Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 8:00 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says credit report complaints to the agency increased 56% between June and July.

Monday, August 31, 2015 3:31 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Would you like to earn rewards for shopping at any store in your local mall? In some places, you can.

Thursday, August 20, 2015 2:20 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

This credit card company was named the best in the U.S. by J.D. Power while American Express finished 2nd.

Thursday, August 20, 2015 6:05 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The issuer said this week that its Serve Cash Back account will allow cardholders to earn 1% back on purchases.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 3:22 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The national average FICO score is at an all-time high — and scores have been rising steadily for years.

Monday, August 17, 2015 11:05 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Simply put, it’s the act of opening up a bunch of credit cards you don’t really need just to get their sign-on bonuses.

Friday, August 14, 2015 12:42 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Victims of ID theft who get free credit monitoring services won’t have to report the value of those services as taxable income, according to the IRS.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 6:05 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

A Canadian-based startup has developed wearable technology that let’s you authenticate credit card payments with your heartbeat.

Monday, August 10, 2015 11:46 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Is Facebook working on a plan that would let creditors use your social media connections to determine your creditworthiness?

Friday, August 07, 2015 12:46 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Mozilla announced that hackers were able to exploit a security flaw in its popular Firefox browser.

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