Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:01 am
By Mitch Strohm ·

Credit card debt is becoming a staple of the American household, as more people look to plastic as a personal loan. An estimated 60% of Americans have credit card debt.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 2:37 pm
By Mitch Strohm ·

Within the past 5 years, 42% of millennials have used alternative financial services like payday loans, pawnshops, car title loans, tax refund advances or rent-to-own products.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 6:05 am
By Greg McBride ·

Fees and minimum balances can make interest-bearing checking a bad deal.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 4:26 pm
By Claes Bell ·

The big selling point for arbitration has been that reducing legal costs by blocking customer lawsuits would result in lower prices for consumers. But that hasn’t been the case.

Saturday, November 01, 2014 8:00 am
By David McMillin ·

A new report from the FDIC shows that fewer American households are unbanked. Find out why they don’t have traditional bank accounts.

Friday, October 10, 2014 6:00 pm
By David McMillin ·

CFPB fined the bank nearly $3 million for false advertisements of “free” checking accounts.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 6:00 pm
By David McMillin ·

Millions of Americans are excluded from the banking system due to reports that document their personal finance histories.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:00 pm
By Allison Ross ·

A number of U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase, were hit earlier this month by cyberattacks.

Monday, June 02, 2014 11:30 am
By Allison Ross ·

KeyBank unveils a new checking account that removes account activation and monthly fees.

Friday, April 11, 2014 10:59 am
By Allison Ross ·

The largest banks are doing a better job with their disclosure policies, according to a study.

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