Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 1:00 pm
By Martha C. White · Bankrate.com

A local newspaper out of California reports yet another instance of thieves stealing credit card numbers by attaching a skimmer — a device that records credit card data — to gas pumps. Unsuspecting customers would swipe their credit or debit card, only to have the information recorded so it could be used to commit fraud.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 3:17 pm
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

Are you receiving call after call from debt collectors about some unpaid credit card bills? Take a deep breath, stay calm and get focused on your rights. When it comes to dealing with third-party debt collectors, you’ve got plenty of rights, thanks to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. And those rights apply to every single