Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, January 23, 2015 2:13 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The mobile carrier will offer its best deals to customers with bad credit who have paid their phone bill on time for 12 consecutive months.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 5:00 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The incident illustrates why you should use an unique password for each of your accounts.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 2:25 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Consumers are still opting for the all-too-easily discernible “password” and “12345.”

Friday, January 16, 2015 1:32 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

New research shows more young adults are coming back to the payment method.

Friday, January 09, 2015 3:37 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

There was an uptick in credit card delinquencies for the fourth quarter of 2014, but should we be worried?

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 11:13 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The fast-food chain is looking into reports of potential unusual activity involving consumer credit and debit cards.

Friday, December 26, 2014 11:56 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The big box retailer is partnering with CardCash to let consumers exchange unwanted holiday gift cards from different merchants.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 11:52 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Gifts cards are a great go-to for last-minute holiday shoppers, but you need to be careful as they’re also prone to scamming.

Monday, December 22, 2014 10:59 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Another data breach has become official in 2014. Staples confirmed on Friday that  approximately 1.16 million consumer credit and debit cards were compromised as part of an incident it has been investigating since October. According to Staples, hackers obtained cardholder names, payment card numbers, expiration dates, and card verification codes, after sneaking malware onto the point-of-sale systems

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:49 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The U.S. is moving to normalize relations with the nation for the first time since 1961.

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