Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 3:49 pm
By Jessica Patel · Bankrate.com

Bankrate teamed up with Credit.com and Retail Me Not for a Google Plus Hangout about Valentine’s Day spending. Here are the top tips from the chat.

Friday, December 21, 2012 10:49 am
By Kemberley Washington · Bankrate.com

Here are some last-minute, money-saving tips on Christmas gifts for all the last-minute shoppers.

Friday, March 02, 2012 1:01 pm
By Naomi Mannino · Bankrate.com

Can you remember a time in your life when you lived paycheck to paycheck without a budget? Could you afford to spend more to stock up on canned tomatoes at $1 per can instead of buying just the one can you need at $1.79? Could you afford the warehouse club’s megapack of diapers, or did

Friday, January 27, 2012 5:36 pm
By Naomi Mannino · Bankrate.com

Retailers are pulling out all the stops to differentiate themselves in today’s hyper-promotional, super-competitive shopping atmosphere. But which do you prefer when it comes to department store shopping? Do you like the game of collecting and using store coupons and store cash on specific sale days to lower that full ticket price, or would you

Saturday, January 21, 2012 10:00 am
By Naomi Mannino · Bankrate.com

Have you ever seen those people at the grocery store talking on their cellphones the entire time they are shopping and even during checkout? They are not only rude but also may be overspending on their purchase. A recent study found that texting and talking on a cellphone while simply walking results in walking errors and may

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 5:20 pm
By Naomi Mannino · Bankrate.com

Every month, I clean out my pile of expired coupons. This was made even more annoying recently when I realized I was removing unused printed online coupons — a lot of them.  That’s the same day my $15 black ink cartridge went empty, which prompted me to wonder: How much was I spending to save

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 3:53 pm
By Naomi Mannino · Bankrate.com

I never pay full price for anything, so I collected store coupons and tracked prices and deals for weeks to save money on my holiday shopping.  Here are all the different ways I found savings and what my shopping list looked like. Holiday coupons and deals Item Coupon/savings Source Slippers $10 off $20 purchase Old Navy

Friday, December 09, 2011 9:30 am
By Naomi Mannino · Bankrate.com

I don’t know about you, but I love to bake a lot during the holidays (and all year long), and that means I need lots of baking supplies. But since I don’t like to pay full price for anything, I take advantage of coupons, especially at a time like this when I can stock up

Monday, November 14, 2011 3:59 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

A new service allows consumers to embed coupons on a debit or credit card. Sounds convenient, but your privacy may be at stake. A partnership between Linkable Networks and 24/7 Real Media last week unveiled its Linkables service, where consumers can link their debit or credit cards to online and offline promotions. It works like

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 1:19 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

American Express gets personal with targeted coupons on Facebook. The credit card issuer on Tuesday unveiled its “Link, Like, Love” application on Facebook that gives cardholders discounts based on their likes, interests and social connections. To sign up, cardholders must go to the company’s Facebook page, click on the “Link, Like, Love” tab and follow