Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 4:06 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

A new report alleges more campuses are marketing debit and prepaid cards over credit cards to shirk disclosure requirements.

Friday, December 05, 2014 3:37 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The attack may have compromised consumers’ credit and debit card account numbers, expiration dates and verification codes.

Monday, December 01, 2014 4:39 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Protect yourself by ignoring suspicious links, keeping unique passwords across accounts and monitoring bank statements regularly.

Monday, November 24, 2014 3:42 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Discover cardholders can now redeem their cash back for any amount at any time.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 5:33 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

A roundup of special offers, deals and rewards programs that can help you save on all those gifts this year.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 6:45 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Will a credit card’s price-protection program help you score Black Friday deals? Sure … sort of.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:59 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The retailer recently unveiled its Black Friday deals. The announcement featured standard discounts — and one surprise.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 1:01 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

A cyber-attack compromised employee and customer personal information from the mail carrier.

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