Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, July 25, 2014 1:30 am
By Allison Ross ·

That little lock icon on your bank’s website may be easy for hackers to pick, according to two recent reports.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:00 am
By David McMillin ·

Marijuana businesses scored a big victory in the House of Representatives: access to the banking industry.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:30 am
By Allison Ross ·

Promotional specials on CDs often don’t appear to be enough to draw consumers to deposit money into CDs.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:00 am
By Allison Ross ·

In a move that could create further tension with banks but generate popularity with consumers wanting to vent, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing publishing more information on consumer complaints against banks. In particular, the CFPB wants to give customers the ability to publicly publish narratives of their experiences with a financial company. It

Thursday, July 03, 2014 10:30 am
By David McMillin ·

U.S. regulators levied one of the world’s biggest banks with a massive fine for aiding criminals.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014 11:45 am
By David McMillin ·

The U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off nearly 30,000 seized bitcoin this week. Find out who the lucky winner is.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 4:14 pm
By David McMillin ·

Capital One is changing the way it uses information from the ChexSystems database, and it’s good news for consumers who have not been able to open checking accounts due to some previous personal finance mistakes.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 4:01 pm
By Allison Ross ·

Banks at risk of failure declined for the 12th consecutive quarter, according to the FDIC.

Friday, May 23, 2014 11:01 am
By Allison Ross ·

Now that many banks let customers deposit checks using their cellphones, concerns about fraud are on the rise.

Thursday, May 08, 2014 5:15 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed a rule that would allow financial firms to post annual privacy notices online … if they limit their data-sharing.

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