Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, January 09, 2015 6:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Billionaire oilman Harold Hamm wrote the check, for exactly $974,790,317.77, to settle a divorce with his ex-wife Sue Ann Arnall.

Friday, December 19, 2014 8:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The good news is that Congress just passed a massive spending bill. The bad news is that critics say that Citigroup wrote some of the provisions in the bill, giving Wall Street some help in ditching Dodd-Frank.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:30 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

One of the nation’s biggest banks is planning to reduce its number of branch employees.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 1:30 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A massive ID theft fraud ring recently brought down by law enforcement had gotten some help from hapless Instagram users who posted selfies with their paychecks.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The CFPB is implementing a new rule that will allow certain banks and credit unions to stop sending privacy disclosures via standard mail. Do you understand your bank’s privacy policies?

Saturday, October 18, 2014 8:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

As mid-term elections near, there is one area where Colorado Senate candidates agree with each other: marijuana businesses need access to the banking system.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 8:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new investigation has revealed some secretive audio tapes that highlight a troubling relationship between the Fed and Goldman Sachs.

Sunday, October 05, 2014 10:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Wal-Mart is offering a new checking account. Will the big box retailer impact traditional banks and credit unions?

Friday, October 03, 2014 4:15 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Chase admitted yesterday that data from 76 million households and 7 million businesses were compromised by hackers.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Beginning in October, you can open the doors at Walmart and open a new checking account. Is the new GoBank account right for you?

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