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

...frightened Chinese 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-12/impact-chinas-currency-dev
First-time buyers face hurdles to homeownership this spring

...years."People need to 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-12/first-time-buyers-face-hur
Cheaper oil not aiding US economy

...Consumers have been very 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...

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?

...appraisal comes in low, 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-27/money-home-appraisal-comes
New rules aim to reduce default rates in reverse mortgages amid signs program is rebounding

...many."Reverse 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-15/new-rules-aim-reduce-defau
Wal-Mart joins banks appealing to low-income customers by eliminating overdraft fees

...if they average a monthly 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...

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

...consumer and business loans."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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-09-18/federal-reserve-wont-adjus
Rate increases make CDs attractive

...CD rates should go up again, particularly those with shorter maturities, like three months and six months," said Greg McBride, a financial analyst at Bankrate.com in North Palm Beach, Fla. There also could be further increases, he said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/22/fin_6020.shtml
Finance
How to get the best currency exchange rates

...fees known as foreign currency surcharges. "They have sparked some controversy," said Bankrate.com senior analyst Greg McBride. "The question is whether people realize this is something that they're paying." It's unlikely most consumers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/27/fin_398578.shtml
Finance
Home front

...building any equity toward ownership of your home. At the end of the period, you haven't made a dent in the principal. Greg McBride, financial analyst at Bankrate.com, which tracks consumer interest rates, offered an example of two 30-year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/30/liv_347248.shtml
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