default rates in reverse mortgages amid signs program is rebounding

...mortgages will be a lifeline for millions of Americans in retirement in the years to come," said Greg McBride, a chief financial analyst for Bankrate, citing growing financial pressures from rising college tuition for their children and health care...

Wal-Mart joins banks appealing to low-income customers by eliminating overdraft fees

...balance 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...