Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

See this week’s average rates for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, 15-year fixed-rate mortgage, 5/1 ARM and 30-year jumbo mortgage in metro Chicago.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 12:12 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Chicago’s effort to collect a 9% tax on streamed entertainment is facing a court challenge.

Thursday, July 02, 2015 11:07 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

If you live in the Windy City and stream television shows, movies or music, you’ll now face a 9% tax on that service.

Monday, August 15, 2011 12:09 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Auto loan rates in Chicago, IL, are at near record lows, making it a great time for those looking to purchase. It’s always a good idea to pay cash if you can afford it, but low rates are making it easier to afford the interest payments. It’s crucial to shop around thoroughly when looking for

Saturday, June 11, 2011 12:30 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Found at your local bank or credit union, a money market account is a good place to keep your savings. They are insured by the FDIC or NCUA up to $250,000 per depositor. Locating decent money market accounts in Chicago, IL, can be time-consuming, but our research can provide you with a quick way to

Saturday, February 26, 2011 12:30 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Auto loan rates in Chicago, IL, are at near record lows, making it a great time for those looking to purchase. It’s always a good idea to pay cash if you can afford it, but low rates are making it easier to afford the interest payments. It’s crucial to shop around thoroughly when looking for