Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, June 02, 2016 9:58 am
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued new regulations today aimed at ending the recurring cycle of debt from payday loans .

Thursday, May 05, 2016 9:21 am
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The 2016 average student debt total is $37,173, a bump of 6.05% over 2015 and the largest it’s ever been.

Monday, April 04, 2016 1:17 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Consumer complaints against banks, mostly regarding checking accounts, rose in 2015, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 3:43 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has asked a federal court to shut down a student debt-relief company that charged students millions of dollars in illegal upfront fees.

Monday, March 14, 2016 9:59 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

U.S. officials are starting to take a closer look at tech companies that are having a bigger and bigger impact on the financial services industry.

Thursday, March 03, 2016 7:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A fiduciary is defined as anyone named to manage money or property for someone else. Family caregivers, while not professional fiduciaries, still have strict guidelines for their conduct.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 4:39 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Toyota received big fines from the CFPB and DOJ and will change its car loan practices as a result of earlier discrimination.

Saturday, January 23, 2016 7:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The CFPB recently fined a “buy here, pay here” car dealer for abusive financing schemes, hiding auto finance charges and misleading consumers.

Friday, January 22, 2016 1:19 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The CFPB says, “When employees choose a lump-sum payout instead of a monthly pension payment, the responsibility for managing and investing the pension money shifts from the employer to the employee.

Thursday, November 19, 2015 5:01 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The CFPB has developed a retirement planning tool that shows consumers the financial impact of when they decide to claim Social Security benefits.

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