Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, July 25, 2014 6:00 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

A ridiculous bitcoin parody of Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl” hopes to educate people about the uses and possibilities of the cryptocurrency.

Friday, July 25, 2014 1:30 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

That little lock icon on your bank’s website may be easy for hackers to pick, according to two recent reports.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:00 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

The CFPB wants to hear consumers’ complaints about prepaid cards and other nonbank products

Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:30 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Promotional specials on CDs often don’t appear to be enough to draw consumers to deposit money into CDs.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:00 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

The FTC is raising awareness that those serving our country need to also be wary in guarding their finances.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:00 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

In a move that could create further tension with banks but generate popularity with consumers wanting to vent, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing publishing more information on consumer complaints against banks. In particular, the CFPB wants to give customers the ability to publicly publish narratives of their experiences with a financial company. It

Friday, July 11, 2014 6:00 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

New, thinner ATM skimmers are creating a headache for banks battling fraudsters.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 6:00 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Banks will keep an eye on their CDs and monitor changes in deposit bases as interest rates rise.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 2:00 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

PayPal is bucking the trend and discontinuing its mobile check deposit option for consumers.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 1:30 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Being a good Samaritan can be difficult, as Bankrate’s Jessica Patel found out recently. After finding a lost debit card on the subway, editor Patel called the number on the back to report it as lost. But rather than a quick phone call, she found herself facing Chase Bank’s automated phone system, which did not

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