Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 9:45 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

An artist who once taught classes at MIT was sentenced to a year in prison for a bank robbery he claims was perpetrated in the name of art.

Tags: Banking, news
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 5:29 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

It’s been five years since the Dodd-Frank Act became law, and the banking industry, and how it treats consumers, has changed in some big ways.

Tags: Banking, news
Friday, July 17, 2015 10:57 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Without a lot of the banking technologies we take for granted today, such as debit cards and ATMs, taking care of banking business could be pretty rough.

Monday, July 13, 2015 10:32 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Most Americans would rather lose their nudes to hackers than their financial info and Social Security number. Here’s how to help ensure you lose neither.

Tags: news, uxmobile
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:18 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Years after the financial crisis, there are still issues with U.S. banks, but they pale in comparison to Greece, where ATMs suffered a run over the weekend.

Tags: Banking, news
Monday, June 29, 2015 9:52 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

U.S. banks are under constant siege from hackers, leading to data breaches that threaten customers’ accounts and increase overall costs.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 11:27 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

One bank is offering free career counseling to winners of an online contest, but what if all banks invested in the financial futures of customers?

Tags: Banking, news
Friday, June 05, 2015 6:35 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

What do former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a small-town convenience store owner have in common? Both got in hot water over simple bank transactions.

Tags: Banking, news
Friday, May 29, 2015 1:25 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

In trying to prevent welfare recipients from squandering their cash benefits, Kansas may have created the worst debit card in history.

Tags: Banking, gnews, news
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The U.S. Department of Education is proposing new rules for the deals colleges strike with banks to promote checking accounts and other products to students.

Tags: Banking, gnews, news
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